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    St. Philip's College
   
 
  Aug 21, 2018
 
St. Philip's College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019 
    
St. Philip's College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019

Distance Learning


 

Online Courses

Internet or Online Courses are a convenient and flexible alternative for obtaining college credit.  Instead of attending classes on campus, students may take a college course from home, office or other convenient location using a computer with Internet access. Students can access assignments, notes, class presentations and exams through the Internet at times that fit their schedules. Online courses are the same as on-campus classes in academic quality, credit hours, transferability and cost and taught by distance learning certified faculty members.

Definition of Distance Education
For the purposes of the SACSCOC accreditation review, distance education is a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. A distance education course may use the internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or video cassettes, DVD’s, and CD-ROMs if used as part of the distance learning course or program.

Definition of Correspondence Education
Correspondence education is a formal educational process under which the institution provides instructional materials, by mail or electronic transmission, including examinations on the materials, to students who are separated from the instructor. Interaction between the instructor and the student is limited, is not regular and substantive, and is primarily initiated by the student; courses are typically self-paced. St. Philip’s College does not offer Correspondence Education courses.

Hybrid or Blended:  “Hybrid” or “Blended” are names commonly used to describe courses in which some traditional face-to-face time has been replaced by online learning activities. In a hybrid course, a portion of the class learning activities are online, which reduces the amount of time spent in a traditional, face-to-face classroom. 

Difference between a Hybrid and online?  Students who take hybrid courses continue to meet in the classroom for the number of scheduled hours for that course. An online course is conducted 85% or more online. 

Web-enhanced: Web enhanced courses are traditional face-to-face courses and meet on campus however instructors may use an Internet platform for assignments, notes, class presentations or exams.

Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN): The OLRN 0001 course is required of all students who are new to online classes. The free, self-paced, online course familiarizes students with the learning management system, Canvas, and presents topics to help students succeed in their online classes. Face-to-face overview sessions are also available at the start of each semester to help students complete the OLRN course. The OLRN course does not replace the online class orientation. Check the Center for Distance Learning web site for the schedule of overviews at www.alamo.edu/spc/distance-learning.

Online Course Requirements & Skills:  Online courses provide an alternative course delivery mode for students. The successful distance learning student must be highly motivated, self-disciplined, goal-oriented, focused and self-directed. Students considering enrollment in an online course should be able to meet the following minimal technical requirements and skills.

  • Have access to the Internet
  • Possess basic Internet navigation skills
  • Have an email account and basic email skills
  • Have a working knowledge of the Windows or Mac computer environment

The degrees and certificates listed below as 100% Online can be completed fully at a distance by enrolling in online classes. Programs and certificates listed at >50% Online can be completed by enrolling in both face-to-face and online classes.

Award

Title

>=50% Online

100% Online

Field of Study

 

 

 

  Associate of Arts in Teaching - EC-6, 4-8, EC-12 Special Education FOS

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Arts in Teaching 7-12 and Other EC-12 FOS

Yes

 

 

  Criminal Justice FOS

 

Yes

 

  Speech Communication FOS

Yes

 

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science 

 

 

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Art

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Criminal Justice

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Digital Arts and Media

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Drama

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Economics

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in English

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Humanities

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Kinesiology

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Liberal Arts

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Political Science

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Psychology

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Sociology

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Spanish

 

Yes

 

  Associate of Arts, with optional electives in Speech

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Science, with optional electives in Biology

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Science, with optional electives in Biotechnology

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Science, with optional electives in Engineering

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Science, with optional electives in Health Professions

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Science, with optional electives in Mathematics

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Science, with optional electives in Mechanical Engineering

Yes

 

 

  Associate of Science, with optional electives in Pre-Nursing

Yes

 

Associate of Applied Science

 

 

 

Bookkeeping Specialist, AAS

yes

 

 

Business Management and Technology, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Computer Maintenance with Cisco Specialization, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Construction Business Management, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Construction Technology, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Early Childhood and Family Studies, A.A.S.

 

yes

 

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Hospitality Management, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Office Systems Technology, A.A.S.

 

yes

 

Restaurant Management, A.A.S.

yes

 

 

Web and Mobile Developer, A.A.S.

 

yes

Level 2 Certificate

 

 

 

Early Childhood and Family Studies Level 2 Certificate

 

yes

Level 1 Certificate

 

 

 

Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist Level I Certificate

 

yes

 

Office Applications Specialist (OAS) Level 1 Certificate

 

yes

 

Payroll Specialist Level 1 Certificate

yes

 

 

Small Business Management Level 1 Certificate

 

yes

For further information regarding the above items, students may contact the instructor listed for each course. Additionally, students may visit the St. Philip’s College Center for Distance Learning in SLC 212 or call (210) 486-2239. For more information visit http://www.alamo.edu/spc/distance-learning.

Brainfuse - 24/7 Online Tutoring

St. Philip’s College provides the Brainfuse online tutoring service. Using Brainfuse is simple, fast and always available. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. Students work one-on-one, in real-time with a tutor, communicating using a virtual whiteboard technology.

Access Brainfuse through your Canvas courses.