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Internet Courses

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Internet Courses are a convenient and flexible alternative for obtaining college credit.  Instead of attending regular classes on campus, students may take a college course from home, office or other convenient location using a computer with Internet access.  Students can obtain assignments and lectures at times that fit their schedules.  Internet courses are the same as other on-campus classes in academic quality, credit hours, transferability and cost.  A college faculty member is assigned to guide a student throughout the semester.

Internet Course Orientation:
  Students must complete an orientation, whether online or on-campus, for each Internet course in which a student is enrolled. Most on-campus orientation sessions are approximately one hour in length and provide an opportunity for students to meet the instructor and obtain information about the Internet course, i.e., course syllabus and requirements, how to access assignments, software orientation, scheduled examinations, review sessions, etc. Students must complete an orientation for each class. See course listing for scheduled orientation times. Virtual College of Texas students MUST contact the instructor via e-mail or phone to receive assignments.

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

  • Computer with minimum technical requirements
  • Internet service provider for Internet access
  • Software and skills for basic Internet navigation
  • Email account and basic email skills
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment
  • Must complete required course orientation


For further information regarding the above items, students may contact the instructor listed for each course. Additionally, students  may also visit the St. Philip’s College Center for Distance Learning site at www.alamo.edu/spc/admin/distance or call 486-2239.

Note:

  • Orientation dates, times and locations are included with each course.
  • Students must complete one orientation session for each class in which they are enrolled; otherwise you will be dropped from the class.
  • Most on-campus orientation sessions are scheduled for one hour.
  • Orientation dates and times are subject to change.  Please refer to the Distance Learning website for internet/telecourse orientation schedules (www.alamo.edu/spc/admin/distance), and/or individual course listings, or contact the instructor for orientation updates.

     

Telecourses

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Telecourses are a convenient and flexible alternative for obtaining college credit. Telecourses include professionally-produced television lessons viewed on your home television instead of attending regular classes on campus. Lessons are broadcast several times each week on Time-Warner and Grande cable. Telecourses are the same as other on-campus classes in academic quality, credit hours, transferability and cost.  A college faculty member is assigned to guide you throughout the semester.  The successful distance learning student must be highly motivated, self-disciplined, goal-oriented, focused and self-directed.

Telecourse Orientation:  Attendance is required for one orientation session for each telecourse in which a student is enrolled.  Most orientation sessions are approximately one hour in length and provide an opportunity for students to meet the instructor and obtain information about the telecourse, i.e., course syllabus and requirements, scheduled examinations, review sessions, etc.  Students must complete an orientation for each class. See course listing for scheduled orientation times.  Virtual College of Texas students must contact the instructor via email or by phone to receive assignments.

Telecourse Broadcast:  Lessons are broadcast several times each week on Time-Warner Channel 98 and Grande Cable Channel 21.  Videos for each lesson are also available for viewing or checkout through the Center for Learning Resources (library). Students can checkout two episodes per telecourse, details can be obtained from library personnel at 486-2555.

Students can purchase a complete set of the video lessons at the SPC bookstore.  Most courses are available in both VHS and DVD formats (others are only available in VHS).  For more information contact the Textbook Manager, Peg Lewis, at the SPC Bookstore, 486-2440.

Telecourse Information:  For further information, students may contact instructor listed for each course, call the Center for Distance Learning at 486-2239 or visit the St. Philip’s College Center for Distance Learning web site at www.alamo.edu/spc/admin/distance.


Note:

  • Orientation dates, times and locations are included with each course.
  • Students must participate in one orientation session for each class in which they are enrolled; otherwise you will be dropped.
  • Most on-campus orientation sessions are scheduled for one hour.
  • Orientation dates and times are subject to change.  Please refer to the Distance Learning website for internet/telecourse orientation schedules (www.alamo.edu/spc/admin/distance), and/or individual course listings.
  • Broadcast times for Time-Warner Cable (Channel 98) and Grande Cable (Channel 21) can be found at www.alamo.edu/spc/admin/distance.