2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    May 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTC Online


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Online Courses

Students can take an online course anywhere they have access to the internet—across the U.S. and international locations—at times that are convenient for student schedules. Courses are available in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Our unique section numbering helps students distinguish between online and other types of courses. A “W” in the course section number designates an online course (e.g., ENG-101-W01). Online courses are completed fully online with the exception of one proctored assessment.* Credentialed instructors provide coursework and due dates throughout the semester to keep students on track. All online courses require at least one proctored assessment, which may be administered at any OTC location or pre-approved non-OTC facility or service. For more information, contact OTC Online at (417) 447-8200 or online@otc.edu. *Some courses require additional proctored assessments.

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses include a combination of online and traditional classroom instruction. These courses provide students with the flexibility of an online schedule and the benefit of face-to-face interactions with instructors and classmates. Hybrid courses require at least 30% of the instruction be delivered online and are labeled with an “H” in the course section number (e.g., DAS 120 -H01). The dates for the classroom meetings are included in the OTC course schedule.

Determining whether a hybrid course is a good fit is important. If students feel they need some face-to-face interaction with their instructors and classmates but do not have the desire to attend a traditional seated classroom, a hybrid course could be a great option. Other reasons students may choose hybrid courses include that hybrids offer the ‘best of both worlds,’ often satisfying the needs of people with other obligations, transportation challenges, or who just have a curiosity about online courses—all without the commitment of going fully online.

Requirements for Online and Hybrid Courses

To increase success in an online or hybrid course, students should be able to:

  • Navigate the internet, send/receive emails with attached files, participate in online discussion forums, process digital files, and download/install software; and have reliable, consistent access to technology that meets OTC Online computer requirements.

For more information, contact OTC Online by email at online@otc.edu, phone at 417-447-8200, or visit the OTC Online website: online.otc.edu.

State Authorization for Distance Education

For consumer disclosure information regarding OTC’s authorization to offer online programs and services in states other than Missouri, visit http://online.otc.edu/about-otc-online/consumer-disclosures-related-to-distance-education-at-otc/