Online courses make use of vast technological developments. It allows instructors to prepare and present material in such a way that students may access instruction, study, complete assignments, and quizzes around their schedules. Utilized responsibly and consistently, the student’s mastery of online course material is equivalent to a traditional course.
Online courses at Wallace Community College have the same state requirements and learning outcomes as classes offered on campus; the difference is in the delivery. Instead of attending a class where an instructor provides a lecture and leads a classroom discussion, online courses are delivered over the Internet. Using computer technology, students and instructors can overcome the complications of time, geography, and career commitments.
The online courses offered at Wallace Community College are based on the same instructional outcomes and objectives as traditional on-campus classes and will require approximately 9-15 hours per week during the semester to complete the work. These classes require as much or more commitment as any class offered on campus. They require dedicated, almost daily, online participation.
Thank you for choosing Wallace Community College’s online courses as a way of achieving your educational goals. The staff in the Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Director of Distance Learning are available to assist you with any problems you may encounter. If you have questions concerning a specific Distance Learning class, contact the instructor who is listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Online students are expected to become thoroughly familiar with the policies and procedures in the Wallace Community College Catalog / Student Handbook. A copy of the catalog may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records or online in the Student Handbook.
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s regulation (34 C.F.R. § 600.9) Wallace Community College is also authorized to provide distance education to residents residing outside of the state of Alabama through participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).