South Texas College offers flexible educational opportunities for students.
Description of Hybrid Courses:
“Hybrid” is the name for courses that combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning. Between 51% and 85% of a Hybrid course is completed online and the rest is scheduled on-campus. STC Hybrid courses offer students the best of both worlds, regularly scheduled interaction with faculty, and flexibility of computer-based learning process.
Benefits of a Hybrid Course:
- Combines the best features of face-to-face instruction with the best features of online education.
- Regularly scheduled faculty/student interactions.
- Less seat time: The hybrid courses meets less frequently on campus than traditional classes, providing flexible course offerings for students who have demanding work schedules and/or family responsibilities.
- Flexibility of completing assignments via computer-based learning platform (Blackboard).
- Individualized assistance for students who need additional help.
Identification of a Hybrid Course: “Y”
- Hybrid courses are scheduled with a “Y”. A course section number can identify a hybrid course. For example: BIOL 1408.WY1 would be a hybrid class at the Mid-Valley campus. The Y in the middle indicates that the course is a hybrid course.