Classes and Learning Options

Classes and Learning Options

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For 2022 Spring term, COCC plans to offer some in-person instruction at all campuses, along with online, remote, and hybrid options for students.

The Credit Class Schedule will help you navigate the delivery method.

Key definitions to keep in mind:

Synchronous – Instruction and learning occurs at a scheduled time either in-person or on computer.

Asynchronous – Instruction and learning does not occur at the same location or at the same time.

Delivery Methods (listed under "Campus" in schedule search results) include the following options. Please note that students will likely be required to access assignments on computer in any of these options.

IN-PERSON - Synchronous class with all course instruction delivered in person. Students will attend class at a specified location at specified times.  

REMOTE - Synchronous class with all course instruction delivered remotely (usually via Zoom). Students will attend class sessions remotely at specified times.

ONLINE - Asynchronous class with all course instruction delivered virtually (usually via Canvas) with no requirements for a student to attend class at a specified time.

IN-PERSON/ONLINE - Mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery with the asynchronous portion of course instruction delivered online (usually via Canvas). Students will also attend class sessions at a specified location at specified times.

REMOTE/ONLINE - Mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery with the asynchronous portion of course instruction delivered online (usually via Canvas). Students will also attend class sessions remotely at specified times (usually via Zoom).

REMOTE/IN-PERSON - Synchronous class that is a mix of in-person and remote. Students will attend class at specified times, sometime remotely (usually via Zoom) and sometimes at a specified location.

SPECIAL - Mix of two or more types of instructional delivery and does not fit into any of the defined categories. Information on the specific blend of instructional delivery modes is included on the class schedule in the course title column.

Couse Delivery Methods


Frequently Asked Questions

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Does the College have a policy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, the College has a COVID-19 vaccination policy, which includes vaccination requirements for our Wickiup Residence Hall students as well as for students and faculty in specific programs. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Information page for more details.

What should I do if I'm feeling sick?

Before coming to campus each day, please conduct the COVID-19 Daily Self-Check.

If you are feeling sick, please stay home, alert your instructor(s) if you will miss class(es), and call your health provider. Do not come to campus if you are experiencing any kind of health symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you have been informed by a local public health authority that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, get tested immediately. There are several free, walk-in COVID-19 testing locations available across COCC's district.

Do I have to wear my mask during my in-person class?

Please read COCC's Face Mask policy

Will I be given extensions on my coursework if I miss class while sick/recovering from the virus?

Your instructor will work with you to accommodate work missed while you are affected by the virus. This will generally mean an extension, but may include other options. Please communicate with your instructor(s) right away if you must miss class due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure so that they are aware, and so that arrangements may be made. If after all other options have been exhausted, the instructor may offer an "Incomplete," and work will be completed later as agreed upon by the instructor and student. Documentation may be required.

What happens if my instructor gets sick and cannot continue to teach my class?

Your instructors and Department Chair will develop contingency plans to ensure the continuity of course delivery. The new plan will be conveyed to you via email and/or Canvas.

Is there a course attendance requirement? How does this work with remote classes?

Under federal financial aid regulations, COCC is required to have an attendance policy. To maintain enrollment in your in-person or remote class, you must attend all of your first week's class and lab meetings. Taking an online or hybrid class? Follow the attendance requirement outlined in your syllabus.

I'm on the waitlist for an in-person class. Should I attend the first class? 

Yes. Waitlisted students should attend the first day of in-person class. If the instructor has space in the classroom to allow waitlisted students to sit down without going over the classroom occupancy limit, they will invite you to remain in the classroom. However, if the instructor believes that the waitlisted students will exceed the classroom's capacity, the instructor will send you an email in advance of the first day, letting you know where to meet during the first class – it may be the hallway outside the classroom or a nearby lobby.

Are the computer labs open?

Yes. Please see Computer Labs or more information.

Remote and online learning is new to me: Where can I get help?

COCC recognizes that offering classes remotely or online may be new for many of you. Please visit eLearning for information and training materials on the resources and tools needed to successfully learn through a variety of remote learning options. 

I don't have enough money to pay for childcare, internet service, and other needs. How can I get help?

COCC has several resources to help students with financial challenges. If you have not yet done so, apply for Financial Aid. You can also access a variety of other resources by visiting the Student Life resources page.

What if I test positive for COVID-19?

If you test positive for COVID-19, immediately contact your instructor(s). If you are a Wickiup Hall resident, please also alert your CA. Follow the latest CDC guidelines to determine when it is safe to return to campus.

What if I’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

If you have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, please get tested for COVID-19 and self-monitor for symptoms. 


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