Completing your college education is a point and click away at Southeastern Technical College's virtual campus. Online learning gives you the flexibility to take classes in the environment that works best for you: home, office, Internet café, or even during travel, business or pleasure.
The content, assessments, and student learning outcomes of online courses are the same as those of their traditional counterparts. The primary difference is that online courses offer students an alternative form of course delivery that is more flexible and convenient than traditional classroom attendance. As a trade-off, however, online courses require a greater time commitment than traditionally delivered courses. Students who take online courses need strong skills in studying, time management, Internet navigation, and reading comprehension to be successful. Individual courses may require additional specific skills, such as proficiency in word processing. Following instructions, working independently, and submitting assignments by due dates are an important part of online learning. Students must have frequent access to a computer and a reliable Internet provider. Online learning may not be the right choice for all learners, but for those who meet the requirements, it is an exciting and viable alternative to traditional classes.
Online Proctored Events
In order to validate student identity for all online courses, students enrolled in online courses are required to complete one proctored event (a major exam, assignment, or presentation). The event will count a minimum of 20 percent of the course grade, and will be reflected as such on the course syllabus.
The proctored event will be administered on the instructor's home campus and will be monitored by the instructor or another STC employee. Students must attend the proctored session as scheduled on the Lesson Plan/Course Calendar for the online course. Students living further than 75 miles from campus who cannot come to Southeastern Tech for the event must secure an approved proctoring site. The site and the proctor must meet Southeastern Technical College's requirements (instructor will provide more information and necessary forms if this is the case). Students arranging off-campus proctoring will take the event on the same day it is originally scheduled. Students who do not complete the proctored event as scheduled must submit a valid documented excuse within three business days after the scheduled event. If the excuse is approved, students must make arrangements with the instructor to makeup/reschedule the missed event. The penalty and makeup instructions will be at the instructor's discretion. Proctored events should be completed prior to the last two weeks of the semester. Students failing to complete the proctored event will be issued a WF by the instructor.
As published on STC's Catalog and Handbook, any expenses incurred to obtain a proctor will be the responsibility of the student; however, students are not charged a proctoring fee when taking the proctored exam on the campus of Southeastern Tech. Most of Georgia's technical colleges do not charge to proctor exams for students enrolled in other TCSG colleges. Students who are enrolled at Southeastern Technical College and live out of the state of Georgia or out of the country could incur a proctoring charge. However, in that instance, the instructor would assist the student in locating the least expensive proctor.
SmarterMeasure is an assessment that measures learner readiness. SmarterMeasure is an indicator of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment will be a good fit for you. It will help you prepare to be successful as a student.
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Online students may access all services and resources that are available to on-campus students by using Ask the Librarian, online resources, and the remote lab access through the Information Delivery System (IDS). These resources allow students access to the Internet through the school's servers, thus eliminating the need for a GALILEO password.
Catalog and Handbook
Georgia Virtual Technical Connection