2017-2018 Catalog

Hybrid courses

A hybrid course is a coordinated approach to learning, using both online technology and classroom interaction with faculty and peers.  MCC hybrid courses meet face-to-face 50 percent of the traditional quarter's campus meetings; the other 50 percent of campus meeting time is replaced with online study and learning activities.  Depending on the credit hours, for example, instead of meeting on campus twice per week, students are scheduled to come to class once a week.  The remainder of the week is spent completing readings and online assignments.

Hybrid classes provide students unique benefits, including:

  • More flexibility to choose classes and arrange study time according to students' individual schedules
  • Engaging classroom time, including focused discussions and applications of course material with faculty and peers
  • Understanding of the subject matter through analytical online assignments and classroom lectures and activities targeted to students' needs