The idea of having online and hybrid courses is a somewhat new concept, and because of this it is important to clarify the differences between the two.

Online Courses

An online class takes place solely on the computer.  You have an instructor, but you never actually meet in the classroom face-to-face.  However, because you don’t mean face-to-face does not mean that the instructor does not play the same role he or she would in a regular classroom atmosphere.  You still submit your assignments to them (via your class module) and you can still ask them questions and voice your concerns. Though there is no classroom setting, the instructor is still in charge, just as they would be if you were physically attending their classes.  Online classes are best for students who already have busy schedules outside of the classroom.  You can easily fit coursework, lectures, and discussions into your schedule in such a way that it works best for your personal needs.

Marketing Management (BUS305) and Seminar: Critical Issues in Business (BUS410) are two online summer classes available for registration.

Hybrid Courses

A hybrid course still includes the online portion, but half of it involves an actual classroom setting.  At the College of Westchester, your online instructor for your hybrid course is also the instructor you will meet in person.  If you can commit to attending classes on campus for a portion of your course and you would like to have the experience of a real classroom setting, then hybrid courses are a great way to get the best of both worlds.  You get the convenience of an online course and the face-to-face experience of a traditional class.

Managerial Accounting (ACC320) and Advanced Finance (BUS340) are two hyrid summer courses available for registration.

At the College of Westchester, here’s no reason you can’t try out both hybrid, online, and traditional courses.  You can easily find out what sort of class you like the best.  Hybrid and online courses start July 24th, and it’s not too late to register!  See our previous post for more registration and class information.