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Types of Online Courses

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Fully online instructor-led course, with live interactive weekly class meetings facilitated by your instructor in Canvas. Meetings and communication are through chat, email and/or videoconferencing. Faculty and students are online at the same time for the class meetings with additional online work done on their own.

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Fully online, instructor-led course, without mandatory class meetings. Instructor communication and feedback is through Canvas. Students can access class resources and complete work on their own schedule (by posted due dates), as the instructor releases materials. Faculty and students are not necessarily online at the same time unless an appointment is scheduled.

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For those of you who would prefer to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning, HCC offers hybrid courses that combine in person and online delivery. Hybrid courses (also known as blended courses) replace a portion of traditional face-to-face instruction with web-based online learning (e.g., video lectures, online discussions, or activities). Typically, hybrid courses will meet 50 percent of the time in the classroom and 50 percent online.

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Residents Outside of Florida and Professional Licensure

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Institutions that are a member of NC-SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA states. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

HCC offers numerous programs designed to prepare students to sit for licensure in Florida. Licensure in other states may vary. For more information on licensure in your state, please contact your program of interest to see how this will affect you. HCC has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. HCC is investigating out of state licensure issues.

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