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Distance Learning/Online Classes

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Online Classes at Somerset Community College
Did you know 6.1 million students took at least one online course in 2010?
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Online programs include:
Business Administration Systems
Computer and Information Technologies
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Education (Teacher Prep)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Medical Information Technology
Office Systems Technology
Visual Communication
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If attending classes on a regular basis during the day or evening is simply not possible with your busy schedule, we have the solution. Using our distance learning system, you can take classes virtually wherever you want.

What is Distance Learning?

Distance Learning is any instructional opportunity that reaches beyond the college campus through the use of technology including Learn By Term, Learn on Demand, and ITV live two-way interactive instruction.
 
Technology-based courses require access to the appropriate technology. Telecourse, Internet/ Web delivery, and ITV, Interactive Television based courses are for students who can function in an independent study environment.
 
Though all courses are supervised by SCC faculty, the online student is seldom required to attend formal class meetings. The electronically delivered distance learning courses are ideal opportunities for the self-motivated, independent learner, and the learner who is working and does not have a consistent schedule. Courses not offered by the College can be found by checking with KYVC.

What is KYVC (Kentucky Virtual Campus)?

Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC) gives students a flexible learning opportunity. The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC) are partners in offering students convenient, learner-programmed education online 24/7. Registration for classes can be done either through KYVC or a KCTCS College.
 
REMEMBER:To enroll in any KCTCS course, you must first be admitted to a KCTCS College. Please fill out the online application and submit it to the admissions office

All KCTCS communication concerning online course user I.D.'s and passwords will occur through the KCTCS email account. To facilitate communication among the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, its colleges and students, each student, both on-line and on-campus, received a KCTCS email address.

Accessing your Online classes

Your online classes are taught through KCTCS using Blackboard. You must log onto Blackboard using the same login name and password that you use to access your KCTCS e-mail and PeopleSoft accounts. If you have problems with your blackboard please call the Blackboard help desk at 1-866-590-9238 or use the online help desk.

Checking Your E-Mail

E-mail is an integral part of the distance learning process. You are responsible for checking your student e-mail regularly. Be aware that some online instructors will communicate with you through your campus e-mail while others may require that all class-related communication take place within the Blackboard course site. It is your responsibility to use the communication method required by your professor.

What types of courses and programs are available?

More than 1,100 courses are available for dozens of programs leading to a wide variety of degrees, diplomas, and certificates.  You can also transfer credits to other institutions.

For more information, contact:
Student Service Center, or
Jami Evans, KYVC Advisor
(606) 878-4833
jami.evans@kctcs.edu