Fall Session 2021
How will courses be taught in the Fall?
There will be a few course options available to you in fall 2021 allowing you to select the delivery mode that is most aligned with your personal demands and learning preference. This semester, courses will be taught on-campus as well as virtually in a few different modalities.
Regardless of the instructional modality of a course, all courses are taught following the specific learning outcomes and high academic standards that are customary for a WCC education. Please review the definitions below so you understand the instructional method being used for each of your course selections. When searching for your classes in myWCC, first select your course subject and then select your desired mode of instruction.
For more information, visit the college’s Fall 2021 OPERATIONS AND COVID-19 UPDATES webpage.
Fall 2021 Semester
WCC offers multiple course schedule options with different start dates to maximize convenience for you. Each option provides the same amount of course material and meeting hours. Start a traditional 15-week semester on September 1. Or start a 14-week semester on September 8. Or, if you prefer to minimize the number of courses you take at the same time, consider taking just 2 courses in each of our 7.5-week sessions, for a total of 4 courses across the full semester. (Our 7.5-week sessions are a good choice if you have significant outside commitments, such as a job or childcare responsibilities.) Meet with an academic counselor and financial aid advisor to be sure this works for you!
|SESSIONS||September through December|
|15-week||Classes start – Sept. 1||Last day – Dec. 21|
|14-week||Classes start – Sept. 8||Last day – Dec. 21|
|12-week||Classes start – Sept. 22||Last day – Dec. 21|
|7.5-week #1||Classes start – Sept. 1||Last day – Oct. 22|
|7.5-week #2||Classes start – Oct 25||Last day – Dec. 18|
View the full Academic Calendar for Fall and upcoming semesters: www.sunywcc.edu/academic-calendar
Descriptions of Instructional Modalities
In-Person-Classroom Instruction with Limited Capacity
Course schedule will indicate the days and times you will meet in-person; Public Health and Security guidelines will be in place to ensure safety protocols.
ONLINE (OL) – Asynchronous (Anytime with Deadlines)
No scheduled meeting times; course learning/interaction takes place online via Blackboard. Activities include online discussion boards, readings and assignment submissions; assessments completed entirely online.
ONLINE (OS) – Synchronous (Real-Time)
Instruction takes place in real-time on scheduled days and times via Blackboard and Zoom. Students are expected to participate in class on the scheduled days and times; assignment submissions/assessments are online via Blackboard.
Online (OC) – Combined (Mix of Asynchronous & Synchronous)
Combination of synchronous and asynchronous methods (see above definitions) of instruction via Blackboard and Zoom. Instructor will tell students in advance what days and times they will virtually meet.
HYBRID SYNCHRONOUS (HS) – Synchronous Online & In-Person
Combination of synchronous online and in-person instruction modes. Your course will take place remotely via Blackboard and Zoom on scheduled days and times; in addition, your instructor will meet with you on campus (in-person) on scheduled days and times.
HYBRID (HY) – Asynchronous Online & In-Person
Combination of asynchronous online and in-person instruction modes. Your course will take place asynchronously via Blackboard; in addition, your instructor will meet with you on campus (in-person) on scheduled days and times.
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