What is a Hybrid Course?

A Hybrid course merges the face-to-face interactions of a traditional course with the flexibility of an online course. It includes some required on-campus class meetings (at the discretion of instructor) PLUS required course content and activities accessed via a computer with an Internet connection which could include:

  • Syllabus
  • Announcements
  • Resources and Web-links
  • Lecture Notes & Handouts
  • Course calendar
  • Course email
  • Discussion forums
  • Assessments
  • Virtual Office Hours
  • Various Multimedia Contents

National research indicates that students are often more successful and satisfied with hybrid courses than with either traditional face-to-face or online courses. Hybrid courses are identified in course listings in BannerWeb and this Web site by the use of:

  • "HY" as the section number for classes that meet on the Schnecksville campus (i.e. BUS-120-HY1)
  • "TY" for classes that meet at the Morgan Center in Tamaqua. (i.e. ADN-150-TY1)

Click Distance Education Technical Requirements for recommended specifications for your computer.

Demonstration of Possible Online and Hybrid Course Components

  1. We recommend that you complete the ANGEL Distance Education Orientation before taking an online or hybrid course for the first time.
  2. Explore all areas. Try the sample quizzes and post to the discussion forums and assignment dropbox to see how they function. It's best to try them here before you must submit something that will be graded.

Admission and Registration

Admissions, registration procedures and course or program prerequisites for hybrid courses are the same as for on-campus courses. Applicants submit an application for admission to the Admissions Office, meet the standard entrance requirements of the college, and must be formally admitted to the college to register for any credit courses. The courses will appear on student transcripts as sections of regular LCCC courses.