Traditional courses enable students and instructors to meet in a classroom, laboratory, clinic, or external setting for an established number of hours per week on a regular weekly schedule. Learning occurs through lectures, presentations, discussions and other classroom activities.
Online courses enable instructors and students to interact online with a course-management system and email. Students can complete assignments online and on hours they choose. MCC offers 15 programs of study that can be completed entirely online, as well as many other programs that are 80 percent online.
Hybrid courses combine face-to-face classroom experience with online instruction. These courses are a good option for students who may be hesitant about taking an entirely online course, or who may also want the traditional classroom experience.
Flexible Studies courses enable students to select convenient class hours from many available course-meeting times, and allow them to learn at their own pace – accelerating or taking extra time, as needed. Students work with an instructor who specializes in the subject.
Learning Communities consist of two highly interactive courses with the same students and the same instructors. By enrolling in one Learning Community, students earn credits for two courses, and can study a topic or theme in depth.
For more information about MCC’s flexible learning options, visit us online at www.middlesex.mass.edu/academics/. For registration information, call 1-800-818-3434.
MCC is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state. We offer more than 75 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses, during the day, evening and weekend, on our Bedford and Lowell campuses, and online. Middlesex – a great place to begin your future!