Faculty Handbook

Class Types/Formats

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All classes, regardless of location, type or format will have a Blackboard Course shell that can be used for communication with students, posting of materials and other instructional items.  This shell will be made available to students at 8:00am on the first day of your class.
Students will automatically be enrolled in your Blackboard course shell a few days prior to the first day of the term.
Seat-Based
Seat-based classes are traditional classroom-based courses with no outside computer requirement.

Web-Enhanced
Web-enhanced Instruction will be delivered primarily using traditional classroom instruction but will be enhanced through the use of online or other electronic media. 
Web-enhanced courses allow students (at the discretion of the instructor) to complete a portion of the course requirements electronically. 
This amount must not exceed 50% of your class time. 


Hybrid (HY)
A hybrid course is one in which a substantial amount (more than 50% of class meeting times) will be completed online via Blackboard and e-mail. Students may be required to come to campus on designated dates and times.

Online / Web-Centered
Online / web-centered instruction will be delivered online / over the World Wide Web. A web-centered course is actively led and monitored by the instructor via the Internet. Web-centered courses do not require on-campus lecture time.

Early College
Southwestern Community College (SCC) proudly partners with Jackson and Macon County Public Schools to support three Early College High Schools in order to serve our area students.
  • Blue Ridge Early College - Located in Cashiers on the Blue Ridge School Campus
  • Jackson County Early College - Located in Sylva on Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus
  • Macon Early College - Located in Franklin on Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are defined as small, autonomous schools generally located on a college campus that provide accelerated education to a wide range of high school students, typically beginning in the ninth-grade year.  This five-year program offers students the opportunity to concurrently earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree or technical certificate. These courses may run as online, hybrid, web-enhanced, or seat-based classes.

For more information, visit the Early College webpage.

Community Link – Interactive Television (ITV)
ITV is an interactive television network that virtually connects properly equipped educational sites in Western North Carolina through fiber-optic cable. 
Instruction will be delivered in a traditional classroom setting. 
ITV courses require on-campus attendance on all scheduled dates.