CCBC Course Format Definitions

CCBC offers three different types of instruction:  online, blended and face-to-face course formats.  A set of concise definitions for these course formats are provided below in order to ensure students have an understanding of these formats prior to enrolling.

Online course

For an online course, all the material is delivered to the student in an online format, through the Learning Management System.  Students may be required to visit a testing center to complete course exams.  Please read the course syllabus, available one week prior to the start of class, to review testing options.


On-site requirements

Proctored assessments may require presence at a CCBC approved testing center. Online and other assessment options may be available. Review Course Notes on class schedule.

Online student requirements

  • May require regular online meetings.
  • Requires regular login to Learning Management System - LMS.
  • Requires regular submission of assignments and completion of assessments.
  • Active Academic Presence.

Technical requirements

Computers are considered a basic educational tool and are available for student use on each campus. Mobile devices cannot be used to complete an online or blended learning course.
  • Access to a computer desktop, laptop, netbook.
  • Access to the internet, high speed access recommended.
  • Use of CCBC Student Email.
  • Use of Learning Management System - Blackboard.
View full list of technical requirements for online classes »

Blended learning course

For a blended course, some course material is delivered to the student in an online format while the rest is delivered in on-campus meetings.  Students may be required to visit a testing center to complete course exams.  Please read the course syllabus, available one week prior to the start of class, to review testing options and a course calendar.


On-site requirements

  • Proctored assessments may require presence at a CCBC approved testing center. Online and other assessment options may be available. Contact the instructor for more information.
  • Requires regularly scheduled lecture or lab time.

Online student requirements

  • May require regular online meetings.
  • Requires regular login to Learning Management System.
  • Requires regular submission of assignments and completion of assessments.
  • Active Academic Presence.

Technical requirements

Computers are considered a basic educational tool and are available for student use on each campus. Mobile devices cannot be used to complete an online or blended learning course.
  • Access to a computer.
  • Access to the internet, high speed access recommended.
  • Use of CCBC Student Email.
  • Use of Learning Management System - Blackboard.
View full list of technical requirements for online classes »

Face-to-face course

For a face-to-face course, students come to campus on a regularly set schedule.  Students maybe be expected to complete activities online through the Learning Management System.


On-site requirements

  • Requires regularly scheduled lecture or lab time.
  • May require campus activities.
  • May require off campus activities.

Online student requirements

  • Progress and Final grades are posted in the LMS.
  • Syllabus is posted in the LMS.
  • Assignments may be completed in the LMS.
  • Assessments may be completed in the LMS.
  • Lecture and Lab materials may be posted in the LMS.
  • Active Academic Presence.

Technical requirements

Computers are considered a basic educational tool and are available for student use on each campus. Mobile devices cannot be used to complete an online or blended learning course.
  • Access to a computer.
  • Access to the internet, high speed access recommended.
  • Use of Learning Management System - Blackboard.