The College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) offers a variety of teaching methods and course modalities it its programs. This fall, SPC will introduce a new Flex format for some technology classes.
Online technology classes
A major portion of the classes are offered in the online format that allows students the convenience of not being constrained by commuting or traveling or the times classes are being offered especially for the working student. Online classes in CCIT focus on teaching hard and specific skills that will get students a job and are designed to prepare the student not only in general critical thinking and analysis skills, but practicing for tasks they will need to have in the workforce.
“When I first took an online class some 8 years ago, I was distraught at the level of disengagement by my professors,” said Adrian Tillman, a programming professor at SPC. “The thought at the time was that posting reading and homework assignments somehow constituted an effective learning experience. I believe that advances in technology now provide an opportunity for teachers to engage their students in new and creative ways. We need only embrace them.”
New Flex format starts this fall
Blended and online teaching modalities are not for all students and CCIT will be offering this Fall 2016 a Flex course format. This course is designed for students who would like the flexibility to attend classroom sessions or complete all work online. Students have the option to attend regularly scheduled face-to-face class meetings but physical attendance each week in the classroom is not required. All required instructional materials are online; students should have strong computer skills and hardware just as they would with an online class. CCIT will be piloting this new format in the following courses:
- Programming C++ for Business (CGS 2402)
- Introduction to Computer Programming (COP 1000)
- Local Area Network (CNT 1000)
- Install & Configure Windows (CTS 1328)
If you need additional information please contact Lynn Rohling at firstname.lastname@example.org.