Completion of GENL 001 - ET Orientation is required for ALL students taking their first online or hybrid class at BC3 and for students who have not completed the ET Orientation within the past two years. This is a self-paced, online class that must be completed prior to the first day of class.
Students may register for this class in the same manner as registering for any other BC3 credit class. There is no fee for this course, and it holds no credit value. Grading is Pass/Fail only, and does not count towards the calculation of GPA.
Once registered, students will receive information via their MyBC3 email account approximately 2-weeks prior to the course start date with specific information and instructions for completing this requirement.
Skills & Abilities
Students enrolled in an online or hybrid class are expected to have basic computing, word-processing, reading and comprehension skills, and prior experience using the Internet and email.
Students new to online learning can take the “Is online learning right for me?” self-assessment located on the BC3 website at http://www.bc3.edu/programs-classes/online-distance-education/faqs.html.
- Students enrolled in an online or hybrid class are expected to have regular and unrestricted access to an up-to-date computer system (Windows or Mac). Unrestricted access means the student has the permission, rights, and ability to install software and plug-ins on the computer’s hard drive. Campus computer labs are available for all students to complete classwork; however, these labs are run on a virtual thin-client environment. Some software and web-based applications will not run in the virtual thin-client environment and/or installation of the application on a virtual server may not be permitted by the software manufacturer.
- Students must have access to a broadband Internet connection (cable, DSL, T1/LAN). A dial-up connection is not recommended.
- Tablet computers, smart phones, and some Internet browsers may not be compatible.
- A webcam and microphone are required for all online classes, and may be required for hybrid classes.
- Additional software may be required. On-campus access will not be available for all software, for example, QuickBooks®.
For more information, please visit the http://www.bc3.edu/services/technology/system-requirements.html page.
In compliance with federal regulations (34 CFR 602.17(g)), online instructors shall require students who participate in such classes and/or take exams to verify their identity by using a secure login, a pass code, a webcam, and a microphone; or to take proctored exams.
Students may be required to have photo identification for proctored examinations, which may include video and audio recording with consent of the student. In addition, new or other technologies and practices to assist in verifying student identity may be utilized.
Additional costs for proctoring services or use of other technologies and practices may apply and notice of such costs will be provided to students at the time of registration. Costs may vary.
*Not all courses are offered every semester and/or may be offered as hybrid courses. See the current BC3 credit schedule for course availability and format.
ACCT 213 - Income Taxation
ACCT 234 - Managerial Accounting
AHEA 127 - Insurance & Reimbursement Methods
BIOL 132 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BUSN 119 - Microcomputer Keyboarding
BUSN 130 - The Business Plan
COMP 215 - PC Management Techniques I
DRFT 112 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T)
EDUC 103 - Children’s Physical Growth, Health and Safety
EDUC 104 - Children’s Environment
EDUC 111 - Academic Skills Prep for Educators
EDUC 115 - Introduction to Education
FSVC 230 - Hospitality Cost Control and Analysis
GENL 111 - Job Readiness
GEOG 101 - World Geography
NURS 135 - Role Transition to Nursing Process
NURS 141 - Pharmacology for Nurses I
NURS 144 - Pharmacology for Nurses IV
OADM 135 - Microsoft® Access
PHIL 208 - Ethics
PSYC 223 - Social Psychology
PSYC 240 - Child Psychology