May 23, 2022  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distance Education

Course Requirements

Online Testing & Student Identity Verification Guidelines

Online Course Listing

Course Requirements


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 with specific deadlines 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

Computer Access

  • 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®.

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Online Testing & Student Identity Verification Guidelines

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.

Online Course Listing

*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 203 Financial Accounting  
ACCT 213 - Income Taxation  
ACCT 234 - Managerial Accounting  

AHEA 127 - Insurance & Reimbursement Methods  


BIOL 116 - Human Biology  

BUSN 119 - Microcomputer Keyboarding  
BUSN 120 Introduction To Entrepreneurship  
BUSN 130 - The Business Plan  
BUSN 244 Financial Management  

CHEM 101 Chemistry I  


COMP 121 Introduction to Computer Applications  
COMP 211 Networking I  
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  



MATH 182 - Mathematics for Elementary Education  
MATH 183 - Mathematics for Elementary Education II  

MECH 103 - Manufacturing Processes and Materials  
MECH 112 - Metallurgy Fundamentals  
MECH 114 - Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming  


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