In the era of innovation and the current pandemic
situation, Laredo College continues to offer more educational alternatives for
students to reach their academic goals. Therefore, our institution decided to
continue offering students more options such as online, on-campus and hybrid
courses, a combination of on-campus and online instruction.
A hybrid course is a blend between two modes of
instructional methods of learning in which students enjoy the flexibility of a
virtual class with scheduled face-to-face meetings. A traditional hybrid course
includes 50% to 85% of the planned instruction online with on campus face-to-face
instruction also included.
These courses rely upon the similar elements used
in online courses with the included face-to-face mode of instruction. Students will need to adhere to the class schedule
for face-to-face meetings.
When students log in to their virtual courses
through CANVAS, the online learning management system used at LC, students can
interact with their instructors and classmates asynchronously. During the
face-to-face component of their classes, students will be able to actively
participate in in-class activities established by their instructor.
determined to continue educating and transforming students with innovative
learning techniques that impact the community as a whole,” Laredo College
President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis said. “Hybrid courses facilitate learning for
students by blending both the online and face-to-face course environments.”
To enroll in hybrid courses, students only need
access to the internet, a computer or a tablet. In some cases, a web camera and
traditional school supplies will be required. Students will also need the
proper personal protective equipment to attend in-person instruction such as
face coverings and must follow health and safety guidelines such as keeping a
safe distance, washing their hands and disinfecting commonly used areas.
Our institution continues to follow the proactive
measures outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to
comply with health and safety protocols and academic requirements. Room
capacity limitation, proper equipment implementation and safety precautions
will be followed to protect the health of students and employees.
Students may obtain the best of both worlds by
enrolling in hybrid courses at Laredo College for summer sessions I & II.
Students who enroll in hybrid courses are not required to pay additional fees
for the upcoming summer sessions. Financial aid, scholarship opportunities and
payment plans are available for those students who qualify.
For more information, current and prospective
students can reach us at (956) 721-5109 or (956) 794-4110, visit
www.laredo.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Ft. McIntosh Campus
or South Campus for additional information.