(WJHL) – The Johnson City campus is going to an all-accelerated course format for the Spring 2016 semester. The format is designed to simplify course loads, schedules, and deadlines for any student who may benefit from an alternative to the traditional, 15-week, semester-long format.
Accelerated courses are currently offered in three formats: Block 7, Web 4, and Hybrid 7. The formats may be mixed and matched as needed to develop a better work-life schedule.
In this format, a student takes only two classes over a seven-week period. The classes meet for a longer period and/or more times per week (MWF instead of MW, for example). If the student enrolls for 12 credit hours or more, they meet full-time status and financial aid eligibility requirements.
This format means fewer courses on which to concentrate; fewer assignments and deadlines to manage; and, in many cases, more time to schedule the rest of his/her life (work, family, recreation, etc.). These classes meet only from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
In this format, a student is in class only one night per week for four weeks and the majority of instruction is accessed online. The class is demanding, but manageable because a student is working on just one class at a time. These classes are scheduled in the evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The student may still enroll for 12 credit hours each semester to meet full-time status and financial aid eligibility requirements.
In this format, a student may choose a blended format of about 50 percent in class and 50 percent online instruction. Generally, a student attends class twice a week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. over a seven-week period. A student may find this longer format better suited to his or her learning style and personal obligations. Again, the student may enroll for 12 credit hours and meet full-time status and financial aid eligibility requirements.
In addition, a student has the option to mix and match all three formats to build a customized schedule of day and evening classes. This method fulfills Northeast State’s mission of Access, Completion, and Community like never before.
For more information on Johnson City’s accelerated formats, please visit www.NortheastState.edu/johnsoncity or call 423.354.5300.