* SCC recommends that all individuals wear facial coverings while indoors at any of our facilities and practice social distancing (3 feet) when on campus, along with other safety and security protocols.
** You need a standard laptop or desktop computer, a webcam, and a headset microphone, or a computer with embedded webcam and microphone. Tablets, notebooks, or cell phones will not meet your needs. You also need high-speed internet to use multimedia and online conferencing tools. Limited Live Online work stations are available in the Library. Please note: these workstations are accessible during regular Library hours only. View the list of study spaces on campus.
Flexible Attendance Strategy:
Choose HyFlex for the most flexibility by participating in-person or live online learning.
Attend class sessions on specific days and times either In Person (on campus) or Live Online, moving seamlessly between both from one class to the next during the semester (synchronous and asynchronous). Interact live with your instructor and classmates and participate in class experiences like lectures and small group work.
Course Format Comparison Chart
|In Person||Live Online||On Your Own Time Online||Hybrid|
|Live interactions with faculty and classmates|
|Flexible options for busy schedules|
|Access to Library, Tutoring and Learning Centers, Counseling, Advising and more (in person and online)|
|Real-time support for questions|
|Scheduled in-person class sessions with your instructor|
Course Length Options
Before registering for a class, it’s important to know the time commitment required for each course so students can make realistic decisions based on their scheduling requirements. The time commitment can include any scheduled meeting times, assignment work, and study time.
|Average Weekly Time Commitment Per Course|
|Course Length||3 Credit Hours||4 Credit Hours||5 Credit Hours|
|8-Week Class||17 hours||23 hours||28 hours|
|14-Week Class||10 hours||13 hours||16 hours|
|16-Week Class||8 hours||11 hours||14 hours|
Time Tip: On average, each 1-credit hour of a class requires 45 total hours of time commitment, regardless of the modality or number of weeks the class is offered.
Constructing Your Class Schedule
Students can take classes with varying lengths, generally from 8- to 16-weeks. As SCC’s 8-week term has become very popular with students, it’s important to understand that the same amount of work is required to be completed in a much shorter time period, versus a 16-week class. Given the time commitment identified in the table above, students are recommended to carefully construct their schedules so as not to enroll in too many credits at one time. See the examples below.
This chart shows the weekly time commitment for courses that last 16 weeks.
|Course A (3 credit hours)||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8|
|Course B (4 credit hours)||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11||11|
|Course C (3 credit hours)||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8|
|Course D (3 credit hours)||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8|
|Hours per week:||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35||35|
16-Week Semester with 8-Week Block Scheduling
This chart shows the weekly time commitment for courses that last 8 weeks.
|First 8-Week Term|
(3 credit hours)
(4 credit hours)
|Hours per week:||40||40||40||40||40||40||40||40|
|Second 8-Week Term|
(3 credit hours)
(3 credit hours)
|Hours per week:||34||34||34||34||34||34||34||34|
Time Tip: It is highly recommended that students take no more than two or three 8-week classes at the same time.