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Baltimore, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$9,012 ($6,152)
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4 College Junior

Online Courses: I loved my online class. My professor allowed me to call him if I ever had questions and the material was actually extremely interesting.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I know that I learn better in a classroom setting, but the online classes I chose to take were more compatible with my schedule. The registration process is fairly simple and does not require you to go to campus. The workload was not tremendous and the time in which to complete the assignments was an adequate amount. The professors will get back to any questions or concerns usually within 24-48 hours. I have only had one on-line class where we had to introduce ourselves through a discussion thread. This is not a type of class to register for if you need to have peer-to-peer interaction. I only had to go to campus for my tests for my on-line classes, and the professors give you plenty notice for you to sign up at whichever campus testing center you choose.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: Online courses are easier to manage workload and all assignments. Grades and how to improve are also accessible very easily with an online lesson interaction program. Traditional classroom experience has distractions such as transitioning loud students in the hallway, and that one particular student that holds the professor aside for all his war stories and open minded questions. With online courses, students can email the professor and wait for a response, which is generally within a 24 to 42 hour period. I feel comfortable going to the aviation program director at anytime there is a problem or that my immediate professors cannot handle.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Online courses are completely self paced and teaches excellent time management skills. Although it offers independence, there is also enough peer-to-peer interaction to make it feel like a somewhat traditional class.

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3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Not sure how it is I have not taken any online classes but I was told it was ok

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1170th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 1186th
    Best Tech Support
  • 1207th
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lawanda Johnson
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At the Community College of Baltimore County, students have the choice to take traditional classroom courses or online courses. Some students argue that online classes are the best to take; however, taking both is a great experience.
When a student at CCBC enrolls in an online course, he or she must be sure to know when the course starts and ends to avoid any future problems. All of the online courses are provided by the site called WebCT.

Once a student has entered into WebCT's main directory, he will see a course list, with links for the student to click. There are 10 course content sections that help explain everything about a class, including announcements, assessments, calendars, discussions, mail, syllabus, Web link, and occasionally an "instructor's bio," so students can get to know a professor. The announcements section is available in case there are any mistakes or new updates. The assessments are basically the quizzes or tests, with grades automatically calculated. Discussions are the most fun because students get to interact with one another and post comments. Discussions are a public way for the professor to grade every student on participation. In the mail section, a student can e-mail the professor or classmates about assignments, help, tutoring, etc. Just below the mail section is the syllabus, which illustrates course information, grading, rubrics, assignments, and the instructor's information. When a student clicks on the Web link section, there are additional Web sites that they can visit.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
There was never any negative interaction in the chat room sessions.
Required Tech Skills
At minimum, students must know how to navigate a mouse around the screen, use word processing software, download files, and be able to read and send e-mail (including attaching document files to e-mails).
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
Lectures, lectures, and more lectures-only in an online format. However, aside from lectures, students will often have online discussions and post comments to each other.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
An online course usually consists of readings, online discussions, maybe a research essay, and two tests (the midterm and the final). Class sizes are usually very manageable; students don't feel like they get lost in the online shuffle.
Online Testing & Grading
Some tests have specific dates when a student can take them. For example, if a student wants to complete the class ahead of time, there might be a restriction on the test where he or she cannot open it until a specific date. Therefore, it is very important to remember dates. All of the dates and assignments are in the calendar section on WebCT. No one has the excuse of not knowing what is due because the calendar provides it all.
Did You Know?
Any student can take any type of class online-it's not limited to one subject!

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 110 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 111 responses

  • 26% Applicable to the real world
  • 23% Learned a lot of new things
  • 20% Will advance my career
  • 18% Learned a few new things
  • 6% Will help me switch careers
  • 4% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 3% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 111 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students


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