Birmingham Campus
3060 Wilson Road, SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
Phone: 205.925.2515
Fax: 205.925.3716

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Bessemer Campus
1100 Ninth Avenue SW
Bessemer, AL 35022
Phone: 205.925.2515
Fax: 205.424.5119

Fall Course Offerings:


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Types of Course Offerings for Fall 2020:


Hybrid Classes (Blended--On Campus & Online):  These classes are taught on campus (50-70% of the time), but also have an online component (via the Blackboard Learning Management system) for course lessons.  Students come to campus for their hands-on labs and shop work in their Career Technical (i.e., Automotive, HVAC, Electronics, Culinary & more) and Health Professions fields (Nursing, EMS, DMS, Dental, etc...).  On campus labs will be conducted with students practicing strong social distancing, including the requirement for all students to wear masks.


Ground (Co-Op, Internships and Clinicals):  These courses will be conducted at an off-campus location (Various employer locations, hospitals, dental offices, etc...) with students practicing strong social distancing, including the requirement to wear masks.  Other safety provisions may be required at these locations.


Virtual Classes (Video Conferencing Classes with Required Meeting Days and Times Online):  Virtual classes, while conducted online via Blackboard, should not be confused with Online classes (which do not require a specific login time).  Virtual classes mimic ground classes because they require ALL students enrolled to join class virtually during the time and day the class is assigned within the schedule.  For example, if the class is a Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 a.m. class, then you need to be online (in the class) at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

Video conferencing tools (like Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate) are used to deliver the virtual classroom experience.  Your instructor will be able to see you, and you will be able to see the instructor as well as other students. Most major exams are proctored via "live" proctors in online classes.  


Online:  Online courses have assignments pre-loaded for each week. Students have access to the course 24/7 and work to complete all assignments and Discussion Boards each week by specific deadlines.  A student is not required to be online at a specific day and time.  However, they are required to participate in the class regularly throughout the week, but the student sets the time and day they enter class, not the instructor.  Lectures are typically recorded in online courses.  Most major exams are proctored via "live" proctors in online classes.


Equipment Requirements:  Students enrolled in hybrid, virtual and online courses will require Internet access, a laptop or desktop computer, a built in webcam or a detachable webcam, computer microphone or a headset with a microphone.