About Online Learning
Online learning is a convenient alternative to taking courses in a traditional classroom setting. To achieve the best results in a distance learning course, students must be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The distance learning courses are no different from the regular courses taught on campus in the amount of time it takes to do the lessons and assignments. Students have ample opportunities to interact with the instructor and other students through electronic means. Students must be well organized and have a basic understanding of computer functions to be successful in distance learning courses.
If you have further questions, please email the Distance Education Director, Chad Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who take online courses need a computer with Internet access. Good study habits and reading comprehension skills are also necessary to be successful in the courses. Skills specific to individual courses may be required; for example, proficiency with a word processing package may be needed for an online course.
There are also specific computer hardware and software requirements associated with online education at Coastal Pines Technical College. Online students need to expect to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week for each online course.
Student participating in a fully online course must complete the mandatory online course end of term examination proctoring requirement. Please review the course syllabus for this detailed information.
The computer hardware specifications recommended for online instruction at CPTC are found on the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection website. Click here to review hardware requirements.
You are responsible for obtaining and installing any supplemental software required for your course.
For further questions regarding Online Education at Coastal Pines Technical College, please contact our office 912.427.1606.