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Hybrid Courses

Available now at Renton Technical College


What is a “hybrid” course? A hybrid course is an ideal combination of classroom interaction with the use of online resources. Because so many of the course interactions are conducted online, the amount of class meeting time is half that of the traditional campus version of the course. Students may use computers in the campus computer labs or use their home computers with Internet access to complete online course activities.

Advantages of Hybrid Courses.

Click here for a short Canvas Orientation.

The RTC Library has computers available for student use. See the library hours here. The RTC Student Resource Center located in C102 also has computers and tutoring help for registered students. It is open noon – 6:00 Mon-Thursday.

Get Ready.

Students enrolling in online and/or hybrid courses will need the following: Operating System - Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Pentium Processor, 500 MB RAM, 800x600 resolution, 210 Kbps connection or higher. For Macintosh computers, OS 9.1, 9.2 or higher. Internet access through an ISP (Internet Service Provider) including e-mail and World Wide Web. Minimum browser requirements: Internet Explorer 7 Service Pack 2 or Firefox 3.6 or higher.


GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

GENERAL BIOLOGY
Students explore the basic biological principles that describe and explain the nature of life. Topics include cell biology, molecular biology (including basic biochemistry and DNA structure and function), metabolism, and genetics. Students practice skills in both the classroom and the laboratory through formats such as group exercises, laboratory activities, quizzes, and exams. *Lab Fee: $5/credit.
BIOL& 160 G520 | 5 credits | J305
4/09-6/26 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | W/Lab | REDD S

GENERAL PHYSICS I
Algebra-based physics for students majoring in technically oriented fields not requiring a calculus based physics course. This course provides an introduction to mechanics, kinematics, energy, and conservation principles. Computer interfaced laboratory investigations, technical writing, problem solving using both physical and mathematical reasoning strategies and the scientific method of inquiry skills will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH& 142.
PHYS& 114 G534 - CANCELED
4/10-6/26 | 2:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. | Th | Staff

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Presents well-known problems and concepts in philosophy and introduces students to some of the works of great philosophers. Students develop skills in critical thinking and analysis.
PHIL& 101 G140 | 5 credits | H212
4/08-6/24 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | T | BEN AVI A

MICROECONOMICS
Micro economic concepts are applied to problems involving scarcity, choice, competition, and cost. Examines the basic principles and models of microeconomics and their application to contemporary issues and problems including production, allocation, supply and demand analysis, elasticity, consumer choice, market structures, antitrust and regulation, and public micro economics.
ECON& 201 W492 | 5 credits
4/08-6/26 | 1:35 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | HOLMAN C

PUBLIC SPEAKING
This course in public speaking helps students develop effective speaking skills through understanding the elements involved in effective speech. Students will prepare speeches designed for a variety of purposes. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 or instructor’s permission.
CMST& 220 G208 | 5 credits | H201
4/10-6/26 | 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Th | EDWARDS M

SURVEY OF SOCIOLOGY
Sociology is the study of human interaction. Students study modern society and the influences of culture, socialization, inequality and power. Topics include gender, class, race and ethnicity, conflict, and marriage and the family.
SOC& 101 G510 - CANCELED
4/12-6/26 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Sat | STAFF

BASIC STUDIES - ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION FOR ESL STUDENTS
This course enables ESL students (Level 4-6) to become more confident English speakers by providing lots of in-class practice and correction as well as online practice and assessment of the important aspects of good, clear English speech. More knowledge of and a greater awareness of the topics included in this course will help to improve both the student’s oral and aural proficiency.
BAST 016 E793 | 1-8 credits | Fee:$25 | D102B
4/8-6/26 | 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | TTh | FOLEY K

ESL WRITING FOR LIFE, WORK, AND COLLEGE
This hybrid course enables ESL students (Level 4-6) to become more confident English writers. Students attend class 4 hours per week (Fridays) and work independently online 8 hours per week. Course work focuses on writing skills for life, work, and college. Common writing mistakes are identified and students learn to write clear, grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs. Students must have access to the Internet (a computer) and possess basic computer skills.
BAST 017 E794 | 1-8 credits | Fee:$25 | H310
4/8-6/26 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | TTh | VULKOV-KARD

ESL LIFE SKILLS
The educational focus in this class is on preparing students for the workplace and transitioning students to the academic program; teaching students appropriate learning strategies and study skills that will develop academic knowledge, helping students become independent learners. This course equips students with the computer skills needed to make a successful transition from the ESL settings to higher academic studies at the community college level.
BAST 018 E795 | 1-7 credits | Fee:$25 | D109
4/9-6/25 | 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | MW | LEE K

ESL
These classes develop skills for life, work, and further education. Instruction is based on the Washington State Adult Learning Standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Grammar and vocabulary instruction support this focus. Students must attend class and complete online coursework.
Level 2-3
BAST 019 E798 | 1-15 credits | Fee:$25 | D126
4/8-6/26 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | MTWTh | TRAN C
Level 2-6
BAST 019 E796 | 1-6 credits | Fee:$25 | D102A
4/12-6/21 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Sat | VELASTEGUIM
Level 3
BAST 019 E797 | 1-18 credits | Fee:$25 | H304
4/8-6/26 | 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | MTWTh | ALI N