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.
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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.
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.
ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) COURSES
Class meets Tuesday & Thursday, 2:45 – 4:45 pm plus 4 hours online work each week. Make your English sound more natural. Learn and practice sounds, stress and rhythm. For students in ESL Level 3 or higher. Register for E793.
Class meets Saturday, 10:00 – 1:00 pm plus 3 hours online work each week. Learn the English you’ll need to start and run your own business. For students in ESL Level 4 or higher. Register for E845.
ESL LIFE SKILLS
Class meets Monday & Wednesday, 2:45 – 4:45 pm plus 4 hours online work each week. Learn English for life in the U.S. (renting, buying, job searches, and more). For students in ESL Level 1-4. Register for E795.
Improve your vocabulary! Read interesting articles, watch TV shows and films, an discuss with others. Learn word study tips and have fun while your vocabulary expands! Register for E502 (meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 -3:00pm) or E602 (meets Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 -9:00 pm)
WRITING FOR LIFE, WORK, AND COLLEGE
Class meets Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm plus 4 hours online work each week. Learn English writing skills—organizing ideas, grammar, effective style. For students in ESL Level 3 or higher. Register for E794.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPY (PHIL 101)
This hybrid course meets once a week, Tuesdays from 2:45 – 5:15pm, and is a general introduction to Philosophy.
GENERAL PHYSICS (PHYS 114)
This hybrid course meets on campus once a week, Tuesday mornings from 8:00 – 10:30am.
PUBLIC SPEAKING (CMST 220)
This interactive Pubic Speaking course is designed to further enhance understanding of the basic concepts, vocabulary, theories and processes relevant to the study and application of public speaking in a professional environment. Emphasis will be on real-world speaking situations as well as advanced speaking models. Prerequiste: ENGL 100 or instructor’s permission. Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:45am – 12:15pm.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT COURSES
MATH AND SCIENCE ACTIVITIES (ESS 161)
This course introduces students to a variety of age appropriate pre-math and science experiences that foster and develop cognitive skills. Students explore culturally diverse and age appropriate materials and activities that encourage children to be actively involved in problem solving, investigating, and using inquiry skills. Students develop diverse props and resources that encourage children to touch, manipulate and discover while promoting their thinking skills. Class meets Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT (ECC 171)
Students learn how to select and present music and movement activities that reflect diversity and are developmentally appropriate for ages birth through preschool. Emphasis is on the importance of music in children’s daily lives, as well as techniques for presenting musical activities including songs, finger plays, rhythm and movement activities. Class meets Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
ART AND CREATIVITY (ECC 112)
This course provides an overview of the developmental stages of childre’s art and the importance of open-ended art experiences. Students practice presenting a variety of art activities, learn why it encourages creativity, what factors make it culturally diverse and age appropriate, and develop a resource file of culturally diverse and age-specific activities. Class meets Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
PRACTICUM COURSES: ECC 191, 192, 193, 290, 291 AND 292
During practicum experiences, students learn, practice and implement effective skills and techniques learned in class, and that include basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Strategies to support learning and brain development in children, embrace families from diverse backgrounds, as well as understanding child growth and development from a multi-cultural perspective and how to meet children’s individual and group needs. The outcomes and competencies are based on the Washington State Skill Standards for Early Childhood Professionals and Washington Core Competencies. Class times arranged individually with instructor.