Course Delivery Methods

At North Country Community College we understand that our students lead very busy lives.  With that in mind, we have developed the following course delivery methods that balance out the flexibility and structure that students need to be successful:

Instructional Methods How the Course Is Taught
On Campus Taught in-person for each scheduled class as per the course schedule.
face to face enhanced learning Flex
(Includes a zoom option)
Taught in-person for each scheduled class as per the course schedule along with a zoom option for students to participate in the class. Students get to choose whether to attend in person or live via Zoom on any given 
scheduled class.
Fully Online Asynchronous Online 100% asynchronous online. All course work is completed online with due dates and timelines with no live “real-time” instruction required.
Hybrid Courses that combine in person instruction in the classroom as per the course schedule along with online instruction (approx. 50% f2f in the classroom/50% online).
Blended Synchronous Learning Live Online Scheduled class times are taught through zoom in real-time as per the course schedule along with online activities (approx. 50% synchronous “live Zoom”/50% online).

 

On-Campus Courses: Some Face-to-Face courses will be held on campus for the Fall 2021 semester.  Those course sections will have the following section letters depending on the campus.

See the list below. 

  • Saranac Lake Campus section letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G
  • Malone Campus section letters: M, N, O, P, Q, R, S
  • Ticonderoga Campus section letters: T, U

H = Hybrid: Attendance Required.  Indicates a class that combines on-campus sessions with online work.  Often the class is divided equally between on-campus meetings and online work, although there may be some variation in the schedule.  Students are expected to be present at the time indicated on the schedule.  Lack of attendance at the scheduled class time may impact a student’s grade and ability to complete the course. All work is expected to be completed in line with established due dates and timelines.

F = Flex: Attendance Required, either On-Campus or via Live Video.  Indicates a class that has on-campus sessions that will be broadcast. Students may choose to attend class on campus or attend remotely via video conference.  Lack of attendance at the scheduled class time may impact a student’s grade and ability to complete the course. Regardless of how students choose to attend the class, all work is expected to be completed in line with established due dates and timelines.

V-VVV = Live Online: Attendance Required via Video.  Indicates a class delivered remotely (off-campus) with a live lecture session at a scheduled time, and students are expected to be present via video at the time indicated on the schedule. Lack of attendance at the scheduled time may impact a student’s grade and ability to complete the course. All work is expected to be completed in line with established due dates and timelines.

Z-ZZZ = Completely Online: Indicates a class delivered online only with no scheduled live lecture session.  Instructors may choose to schedule additional live study sessions or individual meeting sessions with students. All work is expected to be completed in line with established due dates and timelines.

Important Dates:

FA-21 dates for full semester classes 8/30 – 12/16

The number 1 after a section letter means it’s a 1st quarter class that runs from 8/30 – 10/20

The number 2 after a section letter means it’s a 2nd quarter class that runs from 10/25 – 12/16

On-Campus Protocols:
If you have chosen a course option that requires on-campus attendance or you plan to attend campus for a hi-flex class, be advised that strict adherence to the following protocols will be expected.  Any deviation from these protocols may result in a code of conduct violation and may result in your removal from the course or the college.  The following protocols include, but are not limited to:

  • Completing the Daily Health Screening form each day you come to campus, prior to your arrival.
  • Participating in pooled saliva testing weekly.
  • Maintaining six-foot distancing at all times, except when safety of the nature of the task requires a closer distance.
  • Wearing face coverings at all times on campus, even with the six-foot distancing. Face coverings may be removed when eating or drinking, if six-foot distancing is maintained.


For a more complete explanation, please visit our website:
On-Campus Expectations and Protocols--COVID-19