Choosing the right class format is easy if you know yourself! Consider your learning style, your ideal class location and your family situation. 

RCBC offers five course formats* to meet the needs of all students:

On-Campus (Self-Service code: Location)

icon of students in an in-person classroomOn-Campus* classes will be limited with a priority for those that have a hands-on component, such as labs and clinical experiences. Courses will be limited in capacity and will feature safety measures such as mask requirements, plastic dividers, social distancing and access to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. There will be gaps between classes run in the same room to provide facilities time to sanitize them more frequently.

If you thrive on face-to-face interaction, feel uncomfortable using technology such as Blackboard Collaborate or Webex and do not live with someone who is immunocompromised, this is the option for you! 

*In the event of another campus closure, On-Campus classes will switch to an Online Live format. 

Online Live (AKA Virtual Live - Self-Service code: VLC)

an icon of a student learning living onlineOnline Live classes meet online at the same day and time each week to include discussions similar to on-campus sessions. Faculty and students must meet together via Blackboard Collaborate, Google Meet or Webex.

If you’re comfortable with the format of online classes but sometimes need an extra nudge to get you to the finish line, this is the option for you! 

Online Any Time (AKA Online - Self-Service code: DLC)

icon of a student learning traditionally online without a set meeting scheduleThe college's traditional online format. These classes offer general deadlines and guidance but progress according to their own schedule in a self-paced environment.

If you work full-time, have kids who require your attention at home or live with someone who is immunocompromised, this is the option for you!

Hybrid (Self-Service code: HYB)

icon of hybrid online and in-person learningHybrid classes meet both on-campus and online. Usually classes meet one day per week in a classroom and the other online.

If you learn well both online and in-person and don’t mind coming to campus once in a while, this is the option for you!

Hybrid Mixed Mode (Self-Service code: HMM)

icon of in-person learning with alternate flexibilityHMM is a mixed mode class that has more than one part. One session will meet in-person or virtually at a scheduled time. The other parts will vary depending on your course. The additional methods can include virtual class meetings or online with no required class meetings.

These courses are designed for hands-on learning and to provide flexibility to allow the most interaction with faculty in a socially-distanced environment.

To download the list of HMM courses for fall 2021, click here

*In accordance with state guidelines and if on-campus classes are permitted to resume this fall, these are the course formats that will be offered.