Online Learning at Westmoreland County Community College

Online Learning Provides Convenience and Flexibility

Balancing college with other responsibilities is challenging. That's why we offer many programs and degrees fully or partially online. Students can achieve educational success while meeting their personal and professional obligations. Online learning provides flexibility and convenience at the same tuition rate as face-to-face classes.

Students use state-of-the-art interactive web conferencing technologies and a course management system to interact with their instructor and classmates.

Online Learning

Teaching Modalities

A modality is a style of course delivery. Westmoreland offers several modalities that provide opportunities for both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Faculty are encouraged to discuss the differences in instructional styles with their students.

Face-to-Face

Instruction is delivered live, in-person at one of Westmoreland’s campuses or centers. Courses meet synchronously in a face-to-face setting at a scheduled classroom location, date, and time.

The institution LMS may be needed to access some course materials. 

Course Modality Code: (Example: PDV 101 01)

Online

Courses are delivered online using the institution LMS. A computer or laptop is recommended for participating and completing online course work.

Students interact with their instructor and classmates via online discussions, assignments, group projects, and adhere to deadlines set within the LMS.

Course Modality Code: W (Example: PDV 101 WA)

Blended

Instruction is split between learning activities in the LMS and the classroom. Courses meet synchronously in a face-to-face setting at a scheduled classroom location, date and time. No more than 50 percent of the course work shall occur outside of the classroom.

Course Modality Code: B (Example: PDV 101 BA)

Live Remote

Instruction is delivered synchronously via the institution web conferencing platform as scheduled.

Students interact with their instructor and classmates via the web conferencing platform and other LMS assigned activities.

Course Modality Indicator: R (Example: ENG 161 RA)

Blended Live Remote

Instruction is delivered synchronously via the institution web conferencing platform as scheduled and split between learning activities in the LMS. No more than 50 percent of the course work shall occur outside of the classroom.

Students interact with their instructor and classmates via the web conferencing platform and other LMS assigned activities.

Course Modality Indicator: BR (Example: BUS 120 BRA)