In support of the College’s mission, the mission of the Distance Learning and Online Instruction department is to support student success and expand educational opportunities through developing, enhancing, and assessing quality online courses, student services, and faculty professional development in a data driven, collaborative, and diverse virtual community.
About Distance Learning
Distance Learning at Brazosport College offers educational opportunities for those in need of flexible hours and convenient access to a wide range of quality courses from the comfort of their own home. With availability to online support services and resources with a click of a button our Virtual Campus provides an excellent opportunity to achieve your educational and career goals online.
Brazosport College offers the following types on Internet based courses:
- Online courses are those in which 85-100% is done online. In most cases, full or total online courses have no in-class time, everything from viewing lectures, participating in discussions, submitting assignments and quizzes usually done online. There are some courses though, which may require a face-to-face orientation, exam review, or in-person test.
- Hybrid courses are those in which more than 15%, but less than 85% of the course is done online. Typically these courses offer a lab component or request attendance for a lecture on campus. Everything else, participating in discussions, submitting assignments, and quizzes are done online.
- Supplemental courses are those in which less than 15% of the course is done online. Typically only course resources are available online, everything else takes place in the classroom.
Registering for Distance Education Courses
Students should first determine course availability prior to registration. It is recommended that students who wish to take an online course register as soon as possible to ensure a spot in the class, as online course sections tend to fill quickly. Registration can be done through the myBC system.
Support for Distance Education
Student taking courses online have equitable access to all college support services. First and foremost, students should visit the Distance Learning website, which contains a wealth of information including the online student handbook, instructional videos, and answers to frequently asked questions. Other support for online learning can be accessed as follows:
The Virtual College of Texas
Brazosport College participates in the Virtual College of Texas (VCT), a consortium of Texas community colleges for sharing Internet courses. Tuition and fees for courses taken for credit through the Virtual College of Texas are the same one would pay for similar courses at Brazosport College. Credit for VCT courses is shown on the Brazosport College transcript. Not every course that is listed on the state schedule will be available to Brazosport College students. Consult the VCT web site, then contact the Brazosport College Distance Education at 979-230-3368 for more information regarding Virtual College of Texas enrollment.
Take a Virtual Campus Tour
The Virtual Campus Tour is a one hour session offered online and on-campus at various times throughout the first couple of months during the fall and spring semester. The session will provide an introduction to the Virtual Campus environment, available online support services, and general use of the most commonly used online course tools such as email, discussions, dropbox, and quizzes.
To RSVP go to http://secure.jotform.us/mcconnel/rsvpvirtualtour
Through a careful selection of online courses, student can complete the General Education Core online. Students can also complete the Associate of Arts (Online) . Contact a counselor or advisor for further information about online degree choices.