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: In most cases total online courses have no on campus time, everything from viewing lectures, participating in discussions, submitting assignments and quizzes are usually done online. There are some courses though, which may require a face-to-face orientation, exam review, or in-person test.
- Hybrid: Lectures and specific course activities are completed on campus. Other activities which may include discussions, submitting homework assignments, and quizzes are done online.
- Supplemental: Course resources and some activities could be completed online while the majority of course work takes place on campus.
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:
Brazosport College participates in Digitex which is a consortium of Texas community colleges for sharing online courses. Tuition and fees for courses taken for credit through the Digitex are the same as one would pay for any other course at Brazosport College. Credit for Digitex courses is shown on your Brazosport College transcript. To learn more view “What is Digitex & Steps for Interested BC Students” guide.
Take a Virtual Campus Tour
The tour is a one hour session offered online and on-campus each semester. The session provides an introduction to the Virtual Campus environment, available online support services, and general use of the most commonly used course tools such as email, discussions, dropbox, and quizzes. Reservations for a session is open a week prior to up to 2 weeks after each semester start date. To RSVP go to https://form.jotform.com/201622991966060
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.