RCTC offers courses in a number of delivery formats to best meet students’ needs. There are six course delivery formats. If the delivery method is blank, your class meets in-person on campus. If you want to search for a specific delivery method, select the “Delivery Method” when registering in eServices. Be sure to click on the Name of the course in e-Services to review the Notes section and other course details. Instructors and departments will communicate further details directly to students enrolled in the class.
What course format is right for you? Take a look below and if you have questions, please reach out to your advisor or call the Welcome and One Stop Center at 507-285-7210.
Students and instructors meet in person for class at regularly scheduled days and times.
Completely Online Asynchronous (Anytime) Classes
Instructors provide materials and assignments that students access online anytime or within a given time frame, such as one week, rather than instructors and students meeting together as a class on a regular schedule. Exams are also all online.
Completely Online Synchronous (At Same Time) Classes
Student and instructors must be online at the same time during scheduled days and times. 100% of instruction is online with no in-person meetings. Exams are also online.
Mostly Online Classes (In-Person Exams)
Students can expect instruction to be delivered mostly online (either asynchronous and/or synchronous), but exams are in-person.
Students can expect a combination of in-person and online instruction. The online instruction will be synchronous (at the same time). The in-person component may include rotating classroom attendance to maintain social distancing. Exams may be in-person or online.
Students can expect a combination of in-person and online instruction. The online instruction may be either asynchronous and/or synchronous. The in-person component may include rotating classroom attendance to maintain social distancing. Exams may be in-person or online.