Use of the Internet
The Internet is an essential medium for communication and research in higher education and in business. Employees are increasingly expected to possess basic computer literacy skills. At Chesapeake, most courses, even traditional face-to-face courses, require some use of the Internet, and students are often required to use computers to write and submit papers and other class assignments.
Chesapeake students may use one of the many open access computers in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the Wye Mills campus, or in the Multi-Service Center (MSC) in Cambridge. Access to computer equipment and Internet access from home is strongly recommended. Students who lack computer or Internet skills and concepts may acquire those skills by enrolling in CIS-109 and/or CIS-115.
Online and Hybrid Classes
Chesapeake College offers a variety of online learning opportunities to fit students’ needs and schedules. Selected classes are totally online, requiring no visits to the campus. Many others are taught 90% online, requiring students to be on campus only for events such as a course orientation or important exams. Hybrid classes meet half the time online and half the time in a scheduled campus classroom.
Before signing up for online courses, students should consider whether online learning is right for them. Online classes achieve the same outcomes and cover the same material as their face-to-face equivalents. However, online classes often require more reading, writing, and computer skills. Successful online students are typically self-disciplined, and able to keep up with deadlines and manage their time well.
Chesapeake College offers an online self-test to help students decide whether they are good candidates for online learning. The SmarterMeasures self-test is free and takes about 30 minutes to complete. It may be accessed at http://chesapeake.readi.info with the username chesapeake and the password student. Students who take this self-test receive confidential feedback via email.
Interactive Videoconference Classes
In addition to courses taught in traditional, online, and in hybrid settings, the college offers selected classes to multiple sites using classrooms equipped with interactive videoconferencing systems. These special classrooms on the Wye Mills, Cambridge, and Easton campuses can also connect to similar classrooms in other Maryland community colleges.
Currently, the College offers two degree and two certificate programs that may be taken fully online by selecting the appropriate courses:
- Business Administration - A.A. Degree
- Liberal Arts & Sciences (200) - A.A. Degree
- Transfer Studies - Basic Certificate
- Transfer Studies - Advanced Certificate
For more information about these programs, please contact the Admissions office at 410.822.5400, ext. 2240.