Independent Study, Cooperative Experience, Internship and Occupational Experience
Some PCC programs offer independent study, cooperative experience (COP), internship or occupational experience courses. Internship and occupational experience courses are usually offered off campus; however, these courses maintain the same standards and provide the same quality of education as courses taken on campus.
Independent study, COP, internship, some clinical, and occupational experience courses must meet the following conditions:
- The courses form part of an approved curriculum which is required for graduation.
- The assigned credit value and contact time in class are in compliance with state guidelines and are the same as on-campus courses.
- The courses are graded with the same criteria used for on-campus courses.
- The courses have appropriate assignments with an outlined course of study.
- While student supervision may be conducted by job-site officials, the course of study is supervised and controlled by PCC and not by those officials.
- The course requires that there will be regular communication between the student and instructor.
Contact an academic advisor if you are interested in this form of instruction.
Common Instructional Methods at PCC
Please note that not every course offered fits precisely into the instructional method assigned, please contact your instructor, department chair, or advisor if you have questions about the instructional method being used in a course.
RM - Remote Real-Time
Student Experience: Class will be taught in real-time, with 100% remote delivery at pre-determined times. There is no scheduled in person attendance and no room assigned on-campus. Class will be 100% real-time live meetings delivered remotely via technology.
RH - Remote Hybrid
Student Experience: Class will have some live real-time remotely-delivered meetings at pre-determined times and some on-line components. Percentage of on-line versus remote-real time can vary by class. There is no scheduled in person attendance.
HF - HyFlex
Student Experience: A highly flexible experience where the course is delivered entirely remotely in real-time, entirely in person in real-time, or a combination of the two. Some instructors will have specific schedules of flex days, others will leave the choice up to the student. Please contact your instructor for more information.
HL - HyFlex with Lab
Student Experience: A highly flexible experience where the course is delivered entirely remotely in real-time, entirely in-person in real-time, or a combination of the two.
Some part of this course will require in-person attendance, even if it is not strictly a lab. Please contact your instructor for more information.
CL - Classroom Based
Student Experience: Class meetings are on-site and in-person.
CB - Competency Based
Student Experience: Student’s will have a fixed amount of time to meet specific competencies before receiving credit for the class.
HY - Hybrid
Student Experience: Class will have some live in-person components, and some on-line components. Percentage of on-line versus in-person can vary by class.
ON - Online
Student Experience: Class is entirely online with no real-time expectations.