Most web classes require some form of orientation. Orientation is used to give students important information about the course. The following are examples of different types of orientation that may be required.
Online Orientation – Students must complete the online orientation module in Canvas by the course instructor’s stated due date.
Face to Face Orientation – Orientation will be held on campus or via Zoom on a specified day, date, time, and room if held on-campus. If students are unable to attend orientation on the specified date and time, which varies by class, they need to contact the instructor.
Verification of Identity
Distance education courses may require the student’s identity to be verified for certain assignments. Mountain Empire Community College does not charge any additional fees for the purpose of verifying student identify. If external identity verification services are required, or if the student chooses to use such services, the student is responsible for any and all costs incurred.
Classes with section numbers that include a “W” are Web classes. In courses offered in this delivery format, all instruction is web based.
- Web Asynchronous (WA) – Students learn on their own schedule online while adhering to posted deadlines.
- Web Synchronous (WS) – Students and faculty interact online on specific days/times using technology such as Zoom, Canvas, or Google Classroom.
Classes with section numbers that include “C” are Compressed Video classes. These are courses delivered via video to two or more sites. Students may be at a different location than the instructor.
Classes with section numbers that include “X” are independent Study classes. These are highly individualized, planned studies.
Classes with section numbers that include an “H” are Hybrid classes. These classes require students to attend class on-campus less often by utilizing on-line components that can be completed at home.
- Hybrid Asynchronous (HA) – Students learn on their own schedule while adhering to posted deadlines, with some in-person sessions required on-campus.
- Hybrid Synchronous (HS) – Students and faculty interact online on specific days/times using technology such as Zoom, Canvas or Google Classroom, with some in-person sessions required on-campus.
Class Section Information
This indicates one of several sections of the same course but reflects different days, times, instructors and locations.
|Summer First Short Session||D|
|Summer Second Short Session||E|
|Summer Long Session||T|
|Web Classes||WA1-WA9, WS1-WS9|
|3 Week Session||3W1-3W3|
|8 Week Session||81-82|
Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL),
Shared with other Virginia Community Colleges
Face to Face classes are assigned a classroom by building. If your classroom has one of the letters in front of the number, that will be the building where your class is located; for example: G101, D242, R117, P218:
D-Dalton-Cantrell Hall G-Godwin
P-Phillips-Taylor Hall H-Holton
Details will be announced in class by instructor.
|Clinical location will be announced in class||CLIN|
|Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia||CWIA|
|Dickenson County Community Hospital||DCCH|
|Dickenson Center for Edu. & Research, Clintwood||DCER|
|Gate City High School||GCHS|
|Holston Valley Medical Center||HVMC|
|Indian Path Medical Center||IPMC|
|John Tyler Community College||JTCC|
|Lee County Career Center||LCC|
|Lee Health and Rehab||LH/R|
|Lee High School||LHS|
|Norton Community Hospital||NCH|
|Pioneer Center, Duffield||PC-D|
|Ridgeview High School||RHS|
|Scott Co. Career/Technical Ctr||SCO|
|Southside Virginia Comm. College||SVCC|
|Southwest Va. Comm. College||SWCC|
|To Be Announced||TBA|
|Virginia Highlands Comm. College||VHCC|
|Wytheville Community College||WCC|
|Wise County Career and Technical Center||WCT|
TBA is the acronym for To Be Announced. The college uses this term when a classroom, instructor, or days/times are unknown. Students may ignore the TBA listed for online courses because there are no days/times or classroom assigned to those classes (this is a system default). If you are registered for a face to face course and it has TBA listed for any of those fields (classroom, instructor, or days/times), your instructor or a representative from the scheduling academic division will contact you via your student e-mail.
Days of the Week
Face to face classes may meet any day of the week. If you have registered for a face to face class, you will see the days of the week listed below on your schedule: