Distance Education
Ogeechee Technical College

Below is a list of programs offered completely online:



Schedule of Classes


 

Accounting
Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AC13)
Accounting Diploma (AC12)
Computerized Accounting Specialist Certificate (CAY1)
Office Accounting Specialist Certificate (OA31)
Payroll Accounting Specialist Certificate (PA61)

Business Management
Business Management Associate of Applied Science (MD13)
Business Management Diploma (MD12)
Management and Leadership Specialist Certificate (MAL1)
Supervisor/Management Specialist Certificate (SS31)
Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate (HRM1)

Business Technology
Business Technology Associate of Applied Science (BA23)
Business Technology Diploma (BA22)
Administrative Support Assistant Certificate (AS21)
Medical Billing Clerk Certificate (MB21)
Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate (MF21)
Microsoft Office Application Professional Certificate (MF41)

Computer Information Systems
Network Support Specialist Certificate (NS31)
Computer Security Specialist Technical Certificate (CS11)

Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science (CJT3)
Criminal Justice Technology Diploma (CJT2)
Criminal Justice Fundamentals Certificate (CJ71)
Criminal Justice Specialist Certificate (CJ21)

Early Childhood Care and Education
Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate (ECP1)

Health Information Management Technology
Health Information Management Technology Associate of Applied Science (HI13)
Medical Coding Certificate (MC41)

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management
Event Coordinator Certificate (SES1)

Radiologic Technology
Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate (CT91)

Technical Studies
Applied Technical Management Associate of Applied Science (AS33)

 

Listed below are general education courses available online:


Health Science Core
ALHS 1011- Structure and Function of the Human Body
ALHS 1060- Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences
ALHS 1090- Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

Certificate/Diploma Level Core
COLL 1010- College and Career Success Skills
EMPL 1000- Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
ENGL 1010- Fundamentals of English I
MATH 1012- Foundations of Mathematics
PSYC 1010- Basic Psychology

Degree Level Core
BIOL 2113- Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2113L- Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
BIOL 2114- Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2114L- Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
ENGL 1101- Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1102- Literature and Composition
ENGL 2130- American Literature
MATH 1101- Mathematical Modeling
MATH 1111- College Algebra
MUSC 1101- Music Appreciation
PSYC 1101- Introductory Psychology
PHYS 1110- Conceptual Physics
SPCH 1101- Public Speaking

 

Online Learning

        

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Ogeechee Technical College’s Online Learning Site!

At Ogeechee Technical College, we believe in offering programs and courses in multiple formats to meet the needs of our students. Courses may be offered in a traditional face-to-face format, hybrid, or online. The beauty of online learning is that students have the flexibility to complete assignments on their own time within the class schedule. This means it’s perfectly okay to work in your pajamas!


Online Course Orientation: Student Policies & Procedures

Is Online Learning Right For Me?

Prior to registering for online courses, you should make sure online learning is a good fit for you. The most successful online students are those who are able to work independently and submit assignments on time. This requires self-discipline and basic computer skills. Online classes are not “work at your own pace” classes. You will be responsible for submitting assignments and participating in class discussions according to the course schedule.

Student Technology Skills

In addition to being comfortable operating within a technology-based educational environment, possessing basic computer literacy, and being able to perform fundamental computer functions in an efficient manner, online students should be comfortable performing the following tasks:

  • Accessing and using the Internet
  • Using an account name and password to log onto the course site
  • Sending and responding to email
  • Sending and receiving files electronically
  • Participating in online discussion boards
  • Searching websites as well as accessing required Internet-based learning resources
  • Applying basic troubleshooting techniques to “fix” hardware and/or software problems as required


Students must also have reliable access to a computer with Internet. Click HERE to check technology and system requirements.

We invite you to experience the convenience and excitement that comes from taking classes online at Ogeechee Technical College.
For a complete list of our online programs, click HERE. 

Proctoring Fees

In order to comply with accreditation requirements for the validation of student identity for all online courses, all students enrolled in online courses at Ogeechee Technical College are required to have a proctored event (a major exam or assignment). Students who live more than 75 miles from the main campus may request approval for an off-site proctor. Students may complete the proctored event at any TCSG college at no cost to the student. A list of TCSG test proctoring sites and contacts may be found by clicking HERE. Students will be responsible for any fees associated with off-site proctors.


Frequently Asked Questions

This page provides answers to common questions about online courses. Click the questions below to view the answers.
 

Q: What are online courses?

A: An online course is one delivered over the Internet by using the online learning management system (LMS). Ogeechee Technical College offers a selection of full-credit college-level courses over the Internet as a flexible alternative to traditional, on-campus classes. OTC uses the Blackboard LMS to deliver online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses.

Q: What do online courses cover?

A: Content in these classes is the same as their traditional counterparts on campus. Class sizes are limited so that instructors can provide the same level of personal interaction as in the traditional classroom. This personal interaction is accomplished using e-mail, online discussion forums and other technologies available to instructors and students.

Q: How do online courses work?

A: Students attend online courses by accessing the course content and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates and participate in class discussions and online activities.

OTC's online courses are not self-paced, independent study courses. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online class discussions.

Q: What skills should I possess to be successful in an online course?

A: Taking a course over the Internet requires the ability to work independently and to devise your own regular schedule for logging in class and completing assignments.

It is important to have the self-discipline and motivation to work on a flexible schedule without getting behind. Students must be prepared to dedicate several hours per week to each online or hybrid course if they wish to be successful.

Q: What computer hardware and software do I need to take an online course?

A: All online students need reliable, consistent access to a computer with internet. You can check specific computer/browser requirements on the GVTC website: http://www.gvtc.org/StudentOrientation/ComputerNeeds.aspx

Note: Some courses may have additional hardware/software requirements. Please contact the instructors of each course for special requirements. 

Q: Do I have to come to campus?

A: Online students generally do not have to come to campus for regular class meetings; however, all online students are required to come to campus or to an approved off-site proctor to complete one exam or major assignment.  Your instructor will provide more information about the specific proctored event.

You may also make an appointment to see an on-campus instructor (if available) or drop by during his/her posted office hours. You may find it more convenient to use e-mail or telephone.

Q: Do I have to be online at a certain time each day (or week)?

A: Some instructors may offer online lectures or discussions at a scheduled time, however, you are not required to attend during a specific time.  Students are required to keep up with the class schedule and to complete assignments before specified due dates. Some classes may have several due dates each week; others may require work once per week. You can choose the time of day or night you want to log on and work on an assignment, but you must complete it and submit it by the specified date and time.

Q: How much do online courses cost?

A: Online courses cost the same as traditional Ogeechee Technical College courses -- they are priced according to the number of credit hours. Credit hours are listed in the syllabus for each online class.

NOTE: Some online/hybrid courses use books that require an "Access Key." This Access Key is ONLY available with new books, or purchased directly from the publisher. It is your responsibility to check with the instructor of your online course to determine if the course will require an Access Key. Please do this before you purchase your books for online/hybrid classes. Financial aid may be available.

Q: How do I get technical help?

A: Ogeechee Technical College does not provide technical support for your home computer or assistance with your home Internet problems. If you are having a technical problem with Blackboard, please utilize the helpdesk by using the link on the Blackboard login page.

Q: What student services and resources are available?

A: All student services and student resources are available to online students. Please visit the OTC home page for details.

Q: How do I access my online course(s) and what are my username and password for Blackboard going to be?

A: To access your online course(s) in Blackboard, follow the steps listed below:

 

1. Go to the OTC website directly at www.ogeecheetech.blackboard.com or go to www.ogeecheetech.edu and click on Academics, and then click on Blackboard.

2. Type in your username and password in the following formats:

Username: 44_ (studentIDNumber)
Password: 44_ (studentIDNumber)

Note: 44 represents the two-digit college extension for Ogeechee Tech. Also notice that an underscore is used between the extension number and Student ID.

Student ID Number represents your OTC Student ID that begins with 9100 or 9101. This is a nine-digit number, which should be on your Student ID card. If you do not know your Student ID number, contact the Registrar’s Office.

3. After you login to Blackboard using your username and password, you should come to an Ogeechee Tech homepage. You will always get this page when you log in. To get to your online course(s), look under the Course List section, and then click on the course you want to enter.

Once logged in, you must change your password by clicking on the link provided.


If you have any problems logging in or experience technical difficulties, contact the college’s GVTC Online Coordinator:

Laura Bradley
lbradley@ogeecheetech.edu


 

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