Flexible Course Delivery

Flexible Learning

Open Entry/Open Exit (OE/OE) and Open Entry/Defined Exit (OE/ DE) courses:  Self-paced classes designed to allow students more flexibility in completing some of their coursework. Courses offered in these formats are designated in the class schedule with either an OE/OE (Open Entry/Open Exit) or an OE/DE (Open Entry/Defined Exit).

Distance Learning

Online course: Any course in which 100% of the required content is delivered online. Students may be required to take examinations in an approved environment where appropriate test security and supervision is available. Individual instructors can provide you with these details. Online classes from Lake Michigan College allow you to attend class from your home, office, or anywhere you have access to a computer and high-speed internet service.

Hybrid course: Any course in which 75-99% of the required course content is delivered online. These courses have significantly reduced seat time, but some attendance on campus is required. Campus attendance is specifically stated and explained in the course schedule and in the course syllabus (e.g., the course may meet once a week for fewer contact hours than traditional courses.)

Blended Learning course: Any course in which 25-74% of the course content is delivered online. These courses have reduced seat time, but some attendance on campus is required. Campus attendance is specifically stated and explained in the course schedule and in the course syllabus (e.g., the course may meet once a week for fewer contact hours than traditional courses.)​​​

If this is your first time taking an online course, you should complete the Student Online Readiness Tool (SORT) in order to gauge your readiness for the online classroom learning environment.

​For further information about Distance Learning, contact the Teaching & Learning Center at (269) 927-6118 or (269) 927-6120.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions offering distance education courses or programs have processes in place to ensure that the student registering for a course is the same student who participants in the course or receives course credit.