Flexible Course Delivery

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.)​​​

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For questions about Distance Learning, call 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.