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Class Schedule and College Catalog

Find the classes that are right for you!

  • View the online Class Schedule to search a comprehensive list of classes by term and up-to-date registration availability. 

Students new to Lake Michigan College need to visit the Benton Harbor, Niles-Bertrand Crossing or South Haven Campuses to enroll in classes. Learn more about enrolling at LMC.

Returning Students can enroll for classes online through WaveLink or in person at the Benton Harbor, Niles-Bertrand Crossing, or South Haven Campuses.

Browse the Summer 2018 Class Schedule


Browse the Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Exact deadlines for all course changes are established and published each semester. No course changes may be made after the deadline except when initiated by the instructor because the student has been misplaced and the change is approved by the departmental dean.

Not sure how many contact billing hours your class has? Use the Contact Hour Chart! This searchable chart provides Academic Credit Hour and Contact Billing Hour information for each Lake Michigan College course.

Browse the 2018-2019 College Catalog

Course Delivery Methods

Courses may be delivered in a variety of modalities, from a traditional classroom setting (also referred to as face-to-face) to a fully online format, or with any combination in between. Individual departments in consultation with the faculty decide the choice of delivery method. The purpose of this list is to help students identify and understand the different course delivery systems that Lake Michigan College offers and recognize the delivery format of the course they are registered for.

Traditional courses meet in a traditional classroom setting, with the students and the instructor meeting together at a specific day/time and in a specific room.

FACE-TO-FACE (F2F) CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

In a traditional classroom environment, the instructor and the students are not separated by space or time. These courses can be of the following types:

  • LECTURE ONLY – The course consists primarily of scheduled lecture or seminar activities in the classroom. Lecture can include seminar, discussions, and other learning activities. Some courses might have online activities.
  • LABORATORY ONLY – The course consists primarily of scheduled, structured laboratory or studio activities. 
  • LECTURE AND LABORATORY – The course consists of a mixture of lecture and laboratory course types. The lecture portion of the course follows the lecture only definition and the laboratory portion of the course follows the laboratory only definition. 

INTERNSHIP/CO-OP

The course consists primarily of internship, co-op, or field study activities. These activities are usually outside the classroom.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent Study is a credit-bearing class taken by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member who provides guidance, on-going review, and final evaluation of student work.
 

These courses meet on campus but also have an option to participate online, either by attending remotely or by watching recorded class sessions. Students and instructor are engaged in learning activities simultaneously. Learning activities can include a broad range of methodologies, such as lecture, discussion, group projects during class time, labs, studio, videos, video conference discussions, document sharing and editing, etc. The class meets in-person at scheduled campus locations, but students can join in live from other locations via Zoom, Kaltura or other tools. Classroom meetings will be live-streamed for registered students and recordings posted on the course page in Canvas. There is no reduction in seat time in these types of courses.

ONLINE COURSES

Any course in which 100% of the required content is delivered online. Online classes from Lake Michigan College allow students to attend classes from home, office, or anywhere with access to a computer and high-speed internet service. In online courses, students submit assignments electronically over the Internet and interact with their instructors and other students via email and online discussions. There are no specific meeting times, however, students must have access to a computer and log in regularly. Students may be required to take examinations in an approved environment where appropriate test security and supervision is available Some courses require online exams to be taken under the supervision of an approved proctor, an educational official who supervises a student during an exam. While most local proctoring services are free, some may charge small fees. Additional details are on the Virtual Student Services page. There is reduction in seat time in these types of courses.

HYBRID COURSES

Any course in which 75-99% of the required course content is delivered online. These courses have significantly reduced seat time with some attendance/meeting requirement. Instructors decide on whether the meeting will be online or on-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.) 

A hybrid class requires less time commitment for a face to face synchronous interactions, but has a commensurate increase in the time students are expected to spend out of class on asynchronous class work. The asynchronous component may include an online or an independent learning component. Students should log in to their classes to become familiar with course structures and requirements.
 

Blended courses are a combination of delivery types with specific meeting days/times, and online participation. Students should log in to their classes to become familiar with course structures and requirements. Instructional content includes a combination of media, including classroom-based, face-to-face instruction and technology enhanced instruction. Campus attendance is specifically stated and explained in the course schedule and in the course syllabus. There could be a reduction in seat time in these types of courses. Instructional time is less than 75% online.