any suggestions from WCCCD students

  1. This summer I have to take DT, HSC 100(medical math), and Political Science. I am applying for the Fall semester nursing program so I want these classes out of the way when I start. I work full time so I may have to take them all online. Is that a good idea in your opinion? Or would it be best to take any of them on campus. Also, any suggestions on which instructors are good? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   sweetjean143
    Hello, I am also applying to the nursing program at wcccd for the fall. Online classes are great but I actually think they require more work than regular classes. I haven't taken medical math yet, but I did take Nutrition, and I must say that class was a challenge. It wasn't hard, it just had a lot of assignments. I'm not even sure if they offer that one online. So other than those three, are all your co-reqs done? How did you do in your pre-reqs? Well good luck!
  4. by   PG02
    They don't offer HSC 100 online and PS I'm not sure about that either. The online classes are just like going to class the only thing is you have to motavate yourself to stay within the instructors time tables and study and if you do that and know you're way around a computer and Blackboard then you should have no problems.

    Goodluck and they have the catalog for the summer online so you can get a sense of your schedule for classes before you register.
    Last edit by PG02 on Mar 15, '07
  5. by   kimrn09
    I looked at the schedule for the summer and they do offer HSC100 online. The on campus class times conflict with my work shcedule. Thats why I wanted to know if that was a good idea to take it online rather than in class. I am currently taking two classes online right now and you're right, it is more difficult as far as the number of assignments so, I'm a little nervous about taking HSC 100 online.
  6. by   sweetjean143
    well as long as you have the discipline, i say go for it. Have you been to any of the information meetings yet? They say you can't work full time and be in the program.
  7. by   kimrn09
    Yes, I've been to the meeting. I am quitting my job in August. Can't wait. Thanks for the suggestions! Hope to see you in the program come this fall! Good Luck!
  8. by   missgigius
    I have taken all of my classes online, except for AP2 and HSC 100. Online classes are great. I think you should check the course schedule again HSC 100 is not offered online this summer. HSC 200 is offered which is Lifespan Development. DT 130 is a busy class but it is not hard and Ms. Zabitz is a good teacher, I believe she is the only one teaching DT 130 online. I took Mark Huffman online for PS, he was great but I don't think he teaches at WCCCD anymore. One of my co-workers, took both P. Smith and B. Talpos and stated that she would not recommend them, but who know it could just be her (she has taken it twice ). I will be applying for the fall semester too, best wishes!!
    PS
    This semester I have Patho (online), Algebra (online), Lifespan (online) and HSC 100 on campus with Caroline P. and she is great so far. But after this I have the summer off because pre-reqs are done .
    Last edit by missgigius on Mar 31, '07
  9. by   kimrn09
    Quote from missgigius
    I have taken all of my classes online, except for AP2 and HSC 100. Online classes are great. I think you should check the course schedule again HSC 100 is not offered online this summer. HSC 200 is offered which is Lifespan Development. DT 130 is a busy class but it is not hard and Ms. Zabitz is a good teacher, I believe she is the only one teaching DT 130 online. I took Mark Huffman online for PS, he was great but I don't think he teaches at WCCCD anymore. One of my co-workers, took both P. Smith and B. Talpos and stated that she would not recommend them, but who know it could just be her (she has taken it twice ). I will be applying for the fall semester too, best wishes!!
    PS
    This semester I have Patho (online), Algebra (online), Lifespan (online) and HSC 100 on campus with Caroline Peltz and she is great so far. But after this I have the summer off because pre-reqs are done .
    Thanks for the tips! very much appreciated. Are you taking Brian Jordan for patho? I took his online class last semester and I thought he was great. Enjoy your summer off and hopefully we'll both get accepted in the fall!
  10. by   jjm22
    Has anyone taken micro over the summer? Also what is your C in the program??
  11. by   kimrn09
    Quote from jjm22
    Has anyone taken micro over the summer? Also what is your C in the program??
    I took micro online last summer and I thought it worked out pretty good.
  12. by   DAMomma
    HSC 100 on line? That is interesting:uhoh21: . I took that class right before I got into nursing school this past January. If you are nervous about taking it on line, I would strongly suggest for you to take it on campus. Speaking for myself, even when I studied the information, it really helped to be there in person to learn this. Remember Med Math is graded on the nursing school scale. Anything below 75% is failing.....no rounding up. I was so peeved at myself, my final grade was in the low 90s.....I walked out of class thinking I had a hard earned A...WRONG! it was a B:trout: . Last semester, I took HSC 100 with HSC 200 (on-line), and DT 130 on campus.

    Additional tips:
    • I checked out a book from the Western campus called Math Meds for Dummies. I read that book from front to back, memorized conversions, etc. I was familiar with the information so it really helped the first few weeks of class.
    • Keep in mind, what you learn in Med Math is what you will be tested on for EVERY CLINICAL rotation. You need to pass at 90% for the first year, and at 100% for the second year. No joke there. My first clinical this past week, out of 20 questions, I got 2 wrong....I was AT 90% (I forgot my grains conversions.....I did not think I would ever see that in the clinical setting.)
    • I did not have Peltz for math, but I had her for foundations....she ROCKS!
  13. by   DAMomma
    Question, is Jordan teaching this summer? I did not see his name. I still need to take Patho. I am a bit nervous because I will have Pharmacology with the short summer schedule.
  14. by   KDiaSmith
    Hi everybody!!! This is my second semester at WCCCD, the northwest campus!!! Im about to start my third semester in the summer and I wanted to know what teachers I should get for English 119, Political Science and Introductory to Biology!!! Leave your suggestions!!!
    Last edit by KDiaSmith on Mar 19, '07

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