Anybody had online science classes actually accepted?

  1. I've read many of the posts about CCCOnline and how the classes do not actually say on the trascript that they are online. Has anyone actually had their A&P classes accepted by a traditional program on the basis that they were completed at the home community college. Do you tell admissions that they were online classes? Or do you keep it hush as if they were completed in person? I had a school tell me that they wouuld without doubt accept A&P from Arapahoe CC (one home school), but I never mentioned that it was done onine. What do you think?
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  3. by   mona b RN
    Quote from d&d's mom
    I've read many of the posts about CCCOnline and how the classes do not actually say on the trascript that they are online. Has anyone actually had their A&P classes accepted by a traditional program on the basis that they were completed at the home community college. Do you tell admissions that they were online classes? Or do you keep it hush as if they were completed in person? I had a school tell me that they wouuld without doubt accept A&P from Arapahoe CC (one home school), but I never mentioned that it was done onine. What do you think?

    I think that it is 2004 and it really doesn't matter whether the course is on-line or not, but always check the institution that you wish to transfer to. I know that even the brick and mortar schools have hybrid courses for science so taking an on-line course it really is not a far fetched idea anymore or even unusual.


    Implying to keep it hush hush makes it sound like you are doing something wrong by taking an on-line course. Many times on-line courses are even more challenging and you have to work a little harder.


    mona
  4. by   klone
    Quote from d&d's mom
    I've read many of the posts about CCCOnline and how the classes do not actually say on the trascript that they are online. Has anyone actually had their A&P classes accepted by a traditional program on the basis that they were completed at the home community college. Do you tell admissions that they were online classes? Or do you keep it hush as if they were completed in person? I had a school tell me that they wouuld without doubt accept A&P from Arapahoe CC (one home school), but I never mentioned that it was done onine. What do you think?
    I have/am taking almost all my science classes on line through Rio Salado. Since I live in AZ, all the local schools are very aware of the fact that Rio's classes are online. I haven't had any problems with them accepting them (which doesn't surprise me, they would pretty much be shooting themselves in the foot since Rio Salado is part of the same CC network as my school).
  5. by   Hopegirl
    I had/have the same concern about taking my Microbiology class online through CCC, since I am applying to an extremely competitive program here in San Diego. But I sent all the information to the school, including the fact that it was online, and they said that they would accept it. I'm still worried that when it comes down to scrutinizing my GPA, GRE Scores, interviews, etc., that it could be a make it or break it sort of thing if the decision is close, but I guess we'll just see! I would rather take this course in person, but my schedule does not permit that at this time, so I'm doing what's right for me. My guess is that it will be fine.

    Good luck!
    -J
  6. by   fotografe
    I am taking a & p I & II and Chem online through the Iowa Community Colleges Consortium.

    http://www.iowacconline.org/

    I sent the course descriptions and syllabi to my admissions office before registering and they said they would accept them. I will let you know at the end of the summer if they were good courses or not. I have emailed back and forth with the Chem prof and he seems like a great teacher -- and especially suited to teaching an online course.
  7. by   MonkeyRN
    How does the lab portion of the science classes work if it's all online? Like for micro, don't you need a microscope, organisms, media, petri dishes, etc? I would love to take my last science class (physiology) online but my nursing counselor is off for the summer so I can't approve it through her.
  8. by   skislalom
    My online science classes are kind of hybrids...

    my chem I spent one night a week in recitation and lab...3 hours
    5credit class...we did lab quizzes, corrected homework and did our labwork on campus-sure beat going to class 4 days a week-commuting

    Lecture, Exams, assignments and extra credit work was done online


    I am now taking an accelerated A&P and will be spending 5hrs a night on Tuesdays on campus in lab-plus open lab time...exams and assignments are done online

    All the online science at my college seem to be hybrids like this...lecture etc online...actual lab time on campus.

    It's pretty neat to actually MEET your online classmates.

    I am sure my college won't have a problem accepting my online sciences...since I took them through them. I have heard that some distance learning..they send the lab stuff to you to do at home.

    ~T
  9. by   fotografe
    Quote from Puck Monkey
    How does the lab portion of the science classes work if it's all online? Like for micro, don't you need a microscope, organisms, media, petri dishes, etc? I would love to take my last science class (physiology) online but my nursing counselor is off for the summer so I can't approve it through her.
    I am not doing micro online as of yet so I can't answer that, but the Chem lab is a computer simulation program called, understandably enough, Chemlab. I think you can get a demo version at www.modelscience.com. There are also home experiments that you do with things you can get at the grocery store. I think the combination works fine for the introductory chem class, but if you have never taken a chem class before in a brick and mortar classroom and you want to take more advanced chem classes with a lab, you might want to think about a course that gives you a live lab so you can learn to handle the various equipment. It is fantastic if this is your only chem class.

    The A & P I am feeling a little mixed about. THere is so much memorization with this, that I feel like I am missing out by not touching things. THere are plenty of resources on the web, and I am looking at several textbooks so I can see different photos of the various body parts and slides, but sometimes I would like to touch a skeleton to have it stick in my brain. Both Instructors (Klepper for Chem and Jorstad for A & P) that I have are very responsive when I email them. They have their lectures in power point and in notes that are excellent. I think their expectations are pretty on the mark and I do feel I am learning what I need to learn.

    It does take a lot of time. You save the commute time, but you do a lot of independent research. The upside is you can work "in class" at all hours.

    Hope this helps.

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