Summer Microbiology Online Course at OCC

  1. I just found out that Ocean County College has opened another completely online microbiology course in their Summer 10 week semester starting May 23 2011. You need to buy a microscope with and oil immersion lens and an MBK LabPaq but considering what gas costs, its a wash.

    This course is the 4th section to open and it fills quickly. I am just finishing the spring course and I have an A in the bag. The professor is a dream and I just loved the course. I learned so much.

    They also have Anatomy and Physiology courses as well that my friends took. Its a great way to get your science prerequisites out of the way and still enjoy your summer.

    Try it you will like it.
    Cathyjac
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   SMOKEY2112
    So you don't need a proctor for any of the tests? Do you know if they let you pay with a payment plan or have to pay it all at once?
  4. by   JustBeachyNurse
    There is not a payment plan for their summer classes, only for fall and spring semesters for students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.

    Ocean county College adopted a full payment required at time of registration policy several years ago. There is a required purchase of the lab kit ($299) including microscope from the specified vendor. (In addition to the tuition, fees, and $100 distance learning/course fee)
  5. by   SMOKEY2112
    Thanks for the info hon!
  6. by   whymeagainandagain
    Dear Cathyjac,
    I am interested in buying the MBK LabPaq for microbiology from you if you want to sell it. I would also appreciate the answers to the lab manual.

    Please let me know.
    Thank you
  7. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Just as an FYI, the college receives a list of who purchases the lab kits, if you don't purchase the new kit (and you need to to get the one time use supplies) the college will administratively drop you from the course. (I know someone this happened to, they tried to use a kit from another student.)

    From Ocean County College:
    "ABOUT LAB KITS
    If your course has the requirement of a LABPAQ Kit, you are required to purchase a new LabPaq kit for this course within 10 days of the official beginning of this course.
    The manufacturers of LabPaq will send a list of students who have purchased the pack to the instructors.
    If you have not purchased a pack from LabPaq, your name will not be on the list and you will be administratively removed from the course.
    Employing a used kit or sharing a new individual kit with another student(s) is not acceptable and you will also be administratively removed from the course.
    Attention: LAB KITS from LAB PAQ can only be returned if unopened."

    http://www.ocean.edu/academics/dista...quirements.pdf
  8. by   quircky
    Cathyjac,

    Sounds as if this would be great for the summer. Just what I needed.

    Is there a course website for this microbiology online course?

    Thanks
    Quircky
  9. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Here's the school site for registration for summer courses:
    http://www.ocean.edu/admissions/regi...ons_summer.htm

    This is the information regarding lab packs and text books:
    http://www.ocean.edu/academics/dista...quirements.pdf

    The course site & syllabus aren't posted until right before the courses start.
  10. by   CNM2B201?
    EDUKAN also offers an online microbiology course for 125 a credit, no proctor, and you dont have to buy a lab kit/or microscope. Instead you download a virtual lab (15 bucks) which is actually really neat. makes you perform the same activities you would in a real lab and interpreting results and figuring out which tests are appropriate.
  11. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from CNM2B201?
    EDUKAN also offers an online microbiology course for 125 a credit, no proctor, and you dont have to buy a lab kit/or microscope. Instead you download a virtual lab (15 bucks) which is actually really neat. makes you perform the same activities you would in a real lab and interpreting results and figuring out which tests are appropriate.
    I thought at EDUKAN there was a proctor for the final? Those that have taken the class at EDUKAN, how is the final?? Difficult, not as bad as you thought?
  12. by   RuralGirl
    I did Edukan Microbiology final last week.The exam is proctored. Had a terrific prof. Got a straight A but be prepared to put in a lot of time.
  13. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from RuralGirl
    I did Edukan Microbiology final last week.The exam is proctored. Had a terrific prof. Got a straight A but be prepared to put in a lot of time.
    But how was the final? Hard? Did you get a study guide? Did you have quizzes in the class? If so..was the final like a combo of all the quizzes?
  14. by   CNM2B201?
    Quote from SMOKEY2112
    I thought at EDUKAN there was a proctor for the final? Those that have taken the class at EDUKAN, how is the final?? Difficult, not as bad as you thought?
    they started something new called bio sig...verifies your identity ...no need for a proctor.

    I got an A in the class, final wasnt bad. The hardest part is the lab and getting it right..they get harder as the course progresses.

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