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Online prereqs at U or Rochester (vs Portage, CCC, Edukan and John Hopkins))

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Hi, has anybody taken online prerequisites at U of Rochester? How was it in terms of difficulty and strength? I would also be grateful for any feedback on John Hopkins, Portage, Colorado Community College and Edukan. PS not looking for price comparison; just how difficult courses were, their quality and if you had any issues transferring them. Thank you so very much!! 

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I'm currently taking General Chemistry I through Barton Community College online. They're part of the EDUKAN network. 

The course is essentially self taught, as with many online courses but we are provided with numerous resources.

The course grading is broken down into 5 sections, Multimedia (20%), Tests (20%), Discussion (15%), Lab (30%), and Final (15%). You must earn at least a 70% on your labs or you fail the entire course. 

Instructional methods are through powerpoint and through online multimedia key concept instruction and practice comprehension questions. The lab is a physical kit which you do at home (order directly from the manufacturer rather than from the school, it is cheaper). 

My professor has Exam Review documents in every module which are more or less similar questions to what you'll see on the exam, but with different figures. Exams are not proctored but you do use RESPONDUS Lock Down Browser. So you can't do anything else on your computer aside from take the test. 

Overall the course is not difficult, but it does require dedication to complete the workload. The multimedia assignments sometimes take a while to do. I would recommend this course to others. 

I completed the remainder of my prerequisites at Coconino Community College. They are located in Arizona but the course are available online. I'm a career changer and decided I wanted to be in nursing school January 2020 back in February/March of this year. I completed Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology in Summer of 2019 at Coconino. They were accelerated courses, with A&P I and A&P II being 4 weeks each and Microbiology being 10. 

The courses demand time, just like Chemistry did but due to the accelerated format it was even more time consuming. The labs were a major component of each course. A&P I and A&P II have lab manuals that you order from the school and most of the experiments you can conduct either online through virtual dissections or are models you make with materials you buy locally (play-doh for example). Microbiology is a lab kit that you order from a manufacturer. The course content was laid out well and I believe that I was able to learn a significant amount from these courses. Course schedules vary at Coconino, typically they're semester long courses but in summer they offer the accelerated blocks at times. 

It is feasible to get an A in all of the courses but you can't skip out on your readings. The textbook was essential for these, especially Microbiology. 

Both institutions are regionally accredited and credits have been accepted without issue. 

 

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On 11/19/2019 at 3:46 PM, Sapper108 said:

I'm currently taking General Chemistry I through Barton Community College online. They're part of the EDUKAN network. 

The course is essentially self taught, as with many online courses but we are provided with numerous resources.

The course grading is broken down into 5 sections, Multimedia (20%), Tests (20%), Discussion (15%), Lab (30%), and Final (15%). You must earn at least a 70% on your labs or you fail the entire course. 

Instructional methods are through powerpoint and through online multimedia key concept instruction and practice comprehension questions. The lab is a physical kit which you do at home (order directly from the manufacturer rather than from the school, it is cheaper). 

My professor has Exam Review documents in every module which are more or less similar questions to what you'll see on the exam, but with different figures. Exams are not proctored but you do use RESPONDUS Lock Down Browser. So you can't do anything else on your computer aside from take the test. 

Overall the course is not difficult, but it does require dedication to complete the workload. The multimedia assignments sometimes take a while to do. I would recommend this course to others. 

I completed the remainder of my prerequisites at Coconino Community College. They are located in Arizona but the course are available online. I'm a career changer and decided I wanted to be in nursing school January 2020 back in February/March of this year. I completed Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology in Summer of 2019 at Coconino. They were accelerated courses, with A&P I and A&P II being 4 weeks each and Microbiology being 10. 

The courses demand time, just like Chemistry did but due to the accelerated format it was even more time consuming. The labs were a major component of each course. A&P I and A&P II have lab manuals that you order from the school and most of the experiments you can conduct either online through virtual dissections or are models you make with materials you buy locally (play-doh for example). Microbiology is a lab kit that you order from a manufacturer. The course content was laid out well and I believe that I was able to learn a significant amount from these courses. Course schedules vary at Coconino, typically they're semester long courses but in summer they offer the accelerated blocks at times. 

It is feasible to get an A in all of the courses but you can't skip out on your readings. The textbook was essential for these, especially Microbiology. 

Both institutions are regionally accredited and credits have been accepted without issue. 

 

Thank you so much! This is very helpful! I am a career changer too, just starting to research this path. I appreciate you taking the time to respond!

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