Prior to initial enrollment in open-entry study through Learn on Demand, students must agree to the terms outlined in the Learning Contract (pdf download). The contract will be completed as part of the admission application. A Learning Contract is an agreement of the mutual understandings and expectations to study and complete courses or modules following the standards outlined within this document.
In order to register for course modules, students must select a start date for each course module and accept the subsequent end date (this date will be available to students prior to completing the registration process). The class end date is the required date by which the course module and terms of the Learning Contract must be completed. Maximum lengths of time for course module completion are determined by the credit hours that are awarded for each module as follows:
For example, a course or module that is offered for 0.4 credit hours would be required to be completed within three weeks. During the registration process, a student will select a start date for the course or module and the end date will auto-populate based upon the schedule above.
KCTCS Online: Learn On Demand courses are offered in two formats: full courses or modules. The modularized credit format allows students to register for courses that are components of the full course. For example, IT 100 may be taken as IT 100 or as modules: IT 1001, IT 1002, and IT 1003. The sum of the modularized credit courses (IT 1001, IT 1002, and IT 1003) is equal to the full course (IT 100). If a student takes a full course, that course will appear on the transcript in the term in which the student earned the credit. If a student takes a modularized course, it will display on the transcript in the term the student earned the credit and once all modules of the full course are earned, the full course will appear on the transcript. When a student registers for a General Education module, the student must complete all of the modules in that series to fulfill General Education category requirements, e.g., ECO 101 – 3 credits meets the Social Interaction category requirement. If ECO 101 has three modules, ECO 1011, 1012, and 1013, all three ECO 101 modules must be completed before the Social Interaction category requirement will be fulfilled. The student cannot take three modularized courses from three different parent courses to meet the general education category requirement, e.g., ANT 1011, ECO 1011, and PY 1101.
KCTCS Online students understand that that they are responsible for fulfilling the following requirements: