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Laredo College is back with more alternatives for students

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In the era of innovation and the current pandemic situation, Laredo College continues to offer more educational alternatives for students to reach their academic goals. Therefore, our institution decided to continue offering students more options such as online, on-campus and hybrid courses, a combination of on-campus and online instruction.

A hybrid course is a blend between two modes of instructional methods of learning in which students enjoy the flexibility of a virtual class with scheduled face-to-face meetings. A traditional hybrid course includes 50% to 85% of the planned instruction online with on campus face-to-face instruction also included.

These courses rely upon the similar elements used in online courses with the included face-to-face mode of instruction.  Students will need to adhere to the class schedule for face-to-face meetings.  

When students log in to their virtual courses through CANVAS, the online learning management system used at LC, students can interact with their instructors and classmates asynchronously. During the face-to-face component of their classes, students will be able to actively participate in in-class activities established by their instructor. 

 “LC is determined to continue educating and transforming students with innovative learning techniques that impact the community as a whole,” Laredo College President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis said. “Hybrid courses facilitate learning for students by blending both the online and face-to-face course environments.”

To enroll in hybrid courses, students only need access to the internet, a computer or a tablet. In some cases, a web camera and traditional school supplies will be required. Students will also need the proper personal protective equipment to attend in-person instruction such as face coverings and must follow health and safety guidelines such as keeping a safe distance, washing their hands and disinfecting commonly used areas. 

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Our institution continues to follow the proactive measures outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to comply with health and safety protocols and academic requirements. Room capacity limitation, proper equipment implementation and safety precautions will be followed to protect the health of students and employees.

Students may obtain the best of both worlds by enrolling in hybrid courses at Laredo College for summer sessions I & II. Students who enroll in hybrid courses are not required to pay additional fees for the upcoming summer sessions. Financial aid, scholarship opportunities and payment plans are available for those students who qualify.

For more information, current and prospective students can reach us at (956) 721-5109 or (956) 794-4110, visit www.laredo.edu, email admissions@laredo.edu, or visit the Ft. McIntosh Campus or South Campus for additional information. 

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