Types of Courses

Understanding Your Options

Valencia College offers a range of course delivery options to meet the diverse needs of our students. Use the resources below to better understand the types of courses we offer, search for courses by type and make decisions about your course schedule.

On Campus
Scheduled Meeting Days/Times
Face-to-Face

  • Meet on campus on specific days and times
  • Experience face-to-face time in small class settings with faculty and students
  • Follow social distancing and other established health and safety measures (Refer to Roadmap for Reopening)

On Campus and Online
Both Scheduled and Flexible
Mixed-Mode

  • Engage in a combination of in-person classes and online learning
  • Meet on campus on specific days and times
  • Experience face-to-face time in small class settings with faculty and students
  • Complete coursework online by due dates
  • Follow social distancing and other established health and safety measures (Refer to Roadmap for Reopening)

Online
Scheduled Meeting Days/Times
Real-Time Virtual

  • Meet virtually at specific days and times
  • Interact live with faculty and students in a virtual environment
  • Complete assignments online outside of the class session by due dates

Online
Flexible
Online Course

  • Engage online when it is convenient for you to learn without scheduled class times
  • Interact with faculty and students online
  • Complete all coursework online by due dates


Comparison of Course Types

Course Characteristics Face-to-Face Mixed Mode Real-Time Virtual Online
On-campus Learning
Instruction occurs on campus.
YES YES NO NO
Online Learning
Instruction occurs online.
NO YES YES YES
Live Interaction
Course meets at specific days and times.
YES YES YES NO
Uses Canvas
Essential course information is provided through Canvas, Valencia College’s learning portal.
SOMETIMES YES YES YES