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Course Delivery Type

These course delivery types may utilize Internet delivered video as a key component of their design and delivery.

AC (Accelerated)

Accelerated courses are ideal for busy work-experienced adults who are self-disciplined and can take a significant amount of responsibility for their own learning. These courses often offer students a unique combination of independent study and group interaction. Class time is often spent in group activities and discussion rather than in didactic lectures. Because accelerated courses have considerably fewer class sessions over a shorter time period, attendance at all sessions is essential. Most courses require counselor, instructor, or departmental approval.

DS (Directed Study)

Due to limited enrollment, this class will meet for reduced hours with additional projects assigned outside of class meeting times. Please contact the division dean for more information.

SI (Supplemental Instruction)

Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, and develop organizational tools. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

ST (Stacked Class)

Stacked courses are delivered in a traditional classroom setting with established meeting times and dates during the semester. Other courses with common core competencies will be meeting simultaneously in the same classroom, typically being taught by the same instructor(s) who make adjustments for the unique requirements of a course.

SP (Self-paced labs)

Students can generally start anytime during a typical semester. Coursework will be completed in an open laboratory setting with students in other courses or at different levels within the course in which they have enrolled. Instructors develop an individualized plan with the student to complete the competencies of the course. Weekly schedules are arranged between the instructor and students to meet individual needs.

OPEN Entry

Open courses are indicated throughout the schedule. These courses are offered on an open-entry flexible schedule. Each student will meet with the instructor to establish a schedule.

INET (Internet Study)

Courses with materials delivered through the Internet. It is recommended students have computers at home with web access; however, work can be completed at any site, including Gateway Technical College student computer labs, which have a web connection.


Courses delivered by both internet and traditional classroom.

ITV (Interactive TV)

Courses are delivered in a classroom setting with television and camera links to other sites. Instructors often alternate between sites for more personal interaction. Students should register at the campus that they will attend.


Courses that utilize Internet-delivered video as a key component of their design and delivery.

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