Study when and where you want

Flexible Learning Options with MyChoice

A demanding schedule can't keep you from your dream of a college degree or advancing in your career. At Waubonsee, you can choose when, where, and how you take classes — earning college credit in the way that works best for you.

Ways to Take Courses

Face-to-Face

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Classes meet in a traditional classroom setting on one of Waubonsee’s four campuses for the entire duration of the course.

Online

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Instruction occurs exclusively online, through the Canvas learning management system, for the duration of the course. Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous manner, which means that students learn from instruction, such as prerecorded video lessons and assigned learning tasks, that is not delivered in-person or in real-time.

Learn more about online classes.

Hybrid

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Classes meet in a traditional classroom setting on one of Waubonsee’s four campuses, and instruction also occurs online through the Canvas learning management system. Required face-to-face class session days and dates are identified in the course schedule and syllabus.

Sync Online

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Instruction occurs exclusively online, through the Canvas learning management system, for the duration of the course. However, unlike standard online courses, in this method, course instruction and student participation also occurs through a video conferencing platform (such as Zoom) on the scheduled days and times for the course, allowing students to engage with faculty and peers in real-time. 

Flex

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Essentially, this option allows students to choose from among face-to-face, sync online, or online delivery methods throughout the course, depending on what works best for them on any given day. All class sessions meet face-to-face in a traditional classroom setting, but every session is also broadcast through the Zoom video conferencing platform live, in real-time. This allows students to participate and engage with faculty and other students regardless of their physical location or device. Class sessions are recorded and posted in the Canvas learning management system for review at any time, so that students may complete the course in their own time, even if they cannot attend in-person or virtually.

Search Courses

Search our course catalog. Most spring courses begin January 19.

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In the event of an emergency closing (due to health concerns, safety concerns, and/or directives from a governing body) during the semester, face-to-face sessions will be suspended and instruction will continue at the scheduled course time through Zoom video conferencing; class sessions will continue to be recorded and posted in Canvas as well.

 

Which MyChoice modality is right for YOU?

  FACE-TO-FACE
Schedule Code:
By Campus Location
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ONLINE
Schedule Code:
ONLINE
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HYBRID
Schedule Code:
Hybrid
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SYNC ONLINE
Schedule Code:
SYNC ONLINE
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FLEX
Schedule Code:
FLEX
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On-campus attendance required X   X   Student's choice
Participation required at a specific time (synchronous) X   X
(For the face-to-face sessions)
X Student's choice
Heavy use of technology (equipment, Internet, Canvas, Zoom)   X X X X
Ability to work well independently without set meeting schedule (asynchronous)   X X   Student's choice
Assignments due on specific dates X X X X X

Online Tuition and Support

For Online and Sync Online courses, all students pay the lower in-district tuition rate, regardless of residency. Standard in-district and out-of-district rates apply for Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Flex. View our tuition rates. It’s also a good idea to explore our Technical Resources for Online Learning page, which includes a free orientation to the Canvas system so you can a better sense of what it looks like and how to use it, even before you start class!

Certificates and Degrees - 100% Online

Waubonsee has several degrees and certificate programs that are available entirely online. You can do your classwork when it's convenient for you, and stay connected to your instructors and peers through Canvas, our collaborative digital learning portal.

Learn more about our online programs.