You must email your instructor by Campus Cruiser email during the first week of class. If you do not contact your instructor by the end of the first week of class, you will be dropped from the course as a no-show. If you have any difficulties with contacting your instructor, contact Warren Yarbrough, Dean of the Online College, by email or call 1.803.535.1287.
Online courses offer students opportunities to learn in new ways and make learning available to many who cannot attend a traditional class. However, online courses are not for everybody, just as not every student is successful in traditional college classes. All students are required to take a Self-Assessment Readiness Test to determine if online courses are a good fit.
If you are interested in taking a course at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and transferring the course back to the institution you are presently attending, you will need to complete an admission form and apply online here.
You will also need to complete an Admission's Transient Permission Form, signed by the appropriate office at your present institution. If you are receiving financial aid you will need to have a Financial Aid Transient Form sent from your home college to OCtech’s Financial Aid Office. When you complete the online course, it will be your responsibility to transfer the credit to your home college.
Attendance: Most online courses do not require regular attendance, but students are expected to check in by email at least once per week. If a student does not check in for a two-week period, he/she will be dropped from the course.
Testing: Students may be asked to complete tests or final exams at OCtech or an approved off-campus site, but most assessments can be completed online. Assignments, discussion boards, and all other course materials are displayed online and students submit assignments via e-mail or file transfer.
Enrollment: Students can be enrolled in online courses as well as traditional on-campus courses in the same semester.
GPA: You must have a GPA of 2.0 or better in order to enroll in the Online College.
Online students can access the Library’s electronic resources, available through the online catalog (UNICORN), through a variety of ebook collections and through databases. When prompted online, students must enter their 13-digit library ID to access ebooks and databases. Please read the directions carefully. Trained staff is available to assist during standard hours of operation; call 1-803-535-1262. LibGuides are available in a number of courses and have been designed by instructors to assist with research.
Net Library (e-books)
You must sign-up for access in the library first. With the exception of the online catalog, these resources require an ID and password for off-campus use. These are available on Campus Cruiser. Access to E-Books requires that you register online using one of the library computers.