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Flex Path courses are general education classes delivered by combining online learning with in-person classes. Flex Path courses are a pathway to general education core credentials (GECC).
Each in-person class occurs one day per week, and students can take multiple classes per semester.
Blended In-Person and Online classes and Flex Path courses are both delivered by combining online learning with in-person classes.
They differ in that Flex Path courses are part of the general education curriculum, are offered in evening and weekend options, in both 8-week and 16-week term lengths. These classes are part of the general education core credential (GECC).
Flex Path courses require the same time commitment, dedication, and work required of any other course at CLC.
For example, in a 16-week three credit hour Flex Path class, students can expect to spend 75 minutes in class and another 75 minutes engaging in active online learning each week, with an additional 6 hours of homework assigned each week.
In an 8-week three credit hour Flex Path, students can expect to spend 150 minutes in class and another 150 minutes engaging in active online learning activities each week, with an additional 12 hours of homework assigned each week.
Here's a list of Flex Path (PDF) courses.
Because Flex Path classes blend online with in-person learning, a limited number of seats are available per class to observe social distancing measures.
Please contact Sarah Nyquist (Recruitment Specialist) at (847) 543-2765 or email Recruitment.Flexpath@clcillinois.edu
All Flex Path courses are currently part of the general education core credential (GECC), although programs and departments are exploring this option for future semesters.
Yes. Students can also combine Flex Path courses with classes in a specific content area or major.
Tuition is the same for all CLC courses.
Because Flex Path courses combine online learning with classroom instruction, students will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection throughout the semester. Additionally, students will need to actively participate in class using CLC’s learning management system, Canvas.
Depending on the course, students may also need access to Zoom, a video conferencing software that is free to all students. Both tools are intuitive and additional tutorials are available to help students familiarize themselves with features. Learn more about these tools in Technology and Learning Resources.
Students pursuing a program of study that is eligible for financial aid can access federal student aid, such as the Pell Grant and the Direct Loan program. The first step is to complete a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and be sure to enter CLC’s school code: 007694 when you complete your FAFSA application.
You can also explore these scholarships.
Yes, the CLC Library checks out laptop computers, internet hotspots, and calculators to enrolled students. Learn more about Technology and Learning Resources.
Textbooks can be purchased or rented from the CLC bookstore, or either picked up curbside or shipped to your home. Visit the bookstore to find your textbook information.
Appointments with your assigned ASA are scheduled via Navigate, which is accessible through myCLC. Learn how to schedule a meeting with your ASA.
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