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Students find the flexibility of E-Learning an attractive feature. It is an ideal option for dental hygienists who want to continue working. In year one, participation may occur anytime of the day or night, four days each week. Keep in mind that a seven week "mini-mester" covers the same material as a 15 week semester. It is estimated that 18 hours per week will be needed for reading course materials, completing assignments/projects, and participating in online discussions.
During year two, Community II (field experience) and Practicum may be completed at locations convenient for the student. Students must have one work week day (Monday-Friday) available for scheduling these experiences. An online component is a part of both courses.
Personal Time Commitment: How much time do you actually have in your schedule? Use this calendar to evaluate the time you have available to study and participate in class activities.
Technology Skills: E-Learning courses require participants to have a certain level of technology skill. A scheduled online computer skill test is a required component of the admission process. Before applying, take the Readiness Assessment to help determine if you are ready to participate in an E-Learning program. If you fall short in any areas, local community colleges and adult community education programs offer a variety of computer courses.
Are You Ready for E-Learning? E-Learning requires a high degree of personal motivation and discipline. Complete the Distance Learning Questionnaire to help determine if you meet the profile of a successful E-Learner.