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Online College

FDTC was the first college in South Carolina to offer complete programs via the Internet.  If your personal situation, such as your job, health, or family obligations, prevent you from attending college on campus, the Online College provides you the opportunity to receive a certificate or degree and reach your educational goals.  Remember, you may also take online courses even if you attend on-campus classes in other curriculums.

Online classes require no traditional class attendance; however, you are required to log in to your online class at least once every 48 hours or you may be dropped for non-participation. (Students will be required, at a minimum, to come to FDTC or other approved location for a supervised exam.)  Students register for online classes just as they would for on-campus classes.  However, students "attend" by logging into their courses from a computer at home or work.  Assignments are displayed in the Desire2Learn learning management system, as are instructor's lectures, study notes, and other course materials, such as multimedia and self-assessments.  Students submit assignments via the electronic drop box, they participate in online discussion groups, and take assessments within the Learning Management System.  Although students must follow a schedule of assignment submission, they work at a time and a place convenient to them.  Generally, students attend campus only for supervised testing or labs.  Students living out of the FDTC service area may obtain a local proctor for their supervised testing.  You must have a GPA of 2.0 or better in order to take online classes. Approval of the academic division Associate Vice-President is required for exception to this procedure.

The policy of the Online College is to offer students educational opportunities which may otherwise not be possible in on-campus programs. Online courses are not an easy way to get college credit without working. Online courses are designed to be comparable to on-campus courses in terms of subject-matter covered, course objectives, and competency testing. Although regular, on-campus attendance is not required, the student can expect to spend as much, if not more, time on course work as he/she would in an on-campus course. Success in an online course requires a high degree of self-discipline and communication skills. Online College teachers carefully monitor all students’ progress. Students who are not keeping up with assignments may be withdrawn from the course.

Two facts stand out among online students:

(1) The withdrawal rate is typically higher than that of on-campus courses.

(2) The grades of students who complete the course are typically very good.

Ask yourself the following question: "Am I a self-motivated, serious student who is willing to keep up with my assignments without letting up, and who is willing to communicate frequently with my teacher and ask for help whenever I need it?" If your answer is "Yes," Online College courses are for you, and the chances are very good that you will succeed.

Current Online Programs

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Criminal Justice Technology
  • Associate in Science
  • Certificate in Accounting
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice Technology
  • Certificate in Management

Policy and Procedure

Students will log into the course area, receive assignments from the online course materials, and depending upon the particular course, submit work and receive evaluation via e-mail, file transfer, or other electronic means, participate in class discussions via online conferencing, and use multimedia resources and the Internet.  Read the Online College Policy Statement and Student Self-Evaluation.

The below listed documents pertain to all FDTC online courses and constitute the policies and procedures to be followed by students and the College.  Decisions by the college regarding your status will be based upon these documents.

What You Need

In order to take a course over the Internet, you must have access to the following:

  • A computer with Internet connection and a web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox recommended)
  • An e-mail address and an e-mail program which supports file attachments
  • A word processing program
  • Specific hardware/software which may be required by the course
  • Virus protection software. (E-mail or attachments with viruses will be immediately deleted and not received by your instructor.  It is your responsibility to insure that your submitted work is virus-free. )
  • Fundamental skills in personal computer operation, word processing, e-mail (including file attachment), and use of a web browser, including searching and downloading. Some courses will also require you to develop research skills such as library use and electronic information retrieval.

The above are minimum requirements. You may also need a CD-ROM drive, a downloaded document "reader" (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word Viewer, or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer). 

Attendance Policy

See Attendance Policy.

Refund Policy

See Refund Policy.

Online College

Let us know if we can be of help!   For questions, contact: 

Bob Garand
LMS Administrator
Bob.Garand@fdtc.edu
843.661.8326 
843.250.7193

Online Course Log In

Desire2Learn (D2L) Login Procedure

In order to log in to Desire2Learn you will need to use the same username and password you use for all other systems: Web Advisor, Campus Computers, etc. Firstname.Lastname1 and the password you set in Passchange. If you have any questions please contact the Help Desk at 843-661-8123.

*** Students will not have access before the first day of class. ***

Click here to login to D2L Login to D2L >>

 

If you receive an error message or do not receive a response from your instructor, please call the Online College at 843.661.8117.

 

Program Outcomes 

All online programs will follow the same program outcomes identified by the respective department. Program outcomes that have been identified apply to all types of instruction.

 

Associate in Arts

Demonstrate the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems using a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical expressions.  (Quantitative Literacy)

Demonstrate the ability to review information from a variety of sources: readings, lectures, and discussions to formulate a well-reasoned conclusion that addresses a specific issue and reflects the material presented.  (Critical Thinking)

Apply application software to course related materials.  (Applied Technology)

Construct a composition that is clear, well organized, informative, grammatically correct, and free of spelling errors.  (Written Communications)

Research, develop, and deliver a speech that is clear, well organized, informative, and persuasive.  (Oral Communications)

Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply material from academic, technical, professional, and personal readings.  (Reading Comprehension)

Associate in Criminal Justice Technology

Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice system and explain how criminal justice agencies function within the criminal justice field.

Differentiate the criminal justice professionals and summarize their roles in the criminal justice system.

Explain the roles of courtroom personnel and describe criminal procedures as defined by Constitutional and criminal law.

Summarize how criminal law and Constitutional due process affects and guides the criminal justice professional, defendant, convicted offender, and public.

Identify and explain the causes of criminal behavior and how criminal justice professionals utilize this knowledge to navigate the decision making process in criminal justice.

 

Associate in Science

Demonstrate the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems using a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical expressions.  (Quantitative Literacy)

Demonstrate the ability to review information from a variety of sources: readings, lectures, and discussions to formulate a well-reasoned conclusion that addresses a specific issue and reflects the material presented.  (Critical Thinking) 

Apply application software to course related materials.  (Applied Technology)

Construct a composition that is clear, well organized, informative, grammatically correct, and free of spelling errors.  (Written Communications)

Research, develop, and deliver a speech that is clear, well organized, informative, and persuasive.  (Oral Communications)

Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply material from academic, technical, professional, and personal readings.  (Reading Comprehension)

Certificate in Accounting

Communicate effectively using best practices prevailing in the business environment.

Prepare financial statements and reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Analyze and prepare financial information about business organizations to support decision-making.

Certificate in Criminal Justice Technology

Understand the major components of the criminal justice system (law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, and correctional institutions) and their functions.

Understand the basic functions and practice of policing.

Understand the basic functions and practices of the correctional system.

Evaluate criminal law and law enforcement procedures.

Discuss Constitutional due process protections applied to the criminal justice system.

Develop knowledge and understanding of the functions and process of the criminal justice system.

Certificate in Management

Communicate effectively using best practices prevailing in the business environment.

Prepare financial statements and reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Evaluate and interpret information about business organizations to support decision-making.

 

Courses Offered Online

With a few exceptions, all of the following courses are offered online each term. Please use our Web Advisor system to view up to date course offering information.

Online Course List
CourseCourse NameSections
ACC-111 Accounting Concepts 50 - 59
ACC-112 Organizational Accounting 50 - 59
ACC-150 Payroll Accounting 50 - 59
ACC-240 Computerized Accounting 50 - 59
AHS-102 Medical Terminology 50 - 59
ART-101  Art History and Appreciation 50 - 59
BAF-101 Banking and Finance 50 - 59
BIO-100 Introduction to Biology 50 - 59
BIO-101 Biological Science I 50 - 59
BIO-110 General Anatomy & Physiology 50 - 59
BIO-112 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 50 - 59
BIO-210 Anatomy & Physiology I 50 - 59
BIO-211 Anatomy & Physiology II 50 - 59
BIO-225 Microbiology 50 - 59
BUS-101 Introduction to Business 50 - 59
BUS-123 Business Law II 50 - 59
BUS-250 Introduction to International Business 50 - 59
COL-103 College Skills 50 - 59
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications 50 - 59
CRJ-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 50 - 59
CRJ-115 Criminal Law I 50 - 59
CRJ-120 Constitutional Law 50 - 59
CRJ-125 Criminology 50 - 59
CRJ-126 Criminal Justice Research Methods 50 - 59
CRJ-130 Police Administration 50 - 59
CRJ-210 The Juvenile and the Law 50 - 59
CRJ-222 Ethics in Criminal Justice 50 - 59
CRJ-230 Criminal Investigation I 50 - 59
CRJ-232 White Collar Crime Investigation 50 - 59
CRJ-233 Cyber Crime and the Law 50 - 59
CRJ-236 Criminal Evidence 50 - 59
CRJ-242  Correctional Systems 50 - 59
CRJ-244 Probation, Pardon and Parole 50 - 59
CRJ-246 Special Problems in Criminal Justice 50 - 59
ECO-201 Economic Concepts 50 - 59
ECO-210 Macroeconomics 50 - 59
ECO-211 Microeconomics 50 - 59
EGR-175 Manufacturing Processes 50 - 59
ENG-101 English Composition I 50 - 59
ENG-102 English Composition II 50 - 59
ENG-155 Communications I 50 - 59
ENG-160 Technical Communications 50 - 59
ENG-201 American Literature I 50 - 59
ENG-202 American Literature II 50 - 59
ENG-205 English Literature I 50 - 59
ENG-206 English Literature II 50 - 59
ENG-230 Women in Literature 50 - 59
ENG-238 Creative Writing 50 - 59
ENG-260 Advanced Technical Communications 50 - 59
GEO-102 World Geography 50 - 59
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689 50 - 59
HIS-102 Western Civilization Post 1689 50 - 59
HIS-115 African-American History 50 - 59
HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877 50 - 59
HIS-202 American History: 1877 to Present 50 - 59
HIS-222 Global Women's History 50 - 59
HIS-230 The American Civil War 50 - 59
HSS-205 Technology and Society 50 - 59
HUS-101 Introduction to Human Services 50 - 59
HUS-110 Orientation to Human Services 50 - 59
HUS-205 Gerontology 50 - 59
HUS-208 Alcohol and Drug Abuse 50 - 59
HUS-209 Case Management 50 - 59
IET-223 Industrial Safety 50 - 59
MAT-033 Developmental Mathematics 50 - 59
MAT-101 Beginning Algebra 50 - 59
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra 50 - 59
MAT-107 Contemporary Statistics and Probability 50 - 59
MAT-110 College Algebra 50 - 59
MAT-111 College Trigonometry 50 - 59
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics 50 - 59
MAT-130 Elementary Calculus 50 - 59
MAT-140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 50 - 59
MAT-141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 50 - 59
MAT-155 Contemporary Mathematics 50 - 59
MAT-170 Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry I 50 - 59
MAT-175 Alegebra and Trigonometry I 50 - 59
MGT-101 Principles of Management 50 - 59
MGT-121 Small Business Operations 50 - 59
MGT-206 Managing Spreadsheets 50 - 59
MGT-280 Executive Development 50 - 59
MKT-101 Marketing 50 - 59
MKT-110 Retailing 50 - 59
MKT-140 E-Marketing 50 - 59
MKT-240 Advertising 50 - 59
MKT-250 Consumer Behavior 50 - 59
MUS-105 Music Appreciation 50 - 59
PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy 50 - 59
PHI-110 Ethics 50 - 59
PHS-101 Physical Science I 50 - 59
PSC-201 American Government 50 - 59
PSY-105 Personal/Interpersonal Psychology 50 - 59
PSY-201 General Psychology 50 - 59
PSY-203 Human Growth and Development 50 - 59
PSY-208 Human Sexuality 50 - 59
PSY-212 Abnormal Psychology 50 - 59
PSY-218 Behavior Modification 50 - 59
PSY-230 Interviewing Techniques 50 - 59
PSY-231 Counseling Techniques 50 - 59
PSY-235 Group Dynamics 50 - 59
PSY-237 Crisis Management 50 - 59
REL-103 Comparative Religion 50 - 59
RWR-100 Integrated Reading and Writing Transitional 50 - 59
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 50 - 59
SOC-205 Social Problems 50 - 59
SPA-101 Elementary Spanish I 50 - 59
SPA-102 Elementary Spanish II 50 - 59
SPC-205 Public Speaking 50 - 59
THE-101 Introduction to Theatre 50 - 59

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