Dec 05, 2022  


14:07:00 Online-Hybrid Learning Agreement


  1. The purpose of this policy is to delineate how the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) will deliver programs in a hybrid format so students will have an opportunity to complete a portion of a program's coursework outside the regularly scheduled meeting times. 
  2. For this proposal, TCAT Chattanooga defines hybrid as a combination of online/virtual learning experiences and traditional classroom/laboratory group meetings.  The online/virtual portion may include, but is not limited to, reading assignments, watching videos, completing learning exercises and assessments, group and individual video meetings/demonstrations via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or other similar platforms.
  3. The online-hybrid learning portion of the course may account for a maximum of forty (40%) percent but not to exceed the maximum allowed by the state licensure board or accrediting body of the required course hours. Failure to complete the online-hybrid coursework will result in no clock hour credit given for time, not in a class, causing the student's total clock hours to fall below the level required for completion of the program.
  4. Students are required to complete all program assignments - hybrid and traditional in class activities - in order to receive clock hour credit.
  5. Instructors will counsel students who reach 5% absences and/or have a grade of "C" or lower for the term, and students who reach 8% absences and/or have a grade of "C" or lower will be referred to the dean for additional counseling.


Revision submitted to the Policy Review Committee on September 28, 2020

Revision submitted to the Policy Review Board on October 30, 2020

Revision approved by the Policy Review Board on November 17, 2020 

Previous version submitted to Policy Review Committee on February 18, 2019

Submitted to Policy Review Board on April 08, 2019

Approved by Policy Review Board on April 24, 2019