Online classes at SC4

Online classes at SC4

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SC4 uses the Canvas learning management system for online classes. On the first day of class, you’ll see your courses listed on your Canvas dashboard. Before classes begin though, be sure you have your password set up, and you’ve participated in the Canvas Online Student Orientation so that you can easily view course materials, take quizzes, submit assignments and participate in class discussions.

In order to use Canvas you’ll need to set up your SC4 username and password. If you haven’t set this up yet, go to portal.sc4.edu/student. You will need your SC4 acceptance letter that contains your unique temporary password. Need help? Give us a call at (810) 989-5858.

Using Canvas for Online Classes 

Additional information for online students 

  • Expect to spend three to four hours a week for every credit hour the online course is worth.  
  • Be comfortable with browsing the Internet, communicating by email, following links to other sites, printing online pages and sending files from your computer. 
  • Hone your time management skills: check your syllabus and create a work schedule, designating timeslots for each course, unit or assignment. 
  • Be prepared to participate. Ask questions to minimize losing time. 
  • When searching for classes in Service Center, choose “Online Course” to see what online classes are available each semester. 
  • SC4’s academic advisors can help determine if online classes are right for you. Call (810) 989-5571 for assistance. 
  • The Center for Online Learning can also assist with questions. Call (810) 989-5525. 

SC4 Health Sciences Programs prepare students for State and National exams leading to professional licensure. Please be aware that additional steps (background checks, applications, fees, etc.) may be required to apply for licensing in the state of Michigan or other states. It is recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state if you are considering an academic program leading to a professional license. It is your responsibility to understand the requirements in your state of residence.

St. Clair County Community College has been approved by the state of Michigan to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, which allows students to take online classes from SC4 while residing in the states listed for approval through NC-SARA. Please be sure you’re eligible to enroll in a program based in Michigan.

California

Under the approved 2016 State Authorization regulation published by the Department of Education, now in effect, students residing in California receiving distance education or correspondence courses from out-of-state public or nonprofit institutions are ineligible for Title IV programs (Federal Financial Aid) until such time as the State of California provides those institutions with an appropriate complaint process or enters into a reciprocity agreement.

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For Academic Programs Leading to Professional Licensure

We recommend that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state if you’re considering an academic program leading to a professional license. It is your responsibility to understand the requirements in your state of residence as applied to your specific situation.

SC4 is committed to maximizing student success. If you are an online student and have a complaint, please review the Student Complaint Policy and Procedure process. (Listed as “Student Complaint Policy and Procedure” under “Student expectations, policies and procedures” heading.)

If your complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, you can contact the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Read more and access the consumer (student) complaint process.

Please note: You may not see your online class appear in the online classroom until the first day of class.