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Courses tailored for busy lifestyles

If your schedule includes an online, hybrid, or virtual meeting course, it's recommended that you take the 15-minute distance learning orientation on Blackboard before the semester begins.

Academic advisors are available by text if you would like to discuss your scheduling options. Text (616) 404-0044 or email

Course delivery modes

Instruction/Delivery ModeIs this class online, in person, or both (hybrid)?When/Where will these classes meet?Is this course format right for me?
OnlineAll online — doesn't meet in person.No specific meeting time. Check syllabus for due dates and course requirements.
  • I'm organized and work well independently.
  • I need flexibility as to when I work on my courses.
Hybrid — Online and ClassroomOnline course with some in-person meetings.In-person meeting days, times and locations listed on the class schedule. Students should view class notes for additional information.
  • I prefer traditional face-to-face instruction.
*In PersonIn person at a GRCC campus location.In-person meeting days, times and location will be listed on the class schedule.
  • I prefer traditional face-to-face instruction.
VirtualClass meets online at specific times.Online meeting dates and times will be listed on class schedule.
  • I want to interact in real time but don't want to come to campus.
  • I prefer set class meeting times.

*In the event the college cannot hold courses due to Coronavirus risks, these courses will move to a virtual/online delivery mode.

Download the Course Delivery Modes.