1 ONLINE DEGREES & COURSES Your path to GRADUATION & CAREER SUCCESS A Teessee Board of Regets Olie Educatio Iitiative
2 Table of Cotets 3 Collaborative at a Glace 4 Accreditatio 5 Commuity College ad Uiversity Programs 5 Teessee College of Applied Techology Programs 6 School Lieup 7 Faculty ad Studets 7 Olie vs. O-Campus Degrees 7 24/7 Coveiece 8 Trasferability 8 Advisemet 9 Affordability 9 Virtual Support Services 10 Cotiuig Educatio 11 Applicatio Process The Teessee Board of Regets does ot discrimiate o the basis of race, color, atioal origi, sex, disability, or age i its programs ad activities. For iformatio regardig the odiscrimiatio policies, see tbr.edu/offices or call Teessee Board of Regets. All rights reserved.
3 The Collaborative at a Glace The Regets Olie Campus Collaborative is a awardwiig program that brigs together postsecodary educatioal resources from the 6 state uiversities, 13 commuity colleges, ad 27 colleges of applied techology located across the state of Teessee. Through Regets Olie, studets ca ear Associates, Bachelors ad Masters degrees, Nursig Post Masters certificates ad occupatioal diplomas/certificates from istitutios i the collaborative. Lauched i Fall 2001, the Regets Olie Campus Collaborative (ROCC) has grow from 1,048 studets to over 13,200 studets i This uique program was developed uder the directio of the Teessee Board of Regets (TBR), oe of the atio s largest systems of public higher educatio with a combied aual erollmet of over 200,000 studets. I 2013, the Board of Regets awarded academic credetials to over 34,000 idividuals. 3 The REGENTS ONLINE CAMPUS COLLABORATIVE is oe of the more robust efforts to promote olie learig i the coutry. SOURCE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2012 Leaders & Laggards Series
4 Natioal ad Regioal Accreditatio A Quality Idicator 4 Accreditatio is a process of validatio i which colleges ad uiversities of higher learig are evaluated. It s a idicator that a istitutio or program meets stadards of quality ad that there is a commitmet to cotiuously seek ways to ehace the quality of educatio ad traiig provided. of credits trasferrig to other istitutios should you decide to obtai a Bachelor s, Master s or doctoral level of educatio. Accreditatio also eables compaies ad hirig maagers to filter job cadidates based upo the accreditatio status of the istitutio that awarded their degree. Why is accreditatio importat to you? The accreditatio process offers you a better chace Regets Olie degree programs ad courses are offered through Teessee Board of Regets (TBR) istitutios. All TBR campuses are accredited by: The Commissio o Colleges of the Souther Associatio of Colleges ad Schools (SACS) 1866 Souther Lae Decatur, GA Phoe: All Teessee Colleges of Applied Techology are accredited by: Coucil o Occupatioal Educatio (COE) 7840 Roswell Road Buildig 300, Suite 325 Atlata, GA Phoe: Website: The Master s of Sciece i Nursig program is accredited by: The Accreditatio Commissio for Educatio i Nursig (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlata, GA Telephoe: Website: The Health Iformatio Techology program is accredited by: The Commissio o Accreditatio for Health Iformatics ad Iformatio Maagemet Educatio (CAHIIM)
5 Commuity College ad Uiversity Programs The Regets Olie Campus Collaborative offers olie degree programs ad courses to meet the eeds of you, your family, your employer, your commuity ad your state. Associate Degree Programs Early Childhood Educatio Crimial Justice Health Iformatio Techology Web Techology Geeral Studies (Uiversity Parallel) Teacher Aides/Paraprofessioals Preparatio (Uiversity Parallel) Professioal Studies with a cocetratio i Iformatio Techology Bachelor Degree Programs Professioal Studies with cocetratios i Health Admiistratio, Iformatio Techology, Orgaizatioal Leadership, Iteratioal Orgaizatioal Leadership Iterdiscipliary Studies (Geeral Studies, Liberal Studies, Uiversity Studies) Master Degree Programs Educatio Nursig with a cocetratio i Nursig Educatio Nursig with a cocetratio i Nursig Admiistratio Nursig with a cocetratio i Nursig Iformatics Nursig with a cocetratio i Family Nurse Practitioer RN to MSN Bridge Optio Professioal Studies with cocetratios i Strategic Leadership, Huma Resources Leadership, Traiig ad Developmet Post Masters Certificates Family Nurse Practitioer Nursig Admiistratio Nursig Educatio Nursig Iformatics Teacher Educatio Credetials Additioal Edorsemets Occupatioal Licesure Trasitioal Licesure Professioal Developmet Teessee College of Applied Techology Programs The Teessee Colleges of Applied Techology provide idustry curret traiig for workers to obtai the techical skills ad kowledge ecessary for advacemet i today s competitive job market. Through their workforce developmet missio, the colleges help busiesses ad idustries satisfy their eed for a well-traied, skilled workforce. Techical Certificates LPN Refresher Course Demetia Care Geeral Office Assistat Software Applicatios Specialist PC Operator Iformatio Processig Techicia Detail Drafter CAD Techicia Certificate for Practicig Professioals Techical Diplomas Admiistrative Assistat Accoutig Admiistrative Assistat Medical Admiistrative Assistat Computer Support Specialist Web Developer Computer Iformatio Systems Draftig ad CAD Techicia
6 Choose Your School from a Lieup of Natioally Respected Schools 6 Whe you apply for admissio to a Regets Olie program, you select a home campus from the schools show below. Your credetials (degree, diploma, certificate, edorsemets, licesure) are awarded by the istitutio you choose as your home campus. Uiversities ad Commuity Colleges DSCC Dyersburg State Commuity College NOTE: Some programs are oly offered at selected schools or locatios. Therefore, your home campus choices may be fewer. Athes Chattaooga Covigto Crossville Crump Dickso Elizabethto Harrima Hartsville Hohewald Jacksboro Jackso Koxville Livigsto McKezie McMiville Memphis Morristow Murfreesboro Nashville Newber Oeida/Hutsville Paris Pulaski Ripley Shelbyville Whiteville
7 Faculty ad Studet Diversity A Wiig Combiatio As a Regets Olie studet, you gai access to highlyqualified faculty members from both your home campus ad other istitutios across the TBR system. For example, your Eglish course might be taught by a faculty member from Middle Teessee State Uiversity while your Math class is delivered by a professor from Teessee Techological Uiversity. Our diverse pool of faculty members from across the campus collaborative gives you exposure to a wide rage of opiios, philosophies, regioal perspectives ad experieces that you might ot otherwise receive i a olie or o-campus settig. Your olie classmates are from all walks of life a workig mom tryig to juggle a family ad a career, a displaced worker pursuig a ew career path, a high school studet takig dual erollmet courses to ear college credit, a recet college graduate iterested i addig credetials to their resume, a empty ester lookig to reeter the workforce. Odds are you will fid someoe with educatioal ad career aspiratios similar to yours. 7 No Differece betwee Olie ad O-Campus Degrees As a Regets Olie studet, you will receive the same certificate ad degree award as o-campus studets. Your trascripts ad diploma will ot differetiate whether your courses were take olie or o campus. Upo program completio, your diploma will be awarded from the istitutio you selected as your home campus. 24/7 Coveiece o Your Terms The Regets Olie Campus Collaborative delivers college courses ad programs to you at home, at work, o the road, at the library or o vacatio; ay time of day or ight, icludig weekeds. No more log waits i lies or hours away from your job ad family. No commutig, o parkig fees, o childcare arragemets, o last-miute chages to your caledar. You pla your educatio aroud your busy work ad family schedule. You ca register olie, buy your books ad visit the library aytime, aywhere!
8 Easy Trasfer of Geeral Educatio Core Courses withi Teessee Colleges ad Uiversities 8 A 41-hour lower divisio Geeral Educatio core is offered at all TBR uiversities ad commuity colleges. This core is fully trasferrable withi the TBR system, participatig TICUA private colleges ad uiversities, ad the Uiversity of Teessee. This meas you do t have to retake core cour ses whe you trasfer to aother school. Other aveues of trasfer are available, icludig course equivalecy agreemets for the trasfer of specific courses ad articulatio agreemets for the trasfer of programs. Advisors at your home campus will provide you with guidace regardig trasfer ad career preparatio based upo campus practices ad policies. Kowledgeable Advisors You Ca Trust We uderstad that decisios about your educatio are some of the most importat ad difficult oes you ca make i your lifetime. Oce you ve determied your iterests, goals ad career aspiratios, our kowledgeable campus advisors ca provide you with importat iformatio vital to makig your decisio with cofidece. We wat to be a resource you ca rely upo ad trust, rather tha oe that puts persoal ad program iterests above your iterests. We are ready to aswer questios you have about: College versus vocatioal programs Two-year versus four-year programs Programs of study Course offerigs Admissios criteria Applicatio process Program costs Class sizes Learig i a olie eviromet Techical requiremets for olie learig Trasfer credit
9 Affordability ad Value A Wise Fiacial Choice Why pay more ad possibly icur sigificat studet loa debt whe you ca go through Regets Olie ad ear a affordable educatio from a respected istitutio? O a comparative basis, Regets Olie courses ad programs ca be up to half the cost of programs offered by other olie educatio providers ad private istitutios. For a curret tuitio ad fee schedule, visit our website at ad click o the Fiacial Aid & Tuitio tab. Fiacial aid ad scholarships may be available for those who qualify. Both sources of fudig are admiistered by your home campus. 9 Access to Virtual Support Services Your academic success is very importat to us. As a Regets Olie studet, you have access to a wide array of support services throughout your olie learig experiece. Techical Support Assistace If you experiece problems loggig i to your course, have questios about usig features i the Learig Maagemet System, or eed clarificatio o policies ad procedures, cotact our Techical Support Services Help Desk. Available durig the day, eveigs, weekeds ad most holidays, our friedly ad kowledgeable staff ca be reached via phoe or through our olie help portal. Kowledge books ad forums o the portal offer self-service lookups to frequetly-asked questios. If you ca t fid aswers to your questios through the self-help optios, simply file a electroic ticket detailiig your eed for assistace. A Help Desk staff member will respod to your ticket at their earliest coveiece. Prior to the start of your semester, you ca access documetatio o the ROCC website to become familiar with learig maagemet system features you will routiely use throughout your term of study. The documetatio provides scree shots, detailed explaatios ad step-by-step istructios. Virtual Bookstore No more waitig i lie to buy books! The Virtual Bookstore makes it easy to buy books ad software olie from the comfort of your home. Log o to the Virtual Bookstore website, select your course, load your shoppig cart, checkout ad pay with a major credit card or book voucher. It does t get much easier tha this! At the ed of your term, you ca sell your textbooks back to the bookstore olie, all day, every day. Durig major buyback periods, you could get up to 50% cash back for your textbooks based o coditio ad demad
10 Access to Virtual Support Services (Cotiued) 10 Virtual Library Whe you eed to coduct research for a term paper or are iterested i broadeig your kowledge o a subject, our Virtual Library is ope 24/7 to assist you i your search for iformatio. Istead of spedig hours i vai lookig for iformatio o the Iteret, tur to the Virtual Library s collectio of olie databases, jourals, referece materials, ebooks, directories ad streamig videos, plus more for the ifo you eed. All of these resources are available at o cost to you. If you eed help gettig started, simply tur to our highly-traied librarias available via , live chat ad referece desk phoe support for quick ad friedly assistace. Smarthikig Tutorig Stumped by a math problem? Need a ew pair of eyes to review your essay for grammatical accuracy? Havig trouble uderstadig a complex chemistry cocept? With Smarthikig, you get live oe-o-oe olie help ad support from experieced tutors i Math, Math e Español, Writig, ESOL, Spaish, Geeral Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Ecoomics, Statistics ad Accoutig. Cotiuig Your Educatio After Graduatio Regets Olie offers courses desiged for professioal advacemet as well as persoal erichmet. Some courses are offered durig scheduled timeframes throughout the year while others are available o demad. Idividuals attedig these courses ca ear Cotiuig Educatio Uits (CEUs) for certificatio ad/or recertificatio to maitai credetials i a specified field of work or study. The courses cover a wide rage of topics icludig: Allied Health CPS ad CAP Reviews Early Childhood Developmet Huma Resources NCLEX Licesure Examiatio Prep Law Eforcemet Nursig/Healthcare Physical Therapy Public Safety CPS ad CAP are registered trademarks of the Iteratioal Associatio of Admiistrative Professioals.
11 Gettig Started The Applicatio Process To get started o your degree program or takig selected courses, follow these steps: STEP ONE: STEP TWO: STEP THREE: STEP FOUR: STEP FIVE: STEP SIX: STEP SEVEN: Complete the prospective studet profile available olie at Apply directly to the school of your choice for admissio Follow home campus admissios procedures ad deadlies Determie how you will pay for your educatio Check out tuitio fees ad deadlies for your "home campus" Apply for scholarships through your "home campus" Apply for Fiacial Aid at: Obtai acceptace from your home campus Follow ay additioal requiremets (advisig, orietatio, olie accout setup, etc.) recommeded by your home campus Register for ROCC courses through your home campus Perform a system check o your computer hardware ad software Purchase your books through the Regets Olie virtual bookstore Log i to your class o the first day of the semester
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