Distance Learning at Florida Keys Community College
Distance Learning at FKCC refers to the method of instruction delivered through the use of technologies such as computers,
video, and the internet. Distance Learning courses are offered so the student and the instructor do not have to be in the
same place at the same time. Through the use of technology, students can fit classes into their busy schedules.
Distance Learning Course formats that are offered at FKCC campuses are:
– when 80 percent or more of instruction takes place over the Internet using the college’s adopted
online learning management system (LMS) where the student and faculty member are separated by time and space.
Online courses can be taken with few or no on-campus visits and use one or many different types of technology for
remote delivery of course materials. This may include, but is not limited to, Desire2Learn, the WorldWide Web, WebEx,
- when 80 percent or more of instruction takes place using the college’s
videoconferencing system where the student and faculty member are separated by location. Classes and programs
taught via video conferencing can be received by and sent from any of our three campuses.
- when 50 to 79 percent of instruction takes place over the Internet using the college’s adopted online
learning management system (LMS) where the student and faculty member are separated by time and space. Hybrid
courses have scheduled on-campus classes and use one or more types of technology for remote delivery of course
Technology Enhanced Courses
-when a course uses the college LMS but continues to meet in the traditional face-to-
face format. The class uses online resources to add to student engagement in the course.
General Course Information
Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System
Courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering
System. This numbering system is used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and by thirty-three participating
non-public institutions. The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer of courses between participating
Each participating institution controls the title, credit, and content of its own courses and recommends the first digit of the
course number to indicate the level at which students normally take the course. Course prefixes and the last three digits of
the course numbers are assigned by members of faculty discipline committees appointed for that purpose by the Florida
Department of Education in Tallahassee. Individuals nominated to serve on these committees are selected to maintain a
representative balance as to type of institution and discipline field or specialization.
The course prefix and each digit in the course number have meaning in the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS).
The list of course prefixes and numbers, along with their generic titles, is referred to as the “SCNS Taxonomy.”Descriptions of
the content of the courses are referred to as “course equivalency profiles.”