Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A HYBRID ONLINE PROGRAM?

We refer to these programs as "hybrid online" because the courses are offered both online and on-campus. Neumont's programs are designed to be predominantly online courses. However, students are required to meet at our Salt Lake City campus one night each week to listen to a short lecture, complete homework, work in teams, and receive advising from an experienced instructor. Tutoring is also available on campus one day each week. 

How are classes taught online?

Neumont has worked carefully with faculty and staff to create compelling online content for students to learn online via a learning management system. Each course is taught by an instructor who is available to answer questions and respond to students' needs through the learning management system, email, and video chat. Students enrolled in hybrid online programs will also be assigned an advocate who will work with them to ensure they stay on track and get the support they need via email and phone.

Furthermore, students enrolled in these programs will be required to attend class one night each week at Neumont's Salt Lake City campus. This weekly class will provide students with the opportunity to receive in-person mentorship and guidance as well as completing project work face-to-face in teams.   

Who teaches the class?

Classes are taught by an industry expert and/or a Neumont instructor. Instructors and tutors will be available to help students.

Do I have to attend the on-campus class?

No, students enrolled in our online programs are not required to attend class on campus but they do have the ability to attend a weekly help session every Saturday morning.

Is tutoring available?

Yes, tutoring sessions for students enrolled in the hybrid online programs will be available on campus each Saturday morning during the 2018 fall quarter.

What is the course schedule like?

The hybrid online programs have been designed as part-time programs for adults to complete courses while attending to other full-time responsibilities. Every student who enrolls in the hybrid online programs will take the following courses in the first quarter:

  • CSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science (4 credits)
  • CSC 210 Introduction to Web Presentation & Development (2 credits)

In addition to these classes, students will continue to learn the required web development core in the second and third quarter of attendance in the hybrid online programs. These courses are listed below. 

Web Development Core:

  • DBT 130 Databases I (4 credits)
  • PRO 100 Introductory Software Projects (2 credits)
  • MTM 282 Interactive Web Development (4 credits)
  • MTM 320 Advanced Web Scripting (4 credits)
  • PRO 150 Web-based Software Projects (2 credits)

Required and elective general education courses are available to students enrolled in the hybrid online associate program beginning in their fourth quarter. 

General Education:

  • NEU 299 Marketing Your Personal Brand (2 credits)
  • ENG 110 Introduction to English Composition (4 credits)
  • HUM 205 Ethics (3 credits)
  • BUS 101 Personal Finance (3 credits)
  • FAC 105 Leadership & Problem Solving (3 credits)
  • MAT 105 College Algebra (3 credits)

Course availability may change; not all courses will be offered every quarter. For a full program overview and course listing, see the Course Catalog.

How long does it take to earn a CERTIFICATE IN WEB DEVELOPMENT?
Students enrolled in the hybrid online Certificate in Web Development are expected to earn their certificate in 9 months or 3 quarters with 24 total credits earned part-time. Classes may be required or elective. Courses are offered with specific deadlines to help students stay on track towards graduation. Not all courses may be offered at all times. Course schedules may vary based on transfer credits and availability. Below is a sample of what a student's course progression may look like by quarter. Classes in the hybrid online Certificate in Web Development begin at the start of each quarter. 
Q1: 6 credits
Q2: 10 credits
Q3: 8 credits

CSC 110 (4 credits, required)

CSC 210 (2 credits, required)

 

DBT 130 (4 credits, required)

PRO 100 (2 credits, required)

MTM 282 (4 credits, required)

NEU 299 (2 credits, required)

MTM 320 (4 credits, required)

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

PRA 100 (2 credits, elective)

PRO 150 (2 credits, elective)

How long does it take to earn an associate degree?
Students enrolled in the hybrid online associate degree are expected to graduate in three calendar years or 12 quarters with 90 total credits earned part-time. Classes may be required or elective. Courses are offered with specific deadlines to help students stay on track towards graduation. Not all courses may be offered at all times. Course schedules may vary based on transfer credits and availability. Classes in the hybrid online associate program begin at the start of each quarter.  Students enrolled in the associate degree in the fall of 2018 will take the same courses as the web dev certificate program for their first three quarters of attendance. 
When do classes start?

Students can enroll in our hybrid online programs at the beginning of each quarter. Start dates for the 2018-2019 academic year are listed below. 

2018-19 Hybrid Online Start Dates

  Enrollment Due Date: Start Date:
Fall Quarter: September 25, 2018 October 1, 2018
Winter Quarter: December 29, 2018 January 3, 2019
Spring Quarter: March 26, 2019 April 1, 2019 
Summer Quarter: June 19, 2019 June 24, 2019
Fall Quarter  September 25, 2019  September 30, 2019
Do I need to buy books?

There is a possibility that students enrolled in these programs will need to buy books. However most classes use free, open internet resources. You'll also have access to Neumont's library, Pluralsight, and CodeSchool courses as a student.

WHAT ARE THE TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HYBRID ONLINE PROGRAMS?

Students in the hybrid online programs are required to purchase a laptop from Neumont that meets the requirements needed to learn to program. The estimated one-time cost for this laptop is $2,000. The cost of the laptop can be added to a student's financial aid plan. Laptops are covered by a warranty and loaner laptops are available from the Office of Information Technology if needed. 

What students services are available?

Students enrolled in the hybrid online programs will have access to all of the same resources as full-time on-ground students. These resources include ADA, Title IV, mental healthy counseling, library resources, tech support, UTA TRAX pass, student ID, and more.

DOES NEUMONT OFFER GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES?
Neumont students enrolled in the hybrid online associate degree earn an Associate of Science degree, which requires completing 24 hours of general education coursework (six total courses). These courses are taken each quarter for the first six quarters of the degree plan. View our Course Catalog for more information on specific courses and requirements for graduation.

Students enrolled in the hybrid online certificate program are not required to take any general education courses. 
 
DOES NEUMONT OFFER A FULL-TIME schedule?

Neumont's hybrid online programs follow a project-based learning model that requires students to work in small teams to complete projects. At this time, the online programs are designed with the expectation that students will earn an average of 8 credits per quarter. Students enrolled in the hybrid online programs will be considered half-time students meaning they are enrolled in an average of two classes each quarter earning 6-10 credits. Their is not a full-time option of the hybrid online programs available. 

Students in our bachelor's degree programs attend courses full-time and year-round to earn a Bachelor of Science in 3 years. You can learn more about bachelor's degrees here.

If I previously attended Neumont, will my credits transfer to these program?

If you previously attended Neumont and would like to be considered for admission to the hybrid online programs, please complete the Application for Re-entry. The Office of the Registrar will work with you throughout the re-enrollment process to include transfer credits.

DOES NEUMONT OFFER ANY COURSE NOT FOR CREDIT?

No, students wishing to attend any of Neumont's programs must be enrolled as a degree- or certificate-seeking student. Neumont alumnus in good standing may contact the Director of Admissions to discuss their options for returning to Neumont to take a refresher course or certain elective courses.

IS NEUMONT ACCREDITED?

Neumont is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges. You can learn more about ACCSC here

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