A Flex Course
(also referred to as open entry/open
exit) is a self-paced, individualized course that allows you to
start class at any time during the first 10 weeks of the semester
and to work at your own pace. Choose your own lab hours from when
the BOT Flex Lab is open. (No lectures) Completing the course
is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Follow the Course Syllabus
- Turn in Assignments
- Take Tests
Attend an orientation. We will ask you to do the following:
- Read and sign a contract
Students must fill-out and sign a contract for all
Flex Courses taken (one contract per student). The contract
includes the Start and Stop Dates, Orientation Attendance, Course
Outline, Lab Schedule, Lab Policies, and Student Responsibilities.
By signing the Flex Lab Contract, the student agrees to the
requirements of the Flex Courses.
- Review your Course Syllabus
You will obtain and review a Course Syllabus for each
course in which you are enrolled. The syllabus explains course
requirements, outlines grading structure, and lists required
textbooks and disks.
Read your syllabus carefully; you are responsible for all
Design your Class/Lab Schedule
Review your individual Course Syllabus to determine
the minimum number of hours per week necessary
to complete the course by the end of the semester. Plan you
lab hours accordingly. Start the course as early in the semester
as possible--many times courses take longer than you think.
All assignments, tests, and hours must be completed by the
end of the semester. Remember, you may complete the course
as quickly as you wish.
- View Orientation
Only if your BOT course was taken on another campus. While you
may be familiar with how an open entry/open exit class is structured,
orientation will help you become familiar with our Flex Lab, Red
Canyon Attendance tracking software, lab rules and more.
Our goal is to make your learning experience positive and as stress
free as possible. We take academic integrity very seriously, and
we expect our students to demonstrate respect for the integrity
of the courses and the grades they receive. We follow the
college policy on academic integrity. Students must do their own
work. Instructors may inspect students' computer files if
cheating is suspected.
Students are required to log in and out of the "Red Canyon"
attendance tracking software installed on the computer next to
the door for each lab visit. Students log in and out using their
Cuyamaca College Student ID cards.
To see how many hours that you have accumulated during the semester,
check the black, 3-ringed, binder located near the Red Canyon. The notebook is updated 2-3 times per week.
Enter your username and
at the log-in screen.
(Your username is your first name, dot, and last name with no spaces
in between. Your password is your birth date in 6-digit format
As you work through your syllabus, you will
be instructed to submit your work after each section has been
completed. Some assignments will be submitted electronically in
Blackboard or specialized course software. Some assignments may
be printed and a hard copy submitted. For printed assignments
- Make sure that you have completed all of the assigned requirements
for each section. This includes required printing.
- Include your Name, Course Number, Lesson Number and Assignment
Number (if applicable) in the upper right-hand corner of each
- Fill out a goldenrod Assignment Transmittal Sheet. Make sure
that it is legible and complete.
- Staple your work in the order in which it was assigned behind
the Assignment Transmittal Sheet.
- Place your homework in your instructor's designated homework
bin. This is located next to the Assignment Transmittal Sheet.
Printed hard copy assignments will be returned to you via a hanging file. All work
is sorted alphabetically using the student's last name.
Assignments submitted electronically will receive feedback
It is recommended that you record the points that you earned
for your assignment at this time in the space provided on your
Because all assignments will be returned to you with the number
of points earned, or instructions to correct your errors and resubmit
your work to improve your grade, carefully review any comments
on your Assignment Transmittal Sheet before filing in your notebook.
Occasionally, your instructor or other campus official, may use
the student hanging file to communicate with you. It is recommended
that you check and clear this file at regular intervals.
If your instructor is on duty, of course, you may communicate
with him or her directly. Alternatively, you may direct your inquiry
to the instructor on duty. He or she will make every effort to
answer your question. If you require further clarification from
your instructor, it is your responsibility to contact him or her
via email. Your instructor's email address is listed at the top
of page one on your syllabus.
Every student at Cuyamaca College has an email account. This account
is Internet based, which means that you can send and receive email
from any computer in the world that has a browser and an Internet
Your student email address consists of your first name, dot, and last
name (with no space in between followed by the Grossmont/Cuyamaca
College suffix. For example:
Your password is your birth date in 6-digit format
for using your student email account
No. Reading assignments should be completed at home; however,
all computer assignments must be completed in the Flex Lab.
If you need assistance, ask an instructor rather than a fellow
To ensure that all assignments are your own work and not shared with
another student, files may be collected by any Instructor at any
time for inspection.
No. Each student must purchase a textbook for each class they
are enrolled in and they must bring this text to class each time.
There are a few copies of the textbooks available for 3-hour loan
from the reserve desk in the Learning Resources Center
No. Assignments must be completed in the order that they
on your syllabus. Failure to comply will result in your instructor
returning your work to you without a grade. Additionally, you
may not take an exam out of order.
You may resubmit an assignment ONLY if your homework
has been returned to you with a "resubmit" option noted
on your Assignment Transmittal Sheet. Students are only permitted
to resubmit an assignment once.
To receive course credit you must comply with the following:
- You must start all your courses within two weeks of enrolling
in them or you will be dropped
- You must attend your required weekly hours and make academic
progress or you will be dropped from the course
- If you are taking more than one BOT Class, you must attend
the total number of required hours for each of your classes
Your instructor may drop you using the following guidelines:
- If you have not started your course within
two weeks of
- You miss two weeks of class and do not make academic progress
Important: Contact your instructor when circumstances
prevent you from attending class. This is will ensure that you remain
active in the course.