Cisco Flex Classes
Why the Flex Course?
Cuyamaca College understands the busy IT professional's schedule as well
as those of you who are interested in pursuing networking careers.
Flex Courses offer the opportunity to tailor your educational needs to your
- Learn at
your own pace
is always available
class anytime during the semester
What is a Flex Course?
A Flex Course is a self-paced,
individualized course that allows you to start a class at any time during
the first eight weeks of the semester and then work at your own pace as long as
the course is completed by the end of the semester. To complete the
course, follow the syllabus, read and follow your textbook/online
curriculum, complete knowledge and skills-based assignments, and take exams.
In addition to the course requirements, students are required to spend 48 classroom
hours with an instructor present during the flex lab hours (see below).
Flex Lab Hours -
Wednesday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Additional "Open Lab" Hours will be posted
on the white board in Room E207.
How does it work?
The flex course follows a syllabus
for each semester. An online course management
will contain proprietary class materials, assignments and announcements.
Course assignments are posted on the BlackBoard assignment
page for each specific semester. New assignments may be added
at any time during the semester. Click the links in BlackBoard/Cisco
for instructions, demonstrations, presentations, etc. Students are
responsible for reading the assigned Cisco curriculum and completing all learning
activities on their own, though help is available from instructors and
Cisco tutors (hours to be announced).
Check the BlackBoard home page for
general announcements and for announcements specific to
Complete the orientation
Create/Activate Cisco Networking
Read entire syllabus
Review textbook(s) and online
Log in and out each time you
E-mail your instructor ~ Keep in
Minimum Required Hours Per
College Attendance Policy
Minimum hours in classroom with
instructor - 48
Incomplete grades are not allowed.
- Courses can be completed at an
accelerated pace but
students must attend a minimum of 48 classroom hours
- No maximum – work as many hours
as you want
- Login with College student ID card
or SSN to record classroom hours
- Red Canyon software
is the only method for tracking your hours of classroom
Important Notes concerning Red
-If you do not login and
logout you WILL NOT receive any credit for those hours spent
in the classroom!!!!
(i.e. 0 hours of attendance)
-If you sign onto Red
Canyon and forget to sign out you will receive only
1 (one) hour of
classroom attendance. (Please don't
forget to sign out)
- No food or drink permitted at
workstations, this includes water
- Children are not allowed in lab
- Bring your course
syllabus/schedule, reference book, and a portable storage device (flash
drive, etc) to each lab session
- Unauthorized duplication of
software is not permitted
- Students are here to concentrate
in a quiet atmosphere
- Turn off cell phones & pagers
- Be courteous to others
- Although teamwork is encouraged
for accomplishing assignments,
student knowledge and skills are tested and graded on an individual basis.
- Cheating will not be tolerated
- NEVER give or receive help on
- The penalty for violating Flex
Lab Policies regarding Academic Honesty may range from a “0” on the test
or assignment, to an “F” in the course, to other disciplinary measures.
- See the 2010-2011 Cuyamaca
College Catalog: ACADEMIC HONESTY and
ACADEMIC HONESTY/DISHONESTY POLICIES
- Turn in assignments as you
complete them. Do NOT wait until the end of the semester.
- Assignments MUST BE completed in
the order listed on your syllabus.
- NEVER “skip” assignments or
- All Lab assignments must be
completed 7 days prior to finals week. No assignments will be accepted
during finals week.
- All assignments, including case
studies, must be completed 7 days prior to finals week.
- Take exams at designated points
in the syllabus
- Skipped exams will be given an
"0" for that test
- Chapter exams must be taken in the class room.
- If you take the exam in the lab,
you must start in time to finish it before lab closes
- Both the final comprehensive online exam and
skills-based exam must be taken in the classroom, (closed book and no notes).
- Skills based exams must be
scheduled one week ahead.
Dropping the course is your responsibility.
Instructor MAY drop inactive students, so be sure you attend
class on a regular basis
- Read your syllabus
- Read your textbook or
online curriculum! (This is your primary source of
information for learning the course material)
- Bring your syllabus, book &
every class visit.
- Begin class NOW & attend
- Check BlackBoard regularly for updates &
- Notify a staff member of any
problems you are having. (We want
to help you succeed)
- Need help? Ask.
(We want to help you succeed)
- Refer to your textbook and
- Access the help feature in your
- Ask an instructor or lab
assistant for help. (We want to
help you succeed)
- E-mail your instructor.
- We want you to succeed !!!