Visual Media Courses

Visual Media and Telecourses enable students to complete college level courses via DVD. These courses are the perfect option for students with busy schedules, family responsibilities, or who work during the day.

Visual Media courses involve viewing programs on DVD's, reading textbook assignments, and completing lessons outlined in the study guide.

  • Tuition Information: State tuition applies. Covered by Financial Aid.
  • Additional Fees: $65 licensing and rental fee per course.

Text Books & Course Materials

Required DVD's and due date schedules may be picked up from the Distance Education and e–Learning program office beginning on the first day of the quarter (room BE 1140). DVD's are available on a first–come, first–serve basis.

Course guides will be accessed online. View Visual Media course login information for more information. Students who are unable to pick up required materials should contact the Distance Education program for alternative options.

Video Courses Textbook Information (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is intended to provide more information about Video Courses at Seattle Central.

How do I login to my video course?

Please see Login Instructions.

Where can I find a list of the textbooks that I will need and where can I purchase them?

Textbooks may be purchased at the Seattle Central Bookstore in person or online.

Where do I find the due dates for the completion of my lessons and examinations?

The due dates for you to complete your examinations) are located in your Online course. The due dates for submitting lessons and completing your examinations) are located in the syllabus of your video Online course. Please refer to your Online course syllabus for specifics.

How do I become enrolled in a video course and how long do I have to complete that course?

Payment of tuition and fees enrolls a student in a video course for a period of one quarter. Students who do not complete the course in one quarter will receive a decimal grade of 0.0 or a non–traditional letter grade at the discretion of the instructor.

What are the criteria for completing a video course?

In order to successfully complete a video course in one quarter, you will be required to submit your assignments by a specified date. The due dates are outlined in each course.

Assignments not submitted/uploaded by the due date deadline will receive a deduction of points at the discretion of the instructor. Assignments submitted/uploaded more than one week late without prior approval from your instructor will not receive credit, but may be reviewed at the instructor's option. Examinations may be required for specific courses.

How do I notify the Distance Education and e-Learning program of a change in my address?

It is the responsibility of the student to inform the College of his/her current address. If you have changed your address, pick up a Change Form or contact the Seattle Central Distance Education and e–Learning program. Delivery of mail to the last address constitutes official notification to students.

What type of examinations am I required to take to receive academic credit as a Distance Education and e–Learning program student?

To receive academic credit for Distance Education and eLearning program courses, students are required to take non–proctored mid–term and proctored final exams, unless otherwise specified. All assignments preceding the examinations must be submitted before examinations can be scheduled.

Non–proctored Examinations: Some instructors allow their students to take unsupervised exams. This enables you to take the exam at a location and time that is convenient for you within the bounds of the specified due date. In the event that an unsupervised exam is allowed, students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the honor system. Exams that for non–proctored online courses will be administered via the internet.

Proctored Examinations: A proctored exam is a supervised exam. Examinations may be taken at Seattle Central College or off campus via a proctor. The proctor may be;

  • accredited school principal or administrator
  • accredited school/college counselor
  • certified librarian Note: The Seattle Public Library is unable to offer examination proctoring services.
  • military educator (for military personnel)
  • faculty or test administrator at a testing office of a accredited university or community college

The Distance Education and e–Learning program must approve all proctors. Relatives, no matter what their position, may not serve as a proctor. Proctors normally supervise examinations without charge. However, any charge will be the responsibility of the student.

If I am unable to complete the course by the end of the quarter, is there a way that I may be granted an extension?

Students may be eligible for an extension providing they have completed half their coursework including the midterm exam. Extension requests must be submitted to the Distance Education and eLearning program at least one week before the end of the quarter. Instructor's approval is required on all extension requests.

Students who receive an extension will have an "I" (Incomplete) grade on their transcripts until the course is successfully completed. Students have the following quarter to complete the class. There is a $50 administrative fee for all extension requests. Contact the Distance Education and e–Learning program for applicable forms fill out.

How do I get my grades and transcripts?

Seattle Central College utilizes a numerical grading system. Numerical grades may be considered equivalent to letter grades.

Students who complete a Distance Education and e–Learning program course may look up their grades via MyCentral.

To request an official transcript, please see the Transcript pages.

What are the tuition refund policies for Online courses at Seattle Central?

For information please visit the Tuition pages. Note: For Continuous Correspondence, Credit–By–Exam and Seminar courses, please see program information for tuition refund policies.

Where can I go to find additional resource materials related to the courses I am studying?

Students may access the Seattle Colleges District Libraries/Distance Education and eLearning program website. If you have difficulty locating materials contact the DL office at 206.934.4060 / 800.510.1724.

What is the Honor System?

It is expected that each student will prepare his or her own lessons and that any lesson submitted will be the sole work of the student. Academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information, will not be tolerated.