Cleveland University-Kansas City’s ongoing plan to expand healthcare career options gives current and prospective students a convenient way to complete their general education requirements: online.
Many of the University’s “gen ed” classes – those needed before being accepted into the A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology and A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant and required as part of the CUKC bachelor’s degree programs – are available in an online format. (Learn more about what general education requirements are here.)
Sarah Shelnutt, CUKC registrar says the general education courses are a good fit for those planning a career change, wanting to get a head start in college coursework while in a current job, or may not be able to attend in-person courses.
CUKC uses experienced instructors with proven online teaching experience to ensure the knowledge gained in a student’s online class learning is equal to that of an on-campus class. Continual checks with online instructors are part of the online delivery evaluation process.
General education courses offered online at CUKC:
Students should remember that online courses are, by design, just as rigorous as on-ground courses. Online class instructors use the same standard learning outcomes documents and textbooks as on-campus class instructors.
Before the online classes are put on the schedule, the content is reviewed to make sure it meets CUKC expectations and complies with those of the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting agency for CUKC. Cleveland University-Kansas City also is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). That organization oversees the delivery of postsecondary distance education across the U.S.
“We’re excited to bring these classes to a wider audience beyond our campus,” said Alex Bach, vice president of institutional growth and innovation. “Our goal is to grow CUKC in its leadership in chiropractic and health sciences. Meeting student expectations through online offerings is one way we’re doing precisely that.”