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Ways to Learn

Courses at STLCC are offered in 4 ways, Face-to-Face, Live Virtual Lecture, Online, and Hybrid.

Ways to Learn

There are 4 ways courses are taught at STLCC: Face-to-Face (F2F), Live Virtual Lecture (LVL), Online, and Hybrid. We call these instructional delivery methods, course modalities.

Course Modalities at STLCC

Face-to-Face (F2F), Live Virtual Lecture (LVL), Online, and other Hybrid versions.
Course modality will vary by course.


Face-to-Face (F2F)

Instruction in face-to-face courses are primarily in-person, on an STLCC campus, and in a classroom or lab. Face-to-face is the most traditional of the four main course modalities.

Check out our student support section to find resources that will help you be a successful students at STLCC.


Live Virtual Lecture (LVL)

The live virtual lecture format means the class meets online, at a specific date and time, using a streaming service. Students are required to be online during class time for lectures and other learning activities to experience real-time engagement with faculty and classmates. Online assignments outside of regular LVL may be required.

Check out all the helpful resources we have available for Online students.



The online class format means students manage their time to complete class material or projects by assigned deadlines in a virtual environment. Some courses may require proctored tests or meetings at designated times. Students should review the text in the class schedule and consult their professor and/or syllabus for information related to proctored testing requirements.

Follow this beginner's guide on how to be successful in your online/hybrid classes.



The hybrid format for instruction includes a combination of the other modalities. In each case, the class will meet at a specific date and time (either on-campus or virtually) and will require virtual engagement, as well. The amount of specified meeting dates/times and level of on-campus engagement varies by course.

Find more information about Hybrid course modalities below.

More About Hybrid Course Modalities

The hybrid format for course instruction means the course will include some combination of online, live virtual lecture, and/or face-to-face learning for students. Some campus attendance may be required but the amount of on-campus class time will vary by course.

There are three ways Hybrid Courses are offered at STLCC:

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Face-to-Face (F2F) / Live Virtual Lecture (LVL)

A mix of in-person classes and live virtual lectures.

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Face-to-Face (F2F) / Online

A mix of in-person classes and online course instruction.

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Live Virtual Lecture (LVL) / Online

A mix of live virtual lectures and online course instruction.

How Do I See Which Course Modality a Class is Going to Use?

Use our Interactive Class Schedule to find out which modalities a course is going to use.

  1. Find your course(s) by using the Interactive Class Schedule
  2. Once you've found your course(s), the course modality information is labeled in orange in the top right-hand corner of the course listing.
    example course listing from the interactive class schedule
  3. If the course is labeled as Hybrid, the Hybrid modalities information is labeled in black in the bottom left-hand corner of the course listing.
    • Please Note: On Hybrid course listings, Web-Based / Internet = Online

Questions? Contact Admissions & Enrollment

At St. Louis Community College we are dedicated to supporting our students. If you have questions about course modalities or any other admissions or enrollment questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Contact us via phone, email, or chat.
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