Register now for Winter semester!

Courses of varying lengths and formats begin Jan. 11.

With online classes available at Jackson College, you CAN go to college when it is convenient for you! Jackson College’s online classes teach the same concepts as the traditional classroom courses, but eliminate time and place restrictions. Study when it fits with your lifestyle. Courses will transfer to two- and four-year colleges, which can help make completing college a reality.

 


COURSES THAT FIT YOUR SCHEDULE

Intersession

Dec. 21, 2020 – Jan 8, 2021

Take one 3-week class during a break between semesters! Note: Financial aid cannot be utilized.

Intersession Information

5 Week Sessions

Jan. 11 – Feb. 14, 2021

View classes starting Jan. 11


Feb. 15 – March 29, 2021

View classes starting Feb. 15


March 30 – May 1, 2021

View classes starting March 30

7 Week Sessions

Jan. 11 – Feb. 28, 2021

View classes starting Jan. 11


March 15 – May 1, 2021

View classes starting March 15

15 Week Session

Jan. 11 – May 1, 2021

View classes starting Jan. 11

3 WAYS TO LEARN

Fully Virtual

Fully virtual courses can be completed on the student’s schedule, within semester timelines.

 

Scheduled Virtual

Synchronous courses are real-time, online courses allowing for engagement with faculty and classmates at specific class times each week, creating a virtual classroom feel.

In-Person

Jackson College will offer a variety of in-person classes this fall semester on Central Campus.

 


Current students will be required to meet with their navigator every semester prior to registration. Find your Student Success Navigator.

Online

  • Step 1: Add a Course to JetStream for Approval

    • Log in to JetStream using your same log-in for e-services and JetNet
    • Click Student Planning
    • Click Go to Plan & Schedule
    • Type in your course in the Search for courses… bar and hit Enter
    • Click Add Course to Plan
    • Pick your term under Select a Term
    • Click Add Course to Plan
    • Repeat for other courses
    • Once done, Click Plan & Schedule
    • Go to the Advising tab
    • Click Request Review. This will send an e-mail to your Navigator to have them check the course and approve the course. Your Navigator will e-mail or call you when they have reviewed it.
    • You will then go back and search for sections for the courses.
  • Step 2: Finalize registration by adding an approved section

    • Go to www.jccmi.edu/jetstream
    • Use your same log-in for e-services and JetNet
    • Click Student Planning
    • Click Go to Plan & Schedule
    • Use the arrows to move between the semester that you are looking for
    • Click View Other Sections under the class you want to schedule. This will add all sections at all campuses to the schedule. You can “Filter Sections” by Availability, Location, Day of Week, Time of Day, and Instructor.
    • When you find the class that you want, you will click that section
    • Click Add Section. This will add the section in Yellow on your calendar. Repeat steps 6-8 for all other classes
    • When done, click Register Now when registration opens up. It will turn Green when it is registered

    Note: Classes will be outlined in red if they conflict with another class on your schedule.

By Phone

  • Central Campus – Students with the last name of A-J can contact Heather Currie at 734.408.1678; K-Z, Vicky Snyder at 616.422.5405;
  • Jackson College @ LISD TECH students can contact Mallory Frailing at 734.489.9754;
  • Hillsdale LeTarte Center students should e-mail Amanda Janes at ajanes@jccmi.edu.
  • Guest students and non-degree seeking students can contact Jamie Witt or phone at 734.719.0544.

Online Learning Questions

  • What you need to know about online learning

    Online learning offers students convenience and flexibility.

    Online education has existed for some time, but for those who haven’t taken an online class, it can still be a brave new world.

    “I used to say that there are some classes that are fine for online learning, but others were not,” said Jonathan Ponagai, database & Internet systems coordinator and a former online student. “However, my situation made it so that I would either have to pursue my major online or change majors, and I decided to try and make it work. And I’m glad I did, because I’ve found that the worries I had are addressed by online instruction – I’m not the first person to think of many of the barriers one might encounter online!”

  • What is online learning?

    Online learning is instruction that takes place over the Internet. Students “go to class” by logging into instructional software, JetNet, through the Jackson College website and completing their work. The formats of an online class include reading, writing, video conferences, watching videos, discussions, tests and assignments. In addition to JetNet, instruction may also take place on textbook publisher websites.

  • How is online learning different than face-to-face classes?

    “I sometimes compare this to the differences between a live concert and a CD or digital download of a song. The songs are the same, but the experience is different,” said Dr. Brian Newberry, director of Jackson College Virtual. “In a concert, or a face-to-face class, there is more energy. You can see the instructor’s movement, you can interpret body language and you have all of the other students around you, sharing the experience. A CD or download, and an online class on the other hand is more subdued. You won’t see the instructor or other students at all in some cases. In others you will only see them as part of a video class and the pictures will be small.

    “But just like a CD or download, you can take an online class when you can’t take a face-to-face class. Like a CD or downloaded song, you have more choice about when you engage.”

    Online learning will require more writing than a face-to-face class. In an online discussion you will have to respond to the questions with a written answer. Strong reading and writing skills can help you.

  • How do I prepare for an online class?

    Most importantly, students need self-discipline. Set a schedule and follow it each day. Write the due dates for every assignment, quiz and task in your schedule and then work backwards and schedule your own personal due dates for mini-deadlines that will help you make continued progress. If you can, set up a place to do your studies that is away from distractions and helps you be organized.

  • How much time should I expect to spend on a three-credit class?

    How much time you spend working on a class each week depends on five things:

    1. What grade you want.
    2. What class it is.
    3. The length of the semester (5 weeks, 7 weeks, 15 weeks)
    4. How fast you read and write.
    5. How well you avoid getting distracted.

    In a face-to-face class, you would spend three hours a week in the classroom, as well as time outside of class reading text, doing homework, writing papers and studying for tests. The general guideline for all undergraduate classes in a 15- or 16-week semester is that you will need about three hours per week of study time for every credit hour.  These are guidelines; some classes take less; some classes take much more.

Contact Information

As you are getting accustomed to remote learning, questions are sure to surface. Our Student Services front line staff are well-versed in a variety of resources and they look forward to hearing from you regardless of your need. Phones will be staffed from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays. They will also be checking the 517.796.8425 voicemail routinely. Please leave a message and you can expect a call back within 24 hours.


Emergency Support

If you are in need of tools for learning and/or resources for living, please complete the confidential emergency request form and we will respond within three business days.