Flexible Learning Options

Take classes when and where it’s convenient for you with LTC’s flexible learning options. Not only can you choose from day, evening and weekend options, you can also take classes online and choose from blended, competency-based, online and accelerated classes.

Be Flexible

We know you need flexibility when you’re trying to fit college into your busy life. At LTC, how you set your schedule is up to you. Combine our flexible learning options—including blended, online and accelerated classes—with traditional format classes offered during the day, in the evening and on weekends to create the schedule you need. Simply use our Find a Class search and select the course delivery you are interested in.


Instruction is delivered in a face-to-face accelerated (time-compressed) format. These courses require fewer class hours and are completed in less than 15 weeks. Online activities may be required.

Blended Courses

Instruction is delivered weekly through both online and face-to-face instruction. Approximately 50% of the instruction is delivered through each method.

Competency-Based Education (CBE)

Competency-based education is a learning model that is growing in use across the country. Here at Lakeshore Technical College, it benefits our students by allowing you to:

Learn When You Want To

We understand student needs differ. Lakeshore offers flexible scheduling so you can fit coursework around your life.

Progress at Your Own Pace

The competency-based education model allows you to demonstrate knowledge when you are ready, allowing you to move through coursework at your own pace. Competency-based education focuses on knowledge and competence versus time spent in class.

Receive Personalized Coaching & Support  

Every student has a success team who is with you every step of the way through your educational journey. Whether signing up for classes, navigating college life, helping with homework, or asking questions, the team at Lakeshore is happy and ready to support you.

Learn more about CBE.

CBE Delivery Formats

CBE courses are delivered in different formats. It’s good to familiarize yourself with each one:

CBE On-Campus 

CBE on-campus courses offer you the opportunity to set your own flexible schedule to come to campus to complete coursework. Course activities will require you to participate on campus, in person, with your instructor and/or classmates. CBE on-campus courses also use the internet or other technology to facilitate instruction. Consult the course schedule to identify the times your class meets. 

CBE Hybrid 

CBE hybrid courses also offer you the opportunity to set your own flexible schedule to complete coursework. CBE hybrid courses also use the internet or other technology to facilitate instruction. Additional course activities require you to participate in scheduled on-campus or virtual in-person sessions with your instructor and/or classmates. Consult the course schedule to identify the times your class meets.

CBE Online

CBE online courses can be completed 100% online at times and locations convenient to you. Interactions between you and your instructor can be scheduled virtually during mutually agreed upon times.

Flex Lab

Schedules are specifically designed for students who cannot attend regularly scheduled day or evening courses. If you are a self-motivated student who wants to work on a degree or update your skills at your own pace, the Flex Lab is a great way to meet your goals.

Hybrid Courses

Courses that combine online and face-to-face instruction (not including any one-time face-to-face orientation or off line testing/evaluation). At least 50% but less than 100% of course instruction is delivered using the Internet combined with face-to-face instruction.


iFlex is a course offering integrating two delivery modes allowing students flexibility of attending online and/or face-to-face. Face-to-face instruction would meet weekly not to exceed 50% (hybrid delivery mode) of total course hours of a traditional delivery format. Students would have required identical online components (assessments and lecture materials are the same, whether sitting in the classroom or learning online), with lecture content recorded and available online. Students have the ability to migrate between the two delivery modes.

In Person Courses

Instruction is delivered in a face-to-face setting. The course may use the Internet or other technology to facilitate instruction.

Online Courses

Instruction is delivered 100% through the Internet. Courses require work completed by specific deadlines and may require supervised onsite testing.

Video Conference

Instruction is delivered with students participating from designated sites. Live interaction occurs between instructor and students via two-way video conferencing. Online activities may be required.