Welcome to Southern Regional Technical College Online!
The goal of distance education at Southern Regional Technical College is to provide our students the opportunity to access quality instruction anytime, anywhere. Such access is desired to facilitate a barrier-free delivery of instruction through technology. Southern Regional Technical College offers a quality technology-based learning environment that is not bound by traditional time and space limitations that provides access for students and meets the education and training needs of the publics it serves.
Southern Regional Technical College is a member of the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC). GVTC delivers courses and programs through the Internet and is an innovation of the Technical College System of Georgia.
To comply with accreditation requirements for the validation of student identity for all online courses, all students enrolled in online courses are required to complete at least one proctored event during the semester. Proctored examinations may only be administered to students who have verified their identity with a photo ID. SRTC does not charge for proctoring; however, other proctoring sites may charge a fee. Students are responsible for any expenses that may be incurred to secure a proctor. Any student who does not complete a proctored event will either be withdrawn from the courses or fail the course depending on the date of the proctored event. A proctored event which is not completed within the semester due to extenuating circumstances will be evaluated by the Distance Education Director. If approved by the Distance Education Director and the Dean for Academic Affairs for that particular division, the event may be rescheduled for a later date, and the student may be assigned an "I" or an "IP".
For information regarding BlackBoard, Banner Web, or the SRTC student e-mail, please visit the website at http://www.southernregional.edu/technical-support
A list of computer needs is provided below. Contact your instructor for course specific requirements and/or visit Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC) at http://www.gvtc.org/StudentOrientation/ComputerNeeds.aspx for additional information, downloads, and computer checks. All necessary software should be installed before class begins.
Computer Requirements - A personal computer with one of the following operating systems is required, Microsoft Windows OS (XP, Vista); Apple Mac OS X (10.0) or above; or Unix/Linux.
Internet Access - 56K Dial-Up connection or better. DSL or Cable recommended.
Recommended Software - Adobe Acrobat Reader; Macromedia Flash 7.0+; Macromedia: Shockwave; Quicktime; Windows Med; Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
SRTC provides on-campus proctoring at no charge for students of TCSG colleges and employees of SRTC. It is important to note that while SRTC does not charge a fee to proctor any student taking classes from a TCSG college, some proctoring facilities do charge. In the event a student chooses to be proctored at a facility that charges a fee, that fee must be paid by the student. To assist students in avoiding such fees, SRTC strives to identify fee-charging proctoring facilities and includes the fees when listing pre-approved facilities. SRTC may also engage in institutional agreements with non-TCSG institutions to provide proctoring services.
Find out if you are ready for online learning by completing the Smarter Measure Learning Readiness Indicator. It only takes about 25 minutes and the scores will not keep you from applying for online courses. The assessment includes five major assessment components that measure:
- Reading comprehension
- Technical competency
- Individual attributes
- Preferred learning styles
- Typing speed and accuracy
For more information about SmarterMeasure visit: https://www.gvtc.org/Resources/SmarterMeasure.aspx
It’s 12am the night before your final and you’re stuck on a problem. You decide it’s too late to email your professor or call classmates. As you slip deeper into panic mode, you gulp your caffeinated drink and mumble under your breath, “where is help when I need it?”
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With SmarTHINKING Online Tutoring, you can
• Connect with a Tutor and interact live.
• Submit your project or assignment for any class to our Online Writing Lab.
• Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor.
Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting
• Please disable all popup blockers for www.smarthinking.com
• Verify that Java is installed. If you need to install Java, go to http://www.java.com and follow the instructions for the free download.
• For a full list of the most up-to-date settings, please visit http://www.smarthinking.com/static customerSupport/technicalRequirementsFAQ/
Helpful YouTube Videos that walk users through some of the tutoring features of Smarthinking services may be accessed at the following link: Smarthinking tutorial videos
Need help using SmarTHINKING?
Click on the SmarTHINKING Student Handbook in the Customer Support & FAQ area of your homepage or you can contact Customer Support by email at email@example.com or by phone at (888) 430-7429 ext. 1 (Mon-Fri, 8am – 6pm ET)
To access SmarThinking, visit https://southernregional.blackboard.com > Tools > SmarThinking.
For login details contact the appropriate Distance Education Coordinator.
Complaint Process & State Authorization
Technical College System of Georgia: Student Concern/Complaint Instructions & Filing Process: http://www.gvtc.org/stateapprovals/TCSGStudentComplaintInstructions.aspx
Distance Education Director
Moultrie Campus, Room B220A
James “Art” Beveridge
Distance Education Coordinator
Thomasville Campus, Room A128
Distance Education Coordinator and Chief Pearson View Test Administrator
Moultrie Campus,Room B221
Distance Education Facilitator and Pearson View Administrator
Moultrie Campus, Room B 220
Audio-Visual/Information Technology Specialist
Thomasville Campus, Room A128