Distance and On-campus Format

The OTD program combines distance and on-site education methods. The distance format is a part of all courses mediated through the Blackboard System. Students will be given a blackboard account and privileges to the VCU libraries that are set up for distance education students. Compact on-campus components have been integrated into many courses to enable both didactic content and cohort formation. These on-campus sessions will occur approximately twice a year (August and January) for 2-3 days. Each session will allow students to complete one semester of classes and begin the next semester in face to face format.

Computer Requirements

Required
Basic computer skills (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email and internet)
Microsoft Office or equivalent
PC, new within the last 2 years

Recommended
Printer
High speed internet connection
Keyboarding proficiency