Course Delivery Options

Professional Programs offers several delivery methods for Short Courses and Custom Programs:

Course is held in state-of-the-art facilities on the University of Southern California campus, located in downtown Los Angeles. Participants attending on-campus will have the option to commute to the course or stay at one of the many hotels located in the area.

Overview of on-campus option:

  • The ability to interact with faculty and peers in person.
  • Access to hard copy course materials.
  • Ability to logon and view archived course information up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.
  • If there is a conflict during any on-campus course dates, participants can elect to be an online-interactive student with prior approval from Professional Programs.
  • Parking, refreshments and lunch are provided for on-campus participants – unless otherwise specified.
Course delivery is completely online and real-time, enabling interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Participants have the flexibility of completing the course from a distance utilizing USC’s Distance Education Network technology. Students are required to be online for the entirety of each day’s session.

Overview of Online – Interactive:

  • Virtually participate in the course live – with the ability to either ask questions or type questions via “Chat” to the entire class.
  • WebEx technologies provide the option to call into the class while viewing the lecture/materials on a computer or participate using a computer’s speakers without having to utilize a phone line.
  • Ability to logon and view archived course information up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.
Course is available for online viewing for a period of 30 days. Participants have the flexibility of watching the course at their own pace and convenience – there is no interaction with the instructor or fellow participants. CEUs and a Certificate of Completion are available. Registration must occur by first day of the on-campus course and access to course and materials is for 30 days.

Overview of Online – Archive Access:

  • Online archive students view an archive of the course which includes course documents and streaming video of the lecture.
  • This option is for content only – participants are unable to interact with the faculty and class participants. If participants have specific questions or need interaction with the faculty member, they should not register for this option.
Courses are delivered at the company or organization’s facility. On-site Custom Courses allow Professional Programs to bring the course directly to the organization and its employees. In addition to the convenience the on-site delivery method offers, organizations can also save on travel and accommodation expenses for their employees.