Most courses offered under The Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding program are available in both online and in-class formats. Exceptions apply to the following courses: SAC 101, SAC 102 and SAC 103 which are only available online.
In-class offerings will
include a mixture of lecture and experiential learning activities, such as case
studies, presentations, individual and group work.
- Class size ranges from 12 to 50 students.
- You should expect to allocate at least three hours per week for reading, study and assignments, in addition to class time.
- Courses are held at McMaster’s Downtown Centre, One James North, Hamilton, unless otherwise indicated.
- You should attend all classes as the classroom work represents a significant part of the learning experience.
Considerations for Taking an In-Person Class
- Your schedule allows you to attend class at the same time each week.
- You prefer interacting with your peers and feeling part of a classroom environment.
- You prefer weekly feedback from an instructor.
- You occasionally need reminders and reinforcements to get your studying done.
- You prefer the instructor explain the readings and the assignments.
Online teaching methods will include instructor webinar/video lecture/presentations, discussion boards, web-based learning activities, as well as experiential learning activities (i.e. case studies, group discussions, projects).
Considerations for Taking an Online Class
- You are good at keeping yourself on task to complete a project.
- You are comfortable asking for clarification when needed and expressing yourself in written form through email or a discussion board.
- You are able to read the textbook (and the assignments) on your own and understand the concepts.
- You are able to work independently.
- You have a quiet place to complete your work.
- You are comfortable using technology.