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Online Success Interventions

Overview

As a part of A-B Tech's Student Online Success program, students who want to take classes 100 percent online must take at least one of the following "interventions":

  • CTS 060 ("Essential Computer Usage") or the computer course required for your program (CIS 110, CIS 111, CIS 113, or CTI 110)
  • Fast Track to Online Learning
  • Moodle Online Orientation

Depending on your scores on the SmarterMeasure assessment, you may encounter all necessary training at one time.  For example, both Fast Track to Online Learning and Moodle Online Orientation are included in CTS 060. 

Students who do not wish to take online classes do not have to complete any of these interventions, but all students are required to complete the SmarterMeasure assessment. 

CTS 060 

CTS 060 ("Essential Computer Usage") is a two-credit curriculum course that students may sign up for online in Self-Service. Detailed registration instructions are also available online.

Students who are required to take CIS 110, CIS 111, CIS 113, or CTI 110 for their program of study may take the appropriate CIS/CTI course instead of CTS 060. For more information about waiving the CTS 060 requirement, visit the SmarterMeasure Waivers and Retest Options webpage. 

Fast Track to Online Learning

Fast Track to Online Learning is a brief online training course that can be accessed within A-B Tech's Student Orientation site called Trailhead. You can enroll yourself in the Fast Track Moodle course online. For any assistance with accessing the Fast Track course in Moodle, email onlinesuccess@abtech.edu.

Face-to-face Fast Track to Online Learning sessions are available upon request. To request a face-to-face Fast Track session, email onlinesuccess@abtech.edu or call (828) 398-7471. Please include your name, student ID number, and phone number.

Go to Fast Track Course

Moodle Online Orientation

Moodle Online Orientation is a brief online training course that must be completed by ALL students seeking to register for 100% online classes. It can be accessed within A-B Tech's Student Orientation site called Trailhead. You can enroll yourself in the Moodle Online Orientation course online. For any assistance with accessing the Moodle Online Orientation course in Moodle, email onlinesuccess@abtech.edu.

Please note that the Moodle Online Orientation is different from the online version of New Student Orientation.

Go to Moodle Online Orientation Course