Flexible courses that put you in control of your time and goals.
Whether you want to jumpstart your higher education goals, advance your career, or desire personal growth, the Global Access option makes it easier. You can earn your Associate of Arts degree in General Studies with less time and more flexibility. Starting with your A.A. in General Studies through the Global Access option is also a way to start working toward your bachelor’s degree in certain majors.
If you want to take college classes, but can’t commit to coming to the Trinity College of Florida campus each week, the Global Access option offers flex courses with three convenient attendance options and includes a compressed schedule and limited electives.
The Weekly Flexibility You Need
Flex courses offered through the Global Access option provide the same level of biblically-focused education you expect from Trinity College of Florida. There are three options available for attendance.
At the start of each week, you will choose how you want to attend class, with the option to flex between options throughout the week.
Option #1: Face2Face
Attend class on campus in a traditional classroom experience.
Option #2: Online Synchronous
Attend a virtual class via an online, interactive live stream in a location that is best for you at the exact same time as the on-campus class.
Option #3: Online Asynchronous
Attend a virtual class via an online recording of the class at a time and location that is most convenient for you.
Answers to Your Questions About The Global Access Option
The Global Access option is available to students who meet the acceptance requirements of admissions to Trinity College of Florida. Students must have access to an internet connection or be able to attend classes on campus at Trinity College in Trinity, FL. Flex classes are only available to TCF students in full academic standing.
If you live on campus and want to take flex courses, you must adhere to the academic requirements for resident students. This means you may not participate if the flex classes exceed the online course limit restrictions per semester.
Face2Face is the same as a traditional classroom experience. You would attend class on campus and participate in the interaction with your professor and peers. If you are able to attend class and engage in activities during as assigned class time, there is always a great benefit to in-person interaction.
Even if you attend class on campus, you would still have weekly online activities (quizzes, forums, reading, papers, etc.) assigned in addition to participating in class.
While both attendance options provide the flexibility of online learning, there is a distinct difference between Synchronous and Asynchronous.
Synchronous: You will attend the class at a specific time via a virtual live stream room. The online platform allows for a more interactive learning experience. All in-class activities are done live in break out groups online as well. Synchronous students have the same weekly activities as everyone else attending the class (quizzes, forums, reading, papers, etc.).
Asynchronous: You will complete the weekly online exercises along with the synchronous students, but you will view the class via a recording and not live. You will still have the same individual work and in-class activities completed by students in the live classroom for that week, as well as weekly online activities (quizzes, forums, reading, papers, etc.) assigned it the class.
General Studies is designed to give you valuable preparation for further studies, by providing you with introductory, general courses. As with all of our courses, our general studies also help you develop a foundational Biblical perspective.
Here’s what to expect from successfully completing this program:
- General knowledge of the content of Scripture;
- College-level competence in the general skills that form the foundation for all learning: reading, writing/ composition, and critical thinking; and
- Introductory knowledge of Western culture integrating themes from history, science, philosophy, or literature.
All of the following requirements must be met in order to graduate and receive an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Trinity College:
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average including completion of the Associate of Arts curriculum, Chapel, and Christian Service requirements. The final 30 credit hours and at least 50% of all major courses credit hours must be completed in residence at Trinity College.
- Satisfactory completion of all Trinity College assessment procedures.
- Continued evidence of a consistent, genuine, Christian testimony.
- Continued essential agreement with the Doctrinal Statement of the College.
- Satisfactory fulfillment of all financial obligations to the College. No degree will be granted or transcript provided to a student with an outstanding financial obligation to the College.
- Affirmative recommendation for graduation by the faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Board of Trustees.
A Campus Visit
Visiting our campus is a great way to get a feel for what Trinity College is like. Take a tour with an admissions representative and gain clarity on your future.