Delivery plan FAQ

Program delivery

What are the delivery approaches for the spring 2022 term?
  • Hybrid: You will be required to attend in-person classes at your assigned campus. Most class hours will be delivered in-person, a few hours will be delivered remote/online.
  • On-campus: You will be required to attend in-person classes at your assigned campus. All class hours will be delivered in-person.
  • Remote: Remote programs will be delivered fully online. There will be no in-person classes.
    • Online asynchronous delivery: 100 per cent online delivery with independent course completion and no assigned day or time requirements. These hours will be indicated on the right-hand side of your student timetable.
    • Online synchronous delivery: 100 per cent online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements. These hours will be indicated by a computer icon in the box in your student timetable.
Will I be studying in person, remotely or a hybrid? How do I find out?

Specific information regarding how and where your program will be delivered is available on the Student Portal under the My Courses tab where you will find if your program is fully in-person, fully online, or a mix of in-person and online courses. Programs are designed to provide you with the highest quality of learning. Your timetable will identify one of the different program delivery approaches:     

  • Hybrid: You will be required to attend in-person classes at your assigned campus. Most class hours will be delivered in-person, a few hours will be delivered remote/online.
  • On-campus: You will be required to attend in-person classes at your assigned campus. All class hours will be delivered in-person.
  • Remote: Remote programs will be delivered fully online. There will be no in-person classes.
    • Online asynchronous delivery: 100 per cent online delivery with independent course completion and no assigned day or time requirements. These hours will be indicated on the right-hand side of your student timetable.
    • Online synchronous delivery: 100 per cent online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements. These hours will be indicated by a computer icon in the box in your student timetable.
If a program is hybrid, what does that mean?

A hybrid program is a combination of on-campus courses and remote courses. If you are in a hybrid program, you will be required to attend in-person classes at your assigned campus and these classes will not be recorded. Most class hours will be delivered in-person, a few hours will be delivered remote/online.     

How often will I need to be on campus?

This will depend on your program. Your spring 2022 timetable will indicate if your program requires you to attend in-person/on-campus learning, including labs, shops or classes. Student timetables will be available on the Student Portal in mid-April.       

What are the course hours for 2022?

Full-time courses at Conestoga are typically delivered Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.*       

*In some instances, classes will be scheduled outside of this time frame, and may include Sunday, to accommodate course, program and college requirements.       

Where can I find information about the delivery format for non-post-secondary programs (e.g., Apprenticeship, LINC, Academic Upgrading)?

Academic delivery plans are posted on the college website for full-time post-secondary programs (e.g., diploma, certificate, degree, etc.).     

  • Students in Academic Upgrading programs will receive information from their program teams regarding the delivery approach.
  • LINC students will be contacted by the program team about academic delivery. They can also visit Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) for information about program class times and delivery.
  • Apprenticeship students can refer to What to expect for information on the delivery format for their program but should also receive information from their program areas.
What are the technology requirements for my program?

Technology requirements for programs are posted on the program web page. Typical program technology requirements include a device, webcam functionality, and reliable Internet access.       

I have a field placement scheduled. What should students who have co-ops or field placements expect?

The format for co-op and field placements will be determined by program teams and communicated to students.       

Is there assistance available for those requiring additional help with eConestoga?

For assistance using the college learning management system, students can visit eConestoga to view a range of support options.       

Is there a Student Success Week during the spring 2022 term?

Programs/schools will communicate with students whether there will be a Student Success Week for their specific program. Student Success Week is scheduled from June 27 - July 1, 2022.

Where can I find more information about college plans for the 2021/22 year?

Please check the COVID-19 web pages for the latest on college plans.

Spring timetables

Can I change my schedule?

For most programs, there is limited flexibility to change schedules. Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery (on-campus, hybrid, or remote).

For more information about adding or dropping courses, review the information about course changes.

I want to be on campus more often or less often. Can I change my schedule?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

Most programs will require in-person, on-campus attendance for some courses. There will not be remote alternatives.     

I don’t want to relocate to attend in-person classes. Can I continue my program remotely?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

Most programs will require in-person, on-campus attendance for some courses. There will not be remote alternatives.      

I’m in my final term and live far from campus. Can I continue my program remotely?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

Most programs will require in-person, on-campus attendance for some courses. There will not be remote alternatives.      

I live far from campus and I am having trouble finding housing. Can I continue my program remotely?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

Most programs will require in-person, on-campus attendance for some courses. There will not be remote alternatives.      

Learning remotely is more flexible and allows me to meet work, family or other non-school responsibilities. Can I continue learning remotely?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

Most programs will require in-person, on-campus attendance for some courses. There will not be remote alternatives.      

I don’t want to come to campus at all. What are my options?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

To attend on-campus learning, you will need to be fully vaccinated or show proof of an approved exemption. If you choose to defer or drop courses from a term it could potentially change your status from full-time to part-time and might affect OSAP funding or visa requirements. Please connect with Student Financial Services for OSAP eligibility inquiries, or your International Student Advisor for inquiries about impacts to your student permit.      

You may also decide to withdraw from your program and Conestoga via the Student Portal and re-enrol in the future.      

I have almost completed my whole program online and I don’t want to come to campus. Can I finish the program online?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

To attend on-campus learning, you will need to be fully vaccinated or show proof of an approved exemption. If you choose to defer or drop courses from a term it could potentially change your status from full-time to part-time and might affect OSAP funding or visa requirements. Please connect with Student Financial Services for OSAP eligibility inquiries, or your International Student Advisor for inquiries about impacts to your student permit.

You may also decide to withdraw from your program and Conestoga via the Student Portal and re-enrol in the future.     

I have required on-campus learning activities and do not plan on being vaccinated. What are my options? 

If you choose not to be vaccinated or provide proof of full vaccination and do not qualify for an exemption, you must withdraw from your program no later than May 20, 2022, with no penalty.              

Please ensure that you state the reason for your withdrawal on the Withdrawal Form. Should you wish to return to your program at a later date, you must follow the Admissions Procedure (for level one) or Readmission Procedure (levels greater than one).

Can I continue my program online now and finish the required in-person components at a later date?

Students need to follow their program design and complete courses as scheduled in their timetable, including mode of delivery.     

Conestoga is committed to supporting student success and well-being. Connect with a Student Success Advisor using the self-referral form to help navigate student life, or connect with wellness supports directly.