General FAQ's Student Instructor System Requirements
SHTC serves seasoned leaders and new professionals, students and educators, research specialists and practitioners—all committed to lifelong learning.
Public health professionals rely on us to help them keep up in a dynamic field—no matter their position, area of expertise, or work setting.
Our high-quality training courses and tools are adaptable, and easy to access; you can find them online.
What is distinct about the SHTC is our long-standing relationship with learners and partner organizations within communities, coupled with a national presence that offers cohesive and rigorous development and delivery of education and knowledge sharing across the country.
There are no required hours to be in class on the campus of SHTC. You can access your class from home, a friend or relative’s home, a library, or from a hotel room while traveling – anywhere there is a computer and Internet access.
To be successful in an online class, a student should be able to:
  • Open a web browser (Links to an external site.) such as Firefox (Links to an external site.), Chrome (Links to an external site.), or Internet Explorer, connect to the Internet, and type in a web address.
  • Search and access websites with a web browser
  • Understand basic web/Internet navigation
  • Log in to a site with a user name and password
  • Copy and paste text from one document to another
  • Attach a document or file to an email
  • If you would like more information on any of our Computer Skills classes in order to bulk up your skills, please see the Classes & Events (Links to an external site.) page under Business & Community (Links to an external site.) on the SRC website.
  • In a word: no. Depending on your study habits and willingness to participate, some students consider online classes to be more difficult than face-to-face classes.
    It’s important to note that a successful online student must be self-motivated and cannot procrastinate. Many online classes contain the same amount of information as in a face-to-face course, but meet for eight weeks instead of sixteen. Since that is the case, if a student falls behind, catching up can be very difficult.
    Online classes are also not independent study courses, since they have a weekly schedule just like a face-to-face course. Students are able to log in to their classes and complete their assignments late at night, but each assignment will have a due date just like in face-to-face classes. As in any class, looking ahead each week to plan study time accordingly usually creates successful outcomes.
    One last thing: many students thrive in online courses. “I wish I had more time to think of an answer for this discussion” is no longer an issue, and many students really enjoy the extra time they can take to formulate an opinion.
    There could be many reasons but the most probable is you have simply forgotton your password, are trying the wrong one or are entering it incorrectly. Some other things to think about include:
    Does your username or password contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters? It should be entered exactly.
    Are cookies enabled on your browser? If not, you are recommended to turn cookies on.
    SHTC supports many popular web and mobile browsers. Most of the site is written in HTML5 and CSS3, which most modern browsers support. To fully experience the SHTC website, upgrade to the latest version of one of the following browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer or the Microsoft Edge browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari for OS X and iOS
    Minimum requirements for SHTC website are as:
    • An Internet connection. We recommend a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection for optimal viewing experience.
    • Safari 6 or later, Google Chrome 11 or later, Firefox 30 or later, Internet Explorer 9 or later.
    • Mac OS 10.8 or later, Windows 7 SP1 or later.