Communication and access to information is of prime importance in the 21st century. Students enrolling in career programs at Marion Technical College should plan to have ready access to a computer or mobile device while enrolled in their program of study. Frequent instructor to student communication via email and /or text messaging is often necessary to ensure success in the program. For programs offered in a hybrid format computer access will be essential for completing course work through the Blackboard platform. Private email addresses and /or email addresses and mobile phone numbers will provide the student with open lines of communication that assist the student in staying on track toward completion of a program.