Fall 2020 Semester Update

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Fall 2020 Semester Update

Dear students,  

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and happy holiday. As you no doubt are very aware, during the past few weeks the COVID virus has made a strong resurgence across the nation, our state and region.

We had hoped to complete the semester with 20% of our credit courses remaining on ground. But because of rising infection rates throughout our region, and in an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to move most on-ground credit courses to remote learning for the rest of the semester.

This change begins on Wed., Nov. 25, a day when classes will not be held in observance of the holiday, except those few programs with labs that need to meet that day. Courses with hands-on lab and clinical requirements necessary to complete student outcomes, including science labs, dental, EMT, funeral services, medical assistant, massage therapy, nursing, radiography and veterinary technician programs will continue to meet face to face even as we work to minimize necessary time on campus for these programs. Students in these courses or programs will receive communication from their program directors in the near future with information regarding their schedules for the rest of the semester. All other programs and classes will move to remote learning.

The academic calendar will remain intact with the last official day of classes being Dec. 12 and finals beginning Dec. 14. Winter term classes (all online) will be held as originally scheduled beginning Dec. 14.  

During this period, all college offices at every location will remain open and continue to operate as usual to ensure our students have support services needed to finish the semester. You can access available student support services here and are reminded that whenever possible, accessing services virtually is the best option to reduce possible COVID exposure. 

Dr. Sedgwick L. Harris
Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment

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