The 2020 fall semester starts at SCC on Monday, August 17. The college has worked hard to strike an appropriate balance between COVID 19 safety and student learning. “The health and safety of our students, employees, and community are our top priority,” says Dr. Chris English, SCC President.
Although campus life will look a little different than in years past, we are committed to serving Columbus County and surrounding areas at best. The college has created a “Moving Forward” plan to address the ongoing threat of COVID-19. When curriculum students come to campus for the first time, they should report to the A-building, where they will complete a COVID screening questionnaire. Continuing education students will complete a COVID screening questionnaire prior to joining the first class meeting. After the initial screenings, all students should self-monitor and not come to campus if they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Facemasks will be required on campus. Classrooms have been configured to allow for social distancing and they will be sanitized frequently.
Classes in technical areas such as cosmetology, electrical engineering, HVAC, mechatronics, and welding are scheduled to be offered using the traditional, face-to-face format. Classes in the health technologies area will be offered using a combination of online, synchronous, online asynchronous, hybrid, and face-to-face. Many of the other curriculum classes have been converted to completely online or hybrid classes. Students who have already registered can check to see if their schedule changed by logging into “self-service.”
The college faculty will offer tutoring for curriculum students both virtually and face-to-face through Learning Labs. “It’s important that online students have the option of meeting with their instructors in-person if they need assistance in their classes,” says Dr. Michael Ayers, VP of Academic Affairs. Learning Labs are also open to students who need a quiet space to access internet. The Lab schedule available on the website.
Registration for the fall semester is ongoing. Students can make an appointment to register for fall classes by calling (910) 788-6358.
12-week classes begin September 15 and 8-week classes begin on October 15.