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Automotive student with a tireSouthwestern Community College will start its fall semester as scheduled on Aug. 17, but we are implementing a number of schedule adjustments and format changes to help keep students safe during the ongoing pandemic.

These changes include:

• No Fall break
Fall break has been canceled in order to minimize the opportunity for travel from the area and return to campus. This change will also allow us to end the semester earlier. 

• All curriculum classes will be web-supported, hybrid or web-centered
This means that while SCC is still offering a range of face-to-face classes, they will all have some level of online activity.
Your instructors will introduce you to the online platform (Moodle) within the first week of class. 

• No face-to-face classes will meet on SCC campuses on Fridays
This will help reduce foot-traffic on campuses. Southwestern will hold no in-person curriculum classes after Thanksgiving Break. 

• A "Flex and Finals Week"
This week is following Thanksgiving and will allow students to remotely finish some pending course requirements or clinical assignments by Friday, December 4.
Your instructor will give information about how this will impact specific classes.

• Semester end by Dec. 4
We will conclude the semester two weeks earlier than originally planned to avoid public gatherings on campus as we head into the winter season.

 

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Here is what you can do to prepare now for the fall semester:

Check your SCC email daily for communication regarding adjustments to course modality and online expectations. Help us spread the word by telling your classmates about these changes.









SCC expects students to have laptop or computer equipment, including a webcam and microphone, adequate for accessing internet content: 
  • Identify areas to access internet service at home, work or public places. You may also access the internet in SCC buildings and parking lots.
  • Check for additional computer requirements in programs of study with specific computing demands.  
  • Consider purchasing a computer from the SCC bookstore using your financial aid award.
  • Inquire about the laptop loan program at the SCC Library.
Practice using MySCC, college Gmail, and Moodle during the summer so that you are prepared to use these online technologies in the fall. Here are some resources for you to review: Prepare for the possibility of a transition to full-distance format during the semester in the event of a campus closure.
You are required to wear face coverings at SCC campuses and events. While you are encouraged to wear your own face covering, SCC will have masks on hand for student usage.