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At GTCC, our core mission is to be a catalyst for the success of our community by providing accessible higher education and job skills training. As we plan for the upcoming semester, we are prioritizing the safety of our students, faculty and staff to allow them to stay on track to reach their goals.

COURSE OPTIONS

HEALTH/SAFETY

REMOTE SERVICES

To achieve our mission in these unprecedented times, we must keep both quality and safety in mind. GTCC will continue to provide high-quality education and support while maintaining high standards for health and safety.

With the most recent advice available from public health officials and community college leadership in mind, we have developed a plan to ensure the best possible learning experience for our students. We are taking extra precautions to minimize the spread of the virus on our campuses and in our community. Read below for full details about our plans for the fall 2020 semester and monitor this web page for updates as we approach the first day of classes.

Course options to meet your needs

GTCC's plan for Fall 2020 semester (before the Thanksgiving holiday)

GTCC will offer instruction in a variety of formats to best serve student needs and meet the requirements for social distancing and protective practices.

  1. In-person lecture classes will be held on campus with appropriate social distancing and protective practices. In many cases, this will include using a primary and secondary room format so that half the students are in the classroom with an instructor and the other half are viewing on a screen from another room.
  2. The college is offering more 100% online courses this fall. In addition, some course sections that are currently scheduled to meet in-person may be rescheduled to meet online in order to ensure social distancing. Please check your GTCC Titan email regularly for the latest schedule updates.
  3. Hybrid and blended classes will be offered to reduce the number of days and hours that students are required to be on campus.
  4. Lab classes will continue on campus with appropriate social distancing and protective practices. Note that some labs will use health screening and temperature checks when students cannot meet required learning outcomes while maintaining social distancing.
  5. Workforce Continuing Education classes will be offered on campus with appropriate social distancing and protective practices.

GTCC's plan for the Fall 2020 semester (after the Thanksgiving holiday)

  1. All lecture instruction and final examinations will be moved 100% online.
  2. Lab classes will continue on campus with appropriate social distancing and protective practices. Note that some labs will use health screening and temperature checks when students cannot meet required learning outcomes while maintaining social distancing.
  3. Workforce Continuing Education classes will be moved online as feasible. Any remaining in-person Workforce Continuing Education classes will follow appropriate social distancing and protective practices.

Health and safety protocols

GTCC is implementing numerous safeguards during the Fall 2020 term to help ensure that students can continue their education and achieve their educational and career goals. The following list will be updated regularly to include the latest guidance from state and local health authorities.

  • Masks are required on campus.
  • Social distancing is required as much as practicable.
  • Social distancing is reinforced by taping off seats and areas to discourage the gathering of individuals.
  • Social distancing is reinforced by signs to control lines and crowding and by taping six-foot distance in areas where lines may form.
  • Plexiglas guards have been installed on counters in customer service areas.
  • Handwashing is strongly encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been increased on campus.
  • Students and employees are reminded of symptoms via a pop-up message when logging into any computer on campus and to go home if they exhibit symptoms.
  • Posters are displayed in classrooms and on entry doors to buildings reminding students and visitors to go home if they exhibit symptoms and follow established rules for masks and social distancing while on campus. These posters are highlighted to students and visitors regularly by faculty and staff.
    The use of online student services is being promoted.
  • A COVID-19 hotline 336-334-4822 Ext. COVID (26843) has been established.
  • QLess software has been implemented to allow students to wait in a virtual line for college services instead of standing in a physical line.
  • Temperature checks are taken for students, employees, and guests when entering labs that cannot maintain social distancing.