College amends fall plans

College amends fall plansAs California hit its highest daily count of confirmed cases of coronavirus, and numbers continue to rise in Kern, Mono, and Inyo counties, Cerro Coso Community College announced plans move on-campus classes to remote delivery for the fall term.

“Because the safety of every student, staff, and faculty member is Cerro Coso Community College’s highest priority, the college has made the difficult decision to suspend in-person instruction at all campus locations for the fall 2020 semester,” said Dr. Corey Marvin, vice president of instruction.

All in-person classes will be transitioned into remote delivery with the exception of a small number of classes supporting essential workforce activities.

Students who have enrolled for classes should visit the COVID-19 course status page at cerrocoso.edu.

The college will continue to offer in-person instruction for courses relating to administration of justice, emergency medical technology, health careers, machine tools and welding. While a portion of these classes may include an online component, the coursework requires hands-on training.

Cerro Coso will abide by and enforce all state-mandated safety, sanitation and distancing protocols for those classes.

Some classes will be moved to a Scheduled Zoom format. Students requiring assistance with technology resources are encouraged to email studentservices@cerrocoso.edu for assistance.

“If a student feels that they would now like to move to a different section or add or remove a class, please contact the counseling department to explore options,” said Marvin. “Our greatest desire is that students keep making progress toward their educational goals.”

Any student seeking guidance should email studentservices@cerrocoso.edu.

“It is truly unfortunate that Cerro Coso cannot serve all of its in-person students in the way it had planned for the fall 2020 semester,” said Marvin. “But our dedicated faculty and staff look forward to introducing students to some remarkable learning experiences through remote delivery while keeping our students, our staff, our faculty, and our communities as safe and healthy as possible in these uncertain times.”

Story First Published: 2020-07-24