VHCC releases opening plans for 2020 fall semester
Virginia Highlands Community College is the latest local college to announce reopening plans for the upcoming fall semester.
Officials say they are preparing for the campus to reopen Monday August 31st, and will include a variety of in-person and online learning instruction. Some courses and degree plans that work well with online learning will have numerous online options available, but some programs like technical and occupational programs such as biology, chemistry, music, diesel mechanics, welding, HVACR, machining, electrical, CDL, administration of justice, horticulture, nursing, medical assisting, radiography, EMT/EMS, pharmacy tech, and phlebotomy will have more in-person hands on courses.
“We’ll be following all guidelines and prioritizing safety, which means the on-campus experience will include smaller in-person class sizes, increased person-to-person distancing in classrooms and common areas, as well as new signage and extra attention to cleaning measures,” said Hutchison. “Our priority will be the safety of our students, faculty and employees while continuing to give students a quality education at VHCC,” said Dr. Adam Hutchinson, president of Virginia Highlands.
Health protocols and precautions will also be in place around campus, and semester plans could rapidly change depending on COVID-19 conditions.
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