HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 30, 2020) — Most of Tidewater Community College’s class schedule will be online this fall, with some classes being taught with a combination of online and in-person instruction.
Fall classes begin Aug. 24.
Career and technical courses, as well as some academic courses, that require hands-on instruction, will be taught online and supplemented with on-campus sessions.
More than 400 sections of classes including automotive, health professions, welding, veterinary technology, culinary arts, music, visual arts, electronics technology and other programs, will have on-campus components. Browse classes here.
The college is complying with health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health. Its Fall 2020 Reopening Plan was recently certified by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.
Faculty, staff, students and visitors must wear face coverings, use hand-sanitizer and complete a health self-assessment when they enter all college buildings. Signs will remind all to practice physical distancing and healthy hygiene.
“We have put a lot of thought into the safe reopening of our campuses to minimize the spread of COVID-19,” said Michelle Woodhouse, interim vice president for academic affairs. “Students should be confident that they can finish what they start this fall, whether they are studying remotely or coming to campus.”
The plan is subject to change based on the state’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Current and new students and their families can use TCC’s virtual student support services to prepare for the coming fall semester. Assistance is available with admissions, academic advising, financial aid, tuition payments and more.
For those without access to technology, TCC will open Virtual Student Support Rooms beginning Monday, Aug. 3. These rooms are equipped with computers and internet access and will link directly to TCC’s virtual resources. Students will also be able to obtain I.D. cards, drop off documentation, and access computer labs.
“The digital divide is real, and we realize that not all of our students have access to the technology needed to use our virtual services,” said Karen Campbell, interim vice president for student affairs. “This gives us the opportunity to serve everyone.”
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For a complete list of open buildings and drop box locations, visit here.
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