Continuation of Services with Distance Education
The OFTC Senior Staff and the Taskforce are continuing to meet daily to review our plans. Our campuses will continue to be closed to non-essential personnel and to the public until we see a decline in the spread of the virus or until directed to open the campuses. Employees must obtain permission from your vice president to come onto campus 24 hours prior to coming on campus. We have to be flexible and willing to change on a week to week basis.
OFTC will continue to provide our credit, adult education, and non-credit training through distance education which includes online courses, video conferencing, and even mailing paper packets to students who do not have access to internet services. We continue to monitor the situation. Currently, no credit, adult education or non-credit/business and industry classes can be offered face-to-face. We will reevaluate the face-to-face options for classes after April 13, 2020. However, we all need to be prepared to continue online instruction for the foreseeable future.
Credit classes will restart on April 6, 2020 in a distance education format for the foreseeable future. It is our hope to provide opportunities for students to complete certain lab course requirements later in the term. Our allied health faculty will be working with our allied health students regarding clinical requirements going forward. The term has been extended until May 12, 2020. Check your OFTC email and the OFTC web site for updates.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and communities remain our number one priority at this time. We know that this puts strain on everyone, but the changes we have instituted are done out of an abundance of caution.
We will get through this together!! We are OFTC!
Erica G. Harden
Oconee Fall Line Technical College