COVID-19 FAQs & Resources

OFTC is open and available to assist you Monday through Thursdays from 8:00 AM – 5:30PM by phone and email. OFTC is currently closed on Fridays, and our switchboard will not be answering calls on this day.

Students should look for specific guidance from instructors regarding limited exceptions where in-person instruction will be allowed and should continue to monitor their OFTC email and Blackboard account for communication from their instructors. Certain faculty and staff may be required to report on campus and should contact their supervisor for guidance.

Please continue to visit our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Find answers to questions you may have about the current semester’s operation, how classes are working, how to sign up for the fall semester and more below.question marks

 

Students

ADN – Apply for Fall 2020, TEAS

The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 programs that requires TEAS testing has ended. The next open application time will be later this fall.
 

Adult Education (GED)

Please call 478-357-0802 if you need assistance or are interested in Adult Education classes or services. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are a current student, we are offering online classes and virtual classrooms are currently in session. Contact your instructor for more information about these opportunities.

Advisement

I have general questions about my enrollment. I want to speak to an advisor.

To discuss anything about your current or future enrollment, program advisors are waiting to assist you! Please contact your enrollment advisor as noted below:

Bookstore

If you have any questions concerning books, please email bookstore@oftc.edu or visit the Bookstore Web Page.

Business Office (Bill Pay)

OFTC’s Business Office is working normally and is accessible via phone and email as the campus is still closed to visitors at this time.

I owe a balance; how do I pay my bill?

  •  Debit/credit card payments can be made online by logging in to oftc.edu and clicking on the Admission/Pay online tab. Login to your banner web account and follow the instructions.
  • If you encounter an issue, please call us at 478-274-7940 or 478-274-7833. Email FinancialAid@oftc.edu.
  • Login and password should be directed to RegistrarOffice@oftc.edu.

Mail checks and money orders to:
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Attn: Business Office
1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082

I need help with my payment plan; how do I reach someone?

  • If you have an existing payment plan, please contact Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056.
  • If you have questions about how to set up a payment plan, please contact the Business Office at 478-553-2147 and 478-274-7737.

I have a hold on my account, and I don’t know why. Who can help me?

If you have a Business Office related hold, contact jjohnson@oftc.edu by email or 478-553-2147 and 478-274-7737.

Campus Access

No one should be on campus without proper authorization. Please contact your supervisor before any attempts to visit campus.

CARES Act Student Grant FAQ

Classes

OFTC will remain closed to the public with the goal of opening campuses back up in some capacity to the general public this summer. During this time, the College will continue to provide all services possible through virtual delivery methods with a few limited, on-campus labs. 

Classes will continued to be offered using online/remote instruction for Summer Semester 2020. A few limited, on-campus labs will be offered. Additional information will be sent from your instructor for courses that include content that cannot be delivered online due to required face-to-face lab and/or clinical time.

Commencement (Summer)

This event, originally scheduled for June 18, 2020, has been tentatively rescheduled for September 15th for GED Graduation and September 16th for Commencement. This is a joyous occasion, and we look forward to celebrating with you. 

Commercial Truck Driving

Commercial Truck Driving Students Waiting to Complete Training

If you are a commercial truck driving student who is currently enrolled and completing work on Blackboard, your instructor will let you know when we can begin training in the trucks. Please contact your instructor with any questions.

New Students Interested in Commercial Truck Driving

At this time, we are working with our current commercial truck driving students. If you are interested in beginning one of our classes when we can resume face-to-face instruction, please go ahead and complete the admissions process. Please contact the Admissions Office for help with the admissions application: 478-553-2064 or 478-296-6143. Staff are available Monday – Friday 8 – 4 p.m. to answer your questions!

Dual Enrollment

GSFC/GA Futures has created a new dual enrollment application that combines the student application for dual enrollment funding and parent participation agreement into one online process. The new process is for use by home study, public and private high school students. Beginning Summer 2020, this new application process must be completed to participate in dual enrollment.

Students who are enrolled and physically attending a participating eligible public or private high school in Georgia or an eligible participating home study program in Georgia may participate in the dual enrollment program.

Dual Enrollment Funding Program regulations do not supersede high school nor postsecondary policies, which students must abide by, in order to be eligible to participate in the program.

  • Students in the 9th grade are not eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment Funding Program.
  • All eligible 10th Graders may enroll in an approved Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses listed on the Course Directory at a participating TCSG institution only.
  • 10th Graders who have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration, may enroll in any approved courses listed on the Course Directory at a TCSG, USG or private eligible participating postsecondary institution.

Note: GSFC must have the required test score(s) in the Dual Enrollment system prior to the student’s dual enrollment funding application being approved by the high school or home study.

  • Students that were 9th graders during the 2019-2020 school year and participated in Dual Enrollment during the 2019-2020 (received funding for FY 2020) year may enroll as 10th graders in any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory at any eligible participating postsecondary institution (USG, TCSG or private) for the 2020-2021 year.
  • Eligible 11th and 12th grade students may take any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory, at an eligible participating postsecondary institution (USG, TCSG or private).

To participate in dual enrollment program at OFTC, students must provide proof of eligibility through one or a combination of multiple measures described by TCSG: eligible SAT, PSAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER® test scores or HOPE GPA of 2.6 (or 2.0 for Workforce Entry Level programs) after completion of the 10th grade.

New dual enrollment students and returning dual enrolled students who attended OFTC in the spring but not in the summer, must complete the online OFTC dual enrollment admissions application for Fall 2020. Students who are attending the summer semester and are planning to continue in the fall are not required to complete an admissions application for Fall 2020.

If you have questions about dual enrollment at OFTC, please email rhobbs@oftc.edu or jtodd@oftc.edu.

Please email GSFC at DualEnrollment@gsfc.org or call 770-724-9251 with any questions about the G Futures process.

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Fall Semester

OFTC’s Fall 2020 Campus Reopening Plans & FAQ’s

Updated July, 6, 2020

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently announced their plans for the return of on campus classes and labs for the fall semester which begins on August 24.

The college will maintain public health and safety guidelines which includes modifications to classes and day-to-day campus operations.

Based on guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of Public Health, OFTC has developed a plan which will guide the college’s return to campus this fall.

This plan in subject to change based on the current recommended guidelines and OFTC will adapt as needed to ensure the health and safety of students, employees, and the community.

FAQ’s

Will fall semester classes be on-campus or online?
OFTC will offer on-campus, hybrid, or online classes to students this fall. Courses which require physical interaction and on-campus labs will be prioritized for in-person delivery. A full fall schedule will be available online July 16th.

How will fall semester classes be scheduled?
In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, OFTC plans to: stagger class start times, adjust class sizes, and comply with health and safety guidelines including but not limited to: social distancing requirements; encouraging personal hygiene practices; highly recommending the use of face masks and personal protective equipment; and routine cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, labs, and common areas.

Appropriate signage will be placed on campus exterior doors stating requirements for entering including: the practice of safety guidelines like wearing masks; adhering to 6 feet social distancing; going home if sick or running a fever; avoiding the touching of the eyes, nose, and mouth; and using a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then disposing of the tissue.

What safety practices will OFTC follow to ensure the health and safety of students, employees, and guests while on campus?
The college will maintain public health and safety guidelines which includes modifications to classes and day-to-day campus operations. Based on guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of Public Health, OFTC has developed a plan which will guide the college’s return to campus this fall.

OFTC plans to: stagger class start times, adjust class sizes, and comply with health and safety guidelines including but not limited to: social distancing requirements; encouraging personal hygiene practices; highly recommending the use of face masks and personal protective equipment; and routine cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, labs, and common areas.

Appropriate signage will be placed on campus exterior doors stating requirements for entering including: the practice of safety guidelines like wearing masks; adhering to 6 feet social distancing; going home if sick or running a fever; avoiding the touching of the eyes, nose, and mouth; and using a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then disposing of the tissue.

OFTC encourages all students, employees and guests to adhere to and follow the recommended safety regulations and guidelines.

Will students have access to the library and tutoring center?
Yes, library and tutoring center resources will be available for students both in person and online. For hours and contact information, please visit OFTC.edu.

How will classes be affected if there is another wave of COVID-19 cases?
At any time should there be significant changes related to transmission of the virus, OFTC will follow appropriate guidance to alter their plan in order to prioritize the safety of students, employees and the community. This plan in subject to change based on the current recommended guidelines, and OFTC will adapt as needed to ensure the health and safety of students, employees, and the community.

What should someone do if they become ill while on campus?
Anyone who feels ill should not come onto campus. All individuals on campus should self-monitor and leave campus immediately if they become ill. Anyone who may become ill and has no way to immediately leave the campus will be directed to designated isolation areas. The designated isolation areas are:

  • Sandersville Campus: Room 490 L
  • Dublin Campus: WRS 119, LLH 120, Porter 606
  • Jefferson County Center: Room 102 B
  • Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center: Room 112

What if I need services from other offices at the College?
Beginning August 3, all OFTC offices will be open for normal business operations and will follow a schedule of Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Fall Semester 2020 dates are as follows:

  • Priority Registration for New and Currently Enrolled Students: August 4 – 18
  • Priority Registration Fee Payment Deadline: August 23
  • Late Registration ($45 Late Fee Applies): August 24
  • Classes Begin: August 24

We look forward to helping you stay on the path to achieve your academic goals! 

View OFTC’s 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Fees

While the majority of OFTC courses are offered in an online environment, we are offering face to face opportunities for student instruction in an abundance of safety and under the guidance of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Currently, the College is providing students opportunities to take lab classes in a limited face to face format in order to satisfy course requirements for the spring semester. We will continue to offer those lab classes for the summer semester. Additionally, the college still must maintain facilities, technology and security to support student instruction. The accident insurance fee is also required for all current students due to the face to face format for certain classes.

OFTC’s faculty and staff have all returned to campus in order to provide more consistent services to students including student services, library services, instructional services, bookstore services, and business office services. We are working to allow students and the public to have access to our campuses during the summer semester as safety permits. It is our plan to offer more robust face to face learning opportunities during the Fall Semester.

Financial Aid

Students with financial aid questions or questions about the amount of financial aid awarded may contact the Financial Aid Office at 478-274-7940, 478-274-7833 or by emailing FinancialAid@oftc.edu. Please be patient. We will respond to emails as quickly as possible.

To check the status of your Financial Aid file:

  • Log into Banner Web 
  • Go to Student and Financial Aid; click the Financial Aid tab
  • Go to Financial Aid status
  • Select the appropriate aid year, then Submit
  • Overall status of Financial Aid for specified aid year will appear

To check your Student Account balance:

  • Log into Banner Web 
  • Go to Student and Financial Aid
  • Go to Financial Aid
  • Go to Award
  • Go to Account Summary by Term
  • Select the Current Term and Year (i.e. Spring 2020)
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. If you see a negative-amount that is the amount you have available in the Bookstore. If you see a positive amount-that is the amount you will need to pay BEFORE going to the bookstore. If you have a 0.00 balance and you will be receiving a refund, your refund will be listed as REFUND.

Verify My FAFSA

How do I submit Financial Aid verification documents?

To better serve our students in uploading financial aid documents securely, OFTC has implemented the VERIFY MY FAFSA portal. VERIFY MY FAFSA will allow students to securely upload their financial aid verification documents from virtually any device. Students may scan, save and upload documents from a computer or take a picture with a cell phone and upload documents from the phone. The documents must be clear and readable and must contain all pertinent information.Screenshot of Verify My FAFSA registration screen

The first time you log into VERIFY MY FAFSA portal, you will be taken to the following screen. Complete any missing information and click the “Register Account” button. You will only register your account once. After that, you will be automatically signed in on any future visits to the page. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions or concerns.

 

Tip: Verify that your name, birthdate, and social security number match what you put on your FAFSA application.

Future Student

I’m interested in learning more about Oconee Fall Line Technical College. During COVID-19, how can I get more information and ask questions?

We are here to help! Here are a few ways you can get assistance:

  • View OFTC’s programs of study
  • Call OFTC at 478-553-2064 or 478-296-6143. Representatives will be available to answer questions Monday through Thursdays from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM by phone and email.
  • Call the Recruitment Department at 478-274-7878 and leave a message. The Recruiter will return your call within one business day.
  • Email questions to cellington@oftc.edu. A Recruiter will respond to your question within one business day.

Can I still apply to the college for summer or fall terms?

  • Absolutely! We are still processing applications and want you to join us for your academic endeavor. Apply online today!

I’ve already begun the admissions process. How can I submit documents and check my status?

We are still processing applications and are here to help you!

  • Admissions information is available online!
    • Transcripts – Send official transcripts electronically to Admissions@oftc.edu through network providers such as eScrip-SAFE, Parchment, and National Student Clearing House.
    • Test Scores – Send your official SAT or ACT scores electronically to Oconee Fall Line Technical College through your College Board SAT or ACT account.
    • Residency Document – email a legible copy of your valid driver’s license, state issued ID, and if applicable, the front and back of your permanent resident card to Admissions@oftc.edu. Be sure to include your name and Student ID in the email.
  • Check the status of your application
    Follow these steps:
    • LOGIN to Banner Web. Use the Login ID and PIN that you created when you completed your online application.
    • FIND “Admission Term” under “Processed Applications”.
    • CLICK on the upcoming term for which you are applying (Example: Fall Semester 2020).
    • SCROLL to the bottom of the “Application Summary” page for a list of your admission requirements.
    • If the received date is blank for an item listed, it has not been received.
    • If every requirement item has a date listed, you have met all admissions requirements for the college.
Confused and still need assistance?

Please contact us by calling the main college numbers at 478-553-2064 or 478-296-6143. Staff are available Monday through Thursdays from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM by phone and email to answer your questions!

I’ve been accepted and I need to attend New Student Orientation. Since the campus is closed, what do I do?

New Student Orientation is an invaluable resource and important part of the journey to a successful academic experience. During this challenging time, we are utilizing alternative, virtual (online) options to share the important information.

I had my transcripts sent to OFTC. How can I find out if they’ve been received and when will my transfer credit show on my student account?

We are working diligently to continue processing transfer credit. For general information on transfer credit, please visit registrar@oftc.edu. You will receive a notice, via your student email account from the Registrar’s Office, once your transfer credit evaluation is complete.

How can I check the status of my summer financial aid?

  • If you attended fall and spring semesters, the summer semester will be available on your student Banner Web account.
  • If summer is your first semester at OFTC this year, access your Banner Web account from anywhere to check the status of your financial aid. Additional instructions on financial aid are online, or you can contact the financial aid office at 478-274-2147 and 478-274-7833

I need to submit documents to complete my financial aid file. How can I do that since campus is closed?

No need to come to campus! You can still access your Banner Web account from home and upload any requested documents through your student Banner Web account. Learn more about the documents required

I need to register for fall term classes.

OFTC is ready for your registration! Registration dates are on OFTC’s web calendar.

How do I register for classes?

Instructions on how to register for classes 

I received an error message when I tried to register. How can I get assistance?

Please contact gclements@oftc.edu or 478.553.2066.

Library

OFTC will continue to offer research and instruction assistance during the campus closure.

  • Students and faculty have access to research materials to complete classes through GALILEO. Patrons will need to login using the OFTC login credential. If you receive an error message, select the login button at the top right of the page and use the GALILEO password: vivid.
  • Electronic books may be accessed through our library search system. Select “available online” once your search results come up. 
  • LibGuides are for specific program resources and provide a list of Internet sources for each program area.
  • The OFTC Library also has a variety of online resources, including research resources and test prep resources such as Learning Express.

Please reach out to the Library if you have any questions. Contact us online via Ask-a-Librarian, or you may call us at the following numbers.

  • Dublin Campus: (478) 275-6593
  • Sandersville Campus: (478) 553-2070

Social Distancing & Wearing a Mask

OFTC will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including maintaining a social distance in classroom space and labs where possible. When social distancing cannot be maintained either in a classroom setting or lab, instructors and students will be asked to wear masks, as outlined in the previous TCSG policy on limited lab instruction. Outside of the classroom or lab environment, wearing masks is strongly encouraged, in conformity with the guidance issued by DPH and CDC.

Support Services

I’m struggling emotionally and need help. How can I get in touch with a counselor?

We know this can be a trying time for everyone. If you need help, we want to get you assistance.

  • If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else, immediately call 911.
  • If you need urgent crisis intervention, please access any of these 24-hour emergency mental health crisis resources:
  • If you need assistance with the COVID-19 crisis or general support, please access these resources:
    • Georgia COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-2681
      • If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
    • Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line: 1-866-399-8938
    • CARES Warm Line (Substance Abuse): 1-844-326-5400
    • Peer2Peer Warm Line (Peer Support): 1-888-945-1414

I’m not doing well academically in my class, who can I contact for assistance?

Our instructors and retention support staff are here to help!

  • Your first point of contact for assistance should always be your instructor. Reach out to them via the contact information provided on your syllabi. Email typically works best.
  • If you need general assistance with resources and support, one of our retention specialists will be happy to assist. Email gclements@oftc.edu.

I’m concerned about my veterans benefits; how can I get in touch with someone to assist me?

Please contact Oconee Fall Line Technical College Office of Veterans Affairs at dgarrett@oftc.edu for specific questions about your Department Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits (GI Bill®).

How do I get support for my disability accommodations?

If you have a documented disability and need assistance with class or testing accommodations, please email sdbrown@oftc.edu.

I need assistance with my WIOA benefits. How can I get in touch with someone to answer my questions?

For any assistance with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act benefits, please contact WIOA Coordinator, Patricia Cooper at pcooper@oftc.edu.

I want to schedule a certification test. When will the lab re-open for testing?

During this time of social distancing, the specialty testing center is not open. Once visitors are allowed back on campus, testing registration options will be posted. Stay tuned for further information!

Student Technical Support

Please include a good contact phone number in your email as passwords or password changes WILL NOT be sent via email.

Blackboard Support
If you need technical assistance with Blackboard, please contact:

Support with Assignments or Course Content
If you have questions about your assignments or course content, please email your online instructor.

Student Email Support
If you need assistance with your OFTC student email account, please contact:

  • Information Technology Department
    (478) 274-7873
    its@oftc.edu

Banner Web Support
If you need assistance with your Banner Web account, scheduling issues, or registration contact:

XenDesktop
If you need assistance with XenDesktop, please contact:

  • Information Technology Department
    (478) 274-7873
    its@oftc.edu

Find additional help resources for your email, OneDrive and Xen Desktop (remote desktop).

Transcripts

I need to get copies of my OFTC transcripts. How do I go about doing that since campus is closed?

We are still providing transcript services. Request your transcript.

Should you have further questions please contact the Registrar’s office at registrar@oftc.edu and a member of our Registrar’s Office team will be happy to assist you.

Same day hard copy transcripts are unavailable at this time. However, should you have an emergency situation, please contact the Registrar’s office at registrar@oftc.edu.

Tutoring

The North and South Campus Tutoring Centers will continue to provide services for students using telephone or virtual/online methods. Please call (478) 553-2109 for North Campus and (478) 274-7856 for assistance.

You may also email Tutoring_North@oftc.edu and Tutoring_South@oftc.edu. In addition to contacting the Tutoring Centers, you may also visit the Online Resources page of the Tutoring Center to access a variety of subject-specific online resources.

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WIOA

I’m interested in seeing if I’m eligible for WIOA support. Who can I speak to?

Information on WIOA benefits can be found online. 

For any assistance with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act benefits, please contact WIOA Coordinator, Patricia Cooper at pcooper@oftc.edu.

Work Study Students

I am a work study student. When can I return to work? Will I get paid?

No students should be on campus at this time.

Federal Work Study students will be paid through June 15, 2020. This will be the last day for this fiscal year.

A date has not been determined for Federal Work Study students to return to work. Once a date has been determined, all Federal Work Study students and their supervisors will be notified by email.

If you are interested in continuing to be a Federal Work Study student for the upcoming year, please complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA. In order to be considered for the Federal Work Study program for the upcoming year, you must have a completed 2020-2021 FAFSA on file.

Business & Industry Services, Continuing Education, and Office of Safety Programs

Assessments, Classes, Driver’s Education, Professional Training, and Safety Training

How do I participate in Continuing Education classes while the college is closed?

All in-person, on-campus continuing education classes have been postponed until further notice. The Office of Continuing Education is working diligently to provide online training to be available during this time.

You can still take ONLINE classes! Check out these current online classes. Check back frequently!

How can I register my child for Driver’s Education?

We are pleased to now offer Drivers Education classes in an online format. Students can complete the 30-hour classroom portion via a hybrid self-paced online and live, virtual instruction course. Visit the Drivers Education page for more information include scheduling and registration instructions.

Until OFTC reopens to the public, in-person Driver’s Education classes will not be available. Because of the requirement of 6 hours of driving with an OFTC Instructor, it would be impossible to fulfill the requirements and maintain a safe, 6 ft distance between the instructor and the students.

For more information, contact Katrina Veal at klveal@oftc.edu.

How can I schedule professional testing (Pest Control Exam, GDOT required testing, WorkKeys, etc.)?

Pest Control Exams, WorkKeys assessments, and GDOT contractor testing are now being offered on a limited basis. Appointments must be prescheduled and a strict safety procedure will be required to access campus. To schedule your appointment and for more information regarding the required safety procedure, please contact Katrina Veal, 478-275-6592, klveal@oftc.edu.

Can OFTC still provide customized training onsite at our company?

Yes! OFTC has resumed training on company site in a customized format. Any company interested in customized training on their company site is asked to adhere to basic public health and safety guidelines regarding social distancing and PPE. Training on OFTC’s campus will not resume until campus is reopened to the public. Anyone interested in customized training can contact the following:

I need to schedule MSHA training for my employee(s), how do I do this?

We will not be conducting on-campus, in person training until campus is reopened to the public. We are happy to now provide interactive, virtual courses to you live via the web. At this time, 24-hour New Miner, Annual Refresher, and Medic First Aid courses are offered through live, virtual (online) instruction. You may register online or contact one of the following for more information on virtual training:

For more information on customized courses on your company site, see “Customized Training” question above.

AHA Community Training Centers

How can I receive AHA Cards for courses I have taught?

Contact Katrina Veal, CTC Coordinator, to receive your electronic cards as normal. Ph: 478-275-6592

Conference Centers

When will the conference centers be available for rental for public events?

Until further notice, the Porter (Dublin) and Tarbutton (Sandersville) Conference Centers are not accepting bookings for new events. OFTC is regularly evaluating our ability to reopen Conference Centers in a safe manner. We hope to reopen in accordance with state and federal public health guidelines regarding social distancing.

If I have an event booked at the Porter Center or Tarbutton Center, who should I talk to to inquire about the status of my event?

Events in both OFTC Conference Centers scheduled through June 30th have been cancelled or rescheduled. If you have an event scheduled during this time and have not been contacted, please contact conference center staff as follows:

UGA Archway COVID-19 Resource Guide

An extensive but not exhaustive resource guide from UGA Archway with information from all levels of government and nonprofit organizations, designed to help you and your community address the challenges imposed by COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Faculty and Staff

Campus Access

No one should be on campus without proper authorization. Please contact your supervisor before any attempts to visit campus.

Employee Technical Support

The OFTC Helpdesk is available from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and can be reached via:

We will have all IT staff on duty to provide the fastest response times, but you should expect to leave a voicemail most of the time as we anticipate a large volume of calls.

Human Resources

For HR related questions, please email ljmcdonald@oftc.edu or call 478-553-2059.

Teaching Online

OFTC is preparing for remote teaching and learning for all students and faculty. The Online Teaching master course in Blackboard is available to help OFTC faculty with the transition of face-to-face classes to online using the Blackboard learning management system. This comprehensive course includes tools, resources, and procedures that will help faculty with remote teaching. All OFTC instructors for spring semester have already been enrolled in the course.  You can access the course from the Course Menu in Blackboard.  For more help with best practices for designing and delivering online courses as well as technical support, contact Sherry Yearty or Michelle Simpson in the Distance Education Department.

Teleworking

For questions concerning teleworking, please contact your supervisor.