OFTC Announces Soft Reopening for all Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical (OFTC) President, Erica Harden, announced a “soft reopening” for all OFTC campuses to the public beginning Monday, July 13.

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The Office of Admissions and the Registrar’s office will take walk-ins while the following departments will reopen by appointment only: Financial Aid, Library and Tutoring, Testing, Veteran Affairs, the Cashier’s Office, Conference Centers, Continuing Education, Adult Education, and the AHA Community Training Center.

OFTC seeks to provide the highest safety measures for guests and employees, and all guests are asked to wear masks before entering the building and to use hand sanitizer.

Only one person is allowed per appointment, and no visitors will be allowed with guests. All offices will be properly sanitized before and after each appointment. Students may also make appointments with their instructors.

Appropriate signage will be placed on campus exterior doors stating safety guidelines like wearing masks, adhering to 6 feet social distancing, rescheduling 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.

The public is asked to make an appointment prior to coming onto campus. To make an appointment, please visit the online phone directory at OFTC.edu for contact information.

Fall 2020 Semester

OFTC is excited and ready for the fall semester, and classes will begin on August 24. The College will offer online courses and welcome students back to campus with in-person classes while adhering to all safety guidelines.

A full fall schedule with face-to-face, hybrid, and online course options will be available online July 16th.

The college’s response to COVID-19 has led to increased technology access on all campuses, enhanced safety measures for face-to-face labs, and increased virtual processes to simplify the application and registration process. 

OFTC is accepting applications for the fall 2020 semester; there is no application fee, and Accuplacer, ACT and SAT scores are not required for admission. The college will utilize other methods for placement in courses. Those interested can apply online at OFTC.edu. 

Many financial aid options are available to students including the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act for displaced workers, the Pell Grant, the HOPE Grant and Scholarship, and the HOPE Career Grant. To learn more about scholarship and financial aid options, visit the Financial Aid page on OFTC.edu.

The college is following all Department of Public Health guidelines and reopening plans are subject to change based on current guidelines.