OFTC Makes Schedule Changes, Preparing for Reopening on 30th
March 16, 2020
OFTC leadership continues to work with its regional departments of public health in regards to the health crisis and are currently awaiting results. The situation could change, of course, and the College continues to work closely with health officials. However, as stated by the College on March 12, 2020, all persons who had close contact with the OFTC employee who was exposed to the COVID 19 virus were contacted on March 12, 2020. Since the closure on March 13th, the College has begun a deep cleaning on its campuses.
“Oconee Fall Line Technical College has no higher priority than the health and safety of our community,” reiterates OFTC President Erica G. Harden. “We announced today the following schedule and calendar changes in regards to our credit instruction and adult education classes.”
- All college campuses will be closed to nonessential personnel March 13, 2020 from 1 p.m. until further notice.
- OFTC’s spring break has been rescheduled to March 16-20, 2020
- OFTC will be extending the spring semester 2020 to May 12, 2020
- This is an evolving situation, and there may be additional changes going forward.
- Beginning April 6, 2020 all credit classes will continue in an online format.
- The Commercial Truck Driving program will continue later in the semester. CTD instructors will contact students in the future with more definitive information.
- Allied Health instructors will be communicating with their students regarding their clinical rotations.
- It is our hope that we will be able to offer face-to-face lab portions of classes later in the semester. This will be communicated at a later date.
- All online proctored events will be cancelled spring semester 2020.
- Adult Education classes are moving to an online format. Adult education instructors will be working with students to transition.
- The student services staff will continue to provide services online. Please refer to the OFTC web site.
- A contact list will be posted online to assist students.
“The most up to date information regarding the college will be posted as updates on OFTC’s web site and via email to faculty, staff, and students,” explains Harden. “The best way for students to communicate with OFTC faculty and staff is through email at this time.”
Prevention is a key strategy with any virus, such as influenza or this coronavirus, so it is important to both protect yourself and take measures against spread to others.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate an uncertain situation together,” concludes Harden. “OFTC is first and foremost a caring college, and we are here for you.”