Newsletter from Trustee Dr. Cynthia Lenton-Gary, District VII
Nov 5, 2020
Public schools and higher education institutions have been severely challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic to find innovative ways to provide instruction and do so in safe environments. Houston Community College has been no exception.
Early on, the college adapted most of its traditional college courses to online learning formats. Consequently, HCC students today have more ways to learn than ever before.
- Flex Campus: Students enroll in classes and have the choice to attend either online or in person at the scheduled dates and times
- Lab-Based Courses: HCC’s skills-based, hands-on lab courses host fewer students per section to enable social distancing
- Online Anytime: Students take classes online at any time. These are traditional online classes, and students never come to campus
- Online on a Schedule: Students take classes online at scheduled class time they select when enrolling, and never come to campus
The college follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to keep students protected as much as possible from COVID-19. Students are screened upon arrival, including a temperature check. HCC facilities are stringently cleaned and sanitized throughout the day. Social distancing is maintained.
With precautions such as these in place—and with the availability of numerous online or hybrid courses—students can return to their college studies with confidence this spring. Already registration is underway for classes that begin January 19.
If a certificate or degree at HCC is in your career plans, why not take your first step at HCC this spring? Here is a list of helpful resources to get you started:
Register and enroll: hccs.edu/now
Learn about financing college: hccs.edu/financial-aid and hccs.edu/foundation Learn how to obtain a free or reduced cost computer or Wi-Fi: hccs.edu/techhelp Learn what we are doing to limit the spread of COVID-19: hccs.edu/covid-19 Discover childcare options for students: hccs.edu/childcare
Explore career and job placement services: hccs.edu/careerhub
Research small business support: hccs.edu/oei
I encourage you to explore the many resources of Houston Community College! Get started today!
Cynthia Lenton-Gary, Ph.D.
HCC Board of Trustees
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