Fall Registration is Open; College Offering Online, 'Hybrid' Courses
Monroe County Community College leaders have a reassuring message for prospective and current MCCC students: Despite all the uncertainty created by COVID-19, they can still work toward meeting their higher educational and career goals this fall.
“Even though life has changed, your plans don't have to,” Valerie Culler, interim vice president of enrollment management and student success, told students in an email message this morning.
Registration for the Fall Semester is open, and the college has moved about 95 percent of its courses to online and hybrid formats that can include both online and on-campus instruction in small, socially-distanced groups.
“Most of the blended classes with on-campus meetings will be in career technical areas and other areas with labs,” said Dr. Grace Yackee, vice president of instruction. “Other types of blended classes will include off-campus, virtual classrooms requiring students to meet virtually during all or some scheduled class times.”
Fall Semester begins August 26.
In her email, Culler reminded students who have already registered for Fall Semester to be sure to review their schedule of classes, as the mode of delivery of some courses may have changed.
“If there is one thing we know for sure after the last few months, it’s that the situation today could change by tomorrow,” Culler told students.
“But there is one thing that will never change: Monroe County Community College's commitment to your success. We will be here to help you every step of the way toward completing your education in the safest and least-disruptive manner possible. And we will continue to deliver the academic rigor you expect and deserve.”
To ensure that Winter 2020 Semester students continued to progress toward their academic goals, MCCC quickly moved traditional, face-to-face classes to remote learning formats to keep them safe and on track.
“We are very appreciative of the great work by our dedicated faculty and staff and the patience and resilience of our students,” said Culler. “We’re applying the lessons we learned from the Winter 2020 Semester to everything we are doing moving forward to deliver a better experience.”
The college grounds remain closed through June 12 per the governor’s stay-at-home order, but student services and academic support personnel are assisting students remotely through email, phone calls, texts, social media and other means, and faculty members and deans are working directly with students to handle challenging situations.
Prospective and current students can contact the Office of Admissions and Guidance at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to an questions during this unusual time. If our admissions and guidance representatives cannot answer certain questions, they will quickly connect students with someone who can.
For complete registration information, students should go to www.monroeccc.edu/registration.
New students who want to enroll Fall Semester should email email@example.com for enrollment assistance and visit www.monroeccc.edu/future-students. Current students should register online via myWEBPal, which is available from the MCCC home page at www.monroeccc.edu.
Students should continue to monitor their MCCC email and the college website regularly for updates. Notices and updates are also being conveyed via the college website at www.monroeccc.edu/coronavirus and being shared via social media and other means.
Below is a complete list of student services and academic support offices that are working remotely through May 30. To access these services, students should use the contact information below between of 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.
ONLINE LEARNING SUPPORT
WRITING AND PRESENTATION SERVICES (WRITING CENTER)
About Monroe County Community College
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.