Due to continuing concerns about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Monroe County Community College is exploring the possibility of offering 100 percent of classes via remote formats or a combination of online and hybrid formats for the Fall Semester, said Dr. Kojo A. Quartey, president.
MCCC is continuing to register students for online and blended classes – classes that are primarily online with limited on-ground attendance – but has suspended registration for fully on-ground classes for one week effective today. This is being done so college leaders can focus on putting together a contingency plan in the case that a move to remote or remote/hybrid formats is required.
Students who have already registered for on-ground classes will remain in the classes at this time and will see them on their course plan, said Registrar Tracy Vogt.
Fall semester begins Aug. 26.
"We would love to have a robust slate of in-person classes and the campus opened up for Fall Semester, but the possibility of that is still very much up in the air,” Quartey said. “Therefore, we are putting plans in place just in case we have to move to remote or a combination of remote and hybrid formats.”
MCCC moved Winter Semester classes to remote formats due to COVID-19, and is offering Summer Semester fully online.
Summer classes start May 11, and a majority of the courses are filling very quickly, said Valerie Culler, interim vice president for enrollment and student success. Culler added that registration for Fall Semester is outpacing last year at this time.
Dr. Grace Yackee, vice president of instruction, said that if on-ground classes are held in fall, the semester will be far from typical and would follow the guidelines of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Centers for Disease Control.
For complete registration information, students should go to www.monroeccc.edu/registration.
The MCCC Office of Admissions and Guidance, Office of Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar and other offices serving students continue to operate remotely to assist prospective and current students during the college's temporary closure due to COVID-19.
New and guest students who want to enroll for the Online Summer Semester or Fall Semester should email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 during the extended closure. To access these services, students should use the contact information below between of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-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.