In Fall 2020, the majority of our classes will be hybrid, which includes:
- Limited in-person instruction
- In-person classroom capacities will be limited to maintain 6 ft. distancing guidelines at all times.
- Smaller groups of students will meet on different days. For example, if you were enrolled in a class last year that met on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the new hybrid model you would only come to campus for class one of those days, the rest of your work will be done online.
- Some online teaching
- Some independent study
Information about specific courses will be shared with students, via their NIACC email, in August from individual faculty members.
More classes than ever will be offered fully online this fall. These are the traditional online classes that you are used to. You can do your work anywhere that’s comfortable for you – anytime. You never have to come to campus.
Labs will be set up to allow for social distancing and new disinfection protocols have already been put in place.
Concurrent Enrollment Classes:
What if I take a NIACC courses at a high school and the high school closes but NIACC stays open? Or if NIACC goes to online but the high school continues face-to-face? Will the high schools follow NIACC’s policies?
If the high school closes, NIACC courses being taught at those high schools will move to virtual/online delivery within 12 hours and those courses will continue. If the high school continues to meet face-to-face with a high school instructor, the class will continue to meet face-to-face. However, a full-time NIACC instructor teaching at a high school may choose to move the course to virtual/online delivery and would contact the students to clarify this arrangement.
** Please note that plans could change at any time depending on local, state, or federal health restrictions that might be put in place.
Health and Safety
Student health and safety is our first priority.
- Each student will receive a mask to wear while on campus.
- All faculty and staff will wear masks unless social distancing can be maintained safely; particularly in the classroom.
- Disinfectants will be available in every classroom for easy cleaning of your desk or table and disinfection protocols have been put in place for all classrooms.
- Additional disinfecting stations have been placed around campus.
- Classrooms are being reconfigured to ensure 6 feet between classmates.
- Reduced face-to-face class meetings will minimize traffic in the hallways and allow for more distance between students.