COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Classes and Learning Options

Classes and Learning Options

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For 2021 Summer and Fall terms, COCC plans to offer some in-person instruction at all campuses, along with online, remote, and hybrid options for students.

The Credit Class Schedule will help you navigate the delivery method.

Key definitions to keep in mind:

Synchronous – Instruction and learning occurs at a scheduled time either in-person or on computer.

Asynchronous – Instruction and learning does not occur at the same location or at the same time.

Delivery Methods (listed under "Campus" in schedule search results) include the following options. Please note that students will likely be required to access assignments on computer in any of these options.

IN-PERSON - Synchronous class with all course instruction delivered in person. Students will attend class at a specified location at specified times.  

REMOTE - Synchronous class with all course instruction delivered remotely (usually via Zoom). Students will attend class sessions remotely at specified times.

ONLINE - Asynchronous class with all course instruction delivered virtually (usually via BlackBoard) with no requirements for a student to attend class at a specified time.

IN-PERSON/ONLINE - Mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery with the asynchronous portion of course instruction delivered online (usually via Blackboard). Students will also attend class sessions at a specified location at specified times.

REMOTE/ONLINE - Mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery with the asynchronous portion of course instruction delivered online (usually via BlackBoard). Students will also attend class sessions remotely at specified times (usually via Zoom).

REMOTE/IN-PERSON - Synchronous class that is a mix of in-person and remote. Students will attend class at specified times, sometime remotely (usually via Zoom) and sometimes at a specified location.

SPECIAL - Mix of two or more types of instructional delivery and does not fit into any of the defined categories. Information on the specific blend of instructional delivery modes is included on the class schedule in the course title column.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Does the College have a policy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, the College has a COVID-19 vaccination policy, which includes vaccination requirements for our Wickiup Residence Hall students as well as for students and faculty in specific programs. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Information page for more details.

Is Wickiup Residence Hall open?

Spring/Summer 2021: Due to COVID-19, Wickiup Residence Hall is closed and COCC is not offering on-campus housing.

Fall 2021: The College will open Wickiup Residence Hall for the Fall 2021 term, and we are now accepting 2021-22 Housing Applications. The COVID-19 vaccine is required for all Wickiup Residence Hall students; please read the College's vaccination policy for more details.  

COCC will continue to follow state and federal health guidance in the residence hall, and we will provide COVID-19-specific protocols and information to residents as the year progresses. Please contact the Housing Office at 541.383.7545 or email with questions.

What should I do if I'm feeling sick?

Please stay home, alert your instructor(s) if you will miss class(es), and call your health provider. Please do not come to campus if you are experiencing any kind of health symptoms.

Before coming to campus each day, please conduct the COVID-19 Daily Self-Check.

If you are uninsured or underinsured and concerned about the cost of seeking medical care, please email and we can help direct you to available resources.  

Do I have to wear my mask during my in-person class?

Please read COCC's Face Mask policy. As of June 30, 2021, face masks are no longer required on COCC campuses, but they are strongly recommended for anyone is not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

How will I take my classes if I'm forced to isolate due to possible exposure?

Please reach out to your instructor to inform them if you are unable to attend class because a local public health authority has alerted you to your possible COVID-19 exposure.

Will I be given extensions on my coursework if I miss class while sick/recovering from the virus?

Your instructor will work with you to accommodate work missed while you are affected by the virus. This will generally mean an extension, but may include other options. Please communicate with your instructor(s) right away if you must miss class due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure so that they are aware, and so that new due dates can be agreed upon by the instructor/student depending on the severity and duration of the illness. If after all other options have been exhausted, the student may receive an "Incomplete," and work will be completed later as agreed upon by the instructor and student. Documentation may be required.

What happens if my instructor gets sick and cannot continue to teach my class?

Your instructors and Department Chair will develop contingency plans to ensure the continuity of course delivery. The new plan will be conveyed to you via email and/or Blackboard.

Is there a course attendance requirement? How does this work with remote classes?

Under federal financial aid regulations, COCC is required to have an attendance policy. To maintain enrollment in your in-person or remote class, you must attend all of your first week's class and lab meetings. Taking an online or hybrid class? Follow the attendance requirement outlined in your syllabus.

Are the computer labs open?

Yes. Please see Computer Labs or more information.

Remote and online learning is new to me: Where can I get help?

COCC recognizes that offering classes remotely or online may be new for many of you. Please visit eLearning for information and training materials on the resources and tools needed to successfully learn through a variety of remote learning options. 

I don't have enough money to pay for childcare, internet service, and other needs. How can I get help?

COCC has several resources to help students with financial challenges. If you have not yet done so, apply for Financial Aid. You can also access a variety of other resources by visiting the Student Life resources page.


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