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Montgomery College Is Open Remotely – 
Access to All Campuses Is Restricted

What to Do Until Further Notice:

  • Unless specifically approved, all students, employees, faculty and staff should stay at home.
  • Continue remote work, limited on-site work for approved positions in phases/staggered shifts.
  • Wear face coverings in public/practice social distancing.
  • All College-sponsored travel will be restricted.
  • No facilities or athletic field rentals or community use.
  • No student-sponsored events hosted on College campuses.
Operating Status for Current and Upcoming Semesters/Terms

Most classes are fully online. Students in some programs may come to campus for some lab sessions.

If you are required to come to campus, follow the Health and Safety Guidance.

All classes will be fully online in a five-week session. Register now.

Until the end of spring break in March 2021, most classes will be fully online. Students in some programs may come to campus for some lab sessions. We will reevaluate closer to spring break. Register now.

Spring classes will be held in both seven-week and 15-week formats. Learn more about seven-week and 15-week classes.  

 

Instruction Types

Most classes are fully online until further notice, either in distance learning or structured remote format. Students in certain programs may come to campus for hybrid classes.

What does this mean?

Distance Learning courses are offered completely online and allow students to learn independently, on their own schedules, as they meet specific deadlines and complete assignments.  Instructors guide students’ learning with lessons, activities, and feedback through a Blackboard course site.

Distance learning courses are indicated in the course schedule as Distance Learning with a DL WEB course location.

Will students be required to come on campus?

No, all distance learning classes will be online.

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

No, distance learning courses do not meet at specific times. Students must complete assignments according to a schedule set by the instructor.

What does this mean?

Structured Remote
courses are scheduled on specific days and at specific times.  Students meet as a class remotely through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate; instructors will tell students which software to use.  Students complete reading and assignments according to the course schedule.  Class sessions take place in real time, and the instructor leads course sessions.

Structured Remote courses are listed in the course schedule with specific times and campuses with REMOTE as the course location. These classes will not meet on campus. Instead, they will meet remotely at the scheduled times.                         

Will students be required to come on campus?

No, all structured remote classes will be conducted online. 

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

Yes
, structured remote courses meet on specific days at specific times noted in the class schedule.

 

What does this mean?

Hybrid courses
are career technology-focused classes that cannot be replicated online because they require specialized equipment and/or hands-on instruction. Students enrolled in programs such as automotive technology, building trades, and some health sciences will need to come to campus on specific dates to specific locations.  

Hybrid courses are listed in the course schedule with specific times and on-campus class locations. Some meetings will happen online and some on-campus. Instructors will contact students to provide details about course meeting times.

Will students be required to come on campus?

Yes, some course sessions will be held on campus, with safety measures in place to protect students and employees. If you are required to come to campus, follow the Health and Safety Guidance

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

Yes, tech-focused courses will meet on specific dates and at specific times, both online and on campus according to the instructor’s syllabus. 


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