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

Most classes and student services continue to be offered remotely.

Status for current and upcoming semesters: 

Spring 2021: Most classes are fully online. Students in certain programs may come to campus for some face-to-face classes. 

Summer 2021: Most classes will be fully online. Students in certain programs may come to campus for some face-to-face classes. Explore the summer class schedules and register.

Fall 2021: The fall semester will begin with most classes fully online. Students in certain programs may come to campus for some face-to-face classes. Fall course offerings will be posted April 19.

  • If you start a class online, it will remain online. Classes will not switch from online to face-to-face in the middle of the semester. 
  • Classes that begin face-to-face may switch to online format for health and safety reasons. 
  • Classes that start in the second half of the fall semester may be face-to-face if health conditions allow. 

Most noncredit courses are fully online until further notice. Noncredit courses run year-round with classes starting weekly. See noncredit course schedules and register.

Until further notice:

  • Do not come to campus unless you're approved to do so. 
  • Practice social distancing.
  • If you're on campus, you must wear a face covering that covers the nose, mouth, and chin. The only exceptions are while eating or drinking (and you still must maintain social distance from others). 
    • A plastic face shield alone or a face covering with a valve is not an acceptable form of a face covering. 
    • Spaces under direct control of contractors (e.g., Leggett Building) are under the control of the general contractor's COVID-19 protocols. MC employees who must visit contractor-controlled sites must adhere to MC face-covering protocols. 
  • All College-sponsored travel is restricted.
  • No facilities or athletic field rentals or community use.
  • No student-sponsored events hosted on College campuses.

 

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 face-to-face 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.

 

Face-to-Face classes require specialized equipment and/or hands-on instruction. Students enrolled in these classes will need to come to campus on specific dates to specific locations.

Face-to-Face classes are listed in the course schedule with specific times and on-campus class locations. Some meetings may 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?

Face-to-Face classes will meet on specific dates and at specific times, both online and on campus according to the instructor’s syllabus. Students are expected to attend on-campus meetings; however, students with health concerns should consult with the instructor about alternatives.


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