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Tri-C announces in-person classes will resume on a limited basis for fall semester

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 19, 2020

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County Community College announced Friday it will resume in-person classes on a limited basis come fall semester, with most courses still being offered online as the coronavirus outbreak creates uncertainty among school officials.

The college said up to 40% of Tri-C’s Fall 2020 courses will take place at its campuses and training locations. Most of these courses involve hands-on training that require face-to-face instruction and access to specific equipment.

“Our goal is for students to progress in their studies safely and without disruption,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said. “With this mix of in-person and online courses, we’ve tried to balance an on-campus college experience with necessary precautions.”

Fall semester online courses will be offered in a variety of formats, including:

  • Online classes with set meeting times. Days and times will be posted in the course registration system and will appear on the schedule. Attendance and participation in these virtual sessions is important and required.
  • Online classes with no set meeting times. These classes do not require virtual sessions with the instructor. This option is the most flexible, allowing students to complete coursework within deadlines based upon their schedules and availability.
  • Online classes with some on-site components. These classes take place primarily online but require some on-campus sessions in order to use specialized equipment or lab facilities.

Registration for Tri-C’s fall 2020 semester is now open, with classes beginning on Aug. 24.