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arrow Update as of September 27, 2020:

 

Since the onset of the pandemic, Highland Community College has had students, on-campus, and attending our regional locations, report possible symptoms of COVID-19. In every report, we have acted with an abundance of caution by quarantining/isolating staff and students that may have been closely exposed to the individuals experiencing symptoms. The fall 2020 semester has started at all locations and online. Prior to the start of classes, the campus library and all classrooms on-campus and at our regional locations were reconfigured to allow six feet between students.

We have asked students and staff to report if they come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have also been monitoring the travel of our faculty, staff, and students and requiring those to quarantine for 14 days if they have visited any areas that appear on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) travel-related quarantine areas.

As of Sunday, September 27, the College has two positive cases on our main campus. Currently, the College is closed to the public, facilities are only open to faculty, staff and students until further notice.

HCC cannot stress enough the importance of our students, staff and the general public who visit our campuses to follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which include, but are not limited to:

 

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We are continuing to monitor employee and student travel. 

  • Fall 2020 Semester:
    • November 25: Move-out

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Updated July 30, 2020

Highland Campus and Regional non-technical classes will become accelerated hybrids with 13 weeks of face-to-face instruction at the currently scheduled class times and additional asynchronous online content that students complete each week alongside the face-to-face portion.

 

“Asynchronous” means the instructor sets everything up in Canvas (readings, videos, recorded presentations, discussion boards, assignments, quizzes, etc.) and the student completes the work whenever he or she wants in line with set deadlines.

 

“Hybrids” are classes that include scheduled face-to-face class time as well as online asynchronous content. Each week, students will be seeing instructors for the scheduled days/times on the class schedule AND will be completing something online in order to meet the seat time requirements of these accelerated courses.

 

Fall 2020 Semester:

  • Main Campus: All Highland Campus classes will become accelerated hybrids. 

    • August 24: Classes begin

    • August 24: 1st 6-week classes begin

    • October 2: 1st 6-week classes end

    • October 5: 2nd 6-week classes begin

    • November 16: 2nd 6-week classes end

    • November 24: Finals end

  • Online:

    • August 24: 13-week HCC Online classes begin

    • August 24: 1st 6-week classes begin

    • October 2: 1st 6-week classes end

    • October 5: 2nd 6-week classes begin

    • November 16: 2nd 6-week classes end

    • November 24: 13-week HCC Online classes end (HCC Online finals are held during the last week of class).

    • November 30: Blitz 3-week online classes begin

    • December 18: Blitz 3-week online classes end 

  • Technical Center: Regional finals are scheduled on the last day of class. All regional non-technical classes will become accelerated hybrids. 

    • August 10-13: Registration Days

    • August 24: General education classes begin

    • August 24: Technical Programs begin

    • November 24: General education classes end

    • December 17: Technical Programs end 

  • Western Center: Regional finals are scheduled on the last day of class. All regional non-technical classes will become accelerated hybrids. 

    • August 18: Registration Day

    • August 24: General education classes begin

    • August 24: Technical Programs begin

    • November 24: General education classes end

    • December 17: Technical Programs end

  • Perry Center: Regional finals are scheduled on the last day of class. All regional non-technical classes will become accelerated hybrids. 

    • August 19: Registration Day

    • August 24: Perry Center classes begin

    • November 24: Perry Center classes end

  • Wamego Center: Regional finals are scheduled on the last day of class. All regional non-technical classes will become accelerated hybrids. 

    • August 24: Wamego Center classes begin

    • August 24: 1st 6-week classes begin

    • October 2: 1st 6-week classes begin

    • October 5: 2nd 6-week classes begin

    • November 16: 2nd 6-week classes end

    • November 24: Wamego Center classes end 

Spring 2020 Graduation:

  • Students graduating will receive their diploma and a graduation program in the mail. Unfortunately, Highland Community College will not be holding graduation ceremonies for the Spring 2020 semester. We will recognize the accomplishments of our incredible students on our website. 

What’s next:

We will continue to evaluate the state and local outbreak of COVID-19. We continue to provide guidance and information as it becomes available. 

 

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