Midlands Technical College Announces COVID-19 Precautions for Fall; Students invited to Virtual Town Hall

Midlands Technical College (MTC) has announced changes and preparations for welcoming students back on campus this fall. The COVID-19 precautions will be the topic of a virtual town hall for students, parents, and potential students on June 11.

“Midlands Technical College takes the safety of our students and employees very seriously. We are meticulously implementing our return-to-campus plan that includes installing plexiglass in teaching stations, rearranging classrooms to adhere to physical distancing, and requiring everyone who is on campus – students, faculty, and staff – to wear their face coverings. The bottom line is that we are trying to make our classrooms, learning spaces, and offices safe for all,” said MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames.

Adjustments have also been made to course delivery. Students who prefer face-to-face classes have on-campus courses to choose from, and those that would like to continue their classes online will also have more options available than ever before.


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“When we originally scheduled Academic and Corporate and Continuing Education courses for Fall, we scheduled about 75% on-campus and 25% online. We have been working over the past few weeks to move that closer to a 50% on-campus and 50% online split in order to accommodate the needs of every student,” said MTC Provost Dr. Barrie Kirk.

Questions about reopening campuses will be answered at a Virtual Student Town Hall next week.

MTC VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
For students, potential students, parents

· June 11th at 5:00 P.M.
· URL: www.facebook.com/midlandstech

MTC is enrolling now for the fall 2020. Apply online at www.MIDLANDSTECH.EDU.

MTC’s Training programs also are open for registration: www.MIDLANDSTECH.EDU/trainingguide.

ABOUT MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a non-profit, six-campus, two-year public college serving Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties in South Carolina. The college provides higher education opportunities that stimulate the local economy by generating a world-class workforce and enhancing the social vitality of the community. MTC enrolls approximately 28,000 students annually, making it one of the largest providers of higher education in South Carolina and one of the largest providers of transfer students to the University of South Carolina. The Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast and provides training to hundreds of area businesses each year. Learn more at MIDLANDSTECH.EDU.


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