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Wytheville Community College announces Fall Semester plan

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – Wytheville Community College (WCC) officially announced its plans for Fall Semester.

Classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 24 and ending on Dec. 21.

The majority of classes will be offered through multiple types of online instruction, except for health and occupational/workforce programs requiring hands-on training. All face-to-face instruction in these selected programs will be carefully planned and will adhere to guidelines issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health and other state agencies.

Both the main college campus in Wytheville and off-site locations at the Crossroads Institute in Galax and Summit Center in Marion will remain closed to the public, with only a limited number of offices staffed with essential personnel. The majority of college employees will continue teleworking through Fall Semester.

“The guiding principle for WCC as we plan for Fall Semester is to carry out our educational mission and meet the needs of our students, while doing so with an emphasis on the safety, health, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.”

Dr. Dean E. Sprinkle, WCC President

For Fall Semester, students will be able to select from courses predominately taught online which will also allow them to work at their own pace. Students will still be able to communicate with their instructors and other students through email and chat services.

Another option for students is to enroll in “hybrid” courses where they complete some of the course work online but also will have scheduled times to interact directly with faculty and other students through Zoom meetings or, in a limited number of cases, through face-to-face instruction that adheres to proper social distancing and safety guidelines.

Dr. Rhonda Catron-Wood, the Vice President of Academics and Instructional Advancement says the eight-week courses will primarily be general education courses including biology, chemistry, communications, English, history, mathematics, philosophy, and sociology that will transfer to most public four-year colleges and universities.

For a list of class schedules for Fall Semester at Wytheville Community College, click here.

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