PVCC Fall Semester

 

June 18, 2020

Dear PVCC Students, Faculty, and Staff:

On June 12, you received an email from me explaining how PVCC will deliver courses, services, and utilize our facilities through the end of the summer semester (August 3, 2020). I write today with very important information about the delivery of courses for the fall semester.

There will be 3 types of courses offered in the fall semester:

  1. Online Anytime classes----no set meeting time. Students complete their coursework on their schedule, at whatever time of day is convenient. All coursework is online.
     
  2. Online Scheduled Time classes---meet via ZOOM at set times which are listed in the fall semester course schedule. All coursework is online.
     
  3. Hybrid classes----hands-on work is required. Small group, in-person meetings will supplement the online coursework. This will include studio art classes, science labs, health science labs, and clinicals.

The Online Scheduled Time classes and the Online Anytime classes will be online the entire semester with no face-to-face, on-campus component. This means that only the Hybrid classes, those that have required labs, or “hands-on” instructional experiences, will have any on campus meetings. They will only meet occasionally, in small socially distanced groups, to supplement the online coursework.

This decision is made now to provide clarity to our students to help them make decisions about fall semester courses. The decision not to attempt to go face-to-face with the Online Scheduled Time and Online Anytime classes is made based on the best advice of the Centers for Disease Control and the guidelines established by the Governor for reopening K-12 schools and colleges.

I encourage students to register now for fall semester classes since they are filling up rapidly. If students have any questions about the courses being offered or what courses they need to take, they should contact an advisor at www.pvcc.edu/advising or by using the Ask An Advisor Form on the PVCC website.

We look forward to seeing you (even if it is via ZOOM) this fall.

Sincerely,

Frank

Frank Friedman
President
Piedmont Virginia Community College