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RCC announces plan for Fall Semester

ASHEBORO — Randolph Community College’s Fall 2020 curriculum semester will start Monday, Aug. 17, as originally scheduled with courses being offered through an alternate delivery where possible and practical during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our highest priority as we work through a phased-in approach to reopening our campuses,” RCC President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford said. “The decision has been made with the latest data and guidance from state and local public health officials and will enable us to maximize student progress while minimizing risks and spread within the College.”

On campus, face coverings are required for students, faculty, and staff to protect the safety of others. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. The College’s guidelines for face coverings are as follows:
  • A face covering must be worn in indoor public areas or while meeting with others, if social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • A face covering must be worn while outside, if social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • If anyone in a group thinks the social distancing isn’t adequate, masks must be worn. Anyone, at any time, has the right to say, “I would feel more comfortable if we wore masks,” without any further discussion or recrimination.
RCC’s campuses will be closed to the public except for programs that involve client services such as Cosmetology and Therapeutic Massage, and outside groups will not be allowed to meet in RCC spaces until further notice.

Students should regularly check Moodle, their RCC email, and the College’s website for information regarding their courses. Instructors will communicate with students regarding their specific courses and the alternative course delivery.

RCC has several programs that are offered 100 percent online, including Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Healthcare Management Technology, Human Services Technology, Information Technology, and Medical Office Administration, for students more comfortable learning from home during this uncertain time.

The College will continue to operate Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will be open for students with technology or accessibility issues or by appointment by calling 336-633-0223.
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