Staff Report

Allan Hancock College announced its summer and fall offerings on its website on Monday for students seeking to continue their studies or return to school to gain new job skills.

As of April 20, credit and noncredit summer and fall classes are viewable by clicking the Class Search button on Hancock’s website. Open registration for summer and fall classes begins May 9. Summer classes start on June 15.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Hancock transitioned 98 percent of its spring classes to a remote format and saw 97 percent of students stay enrolled during the first month of the pandemic. Similarly, most summer classes will also be offered remotely. Students using Class Search will now see the new class location designation “REMOTE ERT” for summer classes. This indicates that a course has transitioned from being held on-campus to being taught remotely.

“We are proud of the all the hard work our faculty, staff and administrators put in to making the transition to remote learning in the spring. Because of them, our students were able to continue their education during a very difficult and disruptive time,” said Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. “As we move into the summer term, we want to encourage our students to stay in their classes, stay on track and utilize all the support resources available to help them succeed.”

Students new to remote learning can learn more about how to access their classes and use online learning tools on the college’s Helpful Student Resources webpage.

During spring, many important student services, including offering academic counseling, tutoring, library, nursing and mental health counseling, and other important student services, are available by phone or virtually via Zoom and Cranium Café. In addition, the college implemented a laptop lending program for students struggling with a lack of access to technology. Those services will continue through the summer. Information about these resources and many others are available on the college’s COVID-19 response webpage.

Hancock continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 outbreak situation and will provide further information and updates regarding the fall 2020 term as more information comes available.