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SWTJC announces adjustments to Fall classes amid COVID-19 spikes in service area

Given the rise in COVID-19 cases statewide and in the SWTJC service area, all Fall 2020 Academic and Transfer courses will be offered virtually or remotely via Zoom, Teams, or Canvas Conference. These include classes originally scheduled as regular, in-person face-to-face. Technical Program classes will meet virtually for lecture and meet in-person for hands-on labs, observing safety and social distancing procedures.

Updated: SWTJC announces adjustments to Fall classes amid COVID-19 spikes in service area

Uvalde, TX July 22, 2020 - Southwest Texas Junior College officials announced on Wednesday (July 22) all Fall 2020 Academic/Transfer courses will be offered virtually or remotely via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Canvas Conference.

“Given the rise in COVID-19 cases statewide and in SWTJC’s service area and the uncertainties associated with this rise academic/transfer course will be offered virtually, while technical program classes will meet virtually for lecture and meet in-person for hands-on labs, observing safety and social distancing procedures,” said Mark Underwood vice president of academic affairs.

According to Johnny Guzman, dean of applied sciences, some technical programs will meet in person while others will be solely virtual.

Technical programs meeting face-to-face for hands-on labs and training include the law enforcement academy, airframe mechanics, registered nursing, vocational nursing, radiologic technology, emergency medical technician, patient care technician, cosmetology, automotive technology, automotive body technology, diesel technology, wildlife management, air conditioning and refrigeration, welding technology, professional truck driving, and lineman training.

The programs meeting virtually are criminal justice, child development, computer information systems, administrative information technology, and management.

Additionally, housing, food services and daycare will remain closed until further notice,” Derek Sandoval, vice president of administrative services said. “Once we make all the changes to the Return to Campus Plan, a link will be posted on our website and our social media platforms,” said Derek Sandoval, vice president of administrative services and reopen committee member.