Looking for the OCCC Small Business Development Center’s COVID-19 Resource page for local businesses? Click here.
Stay on track for your academic goals! If a four-year degree is in your plans, don’t let the Covid-19 situation derail those plans. Oregon Coast Community College can help you stay on track – earn your transfer degree from home. OCCC will offer safe, socially-distanced opportunities throughout the school year for student gatherings and activities. Your academic advisors and instructors are here on the coast, able to assist you and meet with you one-on-one via Zoom at your request. OCCC also offers safe, clean study spaces with robust Internet access available to students weekdays throughout the term. The College can also provide hardware such as Chromebooks for those students who lack equipment necessary to study from home. College locations offer safe spaces for small student study groups to gather to prepare for assignments and exams. Check with Student Services for details.
Fall Term 2020 courses will largely be delivered via live-stream. Some will be offered in more traditional online formats, while still other classes (including science lab courses) will be delivered in hybrid format, with some on-campus work. Face coverings will be provided students who lack their own and strict social distancing and other safety protocols will be enforced to ensure a supportive, healthy, and enjoyable learning environment.
The onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic in March brought about a sudden shift in our operations, and a halting by Executive Order of all but “essential” in-person activities. As our county and state public health restrictions and guidance evolve, OCCC must adapt within this new set of conditions. The following statement provides the reopening framework and planning assumptions of OCCC:
Going forward until such time as pandemic conditions cease to exist, OCCC will strive for mission fulfillment by prioritizing resources (people, facilities, fiscal) to support quality face-to-face and remote learning experiences in the following areas: Credit Instruction, Adult Basic Skills & ESOL, Community Education, and Small Business Development. This will include supporting functions that promote high quality outcomes for students and fiscal strength of the college. Such activities will include student-centered formal and informal group gatherings.
In order to promote the safety and wellness of students and employees, and to align limited resources needed for face-to-face experiences and remote instruction, we will also:
* a Latin phrase used by the order of the Jesuits. It denotes care for all aspects of a person’s health, placing value on holistic well-being for our students, for our community, and for ourselves.