The 2020 summer semester is underway at Chattahoochee Technical College with a strong enrollment of 4,787 students, which is slightly higher than last year’s summer semester enrollment.
“Students are still showing faith in what we have to offer at Chattahoochee Tech,” said Missy Cusack, the college’s vice president of Student Affairs. “We were able to offer a wider range of online options this summer, and the college has done a fantastic job of transitioning to our new reality during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Approximately 80 percent of Chattahoochee Tech’s summer semester classes are being offered online using Blackboard Learn, a learning management system that creates a virtual classroom. The fact that faculty and students already were familiar with this system prior to the coronavirus pandemic helped with the college’s transition to implementing more of an online learning environment this summer.
Chattahoochee Tech also has made all college services available online for students, including financial aid, tutoring, academic advisement, admissions counseling, and personal counseling. Students who need to participate in the essential lab components of certain classes are being allowed to return to campus in a very controlled and careful way. They must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in class, and must distance themselves away from each other as much as possible.
With the fall semester slated to begin in August, Cusack advises potential students to complete the admissions process as soon as possible. “The sooner you are accepted, the sooner you can choose classes,” said Cusack. “Don’t wait until the last minute to apply!” Students who submit applications this week through June 19 will have no application fee.