WVC fall lecture courses offered online, in-person classes limited

Registration deadline for fall quarter is Sept. 4
WENATCHEE/OMAK - All Wenatchee Valley College lecture classes this fall will be offered remotely. At this time, both WVC campuses remain closed to the public.
The new student registration deadline for fall quarter is Friday, Sept. 4. While all lecture classes will be online, a small number of classes that require hands-on instruction will meet face-to-face. These classes will be required to use appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE), social distancing, cleaning guidelines, and personal hygiene. Students are encouraged to register for the classes they need now to reserve a spot in the course.
WVC is currently working to update course listings online for accuracy. At this time, course listings may not accurately list how each course will be offered. Many lecture classes may be listed as face-to-face but will be offered remotely. Students are encouraged to check back regularly.
Class details can be found at wvc.edu/LineSchedule. Classes that have “ZOO” or “ARR” listed in the “Location” column will be offered remotely. If a time and date is listed for a course, students should plan to be available during those times for remote learning. See the “Notes” column to learn more about how courses will be offered. Questions should be directed to the instruction office at instruct@wvc.edu or 509-682-6600.
Most WVC classes already use Canvas, an online learning management system used at colleges and universities around the state. Canvas will allow instructors to assign and grade assignments, quizzes and tests. WVC is also using Zoom videoconferencing for virtual lectures, presentations and other meetings. 
The decision comes after COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the college’s tri-county service district (Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties). Many colleges in Washington have also made the decision to offer the majority of their instruction online. 
“It’s not an easy decision, but the safety and wellbeing of our students and employees remains our top priority,” WVC President Dr. Jim Richardson said. “We will offer some hands-on classes in person following all the necessary precautions, but we felt it was safest to offer whichever classes we could remotely.”
Many services, including our online readiness orientation, virtual assistance videoconferencing, live chat services, e-tutoring, counseling and more are available to students. Visit wvc.edu/Online for more details.

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