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Alert: Mt. SAC has Transitioned to Online Classes and Services (see www.mtsac.edu/online). Learn more about our COVID-19 response at www.mtsac.edu/health.

Fall Schedule of Classes Now Available

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June 29, 2020 - 03:25 PM

Student on a bench readingThe schedule of classes for more than 250 programs in the Fall semester is now live on the web site for planning purposes. Registration for classes begins Jul 8 and the semester will officially begin August 24. Students should regularly check their Student Portal for more information.

Comprising thousands of classes in a wide variety of fields, the schedule shows both credit and non-credit courses, as well as those that work towards an Associate’s degree and those meant for certificate programs. 

Dr. William Scroggins“The coronavirus crisis has created an increased demand for higher education and career training,” said Mt. SAC President and CEO Dr. William Scroggins. “We have increased our online class offerings greatly so that students have more options.”

With Coronavirus rates going up with the opening of the economy, the college is overwhelmingly concerned for the safety of students, faculty and staff. Thus, students can expect to continue the online learning they might have begun in the Spring semester, Summer intercession or in high school. Students who have technology needs should check their Student Portal for instructions on how to apply for free equipment loans to make sure they have what they need to do their coursework.

students in Paramedic AcadmeyWhile almost all classes are available in an online format, Mt. SAC is pleased to announce that for the first time since the Coronavirus lockdown order was issued in March, some classes and labs will be held on campus in the Fall semester.

A small number of programs have authorization from the LA County Department of Public Health to hold classes on campus. These include the CNA, Fire Academy, HVACR, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapy, EMT, Histotechnology, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Welding.

Nursing studentsIn all, 169 classes will be held on campus, and another 453 will have a combination of online learning, as well as on-campus labs or other coursework. Another 53 classes will show “TBA” to indicate that instructors are still planning on how to best teach that course.

Students can expect the campus experience to be very different to what it was pre COVID-19. Classes and labs might take place amongst more than one classroom to ensure social distancing requirements. Cloth face coverings (masks) are likely to be required, and fire academy studentclass/lab activities may be very different, or replaced with activities that give the necessary social distancing among students and faculty. . Students will need to check the class schedule and their Portal for requirements and rules if their course has any element on campus.

If students have not yet talked with a counselor to plan their academic career at Mt. SAC, then they are encouraged to do so before registering for classes. Many things have changed in regards to requirements for transfer to a four-year college and Mt. SAC counselors have all the latest information to help students plot their academic career.

Counselors are available for phone or online appointments or quick questions. Visit here for more info and to schedule an appointment.