Mt. SAC Transitions online
March 30, 2020 - 09:21 AMMore than 3,000 classes and many college services have transitioned online in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
The college has also added a number of Late Start Classes which begin April 20, 2020. Students can register for those now. An up-to-date listing of these open classes and the number of seats remaining in them can be found here.
In order to accomplish this transition, faculty redesigned their classes for distance learning, while staff distributed laptops and internet to students who lacked the resources to take online classes.
In a message to students and staff, President & CEO Dr. William Scroggins said, "While most of the state has been forced to shut down its services, Mt. SAC is still teaching, still learning, and still serving the community. "
While the COVID-19 crisis brought most classes online, the college is promising future semester will have a more robust online course selection as most faculty has adapted to e-learning.
"At this time, we’re looking at finishing the Spring Semester with this (online) model and eying Summer Intersession with cautious optimism," Scroggins wrote about plans for the future.
A new website portal has been created to link students and staff to the existing and new online resources at https://www.mtsac.edu/online/. A launch video was released at the same time.