We realize there are a lot of questions surrounding our suspension of classes this week for in-person meetings.

Know we have the Distance Education Committee for Online Classes, dedicated to making this as seamless a transition as possible for our students.

What to Know
If you have a question, feel free to ask it in reply or through the form on the webpage
Classes have not been canceled. They are suspended and transitioning to a new format. If you do the work required for the course, you will get credit and you will get a grade.

We will re-launch classes in waves Monday March 16, Monday March 23, and Monday April 6. Online classes are continuing like normal.

What happens next?

We are working with our faculty and staff to place our classes online via Canvas or make other adjustments to allow continuation of classes with minimum exposure to risk.

Fortunately, some classes will go online sooner than others. This is why they will be send the information out in waves. We will update students through the Mission College website , Twitter (go2missionSC) , email and Canvas.

How long will this last?

Currently, the suspension of in-person classes on the Mission College campus will end April 5, 2020. By this point, all courses will have been adjusted in ways to reduce risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Many, but not all classes, will move to an online format. 

What if I have never taken an online course or don't know how

We realize this is something students may not have asked for. But know we are here to support you in learning this new format, learning Canvas and finishing the semester strong. We are in this together.

Can I talk to a counselor, Admissions, Financial Aid or someone in EOPS, TRIO, VALOR, CalWORKs, Puente, MESA or DSPS?

Yes. Our campus remains open. Communication might be online via Zoom, but they are still reachable.  

What happens if I have a test/deadline?

Classes are currently being suspended for all in-person courses taught on the Mission College campus. As a result, deadlines and tests for in-person classes will be adjusted. Specific changes to deadlines and test schedules will be determined by the instructors for your specific classes. 

Can I still go to my lab?

No. All on-campus lecture and lab classes have been suspended. If it is an online class and in-person lab, the in-person lab is suspended during this timeframe, We are working on specialized updates for classes with specialized labs or activities, such as nursing, fire tech, art, hospitality, or kinesiology. Look for more information to posted as well as shared by your individual instructors.

Are online classes still happening?

Yes.  All online classes will continue as normal with no interruptions. Labs for online hybrid courses are currently on-hold, however the remaining online class activities will continue.

How do I contact my instructor?

Your instructor's email is on the syllabus. Many emails are their first name and last name i.e.,  mary.lopez@missioncollege.edu . If you do not get a hold of them, try the department chair on the College website. They will also be in contact with you about changes to your classes. They simply might not know yet themselves. Please be patient. They may also reach out to you!

How will this affect my grades/transferring/next semester?

We are working diligently to make sure you receive proper credit for course work completed. Grades will still occur. Credits will still be given. Adjustments in teaching styles may occur, although we will work to provide as much support to you through this transition. We encourage students not to quit midsemester or simply stop showing up. This could create adverse results in regards to grades. We are here to support you and get you the knowledge you need to complete the class.

What happens if I do not have a computer or internet access?

The Mission College campus will remain open even though classes are suspended. We are making these changes to minimize the potential risk for transmission of the COVID-19 virus, however there are no reported cases or known risks of exposure on the campus.   

Will computers be available on campus?

Yes. You may still come to campus to access computers in the Library or Academic Support (Tutoring) Center. We are also reviewing additional computer labs which may also be opened in the coming days.

Again, your health and safety is of utmost importance to all of us. 

Mission College