This summer, WCC will be offering most of our curriculum courses online. However, following guidelines from the NC Community College system and from the governor of NC, we have decided that a few courses which have “hands-on” lab hours will be able to meet on campus in small groups. If you are already registered for one or more online classes this summer, those classes will not change. If you are registered or plan to register for a course with lab hours that has a section number like 001 or 002 or a section number that begins with WB, then it is possible that class will hold at least some face-to-face meetings. These courses are mainly in the Applied Career Technologies or Health Sciences programs. Because the governor’s directives limit gatherings to no more than 10 people, we will have to break some of the large classes into two or more smaller sections with a maximum enrollment of nine students each. That will mean, in some cases, we will have to contact the students currently registered and work out new meeting times. If you are already registered for a traditional (001/002) or WB course, you won’t have to do anything right now except keep a close eye on your WCC email for further information about your summer schedule. Instructors and other college staff will keep you informed and work with you as we break those larger sections into smaller groups.
When meeting face to face, we will strictly follow guidelines for social distancing (6 feet or more apart from others), wearing face coverings, and using hand sanitizer. If you are registered for a course that will meet in person but you are uncomfortable with doing that, please talk with your instructor to be sure you understand the plan for that course. If you decide it’s not right for you, email your advisor and they will help you select a different course to take this summer.
The summer schedule currently posted on the website and in Self Service are being updated as quickly as possible. If you try to register for a course with a face-to-face lab but get a message that it’s closed, put yourself on the waiting list for that course and we will either get you into it or into another section. Again, most of our courses are already online, and they will not change. If one or more of the courses for which you have registered does change in any way, you will get an email from us—so please check your WCC email often. If you have concerns or questions about this or any other aspect of being a WCC student, contact your advisor or click the help links on the WCC COVID-19 page, and we’ll do everything we can to help you.