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Fall 2020 Course Options

ACC Focuses on Selection and Safety for Fall 2020 Course Options

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Alpena Community College has created a plan to provide the best mix of safety and course content for Fall Semester 2020.

In short, ACC is offering four course delivery methods to allow students to choose the way they prefer to take courses. This includes a mix of traditional face-to-face, online, remote, and hybrid courses to meet the needs of all students and academic programs.

The four course delivery methods are:

  1. Traditional in-person — These courses meet in the traditional format via on-campus face-to-face classroom/lab meetings. Students are expected to meet on-campus during designated class times. These courses may be converted from a traditional in-person course to a remote offering or vice versa based on conditions. 
  2. Remote all semester — These courses utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System and include a synchronous (scheduled meeting times) component via WebEx meetings. Students are expected to meet virtually via WebEx during designated class times.
  3. Online all semester — These courses are entirely online and utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System in an asynchronous format. Online courses are not self-paced, but provide flexibility because there are no scheduled meeting times.
  4. Hybrid/blended course of online/remote/in-person (as conditions allow) — These courses will utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System and include a synchronous (scheduled meeting times) component via on-campus face-to-face classroom/lab meetings. Students are expected to meet on-campus during designated class times. Communication with students will be through face-to-face meetings, ACC email, discussion boards, etc. Coursework is distributed and collected in person and/or via the Blackboard Learning Management System. (This option is for occupational programs that must have a hands-on component.)

For all course delivery formats at ACC, students will need access to the Internet (to access Blackboard, WebEx, and ACC email), a computer, and a webcam.

ACC is also taking proactive steps to protect people’s health including promoting social distancing and other physical measures. Students can continue to take classes at ACC and work toward their academic goals in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

ACC’s Fall Semester begins August 31, 2020. New students should contact Mike Kollien, Director of Admissions (kollienm@alpenacc.edu, 989.358.7339) as soon as possible for more information about applying for admission, orientations, and academic advising. Current students can register for Fall classes online through WebAdvisor. More Fall Semester information can be found on the ACC website.