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MTC’s Responsive Action Plan for COVID-19

MTC’s Responsive Action Plan for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

REFER TO THIS PAGE FREQUENTLY FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.  


COVID-19 Notice – 2020-2021 Academic Year

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the challenges and uncertainty for delivering course content remain in this COVID-19 environment.  The college intends to provide academic courses through a variety of formats, including in-person/onsite, blended/hybrid, remote, and online.  Since unanticipated circumstances at any time could affect the ability to deliver course content in a particular manner, the college reserves the right to modify the delivery method for course content for the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.  Irrespective of the delivery format, the college’s competitive tuition, and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published college tuition and fee schedules.  There will be no refund or reduction on tuition or course fees since the college will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.


To slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus and be consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice physical distancing, Marion Tech has taken the following preventative and proactive actions:

  • March 16-20: All classes will be held via remote instruction.
  • March 23-29: Spring break will occur as scheduled.  The entire campus, including offices, will be closed.
  • March 30-May 2: Campus offices will be closed to visitors. All classes will be held via remote instruction.
  • Remote and online instruction will continue for the remainder of the spring semester and through the summer term until at least August 1.
  • Twelve-week summer semester classes will start on May 11 and end on August 1.
  • Eight-week summer semester classes begin June 1 and end on July 25. 
  • MTC has developed Free Sample Courses that you can try to “test drive” the online learning experience.
  • April 20: Last day to withdraw. MTC has extended the last day to withdraw from a full session course to Monday, April 20, to align with the last day to withdraw from a second session course. NOTE: If you withdraw from a course, you will receive a “W” on your transcript but it will not apply to your GPA.
  • MTC is allowing students to choose the option of getting an S/U grade (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) in qualifying courses for the Spring 2020 term. Not all courses will qualify for this option; the list of courses can be found through the following link: Spring 2020 Courses Eligible for S/U Grading Option. If you have an interest in exploring this option, please contact your advisor to discuss this. You have until April 24 at midnight to let MTC know if you want to select this option for the Spring 2020 term.
  • Marion Tech will continue to evaluate and provide updates whether clinical, practicum, and coop/internship experiences for relevant disciplines can be safely operated during the summer term.
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) classes offered at our high school partner sites will also move to remote instruction via Canvas and other means. The Ohio Department of Education has provided the following resource for information on CCP during COVID-19:  COVID-19 Crisis Guidance for CCP Students & Families
  • The study abroad trip to London and Paris has been postponed, with more information to follow.
  • MTC’s Enrollment Express event has been rescheduled to a virtual format for April 28 through May 1. If you are interested in taking classes at MTC, please contact Admissions at 740-386-4113 or enroll@mtc.edu.

 


Class schedules for upcoming terms may be viewed through the following links:

 


Campus offices are open to visitors at this time though we still recommend making an appointment prior to arriving on campus.  Offices can be reached during the following summer hours:

Offices can be reached via phone during the following summer hours:

  • Monday — Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: offices closed. Call to leave a message or email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

We are taking all of these steps to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to be proactive in an effort to prevent illness while continuing the academic mission of the college.

MTC recognizes that the change of moving courses from face-to-face sessions to distance learning during this period may create additional stress and anxiety for students. Information on the student support resources available to assist you can be found on our COVID-19 Information for Students page.

We will continue to monitor the outbreak and will align our recommendations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and other cities, state, and federal agencies.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Marion County on March 20. For current information on reported cases in the state of Ohio, please refer to the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 resource page which is updated daily: coronavirus.ohio.gov

 


 

Responsible Restart Ohio

Responsible Restart Ohio is about protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families; supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work. For more information, please visit the following link:

Responsible Restart Ohio

 


 

Together Ohio

Ohio officials are developing strategies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic but they cannot flatten the curve on their own. Every Ohioan has a part to play in helping to save lives. For many, this will mean staying at home. For others, it will mean taking care of the most vulnerable among us or providing healthcare, food, education, information, or the things we need to stay safe at home. We are all in this together, Ohio.

If you are interested in helping your fellow Ohioans, please visit the following link:

Together Ohio from The Ohio Department of Health

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Important Information from the Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health has developed the following web resource for COVID-19 information and prevention:

coronavirus.ohio.gov

 

OhioHealth COVID-19 Toolkit

OhioHealth has developed the following web resource for fighting the COVID-19 virus:

COVID-19 Toolkit

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