Most classes at Montgomery College this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and biotechnology may have very limited on-campus lab sessions.
The semester begins Aug. 31 and ends Dec. 20. The college already announced that the winter session, which begins Dec. 21 and ends Jan. 22, 2021, will be virtual. Precautions are in place for students and staff who need to come to campus, such as social distancing, fewer students in classes, making masks mandatory and enhanced cleaning.
On Wednesday, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard sent a letter to the Montgomery College community to announce that a pilot face-to-face class this summer was successfully completed without any reported COVID-19 symptoms or infections. The pilot was an automotive technology class with seven students, two instructors and a lab assistant.
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Montgomery County, Montgomery College created its own Coronavirus Advisory Team to monitor the ongoing situation and offer guidance to the school. MyMCMedia spoke with three members of the team, who are also faculty members, about what the fall semester will look like and how the school would respond to an outbreak. They emphasized that on-campus learning will be very limited, and a list of courses that will meet in-person can be found on the college’s coronavirus webpage.
Watch MyMCMedia’s interview with Montgomery College Coronavirus Advisory Team members: