Important: COVID-19 Updates

Message from HCCC President Chris Reber – June 24 2020

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    • RETURN TO CAMPUS
      Task Force
    • HCCC plans to hold courses in two ways for Summer 2020: Online and Remote
      HCCC plans to hold courses in three ways for Fall 2020: Online, On Ground and Remote.

      Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber announced that most fall 2020 for-credit and noncredit courses will be offered online or remotely, with the balance of lab, Culinary, Health Sciences and related courses offered on-ground subject to state approval and adherence to safety protocols recommended by the health care community.

      Students are encouraged to figure out which mode is the right fit for them before registering. The different modes are described below. More information about the specific classes can be found at www.hccc.edu/schedule.

      Classroom Capacity Study

      In collaboration with MAST construction and faculty, our facilities team has conducted a comprehensive classroom capacity study. This study indicates how many people can be accommodated in each classroom while adhering to social distancing measures. A study of office spaces is currently underway. Other large spaces on campus will also be available as “flex” spaces for classes or other events, such as the larger rooms in the Culinary Conference Center and various multi-purpose rooms. Questions about this study should be directed to Ilya Ashmyan.
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      Hudson Online Courses

      What are they?

      >> Hudson Online courses and programs are created for fully online teaching and learning. This means most work is completed on students’ own time schedule as long as the work is submitted on time.

      How do I know if a course section is offered online?

      >> Hudson Online sections will have a location of “Online” and have an “ON” in their course code. For example: CSS 100-ONR01. To find online courses, on the course schedule, you will search by location and choose “online.”

      How do I know if a Hudson Online course section is right for me?

      >> Students who need flexibility in when they do course work and cannot attend class at specific times benefit from enrolling in Hudson Online courses. Students who are successful in Hudson Online courses have regular and reliable access to a computer and internet, are able to direct their own learning and are disciplined about completing readings and assignments by the due date.

      What kind of experience can I expect when I enroll in a Hudson Online course?

      >> In Hudson Online courses, instructors use Canvas and embedded tools extensively. They usually do not make extensive use of synchronous video conferencing. Details for each course section will be provided by the instructor.

      Please note: Students’ attendance for Hudson Online courses is taken each week and requires that students post content or submit an assignment to the course. These assignments may include: graded discussion posts, submission of assignments, or quizzes. Merely logging in is not sufficient for successful attendance in a Hudson Online course. Attendance is required for Financial Aid purposes.

      What kind of support is available to help me be successful?

      >> For online and hybrid courses, students are automatically enrolled in the Hudson Online Orientation for Students. Students who are enrolling in a Hudson Online class for the first time and/or students who are unfamiliar with online learning through Canvas are strongly encouraged to complete the Orientation module. The Orientation module is available on the Canvas Dashboard. Hudson Online also offers free online tutoring and 24/7 Canvas support.

      Other types of support are available and can be accessed through the COL’s webpage.



      On Ground Courses

      What are they?

      >> On-ground courses are offered at one of HCCC’s campuses: Journal Square, North Hudson, or Secaucus. On-ground courses could be combined with other modalities. For example, a lab could occur on-ground with the lecture occurring either through remote or online instruction.

      How do I know if a course section is offered in a on ground format?

      >> On-ground sections will have a campus location. To find on-ground courses, search by the campus location you wish to attend.

      How do I know if an On Ground section is right for me?

      >> Students who prefer to take classes on campus, face-to-face with their instructor, benefit from on-ground courses. Students who prefer to conduct hands-on lab activities in person also benefit from on ground classes. On ground classes may be combined with an online or remote learning component.

      What kind of experience can I expect when I enroll in an on ground course?

      >> Students in on ground courses this fall can expect smaller class sizes, with social distancing. Special care will be taken to clean and sanitize rooms and equipment. Instructors may offer online or remote learning options in addition to in-person classes through Canvas or other platforms.

      What kind of support is available to help me be successful?

      >>For on ground classes with online or remote components, in addition supports provided on campus, Hudson Online provides supports which can be accessed at www.hccc.edu/onlinelearning.



      Remote Courses

      What are they?

      >> Remote courses are similar to the experience of being in a face-to-face on-ground class. This means that students will be attending class remotely, or virtually, at the time the class is scheduled.

      How do I know if a course section is offered in a remote format?

      >> To find remote courses, on the course schedule, you will search by location and choose “remote.” There may be additional information about the course section format in “section details.”

      How do I know if a remote course section is right for me?

      >> Students who are successful in a remote class enjoy the experience of learning alongside a group of their peers and interacting with their instructor on a weekly basis. These students are also able to set aside the block of time for which they were scheduled to be in class in order to be online participating via video conference (i.e., WebEx) and/or on Canvas.

      What kind of experience can I expect when I enroll in a remote course?

      >> In remote classes, instructors may use Canvas conferences for WebEx for holding live classes. All remote classes have a Canvas site; however, the extent to which Canvas is used depends on the instructor. Details for each course section will be provided by the instructor.

      What kind of support is available to help me be successful?

      >> Students who are unfamiliar with Canvas, the College’s online learning system, should enroll in Classroom Students’ Guide to Canvas Online. Please use this free course to prepare for studying remotely. The courses provide tips, best practices for online success and introduces Canvas and related tools.



      Additional Information and Resources

      For more information about online, remote, and hybrid learning, students are encouraged to access the Return to Campus Web Page, Online Learning Web Page, the Student Orientation course, or the Center for Online Learning Portal Page

      For remote student support services, including links to register, please visit www.hccc.edu/remoteservices.

       

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