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The Fall 2020 semester officially began this week at Bladen Community College. As the fall semester gets underway, Bladen Community College is focused on the safety of students, faculty, and staff while helping students continue to pursue their academic and career success during the coronavirus pandemic.

Students will be taking hybrid – a combination of seated and online classes – or fully online classes this fall. On-campus courses, including labs for hands-on skilled trades and health sciences programs, will be offered at reduced capacity to maintain social distancing.

The college has a Fall 2020 plan which is posted on its website www.bladencc.edu and includes safety guidelines and protocols to help keep students, employees, and campus visitors safe and healthy.  Signage supporting guidelines to be followed is posted throughout the campus.

Bladen Community College established an advising center this summer for students to access admissions, advising, financial aid, career and employment resources, and other services.  Individuals interested in classes at BCC, can contact the advising center at 910.879.5584 or email bccadvising@bladencc.edu.  Students are also encouraged to access tutoring, e-learning support and other academic resources online and on-campus.

“We are committed to serving Bladen County and surrounding areas. We have worked diligently over the past few weeks to ensure that the health and safety of our students, employees and community take top priority on our campus.  The college has created a plan to address the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and can be viewed in its entirety on our website.  Students and employees alike are asked to follow recommended guidelines–wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing and washing their hands.  Students are urged to self-monitor and not come to campus if they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19.   Classrooms and other gathering areas have been configured to allow for social distancing and they will be sanitized frequently,” remarked Dr. Amanda Lee, President, Bladen Community College.

“A face-to-face instruction format is found in classes such as cosmetology, electrical systems, mechatronics, EMS and welding.  Classes in the health area will be offered using a combination of online hybrid, and face-to-face.  Many of the other curriculum classes have been converted to completely online or hybrid classes,” said Jeff  Kornegay, Executive Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer at Bladen Community College.

Mr. Kornegay emphasized that student support and assistance for online learning is available in BCC’s learning resource center, student resource center or by contacting Ray Sheppard, Director of Distance Learning, at rsheppard@bladencc.edu. or 910.879.5542

​Bladen Community College cosmetology students are adapting to COVID-19 virus precautions in classes.

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