Illinois Central College announced today the learning options for the Fall 2020 semester. These decisions were based, first and foremost, on ensuring the health and safety of our students and employees. The college has created a plan that is flexible, safe and effective to help students achieve their educational goals. ICC will offer Fall 2020 courses in four formats – Online Anytime, Online Scheduled, Hybrid courses and Clinicals and Internships.
Online Anytime is a traditional online course, providing a convenient, flexible and student-centered way of learning. Students log in and complete their course assignments day or night, without coming to campus.
Online Scheduled is an online class at a scheduled time. Students log in to their class at the scheduled times and participate in live, video-supported classes with their instructor and classmates. This online course format is the most comparable to the face-to-face, on-campus experience.
Hybrid courses will include online lectures and on-campus attendance to complete labs or hands-on experiences. For fall, this will be reserved for courses requiring face-to-face instruction for hands-on learning. The on-campus experience will include social distancing, specific entry and exit points, and personal protective equipment for students and faculty.
Clinical and Internship experiences will continue at the off-campus locations as long as the hosting partner is able.
“Offering Online Anytime and Online Scheduled classes allows our students the structure and flexibility to continue their education in the format that works best for them,” said ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey. “Our approach ensures quality educational outcomes while providing our students the opportunity to continue progressing toward completing their credential. We are currently adjusting the fall schedule based on these options but encourage students to enroll now to lock in their preferred classes.”
Regardless of the way students take classes at ICC, all will have access to the same virtual support and services, such as academic support, counseling, free tutoring, library services, career advising and more. All these services may be accessed at icc.edu/virtualservices.