College to offer students five options, including face-to-face, for spring term
PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College has announced its plans for the spring 2021 semester, providing students with five different ways to learn, both in-person and online: Face-to-Face, Online Anytime, Online on a Schedule, Flex Campus, and Hands-On Hybrid.
- FACE-TO-FACE classes will occur on campus with social distancing measures in place. Face coverings are required for students while on campus and in the classroom.
- ONLINE Anytime allows students to take classes online, at any time. This is the most flexible of the four options, allowing students to work on coursework whenever their schedule allows, without having to come to campus.
- The ONLINE on a Schedule option also delivers coursework online, but the lectures and virtual instruction will occur at specific times on certain days, just as a typical face-to-face course would occur.
- Hands-On HYBRID is for the technical and applied skill courses. Most class instruction will be delivered online. Students will come to campus in small groups to complete hands-on learning and practical testing.
- The FLEX Campus is the College’s newest, and most unique, course delivery option. This option allows students to spend some time in the classroom with an instructor, in addition to online learning. Small groups of students in each class will have the option to attend in person, following all CDC and College health and safety protocols, while the remaining students will access the same coursework online. The small groups will rotate so all students in a class have multiple chances to attend in person, although it’s never a requirement to attend in-person.
“We are planning to offer a variety of face-to-face classes for the spring, with social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in place, because we know that’s what our students want and need,” said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. “Our students and employees have done a tremendous job in keeping our campuses safe during this pandemic. As we expand our face-to-face offerings for the spring, we know that our strong safety protocols will be more important than ever. I thank our entire College community for their cooperation over these past seven months. The continued cooperation of everyone will allow us to move forward with providing the learning and support systems that our students desire and need.”
Registration for the spring semester is now open. The spring term begins on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All students and employees who come to campus for are required to complete a health screening questionnaire every day, wear a face covering, and follow social distancing protocols. San Jacinto College will also continue to follow and adhere to guidelines from local and state health authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control.
Student services are available to all students, both in-person and online, regardless of which course modality a student selects. Services include online tutoring and advising, on-campus document drop-off, and virtual appointments for things such as admissions, career services, dual credit, financial aid, testing, veterans services, and more.
To learn more about the College’s plans for the spring 2021 term, visit the San Jacinto College website at sanjac.edu/my-way.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.