The pandemic continues to generate a great amount of uncertainty in our state and nation as businesses and organizations are still restricted from operating at full capacity. MiraCosta College will extend primarily online teaching and learning through the spring 2021 semester in very much the same manner as we are conducting operations this fall.
Courses will continue to primarily be offered through an online modality. There may be some courses that require in-person instruction, such as those with hands-on labs or clinical placements, and we will continue to work alongside faculty and staff in these areas to offer in-person instruction, utilizing social distancing and safety protocols. Robust student support services will also be offered online and I encourage you to learn more about all the free support available to you. Check out the MiraCosta College Student Support Guide. Especially during these times, we all need help and support so please do not hesitate to reach out and ask for help - we are here for you.
In addition, most MiraCosta College employees will continue to work primarily online and remotely this spring. Events, meetings, and social gatherings will continue to be held in virtual formats, rather than on campus, to curb the spread of the virus. We ask for your patience and support as we continue to keep the safety of our students, employees, and community a top priority while improving our services.
MiraCosta College understands students come to us with busy and complex lives, so clarifying the schedule for spring will allow for plans to be made for themselves and their families during this time of uncertainty. Students deserve and will have MiraCosta College’s support, responsiveness, and clear communication.
Thank you for your continued dedication and resilience to your studies. Stay well!
My best to all of you,
Dr. Sunita V. Cooke