Local News

Richland Community College Lays Out Guidelines for Reopening

Richland Community College has released its guidelines for fall classes and as much as possible, classes will be conducted online.


President of the Decatur based community college, Dr. Cris Valdez tells Regional Radio News they are going to be doing as much online learning as possible and then bringing students in for any hands-on coursework they may have under the guidance of public health officials.



According to Dr. Valdez, the school has had this plan in place to a degree so they could get their semester finished out in the spring. He indicates it has worked well and so many of their programs require that hands-on learning piece.



For any return to work or class scenario, there are going to be individuals that don't mind the resumption and others that are going to be more hesitant. Dr. Valdez credits his staff for being willing and ready but indicates the feelings of each individual are not universal.



Dr. Valdez stresses they are being as cautious as they can for both their employees and their students. He adds they are trying to putting out this information because they believe students are waiting to figure out what is the best option for them. Enrollment is down over 20-percent but Dr. Valdez anticipates their fall enrollment to be down around five-to-ten percent. 

Local Weather - Sponsored By:


Townhall Top of the Hour News


SRN News