[May 21, 2020]
Dear MTC family,
I’m am pleased to inform you that Midlands Technical College will reopen campus to students this fall.
College administrators are planning and implementing procedures and training programs aimed at reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. When students arrive in August, safety protocols and social distancing requirements will be in place. Those actions include consistent disinfecting of classrooms and personal workspaces, accommodations to classrooms and communal areas to enforce physical distancing, and signage reminders to encourage personal, proactive measures that help prevent the spread of germs.
As part of the Midlands Technical College comprehensive reopening plan, the college will host a student town hall as part of an MTC Live Facebook event on June 11, 2020.
South Carolina’s economy depends on people who learn at Midlands Technical College, so we are pleased to welcome students back to campus in August. Rest assured that the highest priority is the safety and wellness of students, faculty, and staff.
President Ron Rhames, ‘78
Key Dates for Summer
The 7-Week semester begins on June 15. Summer II begins on June 26.
Missed an Update?
Here is an archive of coronavirus updates.
view previous college updates
How will Summer 2020 classes be delivered?
Alternative instruction will continue at MTC through the summer semesters as part of the college’s response to the coronavirus national health emergency. Most on-ground courses will transition to being delivered virtually, primarily through the Zoom app, as well as the D2L Brightspace learning platform. Here is a detailed explanation of how each academic class plans to transition for summer semester.
ACADEMIC CLASS PLANS FOR SUMMER SEMESTER
Have Questions or Need Help?
MTC created a page to answer the most frequently asked questions in regards to the coronavirus.
view the coronavirus faq and resources page
As always, we also encourage you to contact us if you have questions.
- Dial 803.738.8324, and leave a message. Calls will be returned within 24 hours.
- If you prefer to text, that number is 803.738.1400.
- Online chat with a college representative is also available from our homepage www.midlandstech.edu
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Information Resource Management Help Desk: 803.738.7888 or email@example.com.
- Students Coronavirus Contact Line - 803.732.5201
- Employee Coronavirus Contact Line - 803.822.3500
Important Info About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus is a respiratory illness caused by a novel virus that has been spreading worldwide. Community-acquired cases have now been confirmed in South Carolina. It has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
COVID-19 is currently being spread from person to person, but can also come from touching an object or surface with the virus on it.
These basic precautions can prevent the spread of the virus:
Wash your hands often. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms of a respiratory virus like coughing, fever, or shortness of breath, please call your personal doctor or health care provider. If needed, you can also take a free health screening by clicking here and using the promo code “COVID-19.”
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Stay home while you are sick; avoid others.
- Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Should I Stay Home
All MTC students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to remain home and seek professional health care. DHEC recommends everyone prepare and monitor for absenteeism.
- Travel Guidelines
For students, staff, or faculty who plan to travel, or have recently traveled, please refer to the CDC’s FAQ for travelers to ensure your health and safety upon returning home to work and school.
Important Things Happening Now
- Fall Registration: Open Now
- All MTC campuses are closed to the public until at least June 1, 2020.
- Alternative instruction, which supports the Governor's executive order, continues at MTC.