September 23, 2020
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Apply for MTC Scholarships
Top Award for Fall is $1,500; Apply Starting Oct. 1
Can you believe it’s already the fifth week of Fall Semester? And now that it finally feels like fall, we hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather.
You don’t want to MI$$ THI$.
Starting Oct. 1, you can apply for MTC Foundation Scholarships. The average scholarship amount is more than $750, and the top amount for the fall round is $1,500! It’s easy to apply, too – just fill out ONE application and be automatically matched to many scholarships. View available scholarships and apply starting Oct. 1. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.
Meet with your instructors – virtually.
Did you know your instructors are holding virtual office hours? It’s a great way to catch up with them, whether you are taking classes on-campus, online, or virtually. Your instructors keep regular office hours to help YOU, so please do not hesitate to talk with them when needed.
Add a course this fall, and get your degree faster.
Fall 7-week courses, which start Oct. 19, are still available. The last day to enroll in fall 7-week courses is Oct. 14. Talk with your advisor to see if adding a 7-week course is a good fit for you.
Don’t forget about spring!
Book your virtual Spring advisement appointment now and plan your best schedule. Spring advising begins TODAY! The earlier you are advised, the better prepared you are to register for the best spring schedule when registration opens in October.
We see you, and we thank you.
For those who are taking classes on campus, you are doing a great job wearing your face coverings, practicing social distancing, and referring to the ON-CAMPUS STUDENT PLAN and GUIDELINES. Thanks for helping keep our campuses safe.
Take a look inside classrooms
MTC has worked diligently to make sure you feel safe in the new on-campus learning environment. Here is a look inside an MTC classroom to see what learning looks like from the student perspective.
Access student work spaces
Whether you're taking classes on campus, or you're taking online and virtual classes, MTC has safe where you can come to campus and get your school work done. The college's student work spaces are quiet spots on each campus where you can access WiFi, take part in virtual classes, and work on your assignments. Most spaces are open Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Complimentary WiFi is also accessible from your vehicle in MTC parking lots 24/7.
These are the locations available:
- Airport Campus - Library and Academic Center
- Batesburg-Leesville Campus - BL Building (Open Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Beltline Campus - Learning Resource Center (LRC)
- Fairfield Campus - Rooms 101/101A (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M-Th)
- Harbison Campus - Library/Academic Success Center (ASC)
- Northeast Campus - Library/Academic Success Center (ASC)
Hear from MTC students
Fellow students say taking online and virtual courses this fall has its advantages. Hear their experiences, and listen to why you should want a seat at the table as a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB). Applications are due Monday.
Again, welcome back, and best wishes to each of you this semester!
If you are sick (or have been around someone who is sick), please DO NOT REPORT TO CAMPUS.
Instead, adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) If You Are Sick guidelines, and contact Student Development Services (SDS) at 803.732.5201. A college staff member will talk with you, confidentially, about your situation and let you know how many days to stay away from campus.
Corporate and Continuing Education
- Coronavirus Impact Update for August 19, 2020
Tips for getting ready. New training courses start this month.
Fall is almost here! We can’t wait to see you on-campus, virtually, and online as your new programs and classes start this month. Please continue to familiarize yourself with the ON-CAMPUS STUDENT PLAN and GUIDELINES to help keep you safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you see someone on campus without a face covering:
Face coverings are required on campus while in the presence of others and in public settings including common spaces, meeting rooms, rest rooms, hallways, classrooms, labs etc. If you see a person not wearing a face covering, please let a faculty or staff member know, and he or she will address the situation for you.
New Student Work Spaces
When you return to campus, you will have access to some new student work spaces. These spots around each campus are designed to allow for quiet work spaces when you need to access online materials or to take part in virtual instruction or classwork.
*Hours: 7:30am-4pm on T,TH
Zoom Safety Reminders
MTC cares about your safety and your success. Here are some Zoom best practices in order to help keep your virtual classes protected and running smoothly. Learn more by watching Zoom EDU: Zoom for Students and reading MTC's Zoom Participant Guide.
Back in Business
The Airport and Beltline campus Subway restaurants are open for business. You can stop in between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You can also call ahead and place your order. Call 803.822.6768 for the Airport Campus Subway or 803.738.7829 for the Beltline Campus.
The Fall 2020 Training Guide has arrived. From cybersecurity analysts to patient care techs, our programs and courses will help you reach your career goals. MTC also offers online certificates and courses through our trusted training partners; search certificate options from UGotClass, career training from ed2go, and short-term training from ed2go.
If you'd like to make sure you're on the Training Guide mailing list, please contact the CCE Registration Office at email@example.com.
- Coronavirus Impact Update for August 5, 2020
It's finally August. That means in just a few weeks, all MTC campuses will be open to students taking on-campus classes. When you arrive, things will look and feel a little bit different. We've been proactively putting precautions in place that include social distancing, disinfecting protocols, rearranging classrooms, and safety reminders. Here's a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what learning looks like now on the MTC campuses.
Please continue to familiarize yourself with the ON-CAMPUS STUDENT PLAN and GUIDELINES. Collectively, we all bear personal responsibilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to keep you safe while preparing you for your next educational and career steps.
- You have options: MTC has created four course delivery modes that all provide safe value, close to home. Be sure to search the MTC course offerings to create a schedule that fits your comfort level.
- Time is ticking: If you are already registered for fall courses, you need to pay tuition and fees by Friday, August 14 at 1 p.m. Otherwise, you could be dropped from your courses. If you have not registered yet, be sure to schedule your advisement appointment ASAP.
- Need to be advised? Act right away – Zoom appointments are filling fast! Schedule your advising appointment.
- Already advised but need to register? Use the tools on this webpage to register right now in Student Planning. Registration assistance is also available.
- MTC Welcomes Home Soldier with Diploma
ICYMI: This past Friday, President Ron Rhames presented Specialist Doug Long of the South Carolina Army National Guard with his degree. Spec. Long completed his coursework taking five classes online while serving overseas. Watch the local and national reports here.
- Need training options for the coming months?
Learn about what Corporate and Continuing Education is offering through QuickJobs Programs, new self-paced, online certificate programs, and Virtual STEM Summer Camps.
- PHONE: 803.738.8324
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- TEXT: 803.738.1400.
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Slow the Spread
- Centers for Disease Control
- S.C. DHEC
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
MTC COVID-19 REPORTING LINE
If symptoms have developed, students MUST NOT come to campus, but should notify Student Development Services (SDS) at 803.732.5201.
COVID-19 symptoms include: fever, muscle pain, cough, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, new loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking with chills.