Midlands Tech to offer 4 options for students to take courses in the fall

Midlands Tech to offer 4 options for students to take courses in the fall
There will be four instructional options for students to choose from for classes in the fall at Midlands Tech due to COVID-19. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Officials at Midlands Tech have announced four ways students can take courses as part of its COVID-19 response.

Midlands Tech will provide traditional on-campus instruction, online classes, virtual courses, and hybrid classes. The virtual classes, according to Midlands Tech, will meet digitally using web conferencing at set times/ During these classes, there will be live, real-time instruction and interaction with classmates.

The online courses will be self-paced classes that include due dates for assignments. Hybrid classes will have a mixture of on-campus and online or virtual instruction.

“Up until the pandemic hit, a normal fall at MTC would be made up of about 75% on-campus and 25% online courses,” said Barrie Kirk, MTC’s Provost. “Based on data about the virus and student feedback, we decided that a major shift in course delivery options was necessary.”

MTC officials said the virtual courses will make up 45% of fall courses. Another 16% of the courses will be delivered online while 33% will be provided on campus.

MTC will hold live virtual demonstrations on July 29 and July 30.

To sign up for the demonstrations, click here.

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