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***For general information as PCC operates remotely, please call our hotline at (252) 493-7245, M-Th, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students seeking specific course information are advised to contact their instructors.***01

Student Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2020

PCC Hotline: For students needing registration assistance or with questions, please call 252-493-7245.

Yes, PCC will start fall classes the week of Aug. 17, 2020, and run a full slate of fall semester classes, including 16-, 14-, 12-, 8-, and 5-week classes. PCC will also be offering Continuing Education classes throughout the fall semester.

Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. Adaptations to the fall schedule have been made to offer students flexibility and choice in how they access courses. We are committed to providing students with a high-quality educational experience on campus and through courses delivered online. Students will have a choice of Internet, Hybrid, or Blended courses, whichever best suits their specific situation.

Contact your advisor. To find your advisor, log into MyPittCC Portal, go to Quick Access and click on Aviso. This will give your advisor’s name and contact information.

Classes will use social distancing, have fewer students enrolled, and require all people on campus to wear masks. Classrooms and labs will be equipped with sanitizing materials. Students entering buildings will have their temperature checked and be monitored for Covid-19 symptoms. Buildings will have only one entrance and one exit door. Six-foot markers and other safety reminders have been strategically placed throughout our campus.

Traditional (or TR) courses will be offered in a limited number of courses. These classes will meet on campus or at off-site locations.

Many classes will be offered via the Internet. These online classes will not meet on campus and can be completed asynchronously (people access them at different times during the week). We use “IN” to identify these courses.

Some class sections are “Blended,” which means there is a required lab or meeting required at a specific time and the course has an Internet component. These classes are labeled “BL.” Blended classes have less than 50 percent of class time using the internet.

Some class sections are “Hybrid.” These classes have a required lab or meeting at a specific day and time, and the course has an Internet component. “HY” or Hybrid courses have more than 50 percent of class time using the internet.

Both Hybrid and Blended courses may have Synchronous online learning components. Synchronous learning occurs when instructors have mandatory virtual class meeting hours during the week, usually via Web Ex.  These class sessions are similar to meeting in a classroom; the main difference is that you do not come to campus. Students can log in from a home or campus lab computer to attend class. These classes are run in real time, and students will be able to interact with their instructor, ask questions, and collaborate with their classmates.

Important: Students registered for Hybrid or Blended classes must attend class in person during the first week so the instructor can explain how the course will be conducted in Synchronous learning mode.

Instructors will use WebEx™ in their classes and office hours to allow for synchronous time (real time) with students, yet allow for social distancing. Lectures and class discussions can occur via WebEx. The instructor will provide a link to students to be able to access the session(s). Again, students will need to attend class the first week for Hybrid and Blended classes to receive instructions.

Yes, the PCC Coronavirus/Covid-19 page contains a 2020 PCC Student Guidance Manual that provides detailed student information concerning PCC’s campus operational plans during the pandemic.

Link: https://pittcc.edu/coronavirus/

Attendance and participation are absolutely required regardless if the course is Traditional, Internet, Hybrid, or Blended. Importantly, for Internet, Hybrid, or Blended courses students must complete the mandatory Moodle attendance quiz before the 10% point of the class in order to remain enrolled. Students are instructed to follow the course attendance policy listed on each course syllabus and to ask their instructor any questions.

Yes! Students, faculty and staff are required to wear a face mask at all times while on campus. Select programs may have additional requirements — your instructor will notify you of any additional requirements.

Yes, the library will be open for student use. Students can use the computers/Internet in the libraries or access the many college databases. Library databases can be accessed from other locations as well. Visit our library web page for hours of operation or to ask a librarian a question in the Chat Room: https://pittcc.edu/campus-life/library/

PCC is fortunate to be able to loan laptops and/or hotspots to students needing such technology to complete their PCC coursework. Laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are responsible for all damages or the loss of the laptop, should that occur.

Laptops can be picked up at the PCC library by appointment only. To borrow a laptop, please contact Leigh Russell at (252) 493-7354 or lrussell@email.pittcc.edu to schedule a pickup time (Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.).

The Tutorial and Academic Success Center (TASC) offers academic support to students in multiple formats, including Virtual Walk-In Tutoring, Online Tutoring through Web Conferencing, and Smart Thinking for assistance between 8:00p.m. and 8:00 A.M. Visit the TASC web page for additional details:
https://pittcc.edu/campus-life/pitt-community-college-tutorial-and-academic-success-center-tasc-tutoring/

You may find your schedule in myCourses or go to the PCC website for information on all courses and their mode of instruction.

Contact your advisor if you need assistance in dropping/adding courses no later Thursday, August 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Yes, temperature checks must take place before you enter any PCC facility or instructional area. If you have a fever, you or any symptoms you must leave campus. If you discover a fever or have Covid-related symptoms at home, you must stay at home and not come to campus or any PCC facility.

Some faculty and staff are on campus but many will be working remotely during the fall semester. You may reach any faculty or staff member by calling their campus extension or by emailing them. The PCC Faculty and Staff Directory is located at https://pittcc.edu/pcc-directory/

Yes. Students can get their college ID and parking decal at Campus Police headquarters.

Visit the PCC Student Store at https://pittcc.edu/campus-life/student-store/ for information on book purchases. Online Textbook Ordering will begin August 10. Visit bookstore.pittcc.edu to place an order for Home Delivery or In-Store Pickup.

Unfortunately, we are not able to keep our gathering spaces or other highly contagious areas open to the public. You will need to bring food/drink from home or leave campus to get these items.  However, food/drink are not permitted in the instructional areas on campus.

If you test positive or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or is waiting on a Covid-19 test result, you need to immediately report this to your instructor or advisor and self-quarantine immediately. An incident report must be completed and will be kept confidential.

If a student has been diagnosed with COVID-19, per CDC recommendations, the student may not return to campus until the following conditions are met:

  • At least ten (10) days have passed since the first symptoms
  • No fever for at least 48 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medicine)
  • Other symptoms have improved (e.g., coughing, shortness of breath, etc.)

If a student has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is at high risk for exposure, per CDC recommendations, the student may not return to campus until the following conditions are met:

  • At least 14 days have passed since the exposure
  • Has no symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., coughing, shortness of breath, etc.)

If a student has traveled to an area considered a “hotspot” within the last 14 days, per CDC guidelines, the student may not come to campus for 14 days, and should stay home.

  • Areas that are considered “hotspots” are subject to change.
  • To calculate the time you need to stay home, take the date you returned home from the hotspot, and add 14 days. This is the date you may return to campus if you are not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
  • An up-to-date map of locations with surges in COVID-19 cases is available at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html#cases

Absolutely. Students diagnosed with Covid-19 must complete and submit an incident report as soon as possible. https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?PittCC&layout_id=2

Students must also contact all their instructors and their advisor.

The Coburn Center will be open only to students who are enrolled in PED courses or are student-athletes. There will be no recreational or intramural activities during the fall semester.Students enrolled in PED courses and are student-athletes will only be permitted into the Coburn Center with approval from their instructor or athletic personnel. 

All non-instructional activities and programs will be conducted virtually only. Be sure to check your PCC email for any virtual activity announcements.

All of these areas will be available to support you. However, all of these services will only be provided virtually. Click the link to contact the support service of your choice. https://pittcc.edu/academics/student-development-services/

Both off-campus sites will be open designated days/hours:
Farmville Center – T, W, Th 8-4:30
Bernstein Center – M, T, W 9-2