REDDING, Calif. – Shasta College announced Tuesday it will offer spring 2021 courses primarily online.
Fall 2020 courses are currently being taught in-person with safety protocols and social distancing such as Allied Health, Fire Academy, nursing, some Career Education (CE) courses, and supporting labs will continue in-person for Spring 2021, the college shared in a news release.
Courses that are currently online for the fall Semester will stay online in spring.
Joe Wyse, Shasta College Superintendent/President, said, “In our evaluations for how to approach spring course offerings we carefully considered the safety of our students and staff and the potential disruption a rise in cases for COVID-19 would cause during an active semester. We firmly believe that this plan will provide our students with the safest, least disruptive avenue to earning their degrees/certificates during this pandemic.”
Shasta College said it continues to restrict in-person interactions and institute strict preventive protocols to help reduce the potential risk of exposure on campuses.
College officials said they will be watching how this situation evolves, and if conditions in December or January permit, there may be a possibility some online courses could return to in-person instruction.
Shasta College employees also have the option to continue to work remotely. The college's staff and faculty have returned on-campus when needed and say they proper safety protocols in place.