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MPC Offers Summer Term Fully Online

Post Date:04/10/2020 9:27 PM

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Monterey, CA - With the recent extension of the County of Monterey’s shelter-in-place order, Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) has created a robust schedule of fully online summer courses to ensure students working towards college certificates and degrees can continue with their studies.

“We look forward to the possibility of adding sections of face-to-face instruction to the summer schedule as soon as it is safe to resume in-person class meetings,” noted Dr. Jon Knolle, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs. “At this time though, we have quickly transitioned our summer schedule to be fully online so that students can count on classes being available.”

Hospitality-smallMPC’s courses are being offered through Canvas, an online learning platform. Instructors are creatively adapting to the new environment by developing engaging instructional videos and finding other innovative ways to support student learning remotely, including providing instructional kits for students to use at home, exploring virtual science lab platforms, and hosting live online video conferencing sessions to keep students engaged.

In addition to online course offerings, the College has also moved all student support services online and is working diligently to provide the equipment and services necessary for students to successfully transition to learning online. Supportive services include academic advising, counseling, tutoring, and more, which continue to be readily available to students. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of resources to address significant barriers to learning have been made available to students, including emergency grants, physical and emotional wellness support, food pantry items and grocery store gift cards, Chromebooks, and access to campus Wi-Fi. A complete list of academic and support services available to students is available on MPC’s website.

“We are enthusiastically embracing the opportunity to continue meeting the community’s educational needs during this challenging time,” comments David Martin, Interim Superintendent/President. “MPC’s talented faculty and staff have done an outstanding job of making the transition to offering online instruction and support - I could not be more proud of the way this campus is continuing the tradition of educational excellence that MPC is known for. I encourage community members to visit our website and explore what MPC can offer you.”

Open registration for the Summer 2020 term begins on April 20, with courses starting on June 1. An online version of the 2020 Summer schedule, searchable by course discipline, is available on the MPC website.

Monterey Peninsula College - established in 1947

Monterey Peninsula College, part of California's public community college system, is an open-access institution, committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities, and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and lifelong learning opportunities. In addition to the scenic Monterey campus located on 90+ acres, MPC's district includes two excellent facilities in the former Fort Ord, to serve the residents in north Monterey County. As a comprehensive community college, MPC responds to the educational and cultural needs of its diverse community, distinguished for its outstanding academic programs and strong commitment to student success. To learn more about Monterey Peninsula College, please visit www.mpc.edu and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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