GCCCA Adult Learners Will Also Transition Online

[Garden City, KS] March 17, 2020 -- The Garden City Career Connection Academy, formerly known as the Adult Learning Center, will be following Garden City Community College's extended Spring Break schedule in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

GCCC announced March 13 that it would be extending its regularly scheduled Spring Break (March 16-20) through March 29 and moving face-to-face classes to an online format starting March 30. 

The GCCCA, which serves the community's adult learners, will also resume coursework online on March 30, much like GCCC students. The adult learners' academy will continue to follow the GCCC's schedule until further decisions are made by college leadership regarding the remainder of the spring semester.

GCCCA Director Hector Martinez said his instructors in both the General Education Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are now working and will continue working through the extended Spring Break period to utilize digital tools to transition coursework online. Some of those tools include the Aztec Learning System for GED, Burlington English for ESL, and the college's Canvas management system, where applicable.

"It's a good challenge for our instructors to connect with our students and learn more about 21-century technologies," Martinez said. "They're willing and working to make that happen."

Martinez said the GCCCA comprises about 20 staff, including 14 part-time instructors, and about 250 adult students.

He added that his staff is already in communication with GCCCA students regarding both the schedule changes and delivery of instruction and will work with individual students to meet their needs.

In addition, GED and ESL classes that were scheduled to begin at East Garden Village, Lot 466, will no longer begin March 23.

The GCCCA will announce further information and dates on this outreach initiative when more information is available, Martinez said. For more information regarding GCCCA programs, call 620-276-9675.

Please continue to visit our COVID-19 response webpage for further updates. In addition, GCCC will continue to alert the public and media of further information or changes in our schedule as we learn more.

Garden City Community College exists to produce positive contributors to the economic and social well-being of society.


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