During this extraordinary time, COTC pledges new measures and extended support for students during this crisis. In continuing our student-first philosophy, COTC announces its “We’re Here for Our Students Promise.”
- COTC promises to do everything in its power to ensure that your educational paths are not adversely affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- To ensure continued access, all student services including academic support, advising, tutoring, counseling and financial aid are being offered remotely.
- Students whose clinical or practicum experiences are disrupted due to COVID-19 will be able to continue their course sequence without having to worry about repeating a course. Students should talk to their academic advisor for more information.
- COTC will do everything it can to ensure students receiving federal financial aid are not adversely affected by a course, clinical or practicum disruption.
Q: What happens if I’m enrolled in a class that requires a defined number of clinical hours and I’m not able to complete those hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: COTC will guarantee your ability to make up any hours missed in subsequent semesters and create an individual completion plan for each student affected. Students will likely be assigned an incomplete grade. COTC will work with these students and attempt to mitigate any potential federal financial aid issues pertaining to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Q: How will my labs be offered?
A: COTC will offer many different types of labs. Assuming that close physical contact is again allowed, we will offer labs in hybrid, online and on-campus formats. If physical contact is still restricted, COTC will offer labs in a virtual format. This experience will still ensure a robust learning environment but will limit COVID-19 exposure by offering the labs in an online environment.
Q: If the college is forced to shut down again, what happens to my classes?
A: If a major interruption impacts the college, you will be held harmless. These means that you’ll be able to pick up the class where you left off, and you will be able to complete the class at a time that the college deems it is safe to do so. You will never have to pay twice for the same class.