The head of the Los Angeles Community College District announced today that any of its classes that cannot be converted into an online learning platform when remote instruction begins next Monday will be temporarily postponed until at least May 4 amid the coronavirus crisis.
The district said the overwhelming majority of its classes are being converted to online platforms and online instruction beginning next week, while less than five percent of the thousands of classes offered still require students to be in a classroom.
The district and the colleges are working with faculty members to finalize a list of the classes that cannot be done online, and all affected students and faculty will be notified as soon as possible, according to the district.
The colleges include Los Angeles City College, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College and West Los Angeles College.
“We encourage all students to stay enrolled and finish their classes, starting March 30,” the district’s chancellor, Francisco Rodriguez, said in a statement Tuesday. “We will recover from this global health emergency. It is essential that our students take advantage of our online learning environment and achieve their higher education goals. Don’t let this current
situation take you off your path. Hang with us, as we are doing everything we can to position you for success.”
Students who withdraw from classes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will receive an excused withdrawal on their transcript that will not count against their academic progress requirements, according to the district.
Additional information is available at the district’s website at www.laccd.edu/coronavirus.