LCCC Prepared – COVID-19 Information

We know your semester may not be what you expected, but we’re here to help you reach your academic goals. Whether you’re a new or returning student, this information will help you navigate our virtual and in-person student services while keeping you safe and healthy. 

Map of Campus Entrances

 

Positive for COVID-19? 

Given the risk to the campus community, students, faculty, and staff are required to report positive COVID-19 diagnoses to Lorain County Community College. Complete the COVID Reporting Form or email covid19@lorainccc.edu immediately upon notification.

COVID-19 Self Reporting Form

 

 

Students support a healthy campus community by…

  • Washing hands frequently and regularly using hand sanitizer
  • Monitoring their own health by taking daily temperature and checking for flu-like symptoms
  • Staying home if symptoms are present, and communicate this to faculty and staff so we can help find alternatives
  • Avoiding coming to campus if you may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Wearing a mask at all times when on campus
  • Limiting guests on campus
  • Adhering to guidelines and recommendations from health officials both on- and off-campus
  • Respecting the privacy of others, especially related to health conditions and personal precautions

 

Student Services and Classes

You can come to campus during limited service hours to take advantage of many of our student resources. To keep our campus community safe, please be sure to review important information about coming to campus

We provide in-person service hours so you are able to come to campus to prepare for your semester.

As always, we continue to offer these services virtually from the comfort of your own space. 

 


 

In-Person Services 
 

Elyria Campus Hours
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Virtual services only

Learning Center Hours
Lorain City Center Community Learning Center, University Partnership Ridge Campus and Wellington Learning Center are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Bass Library and College Center will remain open to support student enrollment needs that can’t be fulfilled virtually.  Most student enrollment needs will still be met remotely.

Virtual Services

We understand you may be more comfortable accessing LCCC services from the comfort and safety of your home. That’s why we also provide all of our enrollment, registration and other student services virtually. Click on the links below for more information about these online services. 

Academic Advising and Enrollment Services

All student services including Academic Advising continue to be provided by phone, email, virtual meetings and live chat.

Accessibility Services

If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact Accessibility Services at accessibility@lorainccc.edu for assistance.

Limited in-person meetings and assessments are available, if necessary.

We can assist you by:

Canvas Help

Students may contact eLearning at (440) 366-7582 or eLearning@lorainccc.edu for help using Canvas.

Students are also able to get technical support for their online needs in Canvas by clicking on the HELP button (24/7 Canvas Support is available for students). More information can be found on the Student Resource page.

eLearning is available to help you by:

Career Services

All Career Services are available by phone, email, virtual meetings and live chat.  Individual appointments are available to support your career exploration, resume and interview preparation, and job/internship search. Register in CareerLink to apply for area jobs, register for virtual workshops, and schedule an appointment online.

Schedule an Appointment

Financial Aid/Financial Services

Financial services now offers all services using remote delivery. Online chat is available during business hours.

Library

Virtual services remain available during business hours.

We are available to help you by:

  • Chat/Email - Send your questions to our library and research staff.
  • Text - (440) 220-6777
Registering for Classes

Students can register for classes without coming to campus. Visit our Spring 2021 page for more information. Registration for spring semester is now open.

Technology Help from Computer Lab Aides

See our Student Technology Guide for more information about the technology you may need for online learning.

Our computer lab aides are available to help you with general technology questions by:

  • Chat/Email - with our computer lab aides
  • Text - (440) 588-8388
Testing Center (College Center) and Placement Assessment

Remote placement assessment resources are available in the Testing Center.  

Textbooks

Textbooks can be ordered online from Commodore Books and More for home delivery or pick-up.

Contact the bookstore if you have any questions.

 


 

 

Live Chat

We are available during normal business hours to assist our students on Live Chat. 

Register for Spring Classes

Registration for spring term is now open. Register now for spring classes

Lecture-based classes will be offered online. A limited number of students will have access to in-person lab coursework on campus. In-person courses include those that cannot be delivered effectively in a virtual format. 

Learn more about spring classes

Choose from four types of classes in formats designed to keep you safe and meet your needs. Formats include online, online live, blended and in-person. 

 

Student Technology Guide

Student Communication – Fall Classes

Student Communication – Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Student Communication – Coronavirus Update

Student Communication – November 12, 2020

Student Communication – December 1, 2020

 

Information About Your Classes

Where will I receive communications throughout the semester?

Fall is a unique semester at LCCC as we continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While all LCCC students are asked to frequently monitor student communication channels, this will be very important in case of a change in operations during the semester. To keep in the loop, make sure to use all of the following:

  • Use your LCCC email as your primary email while enrolled as a student
  • Canvas is the primary system for your professor communications, course materials, discussions, and announcements

Text messages through RAVE (emergency alerts) and Success Messaging will contain important reminders throughout Fall

Where can I find information about accessing services, frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to  LCCC’s response to COVID-19?

LCCC Prepared is a central point for updates, and is accessible on the college’s home page. This is also where you can locate information about how to access both remote and in-person services throughout Fall, technology recommendations, and answers to your questions about health and safety on campus.

LCCC has high expectations of its college community, and ask that students commit to the LCCC Pledge to demonstrate shared commitment to respect, health, and wellness for all this Fall semester.

What is the LCCC Catalog and why do I need to review it?

LCCC’s Catalog is online guide to the College’s student academic and enrollment policies. Of course, you can reach out to any of us at any time for help, and our Student Services Navigator is here to answer questions and help explain our Catalog and other college policies that pertain to students. Take a few minutes this week to skim through so you know what it contains in case you need to find information later on in the semester.

You can also find the Catalog under the “Academics” tab on http://www.lorainccc.edu

I started classes, but what if I need to adjust my schedule?

LCCC’s primary focus is supporting your success and course completion- so reach out if you face a challenge…we may be able to resolve it and help keep you moving towards your goals.

However, if you need to make a change this semester, here are important steps to follow to make sure you fully understanding the academic and financial impacts of course drops and withdrawals:

  1. Consult with your instructor and Academic Advisor before dropping or withdrawing from a class, as they may be able to help with any challenges you are facing.
  2. Understand the Tuition Refund Policy for information about how a drop may impact your tuition and fees.
  3. Consult with Financial Services (or Veterans Services if you are receiving military education benefits) to determine how course drops may impact your benefits or aid eligibility.

 

Coming to Campus

To protect you and our campus community, everyone on campus is required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing at all times and practice frequent hand washing. Upon entry at controlled entrances, everyone is required to have temperature checked and complete a SAFE form.

Campus Entrances

SAFE Form

Face Coverings

Students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask to enter campus. Face coverings must be worn the entire time you are on campus. We can provide you with a disposable mask for this purpose, if needed.

Controlled Entrances to Campus

Students and visitors must enter via several controlled entrances.

  • College Center
  • Bass Library
  • Stocker Center
  • Spitzer Conference Center
  • Lab Sciences
  • Fitness Center (Ewing Field House)
Temperature Screenings

All campus entrances have temperature screening in place to monitor for symptomatic individuals.

SAFE Form

All campus visitors, employees and students must complete our SAFE Form for symptoms assessment before entering campus.

Social Distancing

Six feet of social distancing is required on campus at all times.  All meetings should continue to be held in a virtual format.  All common areas are closed (i.e. cafeteria, break rooms, etc.) and no dine-in food service is available.

 

Campus Safety and Health – FAQ

I have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?

If have tested positive for COVID-19, follow the steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.

Given the risk to the campus community, students, faculty, and staff are required to report positive COVID-19 diagnoses to Lorain County Community College. Complete the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form or email covid19@lorainccc.edu immediately upon notification.

If you have or think you have COVID-19, and had symptoms, you can be with others after**:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
  • Symptoms have improved
  • If this applies to you, email covid19@lorainccc.edu prior to your return to campus to notify College officials of your symptom-free status.

**People who are immunocompromised should consult with a healthcare provider to determine if a longer timeframe may be recommended.

Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for the latest information.

I have symptoms or am being tested for COVID-19. What should I do?

If you are sick or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community. Please contact covid19@lorainccc.edu for any questions or concerns or if you believe you have had exposure to COVID-19.

Symptomatic Individuals

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported - ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What you need to do now:

To determine if you should get tested for COVID-19, you should either:

  1. Contact your local health department based on the location of your residence. Local health department information is listed below.
    • Lorain County: (440) 322-6367
    • Cuyahoga County: (833) 427-5634
    • Erie County: (567) 867-3243
    • Medina County: (330) 723-9688
    • Ashland County: (419) 282-4231
  2. Contact your healthcare provider to arrange an appointment.
  3. Find a nearby testing facility. Please reference the Ohio Department of Health's website for locations: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/

If you think or know that you have had COVID-19, and had symptoms, you can be with others after**:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
  • Symptoms have improved
  • If this applies to you, email covid19@lorainccc.edu prior to your return to campus to notify College officials of your symptom-free status.

    ** - People who are immunocompromised should consult with a healthcare provider to determine if a longer timeframe may be recommended.

Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for the latest information: http://www.cdc.gov

How will I be notified if someone in which I have had contact has received a positive COVID-19 test?

LCCC works closely and collaboratively with local health officials to monitor potential cases of COVID-19 linked to LCCC campus properties. This includes supporting local contact tracing efforts.

If a positive case of COVID-19 is linked to LCCC, local health officials may reach out to the college to identify those who should receive follow-up notification of possible exposure. Students can likely expect to receive communication directly from the health department in these cases.

What should I do if I need to self-quarantine or experience symptoms while enrolled in classes?

Attendance and engagement in your courses is critically important to your success and completion. However, should your ability to attend or engage with your classes become interrupted due to health concerns, symptoms, or illness, it is important to alert your professors as soon as possible to discuss how this may impact your progress, identify possible alternatives, or next steps.

LCCC’s Catalog is an important resource for navigating college policies when making decisions about your enrollment and options when faced with challenges. All LCCC students are strongly encouraged to communicate attendance or participation concerns to both their professors and their assigned academic advisor (found in your MyCampus account) so individuals can assist in finding alternatives and resources to support academic progress.

What is LCCC’s expectation of students when it comes to wearing masks and following COVID-19 protocols?

Students at LCCC must uphold the college’s Honor Code and Code of Conduct, which includes high standards for respectful behavior that builds a supportive campus community for all. As an LCCC student, you have agreed to the following, as listed within the Honor Code and Code of Conduct:

Being a member of the Lorain County Community College community of students, faculty and staff, I pledge to honor the values of social responsibility, personal accountability and solid citizenship. I pledge to uphold the highest standards of professional and academic ethics. I will preserve my personal integrity and self-respect by being honest and fair and treating all individuals with respect.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty and staff are required to adhere to campus policies designed to ensure a clean, safe, healthy environment in which learning and services can take place. LCCC is requiring all students, faculty, staff, and members of the public who enter LCCC properties to wear a face covering (mask) which covers their mouth and nose; to be symptom-free of any illness; to practice social distancing; and to practice good hygiene by washing their hands regularly.

Violations of campus COVID-19 and other health-related policies may subject students to the Code of Conduct process, which may result in sanctions that impact educational progress and participation.

How will I be notified if LCCC’s operating hours, services, or course delivery are impacted by COVID-19 pandemic response?

As an LCCC student, frequently monitoring campus communications is strongly recommended, and is even more important during our COVID-19 pandemic response. During this time, rapid changes may be required as the College adheres to federal, state, and local guidance and prioritizes the health of its campus and community. Communications that impact operations will be shared with students via the following:

LCCC Email Address

Use of your LCCC email address is the primary method of communication and engagement among LCCC students, faculty and staff. Students are encouraged to monitor their LCCC email daily, as this is the primary channel in which important, detailed, college-wide information will be communicated. Read LCCC’s student email policy.

RAVE Messaging System (Emergency Alerts)

RAVE messages are short, text-based emergency alerts from LCCC. As an enrolled student, no action is required by you to begin receiving alerts. We use the phone and email information currently on file to send you emergency notifications. We also invite your family, friends, and supporters to enroll in our RAVE system to receive operational alerts.

Canvas

Canvas is LCCC’s learning management system (LMS), which provides students access to course and program materials. As a student, you will often access Canvas, and important messages will be posted within the Canvas site. In addition, your professors will communicate with you via discussion boards and the mail feature within Canvas.

Throughout the pandemic response, LCCC will post communications on the LCCC Prepared website for public and future reference.

When should I refrain from attending class in-person?

Based on CDC guidance, you should not attend in-person classes:

If you have tested positive or think you may have COVID-19, you can return to in-person class after:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved

 

More Student Services

Delivery of Classes

Lecture-based classes will be offered online. A limited number of students will have access to in-person lab coursework on campus. In-person courses include those that cannot be delivered effectively in a virtual format.

Choose from four types of classes in formats designed to keep you safe and meet your needs. Formats include online, online live, blended and in-person.

Learn more about fall classes. 

See our Student Technology Guide - Fall 2020 for more information about the technology you may need this semester.

Commodore Cupboard

LCCC’s food pantry, Commodore Cupboard, will remain open for curbside pick-up only. Please contact the Commodore Cupboard at (440) 366-7486 commodorecupboard@lorainccc.edu for more information.

Computer Access

Computer Labs are open during limited hours with social distancing and sanitization protocols in place.

See our Student Technology Guide for more information about the technology you may need this semester.

Recognizing some students may experience additional costs due to the purchase of technology to support online learning, students are encouraged to complete a   Commodores Together Emergency Aid Fund or reach out to the Advocacy and Resource Center (440-366-4ARC, arc@lorainccc.edu) and Financial Services (440-366-4034, finaid@lorainccc.edu) to connect to resources for help.

Food, Community Resources and Emergency Aid Help

LCCC understands the impact of the coronavirus may reach other areas of students’ lives, and are here to help. The Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) can help students to access food, financial, counseling, and other resources during this time. Students may also submit a Request for Help Form to the ARC remotely, and a member of the ARC team will reach out to connect you to services that can help.

COVID-19 CareLine

The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services has launched a support phone line to help Ohioans who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohioans can call the COVID CareLine at 1-800-720-9616, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The COVID CareLine will be staffed with trained and licensed staff from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and calls will be forwarded to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Internet Access and Scanning From Home

See our Student Technology Guide for more information about the technology you may need this semester.

Internet Access

For students who do not have internet access, several providers are offering low-cost or even free internet to students.

If none of these options are available to you, you may be able to use financial aid to pay for internet access at home. Please reach out to Financial Services at finaid@lorainccc.edu or via Live Chat for a review of your current financial aid availability.

Scanning

The following mobile apps may help if you do not have access to a scanner at home.

  1. Scan documents on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the Notes App. Learn more at Apple Support.
  2. The HP Smart App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. You will just download the app to your device and follow the prompts.
  3. Tiny Scanner App can be downloaded to your Android device from Google Play. Tiny Scanner turns your android device into a portable document scanner and scans everything as images or PDFs. With this pdf document scanner app you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports or just about anything. Tiny Scanner is optimized to run very fast.
Registering for Classes

Students can register for classes without coming to campus. Visit our spring semester 2021 page for more information. Registration for spring semester is now open.

Technology Help from Computer Lab Aides

See our Student Technology Guide for more information about the technology you may need this semester.

Our computer lab aides are available to help you with general technology questions by:

  • Chat/Email - with our computer lab aides
  • Text - (440) 588-8388

Computer labs are open during limited hours with social distancing and sanitization protocols in place.

On-Campus Services
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays
9-noon, Tuesdays (for at-risk individuals)

Tutoring Center

The Math Studio and Academic Support Center will continue to provide online services through a free Canvas course. In this course, tutoring will occur through the conference feature, which is comparable to Skype but with academic benefits. Students can self-enroll in online tutoring.

The Academic Support Center can also help students navigate technology, including computers and Canvas.

Our tutoring staff can be reached by:

  • LCCC Online Tutoring—In this self-enroll Canvas site, students can connect with the Tutoring staff, schedule tutoring appointments, and access those web conferencing appointments online.
  • Phone/Text—(440) 340-3555
  • eTutoring—24/7 tutoring in writing, math, biology, and chemistry available from tutors across the state.
  • Email—tutoringcenter@lorainccc.edu

 

 

LCCC Prepared Pledge

Students at LCCC must uphold the college’s Honor Code and Code of Conduct, which includes high standards for respectful behavior that builds a supportive campus community for all. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty and staff are required to adhere to campus policies designed to ensure a clean, safe, healthy environment in which learning and services can take place. LCCC is requiring all students, faculty, staff, and members of the public who enter LCCC properties to wear a face covering (mask) which covers their mouth and nose; to be symptom-free of any illness; to practice social distancing; and to practice good hygiene by washing their hands regularly.

As an LCCC student, you have agreed to the following, as listed within the Honor Code and Code of Conduct:

Being a member of the Lorain County Community College community of students, faculty and staff, I pledge to honor the values of social responsibility, personal accountability and solid citizenship. I pledge to uphold the highest standards of professional and academic ethics. I will preserve my personal integrity and self-respect by being honest and fair and treating all individuals with respect.

Sign the Pledge

Provide your name and LCCC Student Number below to sign the pledge.

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