Bucks County Community College will continue its remote learning plan through spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The college will make exceptions for specific courses demanding hands-on learning.
College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt the announcement to students via email Thursday.
“We did not make any of these decisions lightly, and our first priority is ensuring that our Bucks community stays safe and healthy,” said Shanblatt.
BCCC first transitioned to online learning after spring break in late March, 2020. It has remained online since.
The college says the decision to extend online learning through spring has been made in time for students to meet with their academic advisors and plan their courses for next semester.
Students in classes with a hands-on component will only be allowed on campus for the duration of the class. They must leave campus once the class is done.
Some courses in the following fields will require in-person, hands-on learning:
- health sciences,
- culinary arts,
- workforce training,
- public safety training,
- some music and arts.