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3/26/20 PCC - COVID-19 Update

Published Thursday, March 26, 2020
by Elizabeth Townsend

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PCC's Curriculum Students will return to class on Monday, March 30 in an online learning environment. Faculty and staff will be offering online tutoring, access to computer labs, and other resources to help students be successful through this transition.

Students should continue to check their PCC email or PCC's website for regular updates. Today's email included:
• Student Resources
     * Help with Online Learning
     * Online Tutoring
     * Computer Labs – making an appointment
     * PCC Library Resources
• Current Campus Hours
• Other Important Notes:
     * Summer & Fall Registration Now Open!
     * Work Study Students
     * NC Childcare Grant program
     * Emergency Funding
     * Upcoming Workshops
     * How to Stay Up-To-Date

Student Resources:
Help with Online Learning:
1) Distance Learning Help Desk: Email studenthelpdesk@piedmontcc.edu or call (336) 322-2138
2) Complete the Blackboard Orientation course (directions in previous 3/19 email and at www.piedmontcc.edu/COVID-19)
3) Free Online Workshop: “How to Navigate an Online Class” on 3/26 at 1 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/3291077091

Online tutoring with PCC Instructors will be available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. for current students by appointment:
1) E-mail tutoring@piedmontcc.edu to schedule an appointment
     a. A tutor will respond with information about the tutoring session (ex. use virtual session through Zoom or e-mail an assignment for feedback)

Online Tutoring with Student Support Services (SSS) Staff will be available Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for current students by appointment:
1) E-mail SSS staff to schedule an appointment
2) Tips for using Zoom:
     a. How to Create An Account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y_puMRsjTQ
     b. How to Join a Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=hIkCmbvAHQQ&feature=emb_logo

Computer Labs will be open for individuals in 2-hour blocks of time; students must call and make an appointment
(To ensure our locations are safe, callers will be asked a series of questions, such as “Have you had a fever in the last 24-hours; computer stations practice social distancing and be cleaned between users):
1) Person County Campus – call (336) 599-1181
     a. Open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     b. Park in Lot 4 (last lot) and walk up hill or steps to enter Building H through doors under awning
2) Caswell County Campus – call (336) 694-5707
     a. Open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     b. Park in the Main lot and enter Building K through front doors; Lab is in K152
3) Employability Lab, BDEC on Main St. in Roxboro – call (336) 599-0032
     a. Open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1-2 p.m. lunch hour) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4) Mission Employment Lab, Caswell County Campus – call (336) 694-5707
     a. Open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
     b. Park in the Main lot and enter Building K through front doors; Lab is in K205

PCC Library Resources:
1) Person County Campus Learning Commons will be open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Caswell County Campus Learning Commons is closed
2) Library Services Research Guide offers:
     a. Information about surviving quarantine while working at home
     b. Variety of online databases to use for many of your research assignments
3) Library’s research guides for various courses
4) Live chat with a librarian (click “Ask a Librarian; Chat now!” in lower left corner)
5) E-mail: learningcommons@piedmontcc.edu
6) Call for assistance: (336) 322-2247

Current Campus Hours:
Caswell County Campus:
1) Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2) Non-employees should make an appointment before visiting by calling (336) 599-1181

Person County Campus
1) Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Gate open but no security on campus on Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 7 p.m.
2) Non-employees should make an appointment before visiting by calling (336) 694-6404

BDEC
1) Open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2) Non-employees should make an appointment before visiting by calling (336) 599-0032

Other Important Notes:
Summer & Fall Registration Now Open! Schedule information on WebAdvisor and at www.piedmontcc.edu/schedule (in .pdf format).
1) How to Register:
     a. Curriculum Students: Call or email your advisor or a Student Development Team member or register on your own via WebAdvisor
     b. Continuing Education: Register online using the current form
2) How to Pay for Summer classes, Continuing Education classes, and previously owed payments:
     a. Online through WebAdvisor (curriculum only at this time);
     b. Call (336) 322-2125;
     c. Mail your check to Piedmont Community College Business Office, PO Box 1197, Roxboro, NC 27573;
     d. On campus ONLY if you do not have the means to pay online, call, or by mail.

Work Study Students
1) Federal Work-Study (FWS): Discontinue until further notice
2) Students will be paid for scheduled hours missed due to school closure

NC Childcare Grant program
1) Students participating in the NC Childcare Grant program will continue to receive financial assistance for their online classes
2) Questions? Contact Rachel Johnson at (336) 322-2108 or rachel.johnson@piedmontcc.edu

Emergency Funding
1) Finish Line Grant funds are available for students who have completed 50% of their program’s credit hours and hold a 2.0 GPA or higher. Click here to see other qualifications and application.

Upcoming Free, Online Workshops
1) “Steps to Transfer 101” on 4/2 at 3 p.m.; click https://zoom.us/j/3291077091

College Bookstore
1) Order online with free shipping
2) Questions? Contact Bookstore@piedmontcc.edu

How to Stay Up-To-Date
1) Check your PCC Student Email
2) Check www.piedmontcc.edu/COVID-19
3) Follow PCC’s Official Facebook Page or PCC’s Student Activities Facebook Page