How does the future look? Challenging but bright thanks to technology and the resilience of UCC employees and students! As we navigate forward, here is an outline of what learning at UCC looks like today. A majority of our classes will be delivered as remote or online. What is the difference? Take a look below:
Remote vs Online Classes
When you register ...
Look for the attribute “Remote Course” with class times listed or look for the attribute “UCC Online Courses” with TBA for the class time.
Some classes will be in-person
Most classes will either be remote or online this fall. The exceptions include the following applied classes that must have in-person instruction, Face-to-Face (F2F) or Hybrid, and have been approved per the Oregon Health Authority guidelines and will follow strict safety protocol:
Apprenticeship - APR 111, 131, 228
Automotive - AUT 259, 260
Dental Assisting - all classes
Physical Education - PE 185 series for student athletes
T-Ten Automotive - teach out classes
Welding - all classes
Computers - CIS 152C
Nursing Assistant - NA 1
Paramedic - EMS 151, 251
Registered Nursing - all classes
Surveying - SUR 162
Get a taste of our classes
Our instructors are doing their best to engage students for maximum learning. That is a challenge in remote and online situations. Take a sneak peek at some class recordings of our resident "mad scientist" (aka Dr. Joseph Villa) doing what he does best in the Chemistry Lab!
We are here for you
There is no doubt that we are living in challenging times. However, this is the BEST time to invest in yourself by expanding your knowledge and increasing your skills. It does not matter where you are in your journey. If you are a dislocated worker (unemployed), college stop out, newly graduated high school senior, or GED completer, UCC wants you to succeed! That is why we have all kinds of services available for you. So, even though you may be remote, you are not alone! Take a look at the UCC departments that are ready to help you.
Plan your classes. Graduate on time. Get help with transferring to a university.
Find out about what it takes to become a student and what UCC has to offer.
Financial Aid Advising
Help filling out the FAFSA. Learn about grants, loans and work study.
High School Connections
Take college classes while still in high school.
Research help. Canvas™, Zoom™, technology help.
Provides tutoring / academic coaching resources.
Answering your questions
Here are answers to your top questions. Click on the green bars to reveal the answers.
Is online learning for me?
See the article, "Is Online Learning for You?".
What kinds of technology do I need to get started at UCC?
See the article, "Success Strategies for Online Learning" for the basics.
Also, see the document for starting a FREE Microsoft 365 student account. Important! You must already have a student email. So, you must start the enrollment process first - apply, fill out the FAFSA, take placement tests, transfer credits, attend orientation and register for classes.
What software technology does UCC use to deliver remote and online classes? Can I get training?
UCC uses a learning management system called Canvas™. The company that makes Canvas™ is called Instructure. Instructure and UCC both provide support for Canvas™.
Instructure 24/7 Canvas™ Support
1-855-782-5890 or Chat
UCC Canvas™ Support
What research, Canvas™, Zoom™, and technology resources are available to students?
The Library staff are available virtually and ready to help you with:
- Research for your assignments
- Technology issues
- Finding and accessing resources
- General college questions.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: Jennifer Lantrip, Interim Library Coordinator, 541-440-7681
What communication technologies does UCC use to communicate with students? Can I get training?
UCC uses phone, email, and Zoom™ to communicate with students.
Zoom™ is easy to use but training will help you get the most out of your classes. You will find Zoom™ instructions inside of the "Canvas™ Basics for Students". To enroll, go to the Schedule Student Orientation web page and click on Learn Canvas™!
What if I don't have reliable Internet at home?
The College has open labs that you can use on campus that are equipped with computers, printers, and Internet. Due to COVID-19, physical distancing and the use of personal protective equipment is required.
How will I contact my instructors while taking online classes?
Faculty have office hours that they are conducting via Zoom™. If you’re taking a remote course, you can ask your instructors questions during the class sessions. Instructors are also available via email in Canvas™. Check your syllabus for more contact information.
How will I contact my academic advisor while taking online classes?
Advisors are available to answer questions about UCC programs, procedures, and resources.
Common questions / issues include:
- How do I drop or add classes?
- How do I plan my schedule for the next term or create an education plan for my major?
- I have questions about the registration process.
- I am struggling in my classes.
- I’m not sure I am on track with my degree.
What if I don't think I can afford college?
The UCC Financial Aid website has information on federal financial aid, scholarships, Veteran benefits and work-study. It is important to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also earn a tuition waiver if you get involved in certain student organizations like the Associated Students of UCC, the Student Newspaper, UCC music groups, or Peer Mentors.
See the UCC Student Pantry for a food box. Call the UCC Information desk at 541-440-4600.
ASUCC services can help you with transportation support, hygiene products (no TP), School Supplies, and more. Please contact the UCC Information Desk at 541-440-4600. Requests made before 3 p.m. in most cases are filled the same day.
See also Community Resources for Students.
What if I get stressed by my classes?
Are there tutoring services?
Academic Coaching has been moved online through Zoom™. Visit the Success Center website to see the coaching calendar and access online academic coaches.
SmarThinking™ Online tutoring is available 24/7 and found within Canvas. You can do drop-in tutoring, and career coaching. You can also submit writing or career documents for review, and submit any general questions.
How can I find out more about enrolling?
Ready to begin?
Have you already started?
Get back on track! Stay on track! Contact ...
Chelsea Hansen, Enrollment Advisor, 541-440-7743
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