Updated: March 30th, 2020 at 8:45 AM
In order to ensure the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, along with the larger community we serve, Camden County College will temporarily move classes to virtual (online) instruction until further notice. This transition to online learning applies to all campuses and instructional locations.
Utilizing remote instruction for classes allows the College to remain open while balancing the need for continuation of essential services with the health of the College community. The move also follows guidelines established for social distancing by substantially decreasing the population on our campuses and instructional locations.
March 27, 2020 – Update
Dear Camden County College Student,
As you are all very aware, circumstances in the United States concerning the COVID-19 virus have changed rapidly. We have been carefully monitoring the situation in Camden County, the State of New Jersey, and the country at large. Under orders from the governor, we have taken dramatic steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, which has led to the suspension of in-person instruction and a move to online formats.
I understand that virtual instruction is new to many of you and will result in challenges you may not have considered at the start of this semester. We also know that in some cases we cannot duplicate some of the learning experiences that would take place in a face to face classroom environment. The reality is, we have no choice but to move ahead collectively in this regard. Our Office of Information Technology and faculty members are committed to working with you to make this transition as smooth as possible.
You must remain committed to successfully completing this semester so your educational journey, now more important than ever, continues. We are examining every aspect of this transition and encourage you to reach out to your instructors when you are having difficulties, as well as our advisement staff. In addition, you should make it a habit to check your College email and student portal, as well as the College website, on a regular basis for critical up-to-date information.
We have much to consider in the days ahead, but your focus should remain on the successful completion of the classes you have taken this semester. If you encounter difficulties, please feel free to contact the College online at these useful email addresses.
Your challenges are similar to those students across the country at every level are working through, and my hope is that you do everything possible to ensure you complete your classes and move forward in your educational journeys. To help you achieve your educational goals, please visit the transition to virtual instruction page on our website.
Times of crisis require us to all work together and we are committed to helping you through this unique time in our nation’s history. To quote an individual I have always turned to in times of difficulty, “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln
As we resume the Spring 2020 semester on March 30, I wish you all continued success and pledge the continued support of everyone working at the College.
Be strong and be safe,
Career & Technical Institute and Continuing Education
- Spring break does not apply to Career Technical Institute and Continuing Education students. Please be advised that Camden County Technical School has announced that they will be closing, effective immediately, with a planned reopening date of Wednesday, April 1st. If your program is held at Camden County Technical School, located at 343 Berlin Cross Keys Road in Sicklerville, you will not report to this training location until further notice.
- Classes that have the ability to fully or partially utilize remote instruction during this closure will do so. Program instructors will notify students regarding the current status of their program as well as provide details regarding how to access the online platform, if applicable. Please inform your instructor if you don’t have access to a computer or the internet so that you may receive other accommodations. All hands-on instruction will resume when authorized to do so.
All students are advised to speak with their instructor(s) to obtain the most up-to-date details regarding the method of instruction for your specific program.
For additional information, please contact your program instructor or the Office of Workforce Training & Continuing Education at 856-374-4955 or TradeTraining@camdencc.edu.
Healthy Best Practices
We strongly suggest that everyone exercise best health practices, including washing your hands often, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, and staying home when you feel ill.
Follow these preventive actions to help deter the spread of respiratory diseases:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- CDC does NOT recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands thoroughly.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick and follow your health care provider’s instructions.
- Avoid unnecessary travel, and practice social distancing when possible.
- The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has partnered with the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System to open and operate a call center (1-800-222-1222) for public use regarding questions, concerns, and other information related to coronavirus spread in New Jersey. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus webpage – https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control – http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
- Camden County Department of Health – www.camdencounty.com
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – www.who.int
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security – www.ready.gov
- Red Cross – www.redcross.org
- Camden County College encourages students, faculty, and staff to avoid unnecessary travel, especially to areas with high concentrations of COVID-19 reports, and to continue healthy best practices such as handwashing and social distancing.
- Members of the College community who return from a Level 3 country as designated by the CDC must stay home and practice social distancing for 14 days from the time they departed the Level 3 country.
- All College-related travel is suspended until further notice.
Updated Course Schedule
- March 14 to March 22 – Spring Break beginning at 2pm on Saturday
- March 23 to March 29 – all in-person courses will be suspended for one additional week
- March 23 – current online courses and those starting March 23 will be held as scheduled
- March 30 – courses previously held in-person will resume online with virtual instruction
- Instruction will take place remotely, students will continue to have access to student services including advisement, registration, library services, and tutoring.
- Instructors will notify students on how to access their classes through Canvas, our learning management system.
- Accommodations will be made for students without access to a computer or the internet.
- Any student requesting special accommodations should contact their professor or an advisor.
- Spring athletic events have been canceled.
- Virtual library services available at libanswers.camdencc.edu
- Students may withdraw from a course by completing the Online Withdrawal Form
For more information, please contact:
- Students: Student Services 856-227-7200 ext.4200
- Faculty: Office of the Executive Vice President 856-227-7200 ext. 4525
- Staff: Human Resources 856-227-7200 ext. 4221