Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information / Update

  COVID-19 Updates (Latest Update 6/19/2020)

A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

We’ve got this!

As I reflect on the past few months amidst a global pandemic, I continue to be impressed with Southern Crescent Technical College’s (SCTC) resilience against adversity.  Time after time, the Southern Crescent Technical College team members have stepped up and stepped in, ensuring we put our students and communities first.  Our mission remains workforce development, and although we may be going about it through different methods than we are all accustomed to, we are working to ensure that each student receives the training and resources that they need for success.

Our Spring term ended with classes and services offered in a remote learning format.  We were excited to welcome some of our recent graduates back to campus on Friday, June 5, 2020 for a celebratory Graduate Parade.  As a sign of the times, approximately 75 cars filled with SCTC graduates and their families participated in a socially distant Graduate Parade where they were greeted with cheers and praise from Southern Crescent Technical College faculty, staff, and administrators as well as a number of dignitaries including Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Greg Dozier, State Representatives Karen Mathiak and Sandra Scott, several local community leaders, and local school superintendents.  It was certainly a great way to recognize our graduates and proved to be a special celebration for all participants.  Our graduate celebration continues.  We will soon release a video tribute to the 2020 Graduates.  We also look forward to a formal graduation ceremony in late November.

Summer Semester is off to a successful start.  Although students remain in remote learning lecture classes, we have opened our labs for students to return to campus.  Faculty and students will spend the summer on campus completing spring and summer labs.  Our clinical partners have also welcomed our healthcare students back to complete clinical rotations.

While we have been away from the campus, there has been a considerable amount of activity on the Griffin Campus with the renovation of the One-Stop Shop for students in the Dundee Education Technology Center as well as the further completion of the Training and Education Complex at Ellis Crossing.  In addition, the last of the mobile units are being removed to open the campus for better traffic flow.  We are excited for our students and employees to return to see these improvements in person.

Expanded Student Support

In an effort to provide students with all of the tools to meet their needs, Southern Crescent Technical College is pleased to announce the launch of the Laptop Loaner Program to assist students with their technology needs since the transition to remote learning. This program will allow students to check out a loaner laptop in order to stay connected with their instructors and complete their assignments. Through this program, currently enrolled Southern Crescent Technical College credit students are able to check out a loaner laptop for academic use. These laptops were provided by a donation from the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation through the newly established Student Technology Emergency Fund. Through an initial commitment of $36,000 to the Student Technology Emergency Fund, the SCTC Foundation purchased 100 laptops that can be loaned to students in need. These laptops were coupled with the generous donation of additional laptops from the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation.  Currently enrolled students may access the form for the Loaner Laptop Program by visiting www.sctech.edu/loanerlaptops. In an effort to support all Southern Crescent Technical College students with their technology needs, Adult Education students may request loaner laptops by visiting https://www.sctech.edu/adult-education/laptop-loaner-program/.

Open for Business: By Appointment

Effective immediately we are officially open for visitors by appointment only. The College seeks to provide the highest level of health and safety.  We have installed plexi-glass sneeze guards, extra hand sanitizing stations, and COVID-19 reminder signage.   We have also posted clear social distancing directional signage, marking 6 feet distances in hallways, offices, and elevators.  Please visit the COVID-19 section of our website to see a list of contacts for appointments. Upon confirmation of an appointment, visitors will be given instructions for building access.  All visitors are asked to wear masks and make liberal use of hand sanitizing stations. Offices will be properly sanitized before and after each appointment.

New and Improved Website

Southern Crescent Technical College recently launched a new and improved website.  It is sure to provide an exciting backdrop and enhance information sharing with the many audiences that we serve.  Among other things the new site includes student spotlights, a new and improved searchable College Catalog and Student Handbook, as well as additional student support and community information. Please browse the new site to find out more about the College and to stay on top of new developments.

Fall Semester

We are excited to welcome students back to campus for face-to-face classes on August 18 for Fall Semester.  We are working to refine our fall plans.  The plan includes a variety of options for students to access classes and services.  Options for fall classes include traditional online classes, face to face or in person, and hybrid remote learning.  In many cases we plan to give students the option of attending on one of our campuses. Because of social distancing requirements our face to face classes will be much smaller.  We appreciate your patience as we continue to refine our plans.

Continued Plans for the Future

Without a doubt, the COVID 19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way we deliver classes and services.  Our faculty and staff have done an amazing job providing remote learning classes and online services for Spring and Summer Semesters. As we look forward to a bright future, rest assured that although our delivery methods have changed, our focus remains on workforce development and student success.  As always, we are committed to our students and our communities and we look forward to a lasting positive impact on the communities we serve.

Fall registration is open.  We look forward to serving you!

Alvetta P. Thomas


A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

The health and safety of Southern Crescent Technical College’s students, faculty, and staff is always our first priority.  Today, the College was notified that a member of the College community has self-reported a positive COVID-19 test.  This person was last on our Griffin Campus May 26, 2020, with no evidence of visiting any other campus.  Those who came into direct contact with this person will be individually notified.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin Campus will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, May 28–29, 2020 for cleaning and sanitation.   The campus will reopen Monday, June 1, 2020.  All other SCTC locations will be OPEN as scheduled.  As a reminder, the graduate parade scheduled for tomorrow is postponed due to weather concerns.  

Health officials are taking precautionary measures to quickly identify cases of COVID-19, take appropriate public health action to reduce its spread, and protect the general public in identifying potential contacts.

For members of the Southern Crescent Technical College community, the best prevention measures for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19, are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We advise the Southern Crescent Technical College community to watch for signs and symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and to contact their primary care physician if they experience any symptoms. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

Alvetta P. Thomas


A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

In response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, our faculty and staff successfully transitioned face to face activities to virtual customer service and remote learning. By all current accounts, our service to you remains uninterrupted. We appreciate your patience as we continue to operate during this unprecedented challenge.

In an effort to prepare for our eventual reopening, the College will continue remote learning for the summer semester. To the greatest extent allowable by state and local executive orders, the plan includes a gradual extension of face to face activities. The specific focus for the summer term face to face activities is on lab, internship, and clinical completion. College leadership along with faculty and staff are working together to determine the most appropriate next steps to resume some limited labs on campus. We are also working with our partners to determine when we can get clinical and internship slots. As these plans unfold, students will receive specific guidance from instructors. Students are encouraged to monitor student email and Blackboard accounts for communication from faculty. Please reach out to any instructor, employee, or department via phone or email for assistance during this time. Through virtual technology, students are able to connect with their instructors and classmates and are offered the resources needed to succeed.

We understand that some of our students are facing challenges with technology. Please see the COVID-19 section on our website. It has a list of resources for free internet access, online library resources, and online tutorial support. In the very near future we will launch a laptop loaner program. We will provide information about this program on the website and through student email.

Because of COVID-19, Southern Crescent Technical College’s May commencement ceremony was postponed. The ceremony has been tentatively rescheduled for November 30, 2020 at First Assembly of God Church in Griffin. While we understand the disappointments surrounding this decision, we are very excited about our graduates. Mark your calendars! Additional information on the postponed ceremony will be available soon.

While we are awaiting the date for the in person graduation ceremony, the College is making plans to celebrate May graduates is a special way. Please monitor our website and social media sites as well as student email accounts for additional information about upcoming celebration of our graduates.

In a continued effort to support our communities, business and industry, and individuals during this time, Southern Crescent Technical College is offering FREE access to several noncredit continuing education classes. These are online courses covering a variety of topics that apply to all sectors of the workplace. The Southern Crescent Technical College Economic Development Division values our workforce partners and is excited to extend this educational and leadership opportunity to them. These 10 free online courses that are essential to every great employee are a perfect opportunity to update your resume or polish your skills. To access these classes and learn more, visit:https://gvtc.tcsg.edu/econdev. For questions or additional information, please contact the Southern Crescent Technical College Economic Development Division at economicdevelopment@sctech.edu.

We are building strong communities. As such we are excited to support our local medical professionals with snacks. To date we have provided snack donations to Wellstar Spalding, Piedmont Henry, Piedmont Fayette, and Upson Regional hospitals. These donations are the least we can do to show our appreciation to those who are bravely putting their lives on the line to save ours.

It is our sincere hope that our partners and friends in the Southern Crescent Technical College Community are safe and taking care of their families during this unprecedented time. Please know that we are doing everything that we can at Southern Crescent Technical College to continue business as usual for our students, faculty, staff, and community partners. We are here to provide you with the support you need. Yes, Southern Crescent Technical College, we’ve got this! We continue working hard to build strong students, strong careers, and strong communities.

Alvetta P. Thomas


A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) faculty, staff and students have wrapped up the second week of remote learning and everyone is now settling into a new normal. While our building doors remain closed, our virtual doors are open. We continue to serve our students and community through new, exciting, and innovative methods.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, there is an increased demand for medical supplies and equipment for use on the front lines. In response to these needs, SCTC recently gathered its supply of 42,000 medical gloves and eight ventilators used in the Respiratory Care program to donate to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) where they will be distributed to assist hospitals with the growing number of COVID19 cases. Our commercial truck driving team continues to support the efforts by making deliveries when needed. And, using 3D printing technology, our Machine Tool and Industrial Systems programs are working to create face shields to be donated for healthcare workers. In addition, SCTC recently prepared the first of a series of food donations from our Crescent Café that were delivered to Piedmont Henry Hospital. We are planning to continue these donations with our medical partners in Fayette, Spalding, and Upson counties.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes for SCTC students, our programs have found new ways to thrive and give back to our community. Many of our allied health students continue their clinical rotations, choosing to train alongside doctors, nurses, and other medical staff in our area to fight this pandemic. Also, with the support of our partners, we were able get 21 registered nursing students completed early. Most of them have job offers and will go to work immediately helping to fill the gap of healthcare workers. It is our plan to continue to support the members of our medical community who are bravely putting their lives on the line to save ours!

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to find new ways for students who expect to complete programs in May to finish required lab assignments. Working with our program accrediting agencies, we are looking to provide virtual lab experiences where appropriate. If virtual experiences are not available, we are working to offer limited lab experiences for students with May completion dates. These are limited opportunities and will require special precautions and approval. Faculty will contact students directly about these opportunities

We understand that there are a lot of new obstacles that our students face during these challenging times. At SCTC, we hope to be a resource for our students to not only learn and train for a new career, but also to assist as other needs arise. Our advisement, financial aid, business office, and student affairs staff remain just a phone call or a click away. Moreover, in an effort to meet student technology needs, the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation has established a Student Technology Emergency Fund. This fund was established with a seed donation of $36,000 from our Foundation. The goal is to purchase new laptops that can be loaned to students. We will provide additional information about the program when we receive the shipment of laptops.

To further assist new students entering SCTC, the College has adjusted our admissions requirements to make the application process easier. SCTC is now waiving the application fee and admissions testing for Summer and Fall 2020 semesters. In addition, unofficial transcripts may also be submitted until the College resumes normal business operations. We are still working to develop plans for TEAS and PSB testing for healthcare program admission.

As a College, we are also working to develop new short program offerings through our Economic Development and Academic Affairs Divisions. Some of the Economic Development programs will be offered at little or no cost to those who have been laid off due to COVID-19. These short programs are designed to swiftly transition the student into the workforce, armed with meaningful skills to obtain immediate employment.

Our facilities and campus safety teams have continued to come on campus to maintain a safe and healthy environment. We thank them for continuing to work on the frontlines daily.

Finally, our progress on building renovations in the Dundee Education Complex continues. The construction crew has made significant progress on the creation of the new student affairs area at the front of the building. We are forever grateful to the Dundee Community Association, Representative David Knight, and our legislative delegation for the funding to complete these much needed upgrades.

In addition to all that we are doing locally, I recently learned that two of our former healthcare students are working on the front lines in New York. Let’s keep all front line workers in our thoughts and prayers.

We have made great strides toward business continuity for our faculty, staff and students. It is a work in progress. I am incredibly proud of the way that everyone has transitioned during these unprecedented times.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to build strong students, strong careers, and strong communities. SCTC, we’ve got this!

Alvetta P. Thomas


A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

 

On March 20, 2020, it was reported that a member of the Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) community self-reported symptoms and testing for COVID-19. As a follow-up to our original memo, it has been determined that all test results are negative. To our knowledge, SCTC has not had any nor do we currently have any positive cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The health and safety of Southern Crescent Technical College’s (SCTC) students, faculty, and staff is still our top priority. The College remains closed to students and outside guests until the end of the Spring Semester. Please do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following the CDC guidelines for proper handwashing and social distancing.

As a reminder, the best prevention measures for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19, are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You are advised to watch for signs and symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and to contact your primary care physician if you experience any signs and symptoms. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

COVID-19 hotline

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline: 844-442-2681


A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

The Southern Crescent Technical College community is facing an unprecedented time as we manage issues associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as the situation continually changes. Please be assured that we understand your plans have been altered and many of you are experiencing great difficulty and unforeseen challenges.

As you now know, courses for Spring Semester have moved to remote learning beginning March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the entire semester. I know that each of our Academic Affairs and Adult Education instructors has worked diligently to convert classes to this format. Our Tutoring and Mentoring, Library Services, and Distance Education team worked tirelessly to support the faculty and to strengthen our online academic services. They have all laid a solid foundation and are ready and eager to assist our students in any way.

On March 13, we moved all of our business functions to telework. Administrative Services and Student Affairs staff picked up and did what was necessary to ensure customer service and continuity of our services. The IT staff worked extended hours to help us get phones forwarded to home and set up laptops. Facilities and Maintenance remained to sanitize our buildings. The IE staff handled our accreditation requirements. Economic Development worked to support our business partners, and Campus Safety and Security remained on the frontlines to keep our buildings safe and secure. Finally, the Marketing and Public Relations team kept our messages and website up to date. They also kept our mail disseminated and packages delivered.

Our business and community partners have been more supportive than ever. They have quickly responded when we called upon them for assistance.

I know it was not an easy task but I have never been prouder to work alongside such incredible individuals committed to the success of our students and community. We have encouraged our students and community partners to reach out to all faculty and staff if they need assistance and I know you will all be available to answer their calls.

As we all prepare to navigate the days ahead, I want to take a moment to make sure that, in this extraordinarily demanding and stressful time, you are taking care of yourself, specifically as it relates to your emotional well-being.  It can be overwhelming to tend to the needs of others while managing the almost-daily communication and recommendations relating to COVID-19. As a reminder to our SCTC students and employees, the Tiger’s Assistance Program provides free confidential counseling for all employees and everyone in their household. You can utilize this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not hesitate to take advantage of this important service, if needed, by dialing 866‑734-5890 or visiting espyr.com.

Please be reminded to do your part in fighting this virus. Practice social distancing and follow the CDC guidelines for proper hand washing. This is the best thing we can do to ensure our health and wellbeing and to keep our loved ones safe.

This is an extraordinary time and it calls on all of us to support each other with great care and compassion. Please know that WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and while the buildings on all of our campuses may be closed, our virtual doors remain open! I would encourage you to continue to monitor our website at www.sctech.edu/covid-19/ so that you can stay abreast of this rapidly changing situation.

At Southern Crescent Technical College, we are committed to keeping our classes moving along through remote learning and serving our students and communities from afar. We continue to be here for you today and in the days ahead as we work to BUILD STRONG STUDENTS, STRONG CAREERS, AND STRONG COMMUNITIES.


A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

The health and safety of Southern Crescent Technical College’s (SCTC) students, faculty, and staff is our first priority. Yesterday, a member of the SCTC community self-reported symptoms and testing for COVID-19. This person is self-quarantined pending test results. This person was last on the Flint River and Griffin Campuses on March 18, 2020, with no evidence of visiting any other campus locations.

The overall risk of COVID-19 to students, faculty, and staff at SCTC remains low. Health officials are taking precautionary measures to quickly identify cases of COVID-19, take appropriate public health action to reduce its spread, and protect the general public in identifying potential contacts.

As a reminder, the best prevention measures for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19, are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The College continues to thoroughly clean and disinfect all locations. Should the need arise, we will provide additional guidance. In the meantime, you are advised to watch for signs and symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and to contact your primary care physician if you experience any signs and symptoms. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

COVID-19 hotline

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline: 844-442-2681

If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.


A message from SCTC President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas:

In compliance with Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order issued on March 16, 2020, all Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) colleges, including SCTC, will be closed to students and outside guests from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

After careful consideration, SCTC has made the decision to move Spring Break for students (previously scheduled for the week of April 6, 2020) to the week of March 23, 2020. During this time, the College will remain CLOSED to students and outside guests with NO CLASSES.

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 all SCTC classes will be held online.

  • Instructors will email students information regarding how each course will operate in an online/virtual setting.
  • All communication regarding these plans will come from SCTC email accounts and/or from Blackboard.
  • Please take this time with no classes to prepare for online learning.  If you anticipate a problem with online learning, please reach out to your instructor now to begin making a plan.
  • Additional information for students including access to tutoring and guidance for using Blackboard and other online resources will be available at www.sctech.edu/covid-19/ under Student Resources.
  • Online library resources remain available via the library link on the SCTC website.
  • Please note the following calendar change: April 13, 2020 has been changed to an instructional day and classes will be in session.

Students in clinical rotations should contact their instructor for additional information.

SCTC faculty and staff are now working from remote locations during normal office hours and remain available to answer phone calls and emails. Contact your instructor with questions about classes or for additional assistance.  The SCTC website also has contact information for all faculty located at the top of the home page under Directory. A list of office contacts is available on the www.sctech.edu/covid-19/ webpage under Student Resources for your reference.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and SCTC is monitoring ongoing developments and will update the campus community accordingly. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our primary concern.

Please monitor www.sctech.edu, your SCTC email, and the SCTC social media accounts for updated information and resources. We plan to make an announcement for the following week on or before Friday, March 27, 2020.

As a reminder, in order to minimize the risk and spread of this virus, we encourage you to follow the recommendations of the CDC which can be found at www.cdc.gov.

We will update this page as needed to keep our campus community informed.


Southern Crescent Technical College continues to actively monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Information surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving and changing. We are closely monitoring information and advisories from national, state, and local health authorities. We have a team in place to ensure that Southern Crescent Technical College has an effective, yet strategic plan to implement a rapid and proactive response should the need arise. We are following guidance from the State of Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

Preventing The Illness

According to the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low. The DPH and CDC strongly recommend the following measures as the best way to prevent infection of a respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. The CDC also offers specific guidance for travelers.

We will continue to follow our protocols to disinfect high contact surfaces in our common areas. We have increased the number of hand sanitizer dispensers on our campuses.

If you are ill, let your instructor know and please stay home to recover. Please practice the above outlined infection control measures. Additionally, if you have traveled to an affected area, or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days please make your instructor aware immediately. Planned travel to any destination with major travel warnings or restrictions should also be communicated with your instructor.

As we receive new school-based guidance from the DPH, CDC, and our local agencies, we will incorporate that information into our response plans. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found at the Department of Public Health website, https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus, and at the Center for Disease Control website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Rest assured, the health, safety and well-being of our faculty, staff and students are always our highest priorities. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed as the need arises. In the meantime, please follow the above recommendations for infection control.

What Happens If A Case Is Identified?

Information on confirmed cases will be reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health on their website at https://dph.georgia.gov. Please refer to this site for updated information.

The CDC, Georgia State Department of Health, and local health care experts will be integrally involved if a case is confirmed in our area. The College remains in close contact with them to understand their protocols and refine our plans as the recommendations from national and state authorities evolve and change. Southern Crescent Technical College has a robust emergency response plan and contingency plans that can be called into place if needed.

In addition, if needed, related emergency alerts will be made to our students, faculty, and staff through the SchoolCast system.

Resources

COVID-19 Operational FAQs and Resources

Student - Resources and FAQs

  *Appointments and Campus Access

Southern Crescent Technical College is open for business to students and the public by appointment only.  Please email or call specific departments to make an appointment.

Admissions
admissions@sctech.edu
770-228-7348

Bookstore
770-229-3135

Financial Aid
finaid@sctech.edu
770-228-7368

Library
sctclibrary@sctech.edu
770-412-4755

Testing
testing@sctech.edu
770-467-6031

Military and Veteran Services
770-229-3095

Registrar
registrar@sctech.edu
770-228-7362

CAP Center (Advisement)
academicadvisor@sctech.edu
770-228-7348
Or 706-646-6148

Tutoring
tutoring@sctech.edu
770-229-3078

Adult Education
adulteducation@sctech.edu
770-229-3176

Cashier/Business Office
businessoffice@sctech.edu
770-228-7275


Summer Semester classes are being held online.  Current students are allowed lab access on a limited basis at this time.  Limited lab access should be scheduled between the student and instructor.

We are excited to welcome students back to campus for face-to-face classes on August 18 for Fall Semester.  We are working to refine our fall plans.  The plan includes a variety of options for students to access classes and services.  Options for fall classes include traditional online classes, face to face or in person, and hybrid remote learning.  In many cases we plan to give students the option of attending on one of our campuses. Because of social distancing requirements our face to face classes will be much smaller.  We appreciate your patience as we continue to refine our plans.

For assistance with registering for and scheduling classes:
E-Mail: academicadvisor@sctech.edu
Phone: 770-229-3048

How do I contact someone in Admissions?

Answer: The Admissions Office is available to assist students, Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am-12 noon. During these hours contact our office at:

You may also reach us at admissions@sctech.edu.

How do I know what classes transferred in from another school?

Answer: Students can view their unofficial transcripts in Banner Web: login to Banner Web > click Student Services and Financial Aid > click Student Records > Click Academic Transcript > Submit. Transferred courses can also be viewed on DegreeWorks.

How do I submit my proof of Citizenship and Residency?

Answer: Proof of Citizenship and Residency can be sent to the admissions email at admissions@sctech.edu.

  1. If you are currently taking ESL or GED classes:
    • By March 30, 2020, you will receive an email explaining how to join online classes for the duration of the closure.
  2. If you want to enroll in ESL or GED classes:
    • We are accepting new students for online classes based on a restricted criteria. Please call 770-914-4422 to see if you meet the eligibility requirements.

SCTC GED Testing Centers are open on a limited basis. If your appointment was canceled due to COVID-19 you must call Pearson Vue Customer Service to reschedule. All others test takers will schedule appointments directly through the website at www.ged.com. The Pearson Vue Customer Service phone number is 1-877-392-6433.

For more information you may call 770-229-3176 or contact us through the web.
For transition information, visit our web page: Adult Education – Transition to College.
For Study Tools and Resources, visit: Adult Education – Study Tools.

How do I contact someone about the Athletic Program and Student Athletics?

Answer: The Athletic Office is available to assist students Monday –Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with virtual hours from 10:00 – 12:00 Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information contact Calvin Sinkfield at:

Email: Calvin.sinkfield@sctech.edu

Phone: 770-229-3130

Or, email athletics@sctech.edu.

In order to accommodate the recent closures due to COVID-19, our campus store is offering the following options to provide the best customer service experience possible for you.

  1. FREE Online Shipping: Visit the SCTC Bookstore website for Free Shipping on all items with no minimum purchase. This includes various formats of course materials, supplies, apparel, technology and more. Valid until June 30th, 2020.
  2. Online Buyback: Visit the SCTC Bookstore’s – Sell Textbooks page for how to sell your books online.
  3. Free Shipping on Rental Returns & Deadline Extensions: The SCTC bookstores are offering free shipping return labels and is also extending the non-return period without penalty to assist with increased returns by mail. Please email us at Terri.George@sctech.edu with your shipping information for a free label.

Classes transition to online/remote instruction beginning March 30, 2020. Students whose courses were previously 100% online will resume coursework as usual on March 30th. Students taking hybrid courses will begin 100% online coursework on March 30th. Faculty / Staff will provide students with instructions for the transition to online assignments, activities, and assessments via student E-Mail and Blackboard.

Answer: Nothing will change, you will continue to access and participate in your current online (remote learning) classes the same way you always have.


Answer: You can expect to have assignments, videos, and written information posted to your Blackboard course. In addition, you can expect video conferencing sessions with your instructor. You can expect to have the same access to your instructor you had previously during virtual office hours through email or phone. Your instructor will assist with all your course needs just as he or she did before.


Answer: Go to the Blackboard page. Click on log-in here. Your user name is the first part of your email address (without the sctech.edu), and the password is the same as you use for your e-mail.


Answer: On the Blackboard sign in page, under the login form, look for “Forgot your password? Recover it here“. Click on that link to receive help in recovering your password. If you still have difficulty, go back to the Blackboard page, and click on helpdesk request form on the left side of the page. Submit the form, and you will receive help to log-in to Blackboard shortly.


Answer: Currently, the college is working on a plan to ensure all students scheduled to graduate at the end of Spring semester will be able to complete their lab hours. Your instructor will provide you with information as to how to complete those hours.


Answer: The college is working with our clinical partners to assist you in completing those clinical hours. Talk with your instructor to for detailed information.


Answer: Yes, you will be provided with sufficient time to complete your mini-mester class.


Answer: You can ask your instructor who will be happy to either answer your questions or guide you to the appropriate staff who can assist you. In addition, a live video conference will be available Monday, March 30 through Thursday April 2, from 8 am to 5 pm for you to ask any questions you have. You will receive a link to enter this video conference through email.


Answer: All SCTC classes, including those taken by high school dual enrollees at on campus sites and off campus sites have been converted to remote learning. You will need to log into Blackboard to continue your coursework to the end of the semester.


Answer: For assistance with registering for and scheduling classes, please call Career and Academic Advising at 770-229-3048, email us at academicadvisor@sctech.edu, or reach out to one of the advisors directly. Please visit our Advisement page for more details.


Contact

Submit a Distance Education Helpdesk ticket.

Phone:  770-233-6171

Helpful Blackboard and Distance Education Links

Distance Education is dedicated to your online success. Below are some excellent links that will introduce and reacquaint you to all that we have to offer.
We are available Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
You can contact us by Submitting a Distance Education Helpdesk ticket.

Blackboard Mobile App – Students

The Blackboard mobile app enables students to view and interact with their Blackboard courses.

Helpful instructions for Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard links for help with Collaborate:

Helpful Library Links and Reminders

Our librarians and library assistants are here to help you with your curriculum needs.
We are available via Blackboard Collaborate Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
You can contact us by clicking on SCTC Libraries and calling, emailing, or chatting with us.

Helpful Tutoring and Mentoring Reminders and Scheduling Link

The Tutoring and Mentoring Center wants your final weeks of the term to be successful. We offer tutoring in English, math, study skills, and test prep.
We are available via Blackboard Collaborate Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you’d like after-hours tutoring, tutor.com is available via your course Blackboard.
You can contact us and schedule an appointment by clicking on Acuity Scheduling.

Phone:  770-229-3078

Driver’s Ed classes for April are postponed. The Economic Development staff will continue accepting applications for registration and processing voucher codes if requested.  Students of the postponed classes will be notified when new class dates are scheduled.  Please send all applications, questions, and concerns to: driversed@sctech.edu.

Answer: The Recruitment office is available to assist students Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. During these hours you may call our office at 770- 229-3065 or you can email us at recruiter@sctech.edu.


Answer: All SCTC classes, including those taken by high school dual enrollees at on campus sites and off campus sites have been converted to remote learning. You will need to log into Blackboard to continue your coursework to the end of the semester.


Answer: SCTC’s 2020 Spring Semester has been extended one week and will now end on May 18. Grades will be posted May 20 and distributed to high schools immediately. Your high school will receive grades for all courses at this time.


Answer: Courses that require clinical/lab work will be converted to remote learning. The college is working with our clinical partners to assist you in completing those clinical hours. Talk with your instructor to for detailed information.


Answer: All SCTC faculty and staff members are working remotely and available to assist with anything you need. Contact the appropriate faculty or staff member via email or phone and you will be able to access any SCTC resource. If you have trouble finding the correct faculty or staff member to assist with your specific concerns, contact your SCTC advisor and they can help.


E-Mail: highschool@sctech.edu
Phone: 770-229-3065

The campus is currently closed to the public. You can still reach the Economic Development Division via e-mail or phone.  As soon as the ban is lifted we will resume offering training and look forward to working with you.  If you have any questions or customized training request, please feel free to contact us:

Mark Andrews – Executive Vice President of Economic Development
mark.andrews@sctech.edu
678-603-9388

Steve Hendrix – Economic Development Director
steve.hendrix@sctech.edu
770-467-6072

Angela Weatherford – Economic Development Coordinator
angela.weatherford@sctech.edu
678-972-4386

How do I contact someone in Financial Aid?

Answer: The Financial Aid Office is available to assist students, Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12 noon. During these hours you may call our office at 770-228- 7368 or you can email us at finaid@sctech.edu.

How can I find Financial Aid forms?

Answer: Students can locate various financial aid forms (SAP, Verification, loan forms) by visiting the Financial Aid – Forms page. Complete form, Enter student/parent name on signature line, Save, Email to finaid@sctech.edu.

I am on financial aid suspension, how can I file an appeal?

Answer: You can file an appeal online and upload supporting documentation using the Academic Suspension Appeal Request form.

Apply Today!

  • Summer Semester Begins May 27th!
  • Fall Semester Begins August 18th

Contact: admissions@sctech.edu or 770-228-7348.

Note: Admission requirements to enter Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) have been made a little easier in the wake of the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic.

New Admissions Requirements for Summer AND Fall 2020 Semesters

  • Testing: ACCUPLACER/SAT/ACT scores are not required if not available. If available, please submit.  Other placement methods will be reviewed – HS GPA, HOPE GPA, GED scores, Experience Worker Forms, and others.
  • Application Fee: Limited Time Offer! Application Fees are now being waived when you apply and register for Summer or Fall Semester. Offer Expires: May 20, 2020 for Summer Semester & August 11, 2020 for Fall Semester
  • Documents:  Unofficial transcripts will now be accepted for initial admission.  Official documents may be required for financial aid or HOPE evaluations.
  • Other:  Verification of Lawful Presence and Residency still required for in-state tuition.  Copy of state issued ID and/or GA 500 Tax Return

How can I submit my graduation application remotely?

Answer: Students should consult with the program advisor to ensure completion and advisor’s signature. The advisor will scan and email the application to registrar@sctech.edu for review and processing. Please call 770-228-7362 if you have more questions. You may contact the Business Office to pay the $40.00 processing fee.

Are we still having graduation?

Answer: Spring 2020 graduation has been postponed. We are working diligently to find an appropriate date to honor the students who have completed their education at Southern Crescent Technical College. Please monitor your SCTC email, social media, and the SCTC website for updates.

I have difficulty or cannot access the Internet, what can I do?

Answer: See options below. The college is also working on a plan for some additional options.

Internet Providers Offering Free and Reduced Services

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Charter provides services to only the following zip codes in our service area:

  • 30269 (Fayette)
  • 30276 (Fayette)
  • 30223 (Spalding/Butts/Henry)
  • 30224 (Spalding/Butts)
  • 30216 (Butts)
  • 30233 (Butts/Henry)
  • 30248 (Butts/Henry)
  • 30234 (Butts/Henry)
  • 30252 (Butts/Henry)
  • 30236 (Henry)
  • 30253 (Henry)
  • 30281 (Henry)
  • 30273 (Henry)
  • 30294 (Henry)
  • 30204 (Upson)
  • 30256 (Upson/Pike)
  • 30258 (Upson/Pike)
  • 30286 (Upson)
  • 30204 (Lamar)
  • 30257 (Lamar)
  • 30295 (Lamar/Pike)
  • 30014 (Jasper)
  • 31024 (Jasper)

** On average the wait time to speak with a representative about connecting services was an hour. The representative said that it could take upwards of 5-10 business days to initiate connectivity depending upon the area.


https://www.freedompop.com/

FreedomPop Home Internet

Fast 1.5 Mbps no-cost internet service is yours at absolutely no charge each month, as long as you don’t go over a the 1 GB per month data usage allowance. You should be good with this limit if you are checking email and doing light web surfing. You’ll need FreedomPop Hub for about $89, but this is a one-time cost.

FreedomPop Mobile Internet

With the purchase of a cheap USB stick or hotspot device, the company will give you 500 MB of data usage per month, every month, month after month. No strings if you don’t go over your allowance. Other than purchasing the device, it’s completely free.


In response to COVID-19 effective Monday, March 16, Cox is providing:

  • Limited-time, first month free of Connect2Compete service, $9.95/month thereafter
  • Until May 15, 2020, we are providing phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge to provide peace of mind and ease for technology needs
  • Resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through our association with PCs for People
  • A Learn from Home toolkit for schools, including instructions on how to fast-track eligible students without internet access

** Student have to provide a street address in order to see if services are provided in their area. There is a chatbox option on their webpage that you can check if services are provided in your area.

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet.html?sc_id=clearlink_aff_z_z&utm_id=clearlink_aff_z_z&dclid=CIH3p4npoegCFUJkwQodbzoJLg


Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.

For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit: www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

**Comcast serves all 8 counties we are in at some capacity, however a student must contact the customer service number (for our region it is 800-934-6489) in order to establish service. The wait time is upwards of an hour and an appointment to get set up for a NEW customer is unavailable for this entire week. In areas where service cannot be connected hotspots are still available. Existing customers also do not have data limits or fees due until the end of May.


If students live outside of the eight county service area they can use SmartMove to research who their local internet providers are and from there they can see who is offering free or discounted rates:

https://www.smartmove.us/


Students who qualify can access free or reduced internet services by completing an application through the Lifeline program. This service is typically for free cell phones—but they also have an option for data plans where a student may access a hotspot. This program is income based.

https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers


How can I access the library?

Answer: Visit our Library page. You will find a number of resources along with email addresses and phone numbers to reach library staff to receive answers to questions, or any additional assistance you need. On your Blackboard course, you will also find a link for libguides which will provide you with additional resources for your courses. You can also ask your instructor to help you access library services.

Phone:

How do I contact someone in the Registrar’s Office?

Answer: The Registrar’s Office is available to assist students, Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12 noon. During these hours call our office at 770-228-7362 or you can reach us at registrar@sctech.edu.

How can I register for classes if the campus is closed?

Answer: For assistance with registering for and scheduling classes, please call Career and Academic Advising at 770-229-3048, email us at academicadvisor@sctech.edu, or reach out to one of the advisors directly. Please visit our Advisement page for more details.

How can I request an enrollment letter?

Answer: Students should email the following information to registrar@sctech.edu

  • Student name
  • Student ID number
  • Home address
  • Requested term

If the letter should be sent to an agency, please send the complete mailing address. Letters will be printed and mailed weekly on Wednesday.

How do I contact someone about Student Activities and Clubs?

Answer: Student Activities Office is available to answer student questions Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Contact Joel Bishop by e-mail at joel.bishop@sctech.edu or by phone at 770-229-3049.

Virtual Office Hours:
Tuesday Activity: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday Chat: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Available on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SCTC-Activities-1548770675336097/
Hosted through Twitch at: https://www.twitch.tv/sctcactivities

Information to access virtual clubs can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ISxA0tLYI5T0l1byx7G3dq_Q_Yho9c6r/view?usp=sharing

Summer Semester Begins May 27th.

E-Mail: studentsupport@sctech.edu
Phone: 770-228-7258

How do I contact someone about the Tiger Assistance Program (TAP)?

Answer: It can be overwhelming to tend to the needs of others while managing the almost-daily communication and recommendations relating to COVID-19. The Tiger’s Assistance Program (TAP) provides free confidential counseling for all students and their family through ESPYR. You may contact ESPYR directly 24/7 at 866-734-5890 or www.espyr.com. The Support Services Office is available to provide information about the TAP program Monday -Thursday from 8:00 until 6:30 at 770-229-3409; or you may email one of the following addresses for more information: cherryl.burks@sctech.edu or studentsupport@sctech.edu.

How do I contact someone about the TigerCARE Program (behavior threats)?

Answer: The Support Services Office is available to provide information about the TigerCare Program Monday -Thursday from 8:00 until 6:30 at 770-229-3409 or email studentsupport@sctech.edu or visit our TigerCare page.

How do I contact someone about the Lending Library, Title IX/Equity Concerns or Special Populations?

Answer: The Special Populations Office is available to assist students, Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12 noon. You may contact them by phone at 770-228-7382 by email at studentsupport@sctech.edu or toni.doaty@sctech.edu.

How do I contact someone in Disability Services and Accommodations?

Answer: Disability Services Office is available to assist students, Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Virtual Hours are on Flint Campus from 8:00 am – 11:00 am at 706-646-6224 and Griffin Campus from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at 770-228-7258. You can reach us by email at studentsupport@sctech.edu.

PSB, TEAS, Georgia Pest and WorkKeys Testing is currently suspended due to COVID-19.  As soon as the campus is open to the public, we will resume testing.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. As soon as the campus is open, multiple testing dates will be added to help cover the dates that have been postponed.  Please call 770-228-7364 with any further questions you may have.

How do I contact someone in Testing?

Answer: The Testing department is available to assist students, Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12 noon. During these hours call our office at 770-467-6031 or you can email us at testing@sctech.edu.

I registered to take the PSB on April 6th. Will I be refunded or will the test be rescheduled?

Answer: All PSB/TEAS testing will resume once the campus reopens. Please contact LeAnn White at 770-228-7364 with any questions about PSB/TEAS testing.

I need my test scores for a promotion at my employer. Can you provide those to me and them? Will you be able to email them and mail them?

Answer: Yes, we can provide that service to you. Please complete the Test Score Request form online. We will email and/or mail your test scores. If you need assistance, please contact one of our staff members at 770-467-6031.

I need my test scores to apply to another college. Can you send the official scores to that school?

Answer: Yes, we can provide that service to you. Please complete the Test Score Request form online. We will email and/or mail your test scores. If you need assistance, please contact one of our staff members at 770-467-6031.

How do I get a transcript?

Answer: Southern Crescent Technical College has retained Credentials Inc. (Transcripts Plus) to accept transcript orders online. You can begin your transcript order by logging into your Banner Web account. If you cannot access Banner Web, please visit the Transcripts page to order. A $7.50 fee will be charged for each copy. If you are uncomfortable placing an order online, you can call Transcripts Plus at 847-716-3005 to place your transcript request. There is an additional operator surcharge for placing orders over the telephone.

How do I submit my high school transcript?

Answer: High school transcripts can be submitted electronically via GAFutures or Parchment (will depend on individual high schools). They can also be submitted via email from high school counselors. High school transcripts should be submitted to the SCTC Admissions office.

How do I know what classes transferred in from another school?

Answer: Students can view their unofficial transcripts in Banner Web: login to Banner Web > click Student Services and Financial Aid > click Student Records > Click Academic Transcript > Submit. Transferred courses can also be viewed on DegreeWorks.

Helpful Tutoring and Mentoring Reminders and Scheduling Link

The Tutoring and Mentoring Center wants your final weeks of the term to be successful. We offer tutoring in English, math, study skills, and test prep.
We are available via Blackboard Collaborate Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you’d like after-hours tutoring, tutor.com is available via your course Blackboard.
You can contact us and schedule an appointment by clicking on Acuity Scheduling.

Phone:  770-229-3078

Faculty / Staff – Resources and FAQs

  Campus Access

The health and safety of Southern Crescent Technical College’s (SCTC) students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Southern Crescent Technical College is now open to students and the public by appointment only.  While at work, faculty and staff should adhere to all CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Technical Support can be accessed through the Helpdesk:  helpdesk.sctech.edu

Human Resources may be contacted at humanresources@sctech.edu.

Helpful Blackboard and Distance Education Links

Distance Education is dedicated to your online success. Below are some excellent links that will introduce and reacquaint you to all that we have to offer.

We are available Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Blackboard Mobile App – Instructor

The Blackboard mobile app enables instructors to view and interact with their Blackboard courses.

Helpful instructions for Blackboard Collaborate

The main one you want to look at is the Moderator Cheat Sheet.

Here are two other Blackboard links on Collaborate…

Here are some videos on YouTube. You can find more with a Google search of “youtube blackboard collaborate”.

For more Blackboard instructions, please go to https://gvtc.tcsg.edu/ and look at both the Faculty Training Resources module and the Blackboard module.

Helpful Library Links and Reminders

Our librarians and library assistants are here to help you with your curriculum needs.

We are available via Blackboard Collaborate Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

You can contact us by clicking on SCTC Libraries and calling, emailing, or chatting with us.

Helpful Tutoring and Mentoring Reminders and Scheduling Link

The Tutoring and Mentoring Center wants your final weeks of the term to be successful. We offer tutoring in English, math, study skills, and test prep.

Students can schedule appointments through Acuity and access Tutor.com through individual course shells.

For questions concerning your remote-work/telework expectations and requirements, please contact your supervisor.

SCTC Guide to Working Remotely, and other IT resources/information can be found on helpdesk.sctech.edu