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UA - Pulaski Tech pivots to "Flex Finish" until semester's end

UA - Pulaski Tech pivots to "Flex Finish" until semester's end

November 16, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and an increase in cases and possible exposures on campus, UA - Pulaski Tech will institute changes to delivery of education to many of our students, emphasizing online or remote methods of operation for curricula that is readily adaptable to online formats. Many of our classes will transition to online-only.

Meanwhile, this high-flexibility model allows for students to attend in-person technical, allied health, and other programs in smaller cohorts. This will result in fewer students on campus, and fewer members of the college community exposed to risk. The Flex Finish will be in operation beginning Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. until the semester concludes Dec. 15.

Numbers of COVID-19 cases at UA-PTC and other institutions are reported twice weekly at the Arkansas Department of Health website here: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-reports.

As we go forward, please be mindful of the following information:

  • UA-PTC is not closing or limiting in any way services to our students.
  • Faculty will continue with their on-campus office hours and responsibilities and adhere to all COVID protocols including face covering and social distancing measures.
  • Staff will continue with an on-campus presence and adhere to all COVID protocols including face covering and social distancing measures.
  • Faculty and staff - it is more important than ever to adhere to wearing a face covering and social distancing.
  • EVERYONE - it is more important than ever to adhere to wearing a face covering and social distancing.
  • Please adhere to social distancing in all areas. Please avoid congregating in groups during lunch breaks and between classes.
  • If you have taken a COVID test, please do not come to campus until you receive notice of negative results.
  • If employees have questions, test positive or negative, contact Britni Elder at [email protected].
  • If students have questions, test positive or negative, contact Michelle Anderson at [email protected]

Courses in the following areas will continue to have on-campus delivery components; schedules may be altered to allow enhanced social distancing measures. These technical and allied health programs will continue in-person instruction while utilizing continued social distancing and safety protocols:

  • AMS/CNC Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Aviation Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Construction Management/Drafting Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Diesel Technology
  • HVAC-R Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • CDL
  • Welding Technology
  • Computer Networking
  • Culinary Arts, Baking, and Hospitality Management
  • 3D Program
  • Career Center courses

Allied Health:

  • Dental
  • EMS: EMT / Paramedic
  • LPN/Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology

Courses in programs not listed above will no longer meet in person as of Friday, Nov. 13. Students should contact their instructors for details. Student support is available at www.uaptc.edu/publichealth/student-resources.

All UA-PTC Student Services and other offices will remain open, available, and accessible to students, including libraries and computer labs. Academic advising, admissions, financial aid, records and registration, student accounts, counseling and disability services, learning assistance center, adult education, BIC, Career Pathways, STEM Success, TRiO, and Veteran Services offices remain open.

Please note that, given the changing circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, guidance from the CDC, Arkansas Department of Health and UA System may change in the future. Any additional changes will be updated at the college's public health site at www.uaptc.edu/publichealth.

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