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Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 Learning Plan

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 Learning Plan

Information about the classroom environment for students

What is the Learning Plan?

To contribute to our community's safety and health, CPTC has updated its on-campus experiences. 

  • Most lecture-based instruction will be online.
  • Some on-campus instruction and essential labs will be allowed, following strict safety protocols.  
  • Additional technology support will be offered to assist students to navigate the online environment.
  • All on-campus visitors must follow safety protocols, including participating in contact tracing and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). 
  • Student support services will be offered with an emphasis on remote/virtual contact methods. In-person appointments will be available on a limited basis.

The College's current coronavirus policies and procedures can be found on our coronavirus response page.

Real Help from Real People

The Virtual Assistance page will help you connect with a real person.

Frequently Asked Questions

Classes will take a variety of formats or "learning modalities." The format is listed in the course schedule.

Download the Winter 2021 List of Program learning modalities.

Here are explanations of terms you will see:

  • Online: Theory and lecture content will be offered online. 
    • Synchronous means all students will log into the course with the instructor at a scheduled time. Courses marked "ON LINE" will default to synchronous.
    • Asynchronous means that students are not be required to be online at a set time. Courses marked "ON LINE ARR" will default to asynchronous.
    • Some faculty teaching asynchronous courses will hold Zoom check-in sessions and may require a Zoom-proctored test if the lockdown browser is not working.
  • In-person: Learning that requires hands-on, supervised work in lab settings will be held on campus.  
  • Remote/distance: Some programs provide “go boxes/bags” for students to do work at home using items provided by the College. These “go boxes/bags” are picked up on campus. 
  • Hybrid: includes an asynchronous online component and an on-campus, in-person lab component
  • Arranged: lab dates have been scheduled but are not weekly. Please consult the instructor for dates and options.

Winter 2021 program learning modality matrix

If you have questions about what the course format will be, please contact the instructor directly for information about their specific plans.

Clover Park practices social distancing and follows the guidelines issued for higher education by the State of Washington. These conditions are subject to change based on the evolving nature of the guidelines. 

Information about higher education guideline are available at www.governor.wa.gov/tags/higher-education.

Some classes will have required meeting times, either as required on-campus labs or as required online meetings. Online classes with required meeting times are called “synchronous.”    

Some online classes will not have scheduled meeting times. This type of classes is called “asynchronous.” Faculty of asynchronous classes may still provide virtual check-in meetings or require certain exams to be proctored virtually or on campus. 

Please see the above definitions of terms from the course schedule. Contact your instructor with questions about his or her plans for a specific course.

There are a few benefits to synchronous instruction:
  • Instructors with experience teaching online report that lack of structure is one of the biggest challenges for students learning online. If you feel that you would benefit from the added structure and accountability of required weekly check-ins, you might find that signing up for a class that delivers synchronous instruction helps you stay on track and finish the quarter with the grade you want.
  • Synchronous instruction may help you make stronger connections with your instructor and classmates.
  • If you have questions about the material, you can ask them and get answers in real time during a synchronous session.

Clover Park practices social distancing and follows the guidelines issued for higher education by the State of Washington. These conditions are subject to change based on the evolving nature of the guidelines. 

Information about higher education guideline are available at www.governor.wa.gov/tags/higher-education.

Student support services will take a variety of formats.

  • Online: CPTC will continue to offer all student support services on the Virtual Assistance page
  • By phone or email: See the campus directory for the contact information of the person you're trying to reach. If the employee is working from home, you should email them to set up a time for a phone call.
  • In person, by appointment only: Students must make an appointment for select in-person services and will be required to follow campus procedures for checking in and PPE use. Drop-in services are not available.

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