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TCC offering Zoom-style classes, academic coaches for fall term

Posted at 11:23 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 23:23:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee Community College says they're feeling their own effects from COVID-19 in a positive way.

TCC is offering classes in-person, online, or virtually with Zoom-style classes called TCC Live.

The college says enrollment is only down about two percent, which could easily go up before the start of classes.

They've socially distanced desks in classrooms and have signs to remind of social distancing.

The college also revamped their water fountains to be touchless.

TCC's provost, Madeline Pumariega says students have stayed around Tallahassee to avoid the coronavirus and save money.

"We've seen many of our students here in our community who might have gone away who chose to stay here at TCC," said Pumariega. "It's cheaper, smaller class sizes, much more of a personalized experience, and then I think just staying close to home."

TCC will also be offering academic coaches for students, virtual student life services, and mental health services via Zoom.

Classes at TCC start Aug. 24.