Update in response to MDHHS’ Nov. 15, 2020, Gatherings and Face Mask Order
In compliance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services new emergency order, LCC is pausing some face-to-face classes beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.
On Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, MDHHS issued a "Gatherings and Face Mask Order" under MCL 333.2253. This prohibits gatherings and face-to-face classes at colleges except for classes that provide "training of law enforcement, correctional, medical, or first responder personnel, insofar as those activities cannot be conducted remotely."
Most LCC courses are being held online during the fall 2020 semester. However, a select few courses are being offered in face-to-face and hybrid formats. Many of these will continue under the exemptions to the new emergency order, but some need to transition online or be paused. Please see the list of programs below for details.
Programs that will continue face-to-face:
- All clinicals
- Some Community Health Service Education courses
- Long-Term Care Nurse Aide
- Med Ins Bill/Code Externship
- EKG Technician
- Phlebotomy Externship
- Sterile Processing I
- Sterile Processing Externship
- Pharmacy Technician Externship
- Community Paramedicine
- Computed Tomography
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Fire Academy
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology
- Medical Assistant
- Neurodiagnostic Technology
- Police Academy
- Radiologic Technology
- Surgical Technology
- Therapeutic Massage
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18, through Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, the following programs must stop face-to-face instruction:
- Aviation Technology
- Trades Technology programs
If you have specific questions about your program or courses or if your program is not listed above, please contact your faculty member.
Spring 2021 semester
Spring course offerings fit into five types.
- ON - Online: Traditional, asynchronous online courses.
- ORT - Partial Scheduled Lecture: An online real time (ORT) class that has some regularly scheduled online meeting day(s) and time(s) along with unscheduled online instruction and activities.
- ORT - Full Scheduled Lecture: An online real time (ORT) class where all instruction is delivered online during designated meeting day(s) and times.
- OH - Online Hybrid: A class that has some regularly scheduled classroom instruction along with online coursework and activities. Students will receive face-to-face instruction in the traditional classroom, lab, or worksite, and will also participate in online instruction/learning.
- Face-to-Face: A traditional, in-person class with on-campus instruction.
A majority of the course offerings will fit in the first three categories. The hybrid and face-to-face sections are concentrated in programs that cannot effectively be taught in a virtual setting, primarily in Technical Careers and Health and Human Services. Limits on hybrid and face-to-face sections are critical to ensure the college community can continue to maintain physical distancing requirements even as we begin to offer face-to-face instruction.
Student and academic services will continue to be offered remotely during the spring.
LCC remains in close communication with our local health departments, and the college will continue to adjust its plans as needed to protect the health and safety of our students, employees and community.
Please note: All course fees, approved by the LCC Board of Trustees, remain unchanged. In April 2020, the LCC Board of Trustees did approve permanently eliminating the $25 online virtual fee. You will no longer see that fee on your bill.
Remote Student Services
Student services are also being offered remotely. Typical service hours are:
Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The LCC Center for Academic & Career Pathways will be offering advising via phone, chat and WebEx appointments to students and alumni seeking advising for courses, MAPS, etc. Please call us at 517-483-1957 option 4 to schedule an appointment.
Academic Success Coaches
Academic Success Coaches engage, educate and empower students in their journey at LCC. The Academic Success Coach are committed to providing students with support through a variety of communication methods, such as phone calls, texts, email and virtual meetings. Students, please check your LCC email for contact information for your assigned Academic Success Coach. If you do not currently have an Academic Success Coach and need support, please email us at email@example.com.
Adult Resource Center
The Adult Resource Center offers tuition grants for special populations as well as childcare assistance for student parents. Students will continue to have support through a variety of communication methods such as phone calls, emails, and virtual appointments. You may submit applications and documentation electronically via your LCC student email. Please contact us at 517-483-1199 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional contacts and information are available on our website. We will return any messages promptly.
Career and Employment Services
The LCC Career Center will be offering phone and WedEx appointments to students and alumni seeking career guidance. Please call us at 517-483-1172 to schedule an appointment.
Center for Student Access
The Center for Student Access provides accommodations for students with disabilities. Upon presentation of appropriate documentation of a disability, students may be granted reasonable accommodations. Students will continue to have support through a variety of communication methods such as phone calls, emails, and virtual appointments. Please contact us at 517-483-1924 or email@example.com. Additional contacts and information are available on our website. We will return any messages promptly.
Cesar Chavez Learning Center
Counseling Services is staffed by three Licensed Professional Counselors. Counseling is free to all currently enrolled students on a short-term basis. Counselors help students manage stress, personal loss, relationships, substance abuse, family matters, and provide support for all circumstances and stressors that affect a student's academic performance. Students will continue to have the support of Counselors through virtual appointments. Please contact us at 517-483-1924 to schedule an appointment. Additional information is available on our website. We will return any messages promptly.
The Financial Aid Office will continue to support students through a variety of virtual communication methods, such as phone calls, email, or by scheduling a virtual appointment. We continue to closely monitor and analyze the regulatory guidance being issued by the U.S. Department of Education to ease the potential negative impact on students' eligibility for financial aid. For the most up-to-date information, students should check their LCC email and Banner Self-Service account frequently. To reach us by phone, call 517-483-1200, option 1, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff are working diligently to return messages promptly.
Fitness Centers & Weight Room
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all fitness centers and weight rooms will remain closed until further notice.
The Fostering Stars program provides assistance for students who were in foster care at any point following their 14th birthday. The program provides life-skills coaching, academic support, emergency assistance, and enrichment activities for students aging out of the foster care system. Students will continue to have support through a variety of communication methods, such as phone calls, texts, emails and virtual appointments. Please call or text us at 517-582-0998 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on our website. We will return any messages promptly.
Global Student Services
***USDHS ruling issued on July 6 with enrollment restrictions for F-1 and M-1 students for the Fall 2020 semester, has been rescinded as of July 14. Please visit the Global Student Services webpage for more information.
Global Student Services provides support for international students related to college admission, visa advising, and correspondence with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure all international students are maintaining lawful status in the country. In addition, we provide support services for immigrant and U.S. citizen students who have Limited English Proficiency. Students will continue to have support through a variety of communication methods such as phone calls, emails, and virtual appointments. Please contact us at 517-483-1924 or email@example.com. Additional contacts and information are available on our website. We will return any messages promptly.
The Library building is closed as LCC classes have moved online. Library services and resources are available online on the library website, such as research help 24/7, research guides, and electronic resources such as e-books, videos, articles, and research databases. Some textbooks may be available online at this time.
Laptops are available for students who call 517-483-1038 between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday - Friday to set up an appointment to pick up an LCC laptop. Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis. Call 517-483-1038 for more information.
WebEx accounts are available as virtual group meeting rooms. Rooms can be checked out by calling 517-483-1038. Login information and guides on how to get started will be sent to the student email once they request a room.
Office of Student Compliance
The Office of Student compliance receives and responds to Student Title IX complaints, Student Code of Conduct reports, and reports made to the Behavior Intervention Team. Compliance with Title IX and the Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines is still required while students are interacting and learning in online and/or face-to-face environments. Student Compliance staff are working remotely to respond to complaints and reports and to support students and the college community. Complaints and reports can be submitted on our website, and staff can be reached 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at 517-483-1261 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional contact information is listed on our website. A reminder to keep the LCC community safe by following the Shared Responsibility Guidelines. Non-compliance may result in a referral to Student Conduct.
For remote tutorial assistance after hours, Brainfuse offers 24/7 online tutoring and writing assistance.
All orientation has moved to online orientation. We are offering online orientation to all students, as long as placement levels are established. If you have not established placement levels, please visit www.lcc.edu/testing to review the various ways you are able to establish placement levels. For more information, reach out to our Engagement Team at email@example.com.
All Registrar's Office services will be offered remotely. This includes electronic transcripts requests, registration, transcript evaluations, admissions applications, name change forms, declarations of residency, changes of program, changes of address, degree and certificate applications, administrative appeals, releases of information, and enrollment verification requests.
Need help, or not sure where to start? The StarZone can help! Call 517-483-1200, option 2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Virtual appointments are also available upon request.
Students will continue to have the support of the Student Finance team through a variety of communication methods, such as phone calls and emails. Students shall remain current on their financial obligation to the college. Student payments and payment plans can be completed online 24/7 through myLCC with our secure payment vendor portal, TouchNet. In-person payments are currently suspended at this time to ensure the health and safety of all students, employees and community members. Students still needing to send payments in the mail may continue to do so, but should allow for an extra 5-7 days of processing time. Payments received in the mail are processed weekly to student accounts.
Refunds will continue to be processed to students for excess account balances. Remember to review TouchNet for any updates needed to your refund preference to ensure secure and fast delivery of any refund. TouchNet is available 24 hours a day to review account balances, payment history and to make/schedule payments with credit/debit cards. Students, please check your LCC email regularly for updates and changes to your student account and/or any payment plans. If you have questions or need additional support, please call us at 517-483-1200, option 3, or email us at Student_Finance@star.lcc.edu.
Student Life Office
The Student Life Office enhances the overall educational experiences and successes of students by providing co-curricular activities and events, campus and community service opportunities, and leadership development. These experiences include the Student Leadership Academy; student clubs and organizations; student events and activities; campus programming and student workshops, lectures and forums; and opportunities to work on the staff of The Lookout, LCC’s student newspaper. Student Life also provides information regarding non-profit volunteer opportunities; a housing resource listing service; and an ombudsman service to assist students with LCC processes, concerns and educational issues. Please direct inquiries concerning Student Life opportunities and services to email@example.com.
LCC is offering free laptop rentals for the fall semester to help you with online learning. Make an appointment to pick up an LCC laptop by calling 517-483-1038 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Appointments will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Testing Services is administering placement tests virtually, via Zoom. Please visit the Placement Testing webpage or give us a call at 517-267-5500 for more information on waiving your placement tests or scheduling a virtual placement testing session. Although in-person course and placement testing in the testing center has been suspended for fall, we look forward to seeing you again in our new testing center, located in the StarZone of the Gannon Building, in the future!
The University Center is operating remotely and students can speak with advisers from our 5 University Center partners virtually. All contact information can be found on our UC Programs page. We encourage students to complete a Request for Information Form and actively engage with advisers about their transfer paths and opportunities.
TRIO: Student Support Services
All TRIO students are automatically enrolled in the TRIO Group in the D2L online learning site. The Desire2Learn TRIO Group is the primary way we communicate with TRIO students. TRIO students should be checking the TRIO Group D2L Announcements, Content folders and Email every day for the most up-to-date information about accessing TRIO Program services (academic advising, tutoring, personal counseling, FAFSA assistance, financial literacy, etc).
Veteran and Military Affairs
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs offers assistance with VA benefits and academic advising. Students will continue to have support through a variety of communication methods, such as phone calls, emails and virtual appointments. Please contact us at 517-483-5246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on our website, along with a real-time chat feature to communicate with OVMA staff throughout the day. We will return any messages promptly.
LCC CARES Act applications are no longer being accepted for the fall 2020 semester. If you applied for funding and have not yet received a response, please know we are processing your information as quickly as we can. Continue to check your LCC email for an update on your application.
CARES Act FAQs
What is the CARES Act?
The federal government's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy Security (CARES) Act is a more than $2 trillion economic relief package signed into law on March 27, 2020. It provides funding for individuals, small businesses, state and local governments, and more.
One component of the CARES Act is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which provides funding to colleges and universities across the country. Half of each school's funding must go directly to students.
Who is eligible for CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds?
To receive funds, you must complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and meet the eligibility requirements to participate in federal aid programs. In addition, you must be enrolled in an aid-eligible program seeking a degree or certification. Finally, you cannot be an international, DACA, Early College, dual-enrolled or non-credit student.
When will CARES Act money be distributed?
LCC began distributing funds on May 20 for spring and summer semester. Fall semester applications were made available on August 20, 2020 and distribution of funds began on August 26.
How do I apply?
Applications are now closed for the fall 2020 semester.
How much funding will I get?
LCC awarded a maximum of $750 for fall semester and a total maximum of $1300 for spring and summer semester to assist with expenses for food, internet, computer, printer, course materials and utilities.
Unfortunately, since LCC does not provide housing to students, any housing insecurity is not directly related to our suspension of campus operations and funding cannot be provided to assist with rent. We encourage you to contact our Academic Success Coaching team, who can help connect you with community resources.
Does any funding I receive from the CARES Act have to be repaid?
No. The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is a grant. It is not a loan.
What emergency relief is available for international, undocumented, dual-enrollment, or other students ineligible for CARES Act funds?
Please contact our Academic Success Coaching team. We will attempt to help you in any way we can.
Will receiving a CARES Act grant negatively effect the financial aid I am already receiving?
The CARES funds will NOT impact any financial aid that you have received or will receive. The CARES funds are to help students experiencing financial hardship with expenses due to the college moving to an online environment (see "How Much Funding Will I Get?").
Do I make too much money to qualify for a CARES Act grant?
Income is not a factor in determining if you qualify for CARES Funds.
How has LCC distributed this money so far?
Please review our October 27, 2020, CARES Act Emergency Aid to Students – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report.
Responsibilities of all students
- Students and employees as well as visitors must complete a health self-screening every day to check for symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness. The college does not maintain any personal health information from these screenings, but does regularly check to ensure they have been completed and passed by those on campus.
- Face coverings are required for all while on campus, with the exception of those who are unable to medically tolerate one. The college will have disposable face coverings available in Public Safety offices to those who do not have one or forgot to bring one with them.
- Everyone on campus is expected to maintain six feet of physical distancing in classes, meetings and otherwise, whenever possible.
- Those who cannot maintain six feet of physical distancing due to the demands of their coursework will be required to use additional personal protective equipment. This PPE – which might include gloves, goggles, face masks or other materials – must be worn and used as directed.
- Stay home when you are sick. Your instructors will work with you to make up any work you miss, but you cannot come to campus if you are sick with COVID-19 or any other illness.
- Wash or sanitize your hands regularly.
- Do not share equipment or supplies.
Exceptions and Accommodations
Students who have pre-existing medical conditions that may result in inaccurate conclusions on daily health screenings or prevent the wearing of a face covering, as well as those who are considered by the CDC to be part of a "vulnerable population," can request an accommodation by contacting The Center for Student Access at email@example.com.
If you are considered to be at high risk for severe illness caused by COVID-19, the college encourages you to review our numerous online course offerings for the spring 2021 semester.
Your Emotional Well-Being
All students are eligible to use LCC’s free, confidential Counseling Services. This is a challenging time for everyone, and our professional counselors can help you manage stress, personal loss, relationships, substance abuse, family matters and other anxieties. Remote appointments are available.
If you are struggling with job loss or reduction of hours, housing, child care, personal basic needs, health care concerns or transportation issues, please contact our Academic Success Coaching team.
Please check your LCC email for contact information for your assigned Academic Success Coach. If you do not currently have an Academic Success Coach and need support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.