Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

We would like to share decisions impacting Economic Workforce Development health education programs for the 2020 fall semester.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have taken the proactive measure of transitioning to a hybrid model of instruction. This will limit traditional on-campus courses in that it seeks to align with state-mandated social distancing measures.

In addition, the hybrid model will still include applied lab and clinical components for which students will need to come in-person. The hybrid class model for Nursing Assistant I courses will be as follows:

  • Weeks 1-5: is the theoretical (lecture) portion that will be delivered through Blackboard, a virtual learning platform. Learning modules, testing, and coursework will be conducted online.
  • CPR Training: the required CPR training day will still take place on-campus at a time designated for each class.
  • Weeks 6-16: will be the applied elements to include lab work, simulated clinical and mock testing. These components will take place on-campus, specified dates will be provided on the first day of class. Additional information can be provided by contacting the Health Education Department staff.

It is important for students to set-up their TECHID so as to access important institutional programs such as Techlink, Blackboard, and Forsyth Tech student email. For directions on setting up your student TechID please view the Technology Quick Start Guide

All students will be required to wear masks and face shields during the lab and clinical portions of the course. Daily temperature screenings are required for all classes when meeting in-person.

These changes will have an impact on other patient care programs. The following clinical programs will enforce the aforementioned personal protective measures:

  • Activity Director – to be offered as a hybrid class and will consist of class sizes no greater than 9 students.
  • Autism Paraprofessional – to be offered as an asynchronous online course and practicum experience will take place in 2 cohorts of no more than 4 to 5 students each.
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant I Program – to consist of online lectures, coursework, and exams as well as on-campus lab work, simulate clinical, and mock testing.
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant II Program – to consist of online lectures, coursework, and exams as well as on-campus lab work, simulate clinical, and mock testing.
  • Phlebotomy – to consist of online lectures, coursework, and exams as well as on-campus lab work, simulate clinical, and mock testing.
  • Telemetry Cardiovascular Technician – to consist of online lectures, coursework, and exams as well as on-campus lab work, simulate clinical, and mock testing.

Finally, the following courses will not require clinical and will be offered in a limited on-campus (face to face) format:

  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant I Refresher Program – offered twice a year
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant II Refresher Program – offered twice a year
  • Medication Aide – offered 3 to 4 times a year

 

For additional assistance, the current and prospective students may contact the Health Education Department at 336.734.7794 or by email at ewdhealtheducation@forsythtech.edu.