Our lives have changed dramatically throughout the last few weeks as we adjust and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. From our daily movements being restricted, to learning to homeschool our kids, to the heroes on the front lines battling this virus, we have all been affected.
At East Ohio College, we want to assure our students, our community, and our future students, that we are here for you and willing to support you in every way possible. We’re in this fight together, and we will make it through together.
Supporting East Ohio Students
We are committed to supporting and serving the East Ohio student family throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now providing online remote instruction for all students, enabling you to continue training for a rewarding, fulfilling career. Students will continue to gain valuable knowledge and develop their skills via our distance learning classes, setting them up for success in their future careers.
Educational institutions are considered essential businesses in Ohio, so students may travel to campus to receive materials for distance learning and other related essential services. We are taking every precaution necessary to ensure our facilities are sanitized and are operating under social distancing requirements. For students who cannot or prefer not to travel to campus, all instructors are available to remotely assist students in any way possible.
East Ohio has created an Interim Leave of Absence Policy for active students in good academic standing who are unable to begin or complete a course of study due to COVID-19. Additionally, we have updated the current Incomplete Policy to support students who are unable to sit for certification exams during this time. Please visit the COVID-19 Information page on our website for more information and guidance on these policies.
Supporting the Community
Along with staying committed to supporting our students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, East Ohio is highly invested in our healthcare community, and is dedicated to serving it as best as possible by providing trained medical professionals to the local workforce.
With healthcare programs including Nursing, LPN to RN Bridge, Medical Assisting, and Medical Office Administration, East Ohio graduates are on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 virus, caring for sick patients, and providing essential support to doctor’s offices and hospitals.
We pledge to continue supporting local healthcare teams and members of the community by training and educating essential healthcare workers who are urgently needed during this pandemic.
Supporting Future Students
We know that due to the mandatory restrictions on non-essential businesses, many people and families are being negatively impacted. These restrictions have caused many people to lose their jobs or be laid off, and millions of people across the country have already applied for unemployment benefits.
Our purpose is to empower change by creating opportunity, so we believe that East Ohio has an important role to play in helping people by enabling them to get retrained and back to work. While we are still offering on-campus college visits, we have also added virtual campus visits for those who prefer not to travel to the campus. It’s our hope that this will allow affected people to start a path to a more secure career by earning a degree for a valuable healthcare career.
We also understand that this time of uncertainty is hard for high schoolers who are unsure of what to do next. We encourage all area high school seniors to explore our career-focused college degree programs that can lead to successful, rewarding careers.
To find out about our Nursing, LPN to RN Bridge, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Medical Office Administration, and Business Administration programs, contact us today to schedule a remote admissions meeting.