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Nicolet College Plots Course Amid COVID-19

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet College has joined with other Wisconsin colleges and universities by shifting classes, where possible, to on-line learning because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Nicolet President Dr. Richard Nelson says classes have been cancelled through the weekend. On Monday, many classes will shift to online applications.

"..some classes will resume, these are mostly online classes already. Some will resume with modifications and that means classes that had some face-to=face will be moving to online and some will remain suspended and we'll have to work with them individually to get them through the classes.."

Nelson says it's difficult, as an example, to do an automotive class all online. But they' re looking at ways to keep social distancing and hands on instruction. Dr. Nelson says many employees are working remotely. He says they're not required to close the college, but they're keeping staffing to a minimum. He says they've suspended all international travel programs and employees on personal travel to places with known COVID-19 outbreaks are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Nelson says they're working to get as much done as they can...

"But our goal is one way or another to give every student what they came for. And our goal from a faculty and staff point of view is never have an employee of this college having to choose between earning a paycheck and coming to work..."

Nicolet College has a special webpage with more information at the main college website.