COVID-19 Info 2020

Updated March 24, 2020

The suspension of all on campus functions is extended through Sunday, April 12, 2020. This includes Adult Education, testing, and activities. Credit program classes will continue in an online or correspondence format through Friday, April 3, 2020. Note: The College will retain its scheduled spring break from April 6 - 10, 2020. Please continue to check your SmartWeb email for communications from your instructor(s) regarding assignments and due dates during this time.

The College’s leadership team is monitoring the situation and will continue to develop answers, adjust plans as necessary, and communicate frequently. Current plans are to consider the need to extend the spring semester and to resume all on-campus functions on Monday, April 13, 2020. 

Even though we aren’t on campus, we are working remotely to serve our college community. Contact us to let us know how we can help:

Academic Advising/Navigation: advisingcenter@augustatech.edu
Admissions Office: admission@augustatech.edu
Career Services: careerservices@augustatech.edu
Financial Aid: finaid@augustatech.edu
Help Desk: augtech_it_helpdesk@augustatech.edu
Student Accounts: stu.accounts@augustatech.edu
Student Records: student.records@augustatech.edu
Testing Services: testingcenter@augustatech.edu
Distance Education: 706.771.4860 or submit a Help ticket in Blackboard (This is for assistance with Badge or Blackboard (online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses))

You can also locate answers to many general questions on our Student Resources webpage, at https://www.augustatech.edu/student-resources/student-resources.cms.

Please be safe and continue to monitor www.augustatech.edu, your SmartWeb email, and all Augusta Tech social media channels for updated information and resources.

Updated March 14, 2020 (Edited March  17, 2020)

Dear Students,

In light of the current health issues and concerns resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19), Augusta Technical College has made the decision to suspend all on campus functions effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This includes Adult Education, testing, and activities. Credit program classes will continue in an online or correspondence format. Please check your SmartWeb email for communication from your instructor regarding assignments and due dates for coursework during this time.‚Äč

If you need any assistance with resetting your SmartWeb email password, please contact the IT Help Desk at 706.771.4864 or AugTech_IT_Helpdesk@augustatech.edu. If you need assistance with Badge or Blackboard (online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses), please contact Distance Education at 706.771.4860 or submit a Help ticket in Blackboard.  

While a variety of factors influenced this decision, be assured that the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our primary concern.  This remains a rapidly evolving situation and we know that members of our community will have questions that this announcement does not yet answer.

The College’s leadership team is monitoring the situation and will continue to develop answers, adjust plans as necessary, and communicate frequently. Current plans are to consider the need to extend the spring semester and to resume all on-campus functions on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Please be safe and continue to monitor www.augustatech.edu, your SmartWeb email, and all Augusta Tech social media channels for updated information and resources.

Thank you.

Augusta Technical College

Updated March 12, 2020

Dear Augusta Technical College Students, Employees, Family, Friends, and Partners:

There is no higher priority than the safety and health of our community. As you know, the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is rising in Georgia. I want to provide you with an update and steps we are taking to reduce risk of infection.

Currently, there have not been any cases of coronavirus exposure to anyone on our campuses. We continue to provide our college community with communications that detail preventative measures people should take to reduce risk of infection. This includes CDC-recommended strategies such like:

  • Washing hands regularly
  • Avoiding the touching of eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with tissues
  • Avoiding close contact with those who may be sick
  • Staying home when sick

We are following guidance from The Governor's office, the Center for Disease Control, and the Department of Public Health. We are also taking extra measures to regularly clean and disinfect areas that have high amounts of human contact. This includes lavatories, doorknobs, elevators, and stair railings, among other items. We are monitoring this developing situation closely and we are committed to providing you with accurate information in a timely manner.

Augusta Technical College has a robust emergency response plan and contingency plans that can be called into action if needed. We will update this page regularly to ensure that you remain abreast of information that is received. We thank you for your trust as we continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for you.

Sincerely,

Sheila Hill, Interim President
Augusta Technical College

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