IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Coronavirus 2019 Disease - President's Message (March 18, 2020)
Provided by DMC College Relations Office
Del Mar College COVID-19 Update
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (5:40 p.m.)
Del Mar College understands the importance of communicating our planning efforts and resulting decisions in a timely manner. Flow of information related to the COVID-19 situation is quickly evolving. Federal and state guidelines and mandates are updated on a frequent basis, and the College is making the best decisions with the information available at this time.
Based on the latest COVID-19 information, Del Mar College has opted to extend the current campus-wide closure of buildings, classrooms and offices through April 13.
Watch the personal message from DMC President and CEO Dr. Mark Escamilla and then continue scrolling below for additional information:
At this time, online learning will continue as-is, while most face-to face courses will continue to transition into an online setting. All classes transitioned to online should be accessible on or before March 30. Students enrolled in courses requiring special accommodations will be contacted by course instructors on or before March 30.
All DMC current online courses continue as normal.
Current courses that can easily transition into an online setting are expected to be operational on or before March 30. Details on instructional transitional plans will be communicated to students by instructors as they are finalized. Students should continue to check Canvas between now and March 30 for further updates and instruction. Click here to access the Canvas portal.
Technology and Lab-Based Classes
Not all classes provided at DMC can easily transfer into an online setting, so instructional leaders will continue to review options for those classes and the special accommodations they may require. Examples of courses that may require adaptive learning strategies include industrial technology, nursing and allied health. Details on instructional transitional plans will be communicated to students by instructors on or before March 30. Students should continue to check Canvas between now and March 30 for further updates and instruction. Click here to access the Canvas Portal.
Click here to access the online Student Resources Guide that includes information and links to free internal and external support services for our students. We know this transition will require additional resources, so we are asking students to respond to a survey to help assess technology needs. Students can click here for the survey. We also ask that students login to their Canvas account and monitor the DMC website for frequent updates related to student support services.
Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updates and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.
Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.