Stellar Career College COVID-19 Reopening

June 11th, 2020

 

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

On June 15th, Stellar Career College will begin to bring
select students and staff back to campus in small group settings. Starting June
23rd Medical Assisting students will resume on campus instruction.
All returning staff, faculty and students will be required to complete a
COVID-19 health and safety course upon return.

Campus administrators will be reaching out to you directly
with specific scheduling details once it is your time to return to the campus.
The safety of our staff and students is a top priority so we ask for your
continued patience and cooperation during our transition back to campus
operations.

Returning to campus is an important next step as it will
allow for completion of the hands-on instruction that many students need to
graduate. It is important to note that our return to lab instruction on campus
won’t happen all at once. We will start with programs of study that have an
imminent need for hands-on training content and can be administered with proper
health and safety guidelines.

Prioritized courses will be those in which academic outcomes
cannot be achieved virtually, such as laboratory and clinical experiences.
Emphasis is also placed on courses that students must complete in person in
order to be eligible to graduate. SCC will also give preference to those
students who have completed 80% or more of their program.

SCC has been working with local and state agencies and has
developed a phased return to campus plan, which will be scheduled over the
weeks to come.

You will be notified directly when it is your time to return
to campus. Campus administration will meet with each student to determine their
standing and new completion date. In the meantime, for those students who are
active, please continue to attend your classes through the current online
format and if you have any questions please contact Kristina or myself.

 

Thank you,

 

Vic Lal

Director of
Admissions/Operations

Stellar
Career College

Modesto
Campus 

June 11th 2020

Stellar Career College COVID-19 response plan

The State of California has approved our county variance
application. This new state approval will allow for our county to move forward
into an expanded stage 2 with modifications. SCC administration is working in
collaboration with local health departments and to ensure all safety measures
and guidelines are followed.

Stellar Career College is planning to reopen campus in the
following timeline with the below safety guidelines in place;

Beginning June 8th, staff will be preparing our classrooms
with following guidelines on distances between work stations.

Starting June 15, SCC will begin classes with 1 teacher and
3 students for a total of 4 people. We will be phasing in currently enrolled
students in the weeks to come.

Each class will have a limited number of students. SCC may
schedule different shifts and utilize virtual instruction when necessary.

Temp Reading/Illness
and Medical Q/A Prior to Entry

·      
Entrances to the campus will be restricted to
our two reception entrances only. All other entrances and exits will be
unlocked due to fire code but will marked and temporally blocked by tables.  This will reduce contact with other staff and
other program participants.

·      
SCC will perform temperature and/or symptom
screenings for all students as they enter campus and any vendors, contractors,
or visitors entering the establishment.

·      
Any students or employees who are ill or display
any COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home.

·      
Absences caused by illness will be further
investigated and may result in a mandatory 14-day leave from college.
Individuals may be required to be tested for COVID-19 or bring in a medical
clearance. 

·      
Stellar Career College reserves the right to not
allow an individual on our campus if we deem that he/she may pose a potential
health threat.

Social Distancing

·      
SCC has adequate seating to allow 6 foot
distance between desks.

·      
SCC will provide training on COVID-19 guidelines
to all staff using Stanislaus County’s “Good to Go” online course. Information
on COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading will be shared with students and
posted around campus.

·      
Students will work on assigned stations
minimizing potential contamination of computer equipment.

·      
Seating in common areas such as the student
breakroom will be limited.

PPE –

·      
Face Masks will be required for anyone entering
campus. SCC will provide masks for those who forget to wear one or do not have
one.

·      
All employees/students should wash or sanitize
hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.

·      
Hand sanitizer will be made available to
instructors and students.

·      
Gloves will be made available but not required.

 

In addition Stellar Career College has contracted with
Coverall, a national cleaning company to perform thorough cleaning on high
traffic areas such as break rooms, lunch areas, and changing areas, and areas
of ingress and egress including, stairways and stairwells, handrails, and
elevators controls. Frequently disinfect commonly used surfaces, including,
doorknobs, toilets, and hand-washing facilities.

 

April 27th 2020

Our admissions office will open on April 27th 2020.  Staff members will be available for student support and can be reach by calling the campus at 209-545-5200.
This is to inform Stellar Career College students and staff, given the ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the college will be EXTENDING until further notice, and plan on resuming school temporarily via virtual instruction delivery format i.e. offering live, instructor-lead classes using the Internet, starting Monday, April 20, 2020 for our Veterinary Assisting and Medical Assisting programs. Sterile Processing classes with resume virtually on April 27, 2020. The virtual start for our administrative programs has not yet been determined.

We understand the concerns and many opinions that are circulating about the Coronavirus. Rest assured, we are doing our best to continue to meet the very important needs of our students, staff and families during this unprecedented time. Our entire team remains committed to our valued students and we will get through this together. We hope to see our students return soon.
Stellar Career College Administration
March 16th 2020
Stellar Career College suspends classroom instruction and group meetings to protect students, faculty and staff.
The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is fundamental and critically important. While we are not aware of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among our college community to date, we want to take every reasonable measure to ensure we limit the impact of the pandemic going forward.
Effective Tuesday, March 17th, Stellar Career College will be closed until April 6th 2020. All students will be given proper notices via email, phone and social media as we proceed. Students will not be assigned any curriculum and will be given an enrollment modifications with their new graduation date per the time the college remains closed.   We expect to resume normal classroom instruction on Monday, April 6th 2020. This change is consistent with the latest public guidance to mitigate risk from the COVID-19 virus and similar to actions taken at many other educational institutions.
We strongly encourage all persons(s) related to Stellar Career College to follow guidance from the Center from Disease Control. Specific Information regarding the novel-corona virus can be found with this link CDC Covid-19.
Any additional questions should be directed to campus management via email.
Kristina Pitcher (kristina@stellarcollege.edu)
Vic Lal (vic@stellarcollege.edu)
-Stellar Career College

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