Updates from Johnson County Community College: Supporting our students and community

While campus is closed, we’re dedicated to helping students complete their coursework online. All spring 2020 classes will resume online starting today, Monday, March 30. All student support resources, including counseling, financial aid and academic resource centers have moved online as well.

Other important updates:

  • Spring 2020 classes that cannot be completed online (those that require hands-on work or lab time) will resume on campus June 1 – June 26, provided JCCC is cleared to reopen. Faculty will notify students if their course requires on-campus work to be completed in June.
  • The last day to drop a spring 2020 full-semester course has been moved from April 15 to May 1.
  • The Pass/Fail option policy for spring 2020 has been modified to allow students to take more than one course as Pass/Fail. Students are required to complete an online meeting with a JCCC Counselor to determine if this is the best option. The process must be completed by April 30.

The Community Comes Together

JCCC would not be the institution it is today without the generous support of our local community, and we are proud to be able to give back during this time of need. Due to the campus closure, several JCCC programs have donated equipment and supplies to healthcare and community food organizations across the metro.

Thanks to our respiratory care and neurodiagnostic technology programs, life-saving medical equipment typically used in our simulation labs is now in the hands of healthcare professionals at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). JCCC loaned nine ventilators and donated high-demand lab supplies including personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilator circuits, bacteria filters, wipes and spray, face shields, N-95 masks, isolation gowns, safety goggles, medical gloves and hand sanitizer to KUMC.

Faculty and staff in our science division also collaborated with area medical facilities to address the shortage of PPE in Johnson County. Hundreds of boxes of face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and other supplies were donated from JCCC science labs and classrooms. Recipients included Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Olathe Health and Saint Luke’s Primary Care-Mission Farms.

The JCCC Center for Sustainability is also refocusing its on-campus efforts toward addressing food insecurity in our community. Our Open Petal Farm is donating produce that would otherwise be sold at the Overland Park Farmer’s Market to organizations such as Harvesters and After the Harvest

Our hospitality and culinary program recently donated food that would have been used for class instruction to Hope Faith Ministries. Dining Services also collected perishable items from campus kitchens to donate to Cross-Lines Community Outreach and to TFI Family Services.

Additional Information

For the most current information on JCCC’s COVID-19 response, visit jccc.edu/covid19.