LCCC to move some courses strictly online

Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 7:36 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Laramie County Community College (LCCC) will not have all of their students return to campus as multiple classes have been moved to online for the fall term. Essential programs such as dental, nursing, etc. are allowing students in their programs return to campus and take classes in person.

“We’ve tried to provide opportunities for students in a handful of our general education courses,” President of LCCC, Dr. Joe Schaffer said.

In July 2020, the LCCC Board of Trustees passed a balanced budget of 10-percent reduction in state funding, which is a source of half of LCCC’s total funding. Schaffer said that LCCC had to reduce their budget by at least $2.8 million and that the enrollment of the students is slightly down 11 percent from last fall term.

“We’ve got three major objectives that were trying to accomplish this fall.” Shaffer said. “First and foremost keep people safe. Second, is to provide good quality in education and service. Third, is to make sure that LCCC can sustain this and be successful coming out of the pandemic.”

Campus will open on Monday, August 24, to begin the 2020-2021 school year.

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