OCALA — The College of Central Florida is moving mostly online for the fall semester, according to a press release issued Friday morning.
CCF, the largest state college in Ocala, is one of 28 public colleges in the Florida College System.
With the exception of a few specialized and technical courses that require in-person instruction, 80 percent of fall-semester classes, to begin Aug. 17, will be taught online. There is an additional possibility that some course sections could meet outside to allow for proper social distancing.
“The leadership team at CF continues to monitor data provided by the Marion County Health Department and is following guidance of that organization as well as the CDC and the Florida Department of Education,” said university spokesperson Lois Brauckmuller.
Earlier this month, Sante Fe College released its own approach for fall.
As of July 10, the community campus plans will open at what officials are calling “level three,” allowing 25 percent of college-wide courses to resume traditionally in the classroom. As outlined in the college’s five-part guide to reopening, level three also mandates student services jointly operate in-person and online while enforcing cloth face covering for all students of faculty while physically on campus.
Editor’s note: Clarification was made that the College of Central Florida will be moving majorly, not entirely, online.