MSJC launches fall 2020 semester mostly online

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James Comehn, 20, of San Jacinto wears a mask and observes social distancing markers while he orders books at the Mt. San Jacinto College bookstore on the first day of the fall semester. Comehn, a computer science major at California State University San Marcos, is taking some MSJC classes he needs to fulfill requirements at the four-year institution. Valley News/Mt. San Jacinto College photo
SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College began its fall 2020 semester Monday, Aug. 17, with thousands of students enrolled in online classes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. About 98% of MSJC’s courses are online this fall to help further reduce the spread of COVID-19. Hands-on courses – Career Education classes in automotive, nursing and diagnostic medical sonography, for example – will be held on MSJC campuses when necessary. “We wish we could welcome all of our students back to our campuses right now,” Roger Schultz, superintendent and president of MSJC, said. “We ordered our campuses closed on March 13 because of COVID-19, and for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, we’ll remain mostly closed for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, we can welc
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