Future is online for college classes

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Officials with Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges anticipate fall students will take classes online or remotely.

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District leaders decided to minimize the number of students congregating at the campuses this fall because of the possibility that a second wave of coronaviruses could result in another round of stay-at-home orders, Chancellor Lynn Neault said.

“We are doing our best to anticipate and plan in a climate of ambiguity since we know our students and community are counting on us for the future,” Neault said in a statement.

Only classes that are most difficult to convert to online will be held on the campuses, including health and science labs, and certain career technical education courses.

The colleges, with a combined student population of 25,000, have been conducting classes online since March when California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued stay-at-home orders.