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Summer and Fall 2021 Announcement

Updated: April 28, 2021

Upon review of federal and state guidelines and the collegewide COVID-19 Task Force recommendations, HACC has developed a four-phased approach (pdf) to reopening our campuses. Our summer 2020 semester represented phase one.

For the summer and fall 2021 semesters, HACC will remain in phase three.

Please see detailed information below for summer and fall 2021 semesters. In addition, please note the following:

  • The College is open.
  • The outdoor spaces at all five campuses will be open to the general public beginning June 1, 2021. The public can park on our campuses and walk the campus grounds.
  • HACC’s buildings will remain closed to the general public.
  • For on-campus classes, class size may be limited, and personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must be followed.
  • Anyone on a HACC campus - even if they received the vaccine - is required to wear a mask that completely covers their nose and mouth at all times while on campus. This includes driving up to the wellness screening stations, in the classroom and in all common areas (indoor and outdoor). 
     

What does this mean for HACC students?  What does this mean for HACC employees?

 

Please note the following:

  1. In fall 2021, classes will be taught in a variety of ways – on campus and through remote instruction and virtual learning. Please visit the class schedule page for more details on these instruction options.
  2. Our campus buildings will be open to students and employees in on-campus courses or with scheduled appointments for select student services.
  3. We will increase the number of on-campus classes offered in fall 2021.
  4. We will bring select student services back on campus for YOUR convenience.
  5. Details about which classes will be taught on campus and through remote instruction and virtual learning are available on the schedule search page.
  6. If a building in which a class is located is closed, the College will:
    1. Email credit students using their HAWKMail addresses
    2. Email or call workforce students.
  7. We will continue to prepare for the return of larger numbers of students and employees this fall by following the cleaning and building protocols listed below on this page.

This information is tentative and subject to change.

The courses within the matrices below have been approved to complete the required hands-on components on campus for the summer 2021 semester.

Please note that:

  • Classes will be taught online through remote instruction and virtual learning. Classes that are scheduled for remote will be held at their scheduled time over Zoom.
  • Student services will continue to be provided remotely.
  • Only credit and Workforce Development programs with required hands-on/experiential components, such as labs, to meet learning outcomes will be permitted to hold on-campus classes. All other labs will be conducted remotely, and students will still be accomplishing the course learning outcomes.
  • Only the hands-on components will be taught on campus. All other aspects of the courses will continue through remote instruction.
  • Instructors will contact students in these courses with additional details at least one week prior to the start of class.
  • Employees who are not in approved on-campus classes and have been working remotely must continue to do so. Unless approved, employees are not authorized to be in a HACC building on campus.
  • Nursing classes will not be scheduled on campus. Instead, students in nursing courses will be scheduled for appointments on campus to do skills demonstrations.
  • The Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center (PSC) will continue to offer select public safety programs that were approved to be taught on the Harrisburg Campus and at some offsite locations for the summer and fall 2021 semesters. For more information about PSC’s program schedule, please visit hacc.edu/1stResponders.
  • If a building in which a class is located is closed, the College will:
    • Email credit students using their HAWKMail addresses
    • Email or call workforce students.
  • All media should be directed to contact newsroom@hacc.edu.
  • This information is tentative and subject to change.
Prefix Number Course Name Campus(es)
AGM 103 General Motors Company (GM) Automotive Ignition Control Systems Harrisburg
BAKE 111 Pastry Arts I Harrisburg
BAKE 291 Baking and Pastry Internship Harrisburg
CHEM 101 Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
  • York
CHEM 102 Inorganic Chemistry II
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
  • York
CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I Harrisburg
CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II Harrisburg
CULI 100 World of Wine Harrisburg
CULI 113 Sanitation and Safety Harrisburg
CULI 133 Culinary Arts I Harrisburg
CULI 143 Culinary Arts II Harrisburg
CULI 291 Culinary Arts Internship Harrisburg
DH 170 Techniques in Pain Control Harrisburg
DMS  140 Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Lab II Harrisburg
DMS  180 High Resolution Sonography Harrisburg
DMS  210 Vascular Sonography Lancaster
ELEC 111 Alternating Current, DC = Direct Current (AC/DC) Circuits I Harrisburg
ELOC 153 Fundamentals of Electricity Harrisburg
ELOC 157 Electrical Wiring I Harrisburg
ELOC 163 Electrical Wiring II Harrisburg
ELOC 169 Low Voltage Cabling Harrisburg
ELOC 171 Electrical Service Harrisburg
ELOC 175 Elect System Troubleshooting Harrisburg
ENGR 291 Engineering Co-Op Experience Harrisburg
HVAC 105 Fund of Air Conditioning II Harrisburg
HVAC 107 Low and Med Temp Refrigeration Harrisburg
IA 211 Industrial Robotics II Gettysburg
IA 213 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Automation II Gettysburg
NURS 140 Intro to Nursing Practice I York
NURS 141 Intro to Nursing Practice II
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
NURS 142 Health Assessment Concepts York
NURS 151 Holistic Health Concepts II York
NURS 240 Adult Health Concepts I 
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
NURS  241 Adult Health Concepts II
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
  • Gettysburg
PHYS 202 General Physics II Lancaster 
PHYS  212 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Lancaster
RADI 213 Radiology Informatics (RADI) Seminar I Lancaster
RADT 208 Imaging and Processing Lancaster
RADT 209 Image Analysis Harrisburg
RESP 140 Lab Oxygen Administration Harrisburg
RESP 150 Pharmacology Harrisburg
RESP 270 Lab Neonatal/Pediatric Resp Harrisburg
SURG 105 Pharmacology Harrisburg
SURG 110 Introduction to Surgical Technology Harrisburg
SURG 112 Surgical Procedures II Harrisburg
WELD 107 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) - Plate Test Harrisburg
WELD 111 Welding Applications
  • Harrisburg
  • York
WELD 120 Gas Metal Arc Welding I Harrisburg
WELD 130 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I Harrisburg
WELD 240 Pipe Welding Harrisburg

Please bring your mask with you to campus. Cloth masks should be washed daily.

If you are sick or have had a fever over 100.4 degrees within 48 hours prior to coming to campus, please contact your instructor or supervisor and DO NOT come to campus.

Wellness screening stations have been established in centralized locations on each campus and are identifiable by signage. Screenings are conducted by wellness screeners. In the event that a screener is not available, the screening is conducted by a safety and security officer.

Employees and volunteers involved in wellness screenings have been trained regarding COVID-19 protocol and processes.
 

Until June 1, 2021:

If you are approved to come on campus, you must complete HACC’s online Wellness Screening form prior to each campus visit. Please:

  • Fill out the online form within 24 hours of coming to a HACC campus. 
  • Note: This form must be submitted every time you come on campus.
  • Note: You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of class to allow time to go through screening.
  • Drive to the wellness screening station upon arrival to campus.
  • Show the confirmation email (printed or digital) to the wellness screener upon arrival to campus each day
  • Have your temperature taken by the wellness screener. If you are found to have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or below, you will be issued a wristband and cleared to proceed to your designated area of the College. If you have a temperature above 100.4 degrees or fail to be cleared by the wellness screening questionnaire, you will be asked to leave campus, email corona@hacc.edu and follow up with your primary care physician.

 

After June 1, 2021:

Anyone who needs to access a campus building must complete HACC’s online Wellness Screening form prior to each campus visit. Please:

  • Fill out HACC’s online form within 24 hours of coming to campus.
  • Note: This form must be submitted each day you come on campus to access a HACC building.
  • Note: You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of class to allow time to go through screening.
  • Drive to the wellness screening station upon arrival to campus.
  • Show the confirmation email (printed or digital) to the wellness screener upon arrival to campus each day.
  • Have your temperature taken by the wellness screener. If you are found to have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or below, you will be issued a wristband and cleared to proceed to your designated area of the College. If you have a temperature above 100.4 degrees or fail to be cleared by the wellness screening questionnaire, you will be asked to leave campus, email corona@hacc.edu and follow up with your primary care physician.

HACC employees, please see the “What should I do before going to a HACC campus?” section of the Information for Employees webpage for detailed instructions on what you should do prior to coming on campus.

View the transcript of HACC cleaning and building protocols! (pdf)

Disinfecting procedures are used, as per governor’s orders (pdf) and CDC recommendations to do our part in maintaining student, employee and building safety (where occupied). We have developed a multi-layered cleaning process for classrooms, specialized labs, offices, restrooms and common areas.

This includes:

  • As of January 2021, all HACC campuses have new ultraviolet-C (UVC) disinfection equipment called MoonBeamTM3. The technology is used to eliminate pathogens from intricate, hard-to-clean surfaces in high-touch areas, including classrooms, offices, trade, nursing and dental hygiene laboratories and bathrooms. The manufacturer completed extensive testing on the efficacy of the device on key viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores. The MoonBeamTM3 was proven effective against COVID-19 under a range of conditions with contact time as low as four seconds. The equipment has a three-minute cycle within roughly 6 feet of primary targets. The area can be immediately occupied after usage. The MoonBeamTM3 is safely outfitted with sensors that stop the device cycle if entry is attempted from outside the room. We use this several times a week based on demand in specialized labs, trade classrooms, offices, restrooms and common areas. This is an additive cleaning technology to further minimize risk of exposure.
  • HACC continues to use electrostatic spray guns for disinfecting and overall high-touch point deep cleaning procedures and processes to maintain high quality cleaning of HACC campuses. Disinfecting with the electrostatic spray guns is completed several times a week for general classrooms and labs, offices, restrooms and common areas dependent on usage. This is a specialized additive cleaning technology to further minimize risk of exposure.
  • Cleaning to remove germs and dirt is completed each day in all general classrooms, laboratories, restrooms and common areas. This includes, but is not limited to, dusting, vacuuming, washing and emptying trash.
  • Disinfecting routinely with EPA-approved disinfecting products for the high-touch areas are completed multiple times throughout the day in between classes to reduce the risk of exposure. This includes, but is not limited to, tables, chairs, door knobs, light switches and teaching spaces.
  • Custodial staff continue to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, practice social distancing and follow proper prevention hygiene, such as washing hands frequently and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when needed.
  • Social distancing is also required, maintaining at least six feet of distance between individuals. 
  • Screening protocols are administered by HACC staff for the approved classes at the start of each day. If anyone shows symptoms flu or COVID-19 (fever, cough, rash, etc.), they will be asked to leave the campus.
  • Campus maps for entrances into and exits from parking lots have been developed and shared with students and employees for the buildings that are occupied.
  • Sections of buildings are open only to students and employees involved in the classes approved to have hands-on components completed on campus. Limited essential staff are also permitted. No visitors or public will be admitted.
  • All occupied classrooms and training areas have been redesigned to maintain the six-foot physical distance requirements.
  • Appropriate signage has been installed in building entryways, hallways, bathrooms and at PPE stations. Campus building systems are monitored for proper airflow.
  • Facilities are working with Johnson Controls (JCI) to complete an air flow, filtration and quality assessment, and appropriate filters will be upgraded and changed to adhere to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) COVID-19 Resource Recommendations.
  • The facilities team will be installing clear plastic (plexiglass) dividers in many areas for employee and student protection.

Additionally, for students in on-campus classes, there will be designated common areas in all classroom buildings to wait between classes during the fall 2021 semester.

  • Anyone approved to be on a HACC campus - even if they received the vaccine - is required to wear a mask that completely covers their nose and mouth at all times while on campus. Neck gaiters may be worn only if the neck gaiter has two layers. If not, the gaiter must be doubled over. Please see this link for more information. Also, please note the face coverings must be worn when driving up to the wellness screening stations, in the classroom and in all common areas (indoor and outdoor).
  • Gloves are required for task-specific protocols (Examples: cleaning, involvement in hands-on components of specific programs, etc.). Please ask your instructor or supervisor if gloves are needed for specific activities and see this webpage for additional information.
  • CDC guidelines (pdf) should be followed regarding proper glove removal and disposal.

If anyone has symptoms of the flu or COVID-19 (fever, cough, rash, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, etc.) or shows signs of symptoms during the screening process, they are to:

  • Refrain from coming to campus or return home if already on campus
  • Contact their supervisor or instructor to make alternate arrangements
  • Check with their primary health care provider
  • Notify the College by emailing corona@hacc.edu. Please describe whether you’ve tested positive, have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Contact is defined as within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more.
  • Self-isolate to meet PA Department of Health and CDC Requirements


If you have come into contact with anyone suspected of or confirmed or having COVID-19, you should quarantine for 14 days, and return to campus if you are symptom-free at that time.

Here is HACC’s four-phased approach (pdf) to reopening our campuses. This is tentative and subject to change.

HACC is honored to be included as a site for COVID-19 vaccination distribution. Dauphin County and UPMC are managing the entire process. This is not a HACC event.

We were given notice by Dauphin County that, in partnership with UPMC, they will be distributing the COVID-19 vaccine on the Harrisburg Campus in the West Lot (Entrance: Gate 2) on March 22 through at least July 2021.

To limit the possibility of any COVID-19 exposure for our students and employees and out of respect for Dauphin County and UPMC, on the dates of distribution, we will close the West Lot where the vaccines will be distributed. All students and employees should park in the East Lot (Entrance: Gate 1). Please note: There will be no changes to class schedules.

Vaccine registration for this location will be through UPMC registration. Dauphin County will develop, communicate and manage all guidelines and procedures for vaccine distribution, eligibility and enrollment.

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