Students Return to In-Person Learning as Spring Semester Kicks Off at Fresno City College

FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) – On Monday, Fresno City College once again welcomed its staff and students for in-person instruction.

School administrators say about 55% of the spring semester schedule will be in person.

While higher education schools like UC Merced have chosen to start online, Fresno City College offers in-person instruction until the end of the semester.

“We have a number of campus safety protocols in place, including the fact that students cannot be on campus without being fully immunized,” says Don Lopez, vice president of education at Fresno City College.

With COVID-19 still rampant, administrators say they are constantly monitoring covid rates and following county guidelines.

An on-site test station has even been set up for staff, staff or students to get tested.

While students like criminology major Ke’wanda Briggs say it’s good to be back on campus, she will continue to take security measures.

“I stay 6 feet apart, wash my hands every time, the hand sanitizer is good, I always wear my hand sanitizer,” says Briggs.

For psychology major Sergio Luna, this is his first time setting foot on campus after completing online training, so he looks forward to this face-to-face learning.

“I feel like learning psychology in person could probably help me a lot more to understand what exactly certain topics mean and how serious they are,” Luna explains.

About 45% of Fresno City College courses are fully online, and those on campus must be fully immunized to receive in-person instruction.

Fresno City College will continue to offer online and hybrid courses for those who prefer to take virtual courses.