Moraine Valley Community College will continue to offer its courses predominantly online for the fall semester and has shortened its academic calendar.

Fall classes will occur in two formats online or hybrid. Most classes will be online offered in synchronous and asynchronous formats. The hybrid offering, when classes are taught both online and face-to-face, is reserved for career and technical education courses and select laboratory classes that require a limited amount of time on campus to learn and practice hands-on skills.

Classes offered in this format will run at a reduced seat count and include program areas like health sciences, fire science and emergency medical technician, and trade fields, like welding, automotive and heating and air conditioning.

The college also has shortened its academic calendar by a week, reducing the semester from 17 weeks to 16 weeks. The adjustment will help to account for any flare-up of the pandemic, which has been predicted to occur as winter approaches.

The hybrid class offerings also will begin on Aug. 10, earlier than the rest of the college’s classes, which start on Aug. 24.

Registration for the fall semester is underway. New students can get started remotely with step-by-step instructions online.