COVID-19 & Campus Information
Canada Christian College and School of Graduate Theological Studies is preparing, with great excitement, to welcome students back safely on campus for the Fall semester, beginning September 14, 2020. In-person classes will resume and library resources will be made available. Social distancing and health and safety guidelines will be strictly adhered to for your protection.
A detailed reopening framework has been drafted and will begin phased implementation, founded on these priorities: (1) the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty, (2) the continued delivery of an excellent academic experience, and (3) the necessity of training ministers of the gospel during these trying times in our hurting world.
1. Health and Safety of Student Body, Staff and Faculty
- At all times Canada Christian College will adhere to provincial and municipal health and safety guidelines regarding the threat of COVID-19.
- Social distancing (2m distance) will be adhered to in all spaces including the library, cafeteria, athletic centre, classrooms, and study spaces.
- Sanitizer stations will be located at all campus entrances, classrooms, and library entrances.
- An allotted time has been specified between each class for a thorough disinfecting of each classroom, including the chairs, desks, handles, and any equipment.
- Those who are feeling unwell in any way will be required to notify their professors and stay home. Excused absences will be granted in these circumstances.
- If required by the municipality, face masks/shields will be worn and provided by CCC for those who need one.
2. Continued Delivery of an Excellent Academic Experience
- As always, CCC is committed to the best training possible for our students. For this reason, our classrooms will be open for in-person lectures beginning September 14, 2020.
- On campus students will be allowed to take up to two online courses during the Fall 2020 semester, thus limiting the required time on campus. If there are specific concerns about attending in-person classes, please reach out to the Registrar’s Office and accommodations will be made when possible.
3. Necessity of Training Ministers of The Gospel
- The mission of CCC is to train effective leaders who can go out into the world and reach those who are hurting and lost.
- Today, more than ever, this mission is necessary. For that purpose, our institution is making every effort to move forward in assisting students to answer the call of God on their life and become trained in the various ministry fields at CCC.
To ensure the health and safety of those on our campus, CCC has developed a three-phase approach to reopening the lakefront campus (subject to change with provincial regulations and guidelines).
Phase 1 begins after the approved Stage 3 Reopening of The Durham Region by the provincial government on July 24.
Phase 1: July 27, 2020
- Opening of the Admissions Office for in-person visits by appointment only
- Essential staff and faculty available to serve the student population and the registering class for the 2020-2021 academic year
Phase 2: August 31, 2020
- Opening library resources, study spaces, and the cafeteria, etc.
- Increased staff and faculty presence
Phase 3: September 14, 2020
- Resume in-person classes
- Opening of the athletics centre (limited capacity)
- Opening of the event centre (limited capacity)