Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Information and Resources

In accordance with Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order 03.26.20.02, all TCSG colleges will remain closed for in-person instruction with limited exceptions through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Lanier Technical College will continue to hold classes via digital platforms only for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Students should look for specific guidance from instructors regarding limited exceptions where in-person instruction will be allowed and should continue to monitor their Lanier Technical College email and Blackboard account for communication from their instructors. Certain faculty and staff may be required to report on campus and should contact their supervisor for guidance.


Frequently Asked Questions

General

The circumstances related to COVID-19 can be stressful and unsettling for members of our college community. LTC has partnered with ESPYR to provide free and confidential counseling services for our students. For information on counseling, visit our website at https://www.laniertech.edu/student-affairs/student-assistance-program. The password for Lanier Tech is "Lanier."
We will continue to monitor the worldwide spread of COVID-19 as well as the directives of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and federal and state governments. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Check our website for future announcements.
Yes. The Academic Calendar has changed to allow for the extra week of spring break. The current academic calendar is located on the college website at https://www.laniertech.edu/ltcevents/category/academic-calendar.

Academic

  1. Go to the Lanier Tech Blackboard site at https://laniertech.blackboard.com
  2. Click the Faculty and Student Login link near the middle of the page.
  3. USERNAME: Username is your Lanier Tech student email address.
  4. PASSWORD: View Student Password Information
  5. Click on link to each course to enter the online class.
  6. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the Blackboard course environment now, enroll in Blackboard Student Orientation.
  1. Instructors are available via their LTC email. If you do not currently have access to your course syllabus with your instructor’s email, search for your instructor’s email address on the LTC website at this link https://www.laniertech.edu/faculty-staff-directory
  2. When you email your instructor, you should receive a response within 24 hours unless the email is sent after noon on Friday. In that case you should receive a response within 24 hours when we resume business on Monday.
  3. If you are unable to contact your instructor, email the Academic Division Dean of your Program of Study:
Visit our Tutoring webpage for more information.

Admissions

In order to avoid the spread of COVID-19, we have closed our campus to visitors as well as current students, faculty and non-essential staff. However, faculty and staff are working remotely and will answer emails and phone calls as soon as possible. You can also email admissions_office@laniertech.edu or call 7770-533-7000 and an Admission representative will respond.
Yes. You should have received a notice letting you know your scheduled visit has been canceled. If not, please accept our apologies. All campus visits have been suspended until it is safe for us to return to campus. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. We will contact you to reschedule your visit as soon as we return to campus.
Yes. The application deadline has been extended. The new deadline is posted to our college website at https://www.laniertech.edu/admissions/application-deadlines. The new priority deadline for completed admissions files is April 15, 2020. The late application deadline for completed files is May 7, 2020.
Yes. We are receiving mail at the campus mailing address (2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville GA 30507) and processing all received documents. Our Admissions Office will update you as to your application status via your email account. You can also check your application status at https://www.laniertech.edu/admissions/admissions-classifications. If you have questions concerning the admissions process or your application status, contact us at admissions@laniertech.edu.
If you were scheduled for an Accuplacer test on our campus prior to April 6, your test date has been canceled. If you were not notified, please accept our apologies. As soon as it is safe for us to return to campus, we will contact you to reschedule your test date.

Adult Ed GED/ESL

Yes, as of March 23, 2020 all of our classes are now being offered online. To attend, you will need access to the internet, a computer, and preferably a headset with microphone. If you are unable to join through the internet, please contact your instructor for directions on how to participate by telephone.
Please contact your instructor through their email address. If you do not know their email address, contact Teresa Ford at tford@laniertech.edu or Shannon Cole at 770-531-3367. Please leave your full name and email address and/or phone number.
For the moment, GED testing has been suspended in order to protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19. Please check with your instructor or your account at GED.com for updates regarding when testing will resume.
If you are interested in enrolling in our program, please leave us your name, phone number and email address. We are looking into ways on how to complete registration and begin serving students on a limited basis. In any case, we will be glad to reach out to you and describe your next steps.
At this time, no students are allowed on campus, so this means all orientations, registrations, in-person classes, and TABE testing have been suspended until further notice. Once the campus is reopened, we will inform you of the timeline and next steps regarding TABE testing, resuming classes, and other services.

Registrar

The Commencement Ceremony has not been canceled but rather postponed. As soon as a date for the ceremony can be determined, we will communicate with our graduates via your student email account, a text message and a post to the College website on the Commencement page at https://www.laniertech.edu/student-affairs/commencement-ceremony-information.

Student Support Services

Yes. As an equity-minded institution, Lanier Technical College has been working with special populations to ensure they are adequately supported through this difficult time. For example, students with academic accommodations will be supported in making the appropriate adjustments to utilize new online learning platforms. We are taking an individualized approach to working with students to meet their particular needs. If you have specific questions or concerns about the College’s support for special populations or ideas to share with the administration, please send them to Allison Haynes, Disability Services Coordinator at ahaynes@laniertech.edu or Kari Register, Special Populations Coordinator at kregister@laniertech.edu.

Updated March 26, 2020

Dear Lanier Technical College Students:

First of all, I want to thank you for the tremendous job you are doing in transitioning from onsite to online instruction. I have heard from some of you and from many of your instructors regarding how well the transition has worked to this point. Please reach out to us to let us know of any assistance we can provide as you take courses online.

Next, I want to make you aware that in accordance with an Executive Order of Governor Brian Kemp, Lanier Technical College will remain physically closed for the remainder of the semester. You can access the Governor’s Executive Order at https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/03262002/download. Although our campuses are physically closed, we will continue to offer online instruction in all of our courses for the remainder of the semester. While we will be able to provide some lab instruction on a limited basis, most of our courses will be completed 100% online. Your instructors will be working directly with you regarding any lab that we are able to provide between now and the remainder of the semester.

The labs we offer this semester will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Technical College System of Georgia and will be delivered using the health and safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the local governments in whose jurisdiction our campuses are located. Again, we will make every effort to complete as many lab experiences as possible. We will also work with students who are unable to complete a course due to the unavailability of a lab or clinical experience this semester by giving extended opportunities to complete lab and clinical work even after this semester ends.

I know these are difficult times. Lanier Technical College is committed to working with you as we get through this pandemic together. Please be sure to check out the list of student resources and frequently asked questions at https://www.laniertech.edu/coronavirus-covid 19-information-and-resources/.

Sincerely,
Ray Perren, President,
Lanier Technical College


Updated March 17, 2020

Dear Lanier Technical College Students:

Thank you for your patience as the college prepares to make the transition from teaching primarily on site to teaching online. Although the College is physically closed to the public through March 31 in compliance with Governor Kemp’s Executive Order of March 16, 2020 (https://madmimi.com/s/a809601), we are providing instruction in all courses online using BlackBoard beginning Monday, March 23. For those of you not familiar with using BlackBoard beyond checking your course grades, you will receive specific instruction for accessing and using BlackBoard in the coming days. Please check your Lanier Tech student email for these updates.

Although we hope that we will be able to bring some students back on campus on April 1, due to the nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we cannot state for certain that this will happen. It is likely that many of our courses will continue to be delivered online for several more weeks to come. It may even become necessary to extend Spring Semester by at least one or two weeks due to the Pandemic.

In light of the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control, for the next eight weeks, we are postponing gatherings where we would expect greater than 50 people to attend. This means that Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 8 will be postponed. It is important to note that we are not cancelling graduation, we are postponing it. We will announce a new date for graduation as soon as we can.

Please know that your safety and the safety of our employees is of paramount importance to us as we navigate through these uncharted waters. Please know that we are very aware that every decision we make impacts our students and employees in some way. None of these decisions are made lightly. I am committed to communicating with you on a regular basis as the College continues to adapt to this ever-changing situation. Please remember to check our website at https://www.laniertech.edu/coronavirus-covid‑19-information-and-resources/ and to check your Lanier Tech student email account at least once each day.

Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Ray Perren, President,
Lanier Technical College


Updated March 13, 2020

Dear Lanier Technical College Students:

The safety and well-being of our students and employees is our top concern. Late yesterday afternoon, we developed a plan for how we will provide instruction for our students for the coming weeks. I am writing you this morning to share these plans with you.

  • Lanier Technical College will extend Spring Break for one additional week. Students will not have classes or other academic work for the week of March 16.
    • While students are out the week of March 16, our instructors and staff will be working to develop online course materials for all courses offered this semester.
  • Lanier Technical College will move to an entirely online instructional delivery system for the week of March 23.
    • You will receive information during the week of March 16 to prepare you to use BlackBoard for instruction for the week of March 23.
  • We will continue to evaluate conditions across North Georgia to determine the need to use online instruction for all courses beyond the week of March 23. Our intention is to get students who are in programs that are heavily lab-based and that rely on clinical rotations into those environments as soon as possible after the week of March 23. We will keep you informed as these decisions are made.

We will not provide any on-site services for students until further notice. Our online services such as the IT Help Desk, Galileo, BlackBoard, BannerWeb, Campus Logic, etc., will be accessible at all times. You will be able to utilize these tools to access faculty and staff. You will also be able to contact faculty and staff by email. College learning resources such as the Library, tutorial services, etc., will be made available online beginning the week of March 23.

Thank you for your understanding during these coming weeks. We are facing a situation this nation has not faced in over a century. These extraordinary times call for extraordinary action. We will continue to keep you informed as we go through the coming days. Please check our website at https://www.laniertech.edu/coronavirus-covid‑19-information-and-resources/, and your Lanier Tech student email account at least daily over the coming weeks.

Sincerely,
D. Ray Perren, President
Lanier Technical College

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Resources


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Financial Aid: financial_aid@laniertech.edu

Registrar/Records: registrar@laniertech.edu

Career Services: sjolly@laniertech.edu

Special Populations: kregister@laniertech.edu

Disability Services: ahaynes@laniertech.edu

Student Navigator/Student Activities: mwhitworth@laneirtech.edu

IT Helpdesk: helpdesk@laniertech.edu