Educational Plan for Fall 2020

A Message from President, Dr. Ann Bieber 

Message from Larissa Verta, Vice President for Academic Services and Student Development

Dear students,
Over the past few months, we have confronted the challenges of a global pandemic and the nation’s anger over racism and injustice. But in the midst of uncertainty, Lehigh Carbon Community College has maintained a safe and healthy community, valuing individuals’ unique and diverse qualities.
We recognize the need for creative approaches to academic and student support services, especially as we address unprecedented changes. This academic year the majority of coursework and student support services are offered in an online or remote format to support the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.  A select number of courses will be offered face to face. 
Despite the challenges we face, our commitment to students remains strong. Those of us in Academic Services and Student Development and throughout the college value the well-being and health of everyone in our college and community.
We spent many hours preparing for and developing instructional methods that support student learning. Support services offered remotely ensure that students have the tools they need to be successful, while maintaining social distance. During the COVID-19 shut-down, faculty responded quickly to make certain that students had quality instruction and services.
The commitment that faculty have for their disciplines and for the curriculum demonstrates their dedication to the well-being and learning of their students, and for each other.

LCCC Academics Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Credit Instruction Will Be Delivered Aug 22 – Dec 12, 2020

  • Course Formats: Online, Remote, Hybrid, Face-to-Face

    Download the Guide to Fall Classes (PDF)

    • Selecting courses by format means you can choose how you would like to attend class..

      • ONLINE courses deliver content through Canvas (the learning management system accessed through MyLCCC portal), with no set login times. You follow instructor directions for deadlines. 

        • Fall 2020: In Course Search these classes are identified by the letter N or XN (ex. ENG 105-N2). “Online” will be listed as the Location, and Site will be “Distance Education.”

      • REMOTE courses are live, real-time instruction via virtual classroom (Zoom), and are held during designated times with attendance and participation required.

        • Fall 2020: In Course Search these classes will be listed with “Remote” as the Location. Site will be “Distance Education.”

      • HYBRID courses are a blend of face-to-face instruction (either in a traditional class environment or in a remote virtual classroom) with an online course in Canvas.

        • Fall 2020: In Course Search these classes are designated with an HY (ex. PSY140-HY1). 

      • FACE-TO-FACE courses provide traditional instruction in a classroom at the Schnecksville campus or at the Allentown, Airport, Jim Thorpe, or Tamaqua sites.

        • Fall 2020: These courses will be offered in the green phase for specific classes, such as labs and clinicals, and are noted as such in Course Search.

  • Experience a Remote Classroom - Video
  • Student Resources
    For a list of services available and the latest details visit the LCCC COVID-19 website.
    • Academic Services is ready to serve your needs at 610-799-1587 or email at or contact your Dean by phone or email

    Ceil Connelly-Weida, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business, Education, Legal, and Social Services; Interim Dean, School of Science, Aviation, Math, Engineering      Terri Keefe, M. Ed., Dean, School of Employer Engagement, Community, and Technical Education     Craig Koller, M.Ed., MBA, Allentown/Donley Center
    Dean, School of Health Care Sciences
    Kelly Trahan, Ed. D., Dean, Online Learning Melanie Turrano, M.A., Northern Tier
    Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Interim Dean, Computer Science and Technology    
    •   Student Support and Success includes those areas that assist our students in their journey to success.

    Peggy Heim, M.S.W., Dean, Student Support and Success     Dorothy Collins, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Student Success  Brian DeLong, M.A., Director of Counseling and Community Standards Karen Ladley, M.Ed., Associate Dean for Student Learning and Organizational Development (Disability Support Services, Tutoring Center)  
  • Semester Calendar
    • Classes will be delivered in a variety of instructional formats that will include remote, online, hybrid, or face-to-face.
    • Beginning October 14, 2020, a series of face-to-face classes are available on the schedule.
    • Fall 2020 Calendar
    • Parts of Term (POT) – LCCC schedules courses for the full term or shorter weeks (10 weeks, 7 weeks, 5 weeks) by start dates other than the full term during the semester.
  • Faculty Responsiveness
    • LCCC faculty have remained flexible and available to support our students through the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • All meetings and office hours will be held virtually through remote technology

    Academic Services is ready to serve your needs at 610-799-1587 or email at or contact your Dean by phone or email.

  • Faculty Resources
    • Online Learning Courses Available
      • To register for any of the following courses click here.
      • Teaching Online with Canvas, Zoom and More - Ask Your Questions Mondays and Tuesdays at 3 p.m. click here.
      • Join the Department of Online Learning to ask questions about Canvas and other online learning technologies such as Zoom, Turnitin, tools for captioning videos, etc. These sessions are designed to help you address the challenges of teaching online and provide solutions that result in the best outcomes for your online students. 
    • Teaching Learning Center courses