Blue Ridge Gets Semester Off To Good Start

Enrollment Up At Both Campuses


Last updated 9/9/2020 at 4:44pm

Blue Ridge philosophy instructor Duston Mason facilitates discussion during his ethics course in the Transylvania Campus courtyard

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) welcomed students for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 31, with enhanced support and educational options to keep students on track.

"The fall semester is off to a great start, and our faculty and students are eager to dive into the teaching and learning going on here at the Transylvania County Campus," said Associate Vice President Glenda McCarson. "We are laser-focused on student success and are working diligently to make sure that our students succeed in the course format they have chosen this semester."

The college's top priority as students returned for a new semester continues to be the students' and employees' ongoing health, safety and well-being.

Most lecture courses have an in-person and virtual option for students. The college has also restarted vital workforce training programs, such as health care, public service, and automotive classes, in-person to meet local workforce demands.

Those on campus follow BRCC's new health and safety protocols, including social distancing and facial coverings.

The first week started with three welcome back events. Students were treated by the College's Student Government Association to free BRCC swag, lunch, coffee and ice cream.

Blue Ridge's enrollment for fall semester, at both its Transylvania and Henderson county campuses, topped the number from last fall by about 2 percent. Opportunities to add college credit classes are available, and students may still register for upcoming continuing education classes such as computer training, art, dance and automotive.

Blue Ridge Community College biology students listen to lab instructions


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