CLTCC reschedules Spring Break to March 23-27

Published: Mar. 13, 2020 at 9:12 PM CDT
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As part of Central Louisiana Technical Community College’s response to statewide efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Chancellor Jimmy Sawtelle announced the school is rescheduling Spring Break from April 13-17 to next week, March 23-27.

“We believe moving Spring Break forward will provide a number of benefits for our students, faculty, and staff,” Sawtelle said. “The health and well-being of our students and staff remain our priority. By taking two consecutive weeks now without classes, students and faculty members will have additional time to identify and resolve family situations such as child-care and elder-care. The need for this stems from the rapidly-evolving measures to minimize the spread of infection. This also gives CLTCC instructors an opportunity to refine online course content to provide the highest quality instruction.”

Sawtelle said the moving of Spring Break to next week does not impact the current week’s canceling of all classes (Credit, Workforce and Adult Ed/WorkreadyU) through Friday, March 20. Also, it should not result in any changes to the overall semester-length, scheduled to conclude mid-May. Under the revised schedule, students will resume classes Monday, March 30, with online electronic learning facilitation of instruction.

“All efforts to modify instructional delivery and college operations are centered on ensuring quality learning environments for students as well as a safe, sanitary, and secure work environment for faculty and staff,” Sawtelle said. “We want to thank our students, stakeholders, and staff within the eight communities we serve for their patience and support”, said Sawtelle.

Sawtelle noted this is an ongoing situation and that plans will be modified as conditions change. The CLTCC Chancellor’s Office will provide updates as new information becomes available and students are encouraged to stay connected with CLTCC’s social media channels on Facebook and Twitter as well as the website at

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Important Dates:
Wednesday, March 18:

Employees report to work with no classes for Students.

Thursday, March 19 - Friday, March 20:

Employees working on online course content, Staff continuing work week

Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27:

Spring Break

Monday, March 30:

Classes resume (many classes resume on-line).

CLTCC canceling classes March 16-20

CLTCC has announced it will be canceling all classes (Credit, Workforce and Adult Ed/WorkreadyU) on Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 in response to the coronavirus.

Monday will be a closure day for CLTCC; however essential employees will be asked to report to work on Tuesday, March 17.

On Wednesday, March 18, all faculty and staff will be required to report to work to actively formulate plans for online delivery of instruction and alternate training schedules for unique programs of study.

Students will resume classes Monday, March 23 with online electronic learning facilitation of instruction.

Important Dates:

-Monday, March 16: CLTCC Closed

-Tuesday, March 17: Essential CLTCC Personnel Only

-Wednesday, March 18 – 20: All employees report to work with no classes for Students.

-Monday, March 23: All employees report and classes resume (many classes resume on-line.)

For students with needs for high-speed Internet access (broadband), CLTCC will ensure those students will have access at all college locations to dedicated computer labs for online learning and assessment. They will also provide appropriate precautions for the health and wellness of students per CDC recommendations. CLTCC intends to sustain operations at each location as appropriate.

College administration is working closely to determine essential support services specific to instruction, student services, workforce training, and finance and administration.

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) is a two-year technical and community college offering associate degrees, technical diplomas, industry certificates, and customized training in more than 20 disciplines to support local workforce development and prepare students for good-paying jobs.  CLTCC serves 10 parishes in Central Louisiana through its eight campuses and provides instruction in three state prisons and two federal correctional institutions.  For more information, visit 

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