Northern Oklahoma College is making several adjustments to the 2021 Spring Academic Calendar.
“Based on consultation with local health officials along with a Memo of Understanding with a partner institution, NOC will adjust the start date of the spring semester in order to match schedules as required with our partner and to give us the best chance to finish the spring term in-person,” said NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans.
Evans said that Winter Break will be extended and spring classes will start on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and NOC will not have a traditional spring break in March 2021 in order to avoid another possible surge in COVID cases due to student and employee travel. This approach should allow NOC to finish the semester as originally scheduled. More details of the spring schedule and important dates will be shared after approval at the Oct. 21 Board of Regents meeting.
NOC had previously approved the transition to online instruction and final exams after the Thanksgiving break for the Fall 2020 Semester.
NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 5,700 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.
NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science. The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.
Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu.