In-person classes are ongoing for Fall 2021! However, we will still be offering many online and tech-supported options for those who prefer remote classes.
"Entirely online" means you will have designated due dates for assignments but you will not be required to log in at specific times each week. "Tech-supported" means you will have a live lecture with your instructor and other classmates using a technology-based system—at specific times each week.
Log in to AC Connect and check the "My Classes" section for a personalized breakdown listing the delivery method of each of your courses.
Regardless of your course delivery method, all campuses will remain open and student services and facilities will continue to be available.
Consult with your advisor to determine the availability of options for a particular class. Students who have already been cleared for registration ("greenlit") by their advisor can also make changes to their schedule online using the Student Planning Module.
COVID Info for Employees
Learn more below about Amarillo College's current policies regarding safe practices on campus, hiring/training, and health & wellness resources—as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a meteoric increase in daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the City of Amarillo Public Health Department moved the Amarillo area to Level Red as of Aug. 12, 2021.
Amarillo College students, faculty, and staff will be expected but not required to follow Level Red guidelines.
In Level Red, the City recommends the following safety measures:
Since prevention is the best defense against COVID, the City, the College, and the Governor’s office also strongly recommend that all those eligible get vaccinated.
The College continues to offer free vaccination clinics on campus whenever possible.
Amarillo College will continue tracking all positive COVID test results in students, faculty, and staff. It is mandatory that students/employees disclose any positive COVID test results or if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. If awaiting COVID test results or newly experiencing COVID symptoms, don’t come to campus.
You can find more information in the box below about how to report a positive test, pending test, or close contact.
If you test positive for COVID you will be required to isolate for 10 days or until you receive a negative test result. If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you should quarantine for 14 days. Isolation/quarantine for positive test results and close contact are regardless of vaccination status.
If a student who was present in an on-campus class in the last 48 Hours tests positive for COVID, the entire class will be notified of the positive test result. Students who were in close contact with the positive individual will have the option to quarantine for up to 14 days from the date of exposure. During that time, the positive individual and those in quarantine will be provided a virtual method to access class materials and academic support.
Students and faculty in the healthcare field may have slightly different quarantine standards.
As we continue to monitor this situation very carefully, many considerations will be in place to keep classes running in their original modality. However, if, as a College, we experience a substantial number of positive COVID cases and quarantines, we will support continued learning while protecting the health and safety of our students and employees by moving all classes to a tech-supported virtual environment for a period of time.
Close contact is defined as a cumulative 15 minutes less than six feet apart—with or without a mask—over the course of 24 hours. This even includes brief interactions if they add up to 15 minutes over the course of a day.
Students– if you have a pending test, positive test, or close contact with a COVID positive individual, you should email each of your instructors immediately. Faculty will then report the following information to AC Student Health:
AC Student Health will contact you within 24 hours of notification.
Employees– Please email Employee Health the following information:
Employee Health will contact you within 24 hours of notification. You should stay home until contacted.
For more Employee information see COVID Resources for Employees on the HR webpage
Please be aware that while our AC Student Health liaisons can offer guidance on quarantine and isolation procedures and guidelines, they are unable to offer medical advice and should not be contacted to answer those types of questions. If you need medical advice related to COVID, please direct those questions to a medical care facility or the City of Amarillo Health Department.