In-Person, Online and Streaming Classes at ECC this Spring

December 16, 2020 | Campus News

The spring semester at East Central College will look much like the fall semester, with a full range of class offerings and delivery methods.

According to ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer, not much has changed in course delivery from Fall to Spring, primarily because what the college has done has worked so well.

“The spring semester schedule includes classes offered in-person, online and/or streaming,” he said. “We plan to open the spring with this combination of delivery options.”

Dr. Bauer urged students to sign up as soon as possible for spring classes to ensure the classes they want will be available when they need them.

“The earlier you register, the more likely it is you can enroll in the type of classes you prefer,” he said.

The 2021 Spring semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 19. For some students, it will be their first taste of college.

“We have students who start their college education during the spring semester,” Dr. Bauer added.   “That’s really just around the corner, so don’t delay.”

For more registration information, visit or call 636-584-6588.

In-Person Classes

Dr. Bauer explained that ECC’s in-person classes have been successful because of the safety protocols in place.

“We will continue to have the COVID protections that we have now, including a mask requirement and reduced seating in classes in order to maintain social distancing,” he said.

In addition, ECC has stations at each entrance and other areas of campus with hand sanitizer and thermometers.

Students and employees are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling ill. The college has an employee serving as a COVID-19 contact to assist students and employees with questions about procedures, and also to follow up with local health departments to assist in keeping the campus safe.

ECC Rolla Classes

Christina Ayres, Director of the ECC Rolla sites, said fall semester students were able to schedule classes based on their comfort level, around work or home obligations.

The Spring semester will be much of the same.

“For every student it was a personal decision,” Ayres said. “Our students are absolutely committed to their education.”

She noted that for some students it was practical to stay at home because of their children or due to a family illness.

“We increased our online offerings so students could take advantage of learning at home,” Ayres said. “We want to offer options so students can make the best decision based on their circumstances.”