In support to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) being implemented by the government which aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Aurora State College of Technology will conduct for the first time an online and mobile enrolment for Summer Term 2020 starting June 1- June 15 for the following departments: a) Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences which conducted a pure online enrolment have a total number of 328 enrollees, b) Department of Agriculture and Aquatic Sciences which executed a mobile house to house enrolment with a total of 185 enrolees, c) Department of Industrial Technology which conducted a simultaneous mobile and online enrolment in every municipalities in Aurora from June 10 to June 13, 2020 and have a total of 506 enrolled student wherein 199 of them are through online enrolment while the 307 where through the mobile enrolment and d) Department of Graduate Studies which started last June 1-4 at Zabali Campus, June 5-7 a mobile enrolment was conducted at DICADI Area. Last day of enrolment was extended from June 11 to June 15 to cater late enrollees. Classes for Undergraduates will start on June 16, 2020 while for Graduate Studies is on June 20, 2020.
This summer term class primarily serves students who are required to take summer classes based on their curriculum, have prerequisites for higher subjects or academic level, and those who are graduating. ASCOT assures everyone that its primary concern is the welfare and safety of the students amid the COVID-19 pandemic while meeting the academic needs of students. In recognition of the economic situation at this time, the decision to hold online summer classes comes with it the introduction of the blended learning.
“Blended learning” or “hybrid learning” is a fusion of “online distant learning” and “in-person” delivery of printed materials to the homes of the learners through the barangays (villages) for those who don’t have internet access and interactive facilities in the comfort of their homes. ASCOT will ensure that at the end of the Summer Term, all enrolled students will become equipped with necessary knowledge and skills needed to complete the program while using blended learning for the first time.