FSCC provides update on plan due to COVID-19

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Fort Scott Community College officials provided an update Thursday on the college’s plan moving forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement from FSCC President Alysia Johnston said all FSCC courses will be online for the remainder of the semester. This includes all technical courses/programs taught at the Career and Technical Education Center, Construction Trades at La Harpe, Fort Scott John Deere/Welding, Harley-Davidson in Frontenac, Allied Health/Nursing at Burke Street, and Welding, Construction Trades, Criminal Justice, and Allied Health/Nursing in Miami County. All courses (including general education) will resume in the online format beginning March 30.

“The situation remains very fluid and evolving,” Johnston said in the statement.

The FSCC website, www.fortscott.edu, provides regular updates on the college’s plan.


Students without readily available internet access should contact his or her local area internet service and cellular service providers. Many companies are working with students during this time to ensure access to internet services. If this is unsuccessful, students should contact Janet Fancher by email at janetf@fortscott.edu or Adam Borth at adamb@fortscott.edu.

Campus Access

The FSCC dorms are closed for the remainder of the spring semester. The Bookstore, Library, Computer Labs and Student Success Center will resume normal hours of operation March 30. A maximum limit of 10 individuals are allowed in those locations, this includes visitors and employees.

Campus tours

The admissions office is open and accepting applications, answering questions, and providing information to potential students. Physical campus tours are currently suspended, however, questions or inquiries can be directed by email to admissions@fortscott.edu or by calling (620) 223-2700, extension 3510. For more information, please visit the admissions webpage at http://www.fortscott.edu/admissions.

Advising and Enrollment

Fall enrollment will open March 30, and advisors will be assisting students via phone appointments and email. To schedule an appointment please contact Russ Souza by email at russellso@fortscott.edu, Ashley Keylon at ashleyk@fortscott.edu, Quentin Choice at quentinc@fortscott.edu, or call (620) 223-2700, extension 3610. When calling, please leave a detailed message, including name, student ID (if applicable,) and contact information.

Spring Play

The spring play, “Space Girl,” is officially cancelled.

Working Remotely

Some FSCC employees/departments are working remotely and outside of the traditional hours of operation. FSCC recommends email as the primary method of communication.