Kishwaukee College announces plans for Fall 2020

For Immediate Release

Kishwaukee College will be open for classes for the Fall 2020 semester. As the State of Illinois begins to re-open, Kishwaukee College is planning to bring some students, faculty, and staff back to campus. The current plan is to offer the majority of classes online, with some lab and career and technical education courses on campus following the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.

There are three types of courses for the fall:

  1. Online/Online. These courses will be offered in a traditional online format. Students complete coursework at any time of day that works best for them.
  2. Online/synchronous. These courses are online at a particular time, with scheduled virtual class meetings that students will attend via computer, providing live interaction between instructors and students. “Online/synchronous” class sessions will meet during the times listed on the course schedule for those sections.
  3. Hybrid. These courses will combine online lectures with limited on-campus meetings in labs, shops, and studio art. These on-campus meetings will occur during the times listed on the course schedule.

Kish is committed to providing quality, affordable education to students in a safe environment.  “We are looking forward to welcoming students back to campus in the fall with new safety guidelines and reduced capacity on campus and in the classroom,” said Kish College president, Dr. Laurie Borowicz. “With the current plan, the College will be prepared to make quick adjustments to the course schedule and College operations should there be further disruptions if a surge in COVID-19 should happen.”

With all courses having an online component, the College is committed to providing the necessary tools and resources needed for student success in the online environment. Having access to the required technology is key. The College has Chromebooks and laptops available for check out for students who do not have access to a computer. In addition, the College campus will be open during set hours for students needing access to the internet.

Kish is a great local option, whether students are getting started on a college degree or wanting to prepare for a new career.  We are here for you. The fall semester begins on August 17. Students can enroll now online or set-up an appointment with an academic advisor or counselor. For more information, visit