School Operations during COVID-19

TISOH is fully operational but our campus is open by appointment only. All staff, students, and visitors must observe strict social distancing while wearing face coverings at all times.
 
While online courses will be offered as normal, all classroom courses are being delivered through an interactive remote learning format for the Fall 2020 semester. As we care deeply for the health and safety of our school community and the academic integrity of our curriculum, this decision was made to ensure a cohesive and consistent learning experience. Rest assured, we expect to offer the full TISOH experience with more student services planned than ever before.
 
Prospective Students:

Prospective students may only visit the school via our online virtual tour. They can also schedule a one-on-one Q&A advising sessions with an admission advisor via Zoom. In-person school tours are not possible during this time.

Current Students:

The institution is open on a limited basis to students who require the computer lab, internet access, and/or in-person tutoring assistance (tutoring also available remotely). Students will not enter the administration building at any time. Students may use classroom space for studying and for internet access. Students must contact TISOH staff prior to arrival to ensure that staff is prepared and that sufficient space is available in order to maintain social distancing and occupancy requirements. Computer lab occupancy is limited to four students, with one desk between each student.

Students may avail themselves of tutoring services via Zoom, telephone, or in-person during this time. When at all possible, students are encouraged to seek assistance remotely for theirs and the safety of TISOH staff. In the event that in-person tutoring proves the best option for student success, the following protocols shall be observed:

- Students will schedule an appointment; no walk-ins will be entertained

- Tutoring appointments shall be no shorter than 30 minutes and no longer than 60 minutes

- Students and staff will maintain all required prophylactic measures including the use of facial coverings (masks covering nose and mouth) at all times; hand sanitizing upon entry and exit; social distancing of no less than 6 feet

Student work areas in classrooms and the computer lab will be cleaned and sanitized immediately upon their exit. All other policies in regard to student classroom access, computer lab usage, and tutoring shall be observed.

Administrative Staff:

TISOH administrative staff are observing normal operational hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm PST. Upon daily arrival at the school, self-health assessments are recorded to ensure that symptomatic persons are not admitted on campus.

All other visitors:

TISOH is closed to all other visitors other than regular deliveries. All in-person meetings for industry associations including our alumni association are canceled.

Remote Learning during COVID-19:

For the Fall 2020 semester, while the school was initially planning on offering a LIVE Classroom + Remote duo modality format, it has been decided that a fully remote learning format will be implemented for all classroom students to ensure maximum safety of the students and faculty. The school reserves the right to offer some form of LIVE in-person activities or trainings pending the changing situation and guidance from government and CDC officials.

Students will complete all modules in each of their courses during regularly scheduled, remote meetings via Zoom, during which attendance will be taken and all other requirements will remain in effect. Students will use the LMS to complete course work, submit assignments, and take any required assessments.

Click here to learn more about interactive remote learning.

Vocational Rehabilitation or WIOA Students:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Services has approved veteran benefits for TISOH classroom (remote learning) students enrolled in the Summer 2020 semester. Similarly, students who enroll in the Fall 2020 semester in the LIVE Remote Learning format is also approved for veteran benefits. Additional inquiries for students receiving vocational rehabilitation or WIOA funding benefits can be directed to Ashley Disbennett, Admissions and Recruitment Manager at adisbennett@tisoh.com

TISOH will continue to provide information to students and faculty. Additional information that may be useful regarding COVID-19 include the following:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus