BMCC is tech-ready for distance learning

PENDLETON – Distance learning will be in play at Blue Mountain Community College this fall, with only a few programs holding in-person classes. BMCC President Dennis Bailey-Fougnier said the school is ready with answers for students without broadband connections.

“We have extended our Wi-Fi so that any place on campus is a Wi-Fi hot spot,’ he said. “In the spring, we saw students drive on campus and sit in their cars and use their computers.”

The college also has an alternative for students who don’t have computers.

“They can come in and do services in the library,” Bailey-Fougnier said. “We have computers set up for them with social distancing and masks. It’s by appointment only.”