CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

Information for IBMC College students and faculty.

IBMC College is monitoring information provided by the state and national agencies working to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The safety of our IBMC Family of students, staff and faculty is our primary concern.
This page will contain information for our community on ways to prevent the spread of the disease and any changes to campus operations. Important announcements will continue to be sent to students and faculty via email.


New Updates for March 26, 2020

In light of the most recent announcements from our local and state officials concerning current “Stay at Home” orders, we want to give you additional information to help us all be prepared to navigate the next several weeks.  Please note essential businesses such as Educational Institutions are allowed to operate with specific guidelines while keeping the safety of our students and staff.

Please read this entire memo to ensure full clarity.

  1. STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 30th ALL CLASSES WILL RESUME REMOTELY. Instructions will be sent this Friday to your email to show you how to log on to your class(es).
  2. YOUR CAMPUS WILL BE OPEN ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27 FROM 9 A.M.- 3 P.M. This is ONLY for students needing to pick up items they might have left in the building (your Cosmetology, Barbering, or Esthetician kit items, massage table) that will be needed during the remote instruction.    Not every student needs to come to our campus. 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME TO YOUR CAMPUS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY ITEMS YOU LEFT BEHIND. 

 If you do need to come to campus to pick up an item left behind, please be aware of the following:

  • For your protection, during the pickup times we will have strict limited access to the building, so be prepared to wait in your car until you are directed to come in to get your items.
  • We ask when you enter the building to use hand sanitizer provided immediately and refrain from any human touch along with keeping a safe distance from others.
  1. YOUR CLASSES WILL BE DELIVERED REMOTELY FROM MARCH 30- APRIL 17, 2020.
  2. OUR CAMPUSES WILL RESUME NORMALIZED ON CAMPUS INSTRUCTION ON APRIL 20, 2020. 

We are in this together and are committed to help and support you.

Looking forward to classes on Monday.

Steve Steele
Chief Executive Officer

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Campus Operations (updated 3/23/20)

Campus Closures

Effective March 19th, all IBMC College Campuses will be closed until April 13th. Staff will be working remotely during this closure to continue aiding our students and community partners. If you have immediate questions please contact the following:

Campuses will be open on Friday, March 27th from 9 am to 3 pm to allow our Cosmetology, Barbering, and Massage students in MTP109 to pick up tables, along with any other students who need to stop in to pick up items to begin their remote training.

Spring Break Extended

IBMC College campuses will have an extended Spring Break to help slow the spread of the virus in our communities. Spring Break will now be March 16th – 27th for all campuses. Classes will resume on March 30th remotely. The current session will be extended a week to ensure time to cover all relevant course information. 

Remote Learning

Our classes will return on March 30, 2020, but will do so remotely.   During the Spring Break, we have had a team of instructors and staff members continuing to work diligently to prepare to deploy this option.  We feel as prepared as possible to deliver remote training for the next two weeks.

Our goal at this point is to return to normalized campus operation on April 13, 2020.

  • You will access your class(es) through MyHub.
  • When you log on, there will be lecture, videos, PowerPoints, assignments and instructions on how to upload your homework or assessments.
  • If you are in a Cosmetology or Barbering related program—you will need your entire kit.  You will be utilizing items in your kit (mannequins, etc.) to complete work and prove assignment completion.  Friday March 27th, our campuses will be open from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. for you to come get any item you might have left behind.
  • For all programs (except Cosmetology and Barbering), your attendance will be posted from your completion of assignments and your logging into the system (MyHub).
  • For Cosmetology and Barbering Programs, you will earn clock hours for participating in your remote classes. (More details to come).
  • Technology support will be available by phone and email throughout the day to ensure you get the support necessary.
  • Student Support will be reaching out daily to ensure you are having no issues.
  • You might not have the same instructor that you started the session with.  When you watch your welcome video next Monday, it might be a new face.  Don’t worry.  This is a professional IBMC instructor that will be there to guide you through the next 2 weeks.  Our plan is that you will have your original instructor back in class on campus on April 13th.

Massage, Cosmetology and Barbering Services Temporarily Suspended

As directed by the recent DORA mandate, public Cosmetology and Massage services will be suspended until April 30, 2020.


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Update 3/24/2020

Good Afternoon IBMC Students,

It has been great to hear from so many of you through email, text or through a phone call.  We have a team available to discuss and answer your questions as we prepare to move to remote training starting Monday, March 30, 2020.

To clarify some concerns, our number one priority is the safety and care of our students, our staff and our faculty.  There have been many behind the scenes meetings that have taken place as we work closely with our government and accreditation agencies to ensure we are taking the proper steps to meet these safety requirements without compromising your education.  Things are changing rapidly and we are committed to communicating with timely, well thought out plans.   Please be patient with us.  Like you, we have never gone through anything like this before but will work hard and smart to support your career training goals.  We care about you and miss seeing your faces.  You provide positive energy to all of us.  This will pass and we can get through this together.

A few updates:

  • Our campuses will be open on Friday, March 27th from 9 am to 3 pm to allow our Cosmetology, Barbering, and Massage students in MTP109 to pick up tables, along with any other students who need to stop in to pick up items to begin their remote training.
    • During the pickup times we will have strict limited access to the building, so be prepared to wait in your car until you are directed to come into get your items.
    • We ask when you enter the building to please use hand sanitizer immediately and refrain from any human touch along with keeping a safe distance from others.
  • Please understand that all IBMC students are still technically on an extended spring break.  We are in the process of transitioning to remote classes. Therefore, you will NOT have any content to access at this time. All students will receive additional information and instructions as we draw closer to resuming classes remotely on March 30th. Please patient as we make the transition.
  • Your graduation ceremony has been postponed from June to September. We are waiting for the Budweiser Center to confirm the actual ceremony date.  More to come.
  • We have eliminated our summer break week which will get those of you who are finishing after July completed on your original graduation/completion date.

It is our goal as your college to keep you on track with your completion date.   We know that many of you are so close to finishing your training and we will partner with you to achieve your goals as quickly as possible.  We appreciate your flexibility to work with this new delivery system, we have had many students tell us that they are excited to have the opportunity to learn from home.  (This is an exciting adventure for all of us!)

As we all remain flexible for the next several weeks, we will get through these challenges and all end up moving forward in a safe and secure manner.

Sincerely,

Steve Steele, CEO

 

Update: 3/23/2020

Dear IBMC College Students,

Our leadership team met this morning to discuss our options for the next few weeks.   As you are aware, things continue to change daily on the COVID-19 challenges.  We continue to work with our leaders in the higher education industry, state and local officials and federal guidelines to help us make quality decisions.

Our classes will return on March 30, 2020, but will do so remotely.   During the Spring Break, we have had a team of instructors and staff members continuing to work diligently to prepare to deploy this option.  We feel as prepared as possible to deliver remote training for the next two weeks.

Our goal at this point is to return to normalized campus operation on April 13, 2020.

A group of trained instructors will be covering all classes during the remote instruction period.  In addition, a student support team will be working during the remote instruction period to ensure that each of you have access to help navigate the remote instruction.

A few points of clarity to help understand current State requirements:

  • The mandate on schools not returning until April 17, 2020 is for K-12 schools and does not apply to colleges and universities in Colorado.
  • The DORA mandate around both Cosmetology and Massage business services being suspended until April 30, 2020 does not apply to institutions of higher learning, however, we will not have services to the public until April 30, 2020.
  • The Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) with the State of Colorado has given us approval to return to school on March 30th remotely and on April 13th with normalized operations.

Obviously, things are changing continually throughout this pandemic.  If things change, we will adjust our plans to ensure we comply.

Later this week, our Vice President of Education will be sending out detailed instructions for how to receive your education during the two-week remote period.  However, I wanted to give you a few details on how this might look.

  • You will access your class(es) through MyHub.
  • When you log on, there will be lecture, videos, PowerPoints, assignments and instructions on how to upload your homework or assessments.
  • If you are in a Cosmetology or Barbering related program—you will need your entire kit.  You will be utilizing items in your kit (mannequins, etc.) to complete work and prove assignment completion.  Friday our campuses will be open from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. for you to come get any item you might have left behind.
  • For all programs (except Cosmetology and Barbering), your attendance will be posted from your completion of assignments and your logging into the system (MyHub).
  • For Cosmetology and Barbering Programs, you will earn clock hours for participating in your remote classes. (More details to come).
  • Technology support will be available by phone and email throughout the day to ensure you get the support necessary.
  • Student Support will be reaching out daily to ensure you are having no issues.
  • You might not have the same instructor that you started the session with.  When you watch your welcome video next Monday, it might be a new face.  Don’t worry.  This is a professional IBMC instructor that will be there to guide you through the next 2 weeks.  Our plan is that you will have your original instructor back in class on campus on April 13th.

I know this all is a bit unique, but if we all stay patient and work together—we can ensure that we all keep moving forward to meet our graduation goals. 

More information to come students, but let’s all stay healthy and get back to our work.

Sincerely,

Steve Steele, CEO

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