Information and resources regarding SWVCTC and the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Announces Spring 2021 Semester Details

Mount Gay, W.Va.  –  Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Spring 2021 semester will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 with classes being offered online, virtually, and hybrid – the same way Southern delivered classes for our Fall 2020 semester.

Students enrolled in a class that is slated to meet on a specific day and time will meet virtually – via Zoom or some other videoconferencing service – during that designated time. Instructors will be sending out further instructions closer to the beginning of the new semester.

It is necessary that some labs and clinicals meet in person. These labs will be staggered throughout the week to maintain student safety while ensuring guidelines are being followed. Students enrolled in these labs will receive further instructions at the beginning of the semester.

“We tried to look at every scenario and each factor that could affect our students,” Southern’s President, Dr. Pamela L. Alderman, said. “Ultimately, with the COVID-19 numbers trending as they are, we could not take the risk of meeting in-person, but we have hope that things will be back to some normalcy soon. Our students, faculty, and staff are navigating these unprecedented times with resilience and perseverance and I could not be prouder.”

Students who have questions or concerns about the upcoming semester are encouraged to reach out to their academic advisor or class instructor. Students are also encouraged to regularly check their Southern email for important messages and details. Southern will regularly update our website and our social media pages with emerging information.

Southern will be registering students for our full-term 16-week classes until January 13. A complete list of available classes and programs is available at, as well as financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

For more information, please contact Mandy Lester at