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Date Time Program CPS Facilitator VPAA

4/8/20 9:00 AM Electronics Mike Howard  
4/8/20 11:00 AM Logistics and Supply Chain Management Karen Howard  
4/8/20 11:00 AM Computer Information Systems Jason Strickland  
4/8/20 12:00 PM Economics Nathalie Dames  
4/8/20 1:00 PM Commercial Driving Steve Conway Emmett Griswold, Steve Pearce, Ron O'Meara, Amy Holloway
4/8/20 1:00 PM Cardiovascular/ECHO Sasha Kahiga Elizabeth Anderson
4/8/20 2:00 PM HIST/POLS Nathalie Dames Melissa Frank-Alston
4/8/20 2:00 PM Marketing Management Karen Howard  
4/8/20 3:00 PM Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sasha Kahiga Elizabeth Anderson
4/9/20 9:00 AM Auto Tech Steve Conway Jason Tanner, Amy Holloway, Amanda Morris
4/9/20 9:00 AM Electrical Construction Mike Howard  
4/9/20 11:00 AM Business Management Karen Howard  
4/9/20 11:00 AM Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Jason Strickland David Kuipers, Amanda Morris
4/9/20 12:00 PM Physics Nathalie Dames  
4/9/20 1:00 PM Medical/Clinical Laboratory Technology Sasha Kahiga  
4/9/20 1:30 PM Culinary Arts Jason Strickland Rebecca Alexander, DeAnnia Clements
4/9/20 2:00 PM Auto Collision Steve Conway David Kuipers
4/9/20 2:00 PM Music/Arts Nathalie Dames  
4/9/20 2:00 PM Media Production Karen Howard  
4/9/20 2:00 PM Photography (in conjunction with Media Production) Karen Howard  
4/9/20 3:00 PM Dental Assisting Sasha Kahiga DeAnnia Clements
4/10/20 11:00 AM Interiors Karen Howard Donna Brinson, Jason Tanner
4/13/20 10:00 AM Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, & Nail Tech Anthony Gallman Al Cunningham, Mindy Glander, Teresa Coleman, Amanda Morris
4/13/20 12:00 PM Early Childhood Care & Education Nathalie Dames Jason Tanner
4/13/20 1:00 PM Diesel Tech Steve Conway Caroline Angelo
4/13/20 1:30 PM Paramedicine Jason Strickland Glenn Henry, Kermelle Hensley, Teresa Coleman
4/14/20 9:00 AM Aviation Maintenance Steve Conway Melissa Frank-Alston, Elizabeth Anderson
4/14/20 1:00 PM Welding Mike Howard Rebecca Alexander, Teresa Coleman, Mindy Glander, Ron O'Meara, Amy Holloway, Amanda Morris
4/14/20 11:00 AM Health Information Management Karen Howard  
4/14/20 12:00 PM Biology Nathalie Dames  
4/14/20 1:00 PM Dental Hygiene Sasha Kahiga  
4/14/20 1:30 PM Fire Science Jason Strickland  
4/14/20 2:00 PM Aircraft Structural Steve Conway  
4/14/20 2:00 PM Mathematics Nathalie Dames Donna Brinson, Michele Strickland
4/14/20 2:00 PM Paralegal Studies Karen Howard  
4/14/20 3:00 PM Medical Assisting Sasha Kahiga Amanda Morris
4/15/20 11:00 AM Hotel-Restaurant-Tourism Management Karen Howard  
4/15/20 11:00 AM Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Sasha Kahiga  
4/15/20 12:00 PM Psychology Sociology EMPL Nathalie Dames Cheree Williams
4/15/20 1:00 PM Precision Machining Mike Howard Mindy Glander, Kristen Douglas, Ron O'Meara
4/16/20 9:00 AM Carpentry Mike Howard  
4/16/20 9:00 AM Construction Management Mike Howard  
4/15/20 1:00 PM Nurse Aide Sasha Kahiga Rebecca Alexander, DeAnnia Clements, Amy Holloway, Amanda Morris
4/15/20 2:00 PM English Humanities Speech Nathalie Dames Michele Strickland
4/15/20 2:00 PM Business Technology (Colleges A-G) Karen Howard  
4/16/20 11:00 AM Business Technology (Colleges L-W) Karen Howard Donna Brinson
4/16/20 1:00 PM Industrial Systems Mike Howard Kristen Douglas, Jason Tanner, Amy Holloway
4/16/20 1:00 PM Nursing Sasha Kahiga Rebecca Alexander, Amanda Morris
4/16/20 1:30 PM Horticulture, Ag, and Wildlife Jason Strickland Ryan Foley
4/16/20 2:00 PM Accounting Karen Howard Michele Strickland
4/16/20 2:00 PM Banking and Finance (in conjunction with Accounting) Karen Howard  
4/16/20 3:00 PM Practical Nursing Sasha Kahiga Amanda Morris, Elizabeth Anderson
4/20/20 1:00 PM HVAC Mike Howard Caroline Angelo, Amanda Morris
4/21/20 12:00 PM Chemistry Nathalie Dames  
4/21/20 2:00 PM Social Work Nathalie Dames  
4/21/20 1:00 PM Drafting Mike Howard  
4/21/20 1:00 PM Pharmacy Technology Sasha Kahiga Kristen Douglas, Mindy Glander
4/21/20 3:00 PM Occupational Therapy Assistant Sasha Kahiga  
4/22/20 1:30 PM Engineering Jason Strickland Melissa Frank-Alston
4/23/20 1:00 PM Physical Therapist Assistant Sasha Kahiga Glenn Henry
4/23/20 3:00 PM Radiologic Technology Sasha Kahiga Ryan Foley, Steve Pearce, Amanda Morris
4/28/20 1:00 PM Respiratory Therapy Technology Sasha Kahiga Elizabeth Anderson, Amanda Morris
4/28/20 3:00 PM Surgical Technology Sasha Kahiga DeAnnia Clements, Amanda Morris
4/29/20 1:00 PM Veterinary Technology Sasha Kahiga Ryan Foley

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Program Updates

The state Office of EMS and Trauma has published the following guidance for EMT and Paramedic programs.    I have also copied this communication to the faculty listserv. 

Information for EMS Initial Education Programs (Updated 3/14/2020)
EMS Initial Education Programs should be in the process of planning and making decisions on how best to respond to the impact of COVID-19. Since the spread of COVID-19 is continuing, please know that the Georgia Office of EMS and for Paramedic programs, CoAEMSP, supports you as you work through this public health crisis. We will work with our programs to help them navigate issues that impact their students.
All initial education programs (not just Paramedic programs) should consult the CoAEMSP website homepage for the latest COVID-19 guidance related to the completion of initial education programs, as well as the Regional Training Coordinator for your area.
For Georgia approved EMT, AEMT and Paramedic programs who have students that are unable to complete their clinical experience at hospitals or other healthcare facilities due to those locations not allowing students as part of their COVID-19 response:

  • Simulation may be used to supplement the patient contacts for their students affected by COVID-19
  • The program must document the clinical sites and students that have been impacted
  • The simulation experience must be approved by the Program Director and Program Medical Director, and this approval must be documented
  • Program minimum patient contacts and skill performance requirements must remain unchanged
  • If the program's graduation dates are delayed, please inform the Regional Training Coordinator for your area.

Please note that the EMS field experience, including the internship for paramedic programs, will not be waived, and it is not permitted to replace the EMS field experience or internship with simulation.
Given the current situation that faces Georgia and our country, it is vital that EMS initial education programs continue and prepare the students to enter the workforce as entry-level providers.  Please contact your Regional Training Coordinator if you need assistance.
We are also aware of challenges related to testing sites for the National Registry Cognitive exams. For the latest information from the National Registry related to COVID-19, please visit their website here.


The System Office has been in contact with the regulatory boards and / or accrediting agencies that are involved with our programs. The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers was consulted and the following suggestions / recommendations / allowances were provided

It is suggested that all live work for members of the community be suspended until the immediate coronavirus threat diminishes. Student-to-student live work is acceptable when face-to-face classes are in session. Also, as stated in the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers Rules and Regulations and Curriculum, practical work may be completed as live work or on mannequins. Mannequin work receives the same credit as that performed as live work. In the absence of live clients, students may continue to work on mannequins without delay

In the event that face-to-face classes / labs have to be temporarily adjusted from their current delivery, the following will be allowed per the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers:

Credit may be given for any demonstration videos uploaded and presented in an online format in lieu of face-to-face instructor demonstrations. These videos may be from textbook materials, YouTube, instructor videoed demonstrations, etc. The student may receive full credit for these videos as part of their practical lab hours should there be class adjustments. The more demonstrations watched, the more hours earned. However, all student practical hands on work must be completed face-to-face in the laboratory or clinic setting with instructor supervision to receive credit. Student created videos will not be eligible for credit or hours earned per the Board.

All lecture / theory instruction presented in an online format will continue as normal.

This will apply to all Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetician and Nail Technician programs where practical labs are a component.

Update - 3/17/20

Additional guidance in preparing and adjusting your classes for the next couple of weeks.  

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers will allow you to upload demonstration videos to be viewed by students while face-to-face classes are temporarily suspended.  Students may earn credit on lab / task sheets by watching the videos.

Typically demonstrations are considered to be Lab 2.  Some of you are conducting classes this semester that may not have Lab 2 or you may have already fulfilled your Lab 2 requirements for the course and only have Lab 3 hours remaining.

Since the Governor’s Executive Order has suspended face-to-face classes through March 31st please feel free to upload demonstration videos into your courses and apply the credit where needed during this time period should you be moving to online delivery.  Through March 31st you may provide Lab 2 or Lab 3 credit for any videos watched.  Hopefully this will help reduce the number of make-up hours needed once the students return to class.  

Program Standards:  Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetician and Nail Technician.

Questions: Anthony Gallman -

DCH and its medical management vendor, Alliant Health Solutions, have received many inquiries from the private programs.  Since the Governor has called for schools and other congregate settings to close and because hospitals and nursing facilities have largely shuttered the doors to visitors, we have no choice but to postpone student clinical experience.  At the same time the testing vendor notified Alliant on March 16th,  that they do not plan to administer any competency testing until at least April 16th  and may suspend testing longer if needed.  It appears that all are in a holding pattern at this time while we practice social distancing