Return-to-Campus Plan: Automotive Technology
- The District shall ensure that all essential infrastructure classrooms and workspaces are disinfected daily using the safest and most effective disinfectant necessary as recommended by federal, state, and/or local health officials. Common areas and frequently touched objects such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, phones, keyboards, elevator switches and buttons, touch screens, printers/copiers, grab bars, handrails and bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day and will be informed by the schedule of essential infrastructure programs at the Canyon Country campus.
- During skills practice, it will be the faculty and students’ responsibility to disinfect workspaces and shared equipment between uses employing an alcohol-based disinfectant provided by the District.
- Equipment will be assigned to one student until completion of the assignment / task or the end of the session.
Changes in teaching area layout
- “Pulled” engines to be worked on by students will be separated to assure adequate physical distancing between work spaces.
- Students working in pairs on “pulled” engines will alternate tasks (approaching and working on the engine individually) to maintain physical distancing as required by the LA County Department of Public Health.
Changes in class enrollment size
- Class size capacity is limited to 10 students in the Allied Tech Center room 707, or the awning covered area just outside this room.
- As practical (given weather & security) exterior and interior doors will be propped open at least 15 minutes prior to the start of a session, including the roll up doors in the Allied Tech Center rooms 705, 706 and 707.
- A designated area for students and faculty to park is designated in lot 2.
- Parking will be only in designated spaces.
- Per the CDC, carpooling is discouraged.
- Students transitioning to a course immediately following a course which has just ended shall be informed they are not permitted to enter the classroom until 10 minutes prior to the start time of the next course. While waiting, students are to also maintain physical distancing as required by the LA County Department of Public Health.
Entrance/exit to and from classroom/laboratory area
- One door will be designated “Entrance Only” and another door “Exit Only”.
- Faculty and students shall be required to complete the daily online health self- assessment and submit to a non-contact temperature scan each day prior to instruction. Cleared students will be provided a sticker indicating both steps have been completed. This sticker will be shown to the instructor upon arrival to the classroom.
- Health screening for Automotive Technology students will be set up in Parking Lot #2. The District will provide several awnings to establish a health screening station, which will include a chair and table for the medical assistant, as well as social distancing signs to inform students how to queue for screening.
- In person health assessments will be conducted in compliance with LA County Department of Public Health requirements.
Physical distancing techniques
[including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and apparel requirements]
- During skills practice / training, alternative methods to physical distancing required by the LA County Department of Public Health as described in Appendix 3 of the COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan (May 2020) Physical Distancing Options, may be used.
- All students, staff, and faculty are required to wear face shields in automotive technology lab areas.
- To assure maintenance of proper physical distancing instructors shall assign and designate one end of a vehicle to be worked on to each student until completion of the task or assignment.
- When working on “pulled” engines, only one student at a time will be “hands-on”. The second student will maintain an appropriate physical distance.
- Students will be required to bring their own water bottles.
- Refilling of personal bottles on campus will not be permitted.
- Breaks will be scheduled by the instructor and coordinated with other groups to minimize overlapping times.
- Students will be limited to one person at a time in restrooms.
- Students will be instructed to maintain physical distancing required by the LA County Department of Public Health at all times.
- All lecture type activities will be conducted remotely. This does not apply to any program with hands-on demonstrations.
- When close contact is required with students, the instructor shall wear a face covering and a clear face shield provided by the District. In lieu of a face shield, when close contact is required, an instructor may wear a face covering provided by the District, and to the greatest practical degree avoid engaging the student face-to-face or physical contact. The student and teacher with face coverings in place should face in the same direction if possible at all times.