For the first time ever, South Texas College’s Mid Valley Campus is adding courses in both music and culinary arts for the fall semester.
STC will open a new piano lab that will allow both music majors and others to register for piano. Guitar instruction is also available.
“As the Music Department continues to grow, it’s become obvious we are now in a position to strengthen our presence on another campus outside of the Pecan site. Mid-Valley was the perfect choice to begin that process,” said Music Department Chairman William Buhidar. “It really is a remarkable way to instruct students in one classroom setting who are at different skill levels.”
Culinary Arts will open four new courses at the Mid Valley Campus that will be use the hybrid system for the fall, utilizing both in-person and online instruction. Culinary classes will include Basic Food Preparation; Pies, Tarts, Teacakes & Cookies; the Fundamentals of Baking; and Professional Kitchen Essentials.
Courses requiring hands-on activities will consist of 50 percent classroom instruction and 50 percent online instruction. The instructional courses with hands-on requirements will have a reduced seat time. Faculty will rotate students into the instructional space to conduct in-person activities while maintaining social distancing for each face-to-face meeting time.
Fall classes begin Aug. 24.