COVID-19 Resource Page
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, has completely changed our lives. At Sochi, the health and safety of our students and associates is our top priority.
Education in the time of COVID-19 – A message from SOCHi’s Academic Dean
As a vocational school, our mission is to prepare you with all the skills you need to excel in a new career in the health or wellness industries. As a dean, it is my commitment to see that you are learning everything you need and having a safe and enjoyable time doing it. We at SOCHi are dedicated to bringing all the best together to help you succeed, now more than ever. Historically, our education outcomes for employment rates, employer satisfaction, graduation rates and graduate satisfaction have always been outstanding. We pride ourselves on the positive feedback we get from our community and our industry partners as well as the numerous referrals we get from happy graduates. Excellence is what we strive for always, no matter what is happening in the world.
More recently, our staff and faculty have used their amazing teaching skills and expertise to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing environment in which we have all found ourselves. We have been so impressed with everyone's creativity and work to keep the learning going during this time. Some examples of how we have tailored our learning to your needs include: YouTube tutorials and lectures starring our own faculty, link driven and enriched online course guides to organize your materials and important information, fun and interactive online quizzing and games, socially distanced classes in the park and other outdoor environments, mannequins and other hands on tools to test for massage and physical therapy processes, and a well designed medical, laboratory and phlebotomy procedures simulation tool to mimic our medical lab when we can’t all be there together.
You will see with each learning module that our faculty has pulled out all the stops to deliver the same great learning experience while keeping you as safe as possible. All of these tools are designed with the ease of access using your smart-phone or a tablet to get you onboard. With the benefit of technology and our strong foundation in pedagogy, you will be ready upon graduation to find the career of your dreams as a massage therapist, physical therapy technician or aide, medical assistant, medical biller or medical coder, or personal fitness trainer.
As things regarding the pandemic situation evolve, we will find ways to bring you back to campus in a safe and thoughtful way. Maximizing the hands on portion will be our focus for on ground learning and we will continue to implement the excellent tools we have been using for remote learning to keep day to day in person class sizes manageable once our ability to attend in person ramps up. A slow return to a hybrid learning model will be the most forseeable plan and we will remain prepared for any contingency, always keep your learning a priority with any developments that may occur.
Why not use this enormous pause in our world to better your own, and gain a career helping others in the process? All of our programs finish in about 9 months and we have everything you need to get going, including financial aid for those who qualify, career placement assistance, and stream-lined processes for getting your license or certifications in these unusual times. Your new normal could be the career you were always hoping for! Call us for more information on getting started today! We look forward to meeting you soon!
Yours in health,
Dr. Jessica Kallio, D.C.