COVID-19 challenged higher education to rapidly shift to remote course delivery . This study surveyed community college students (N = 356) about their confidence in completing learning related tasks before and after the shift, access to technologies used in in remote learning, and disruptions that impacted their learning . Results indicated notable declines in confidence across all demographics with significant changes in those age 18-21and for those without prior online course experience . Technology use for remote courses was primarily laptops and smartphones . Students reported the most significant changes to work-life balance came through employment changes and mental health issues . Instructional changes were both positive and negative in workload organization, course delivery, communication and technology . Institutions can use this study ’ s findings to enact contingency planning, expand online and blended course options, refine academic and social support, and allocate resources to mental health.