Distance education options at Bunker Hill Community College include online associate’s degrees and certificate programs, virtual courses, streaming media courses, hybrid classwork, along with postal correspondence courses.
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
ELearning programs at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) are housed within BHCConline. The college offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs that can be earned completely online, including studies in business, communication, criminal justice, English, general education, social sciences, psychology, and sociology. Web-hosted certificate offerings range from fields in accounting and computer forensics to mammography and world studies. A large number of individual courses are also delivered via the Internet. Moreover, BHCC partners with four-year higher education institutions, via MassTransfer, to offer articulation agreements for students desiring to achieve a bachelor’s degree.
The virtual classroom environment at BHCC reflects that of the on-campus setting, with similar academic rigor and standards. Instructors are typically full-time faculty members with added training in delivery of online instruction. Courses follow that of the traditional school calendar, with assignments and set deadlines. Proctoring of exams may be required. For students that want to explore a course, BHCC offers a sample demonstration of the virtual classroom. In addition, students can access advising, tutoring via SMARTHINKING, and career services.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Founded in 1973, Bunker Hill Community College is a public, two-year community college, located in the Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in Chelsea, and BHCC also operates three satellite campuses within Boston, including East Boston, Malden, and South End. Bunker Hill Community College offers more than one hundred associate’s degree and certificate programs. Degrees can be applied to transfer opportunities at four-year institutions or can prepare students to directly enter the workforce.
The school states a vision that “empowers and inspires students, faculty, and staff diverse in identities, experiences and ideas to make meaningful contributions to our local and global communities. The College embodies a spirit of inquiry, critical thought, inclusive excellence, and lifelong learning, ” and BHCC commits to the institutional values of: Access and Success; Excellence and Innovation; Economic and Social Justice; Inclusiveness and Equity; Civic Engagement and Service; Kindness and Respect; and Accountability and Transparency.
BHCC maintains an open admissions policy. Prospective students will need to submit an application (no fee); along with all official transcripts, secondary and higher education; an application for in-state tuition for residents of Massachusetts (if applicable); and proof of a high school diploma or GED. Added criteria for specific programs may be necessary.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
To apply for BHCC financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the Title IV school code is: 011210. Types of aid offered at BHCC include:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Grant
- Cash Access Grant
- Tuition waivers
- Part-Time Grant
- Institutional awards and scholarships
- Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan
- Federal Work Study
- VA Educational Benefits for veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reservists, and eligible dependents
Bunker Hill Community College retains regional accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:6,591
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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