College Catalog 2019-2021


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View the BHCC 2019-2021 College Catalog

Please note that students changing their program must fulfill the curriculum year program requirements in effect at the beginning of the semester following the date of the change.

The most up-to-date Catalog information, including changes to curricula, course descriptions, and tuition and fees, are posted on the BHCC website. Information on the College website supersedes the published and PDF version of the 2019-2021 BHCC Catalog.

Table of Contents

Message from the President 2
About the Catalog 3
Table of Contents 4
About the College 4
Bunker Hill Community College Goals 4
Bunker Hill Community College Board of Trustees 5
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education 5
System and Institutional Mission, Vision and Values Statements 6
Equity and Inclusion 7
Accreditation Statements 9
Institutional Policy Statements 9
System-Wide Student Policies 11
Academic Calendar 12
Admissions 14
Student Central: Financial Aid, Student Payment and Academic Records 16
BHCC Student Central 16
Financial Aid and Scholarships 16
Financial Aid Policies 17
Scholarships and Awards 18
Grants 18
Work-Study Program 18
Cost of Attendance 18
Academic Records 20
Campuses and Instructional Centers 21
Charlestown Campus 21
Chelsea Campus 21
Satellites and Instructional Sites 22
Parking and Security 23
Academic Policies and Information 24
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 28
Educational Records 29
Grading and Notation System 30
Graduation and Alumni Engagement 31
Graduation Information 31
The Bunker Hill Community Colege Alumni Association 31
The Bunker Hill Community Colege Foundation, Inc. 31
Advising and LifeMap 32
Advising: Academic, Career and Transfer 32
Placement Testing and Assessment 34
Internships and Career Development 35
Educational Opportunities 35
Academic Innovation & Distance Education (AIDE) 35
The Commonwealth Honors Program at BHCC 35
BHCC Learning Communities 36
Alternative Learning 36
Office of Community Engagement 37
Partnerships with Secondary Schools 38
Summer Transition Program 38
Student Success Program (TRIO) 38
Corporate Learning and Community Education 38
Adult Education and Transitions to College Programs 39
Academic Resources 39
College Connection 39
Language Lab 39
Library and Learning Commons 40
MathSpace 40
Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) 40
The Writing Place 40
Student Programs and Services 41
Athletics and Wellness 41
Disability Support Services 41
Health Services 41
International Center 41
Single Stop 42
Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations 42
Student Handbook 42
Study Abroad 42
The Mary L. Fifield Endowed Student Emergency Assistance Fund 42
Veterans Center 42
Degree and Certificate Programs 43
General Education Program 44
Elective Courses 49
Programs of Study 50-246
Course Descriptions 247-301
Program Advisory Committees 302-304
Administrative Divisions 305
Faculty, Staff and Administrators 306-325
Glossary of Academic Terms 326-327
Index 328-331
Class Schedule Form 332