Community Education

Welcome to Community Education at BHCC where lifelong learning never ends!

Improve your skills, transform your career, acquire a certification, discover unique topics, earn a certificate, and expand your knowledge. Our courses are affordable and convenient for your lifestyle. We offer online, evening, weekend, and lunchtime courses to meet the needs of working professionals.

Our certificate programs and certifications help train you in the skills that help you advance your career. Whether you are new to the workforce or looking for a career change, our continuing education and certificate programs are designed to prepare you for exciting new careers in a variety of fields. Additionally, our professional development courses give you skills that you can add to your resume to help you achieve your career goals.

The continuing education arm of Bunker Hill Community College provides innovative learning programs to adult learners in Massachusetts, across the U.S. and throughout the world. By offering accessible and relevant courses, BHCC continuing education programs provide knowledge and connections for people to achieve their personal and professional goals. BHCC also directly impacts businesses and communities, helping citizens become more skilled and committed to making Massachusetts and the world a better place in which to live and work.

We provide a wide range of continuing education, lifelong learning and certificate programs for our community by offering classes and programs that are:

  • Conveniently scheduled
  • Designed with you in mind
  • Low cost with easy enrollment
  • Taught by talented professionals in their respective fields

Choose from an extensive variety of classroom and online courses during the daytime, evenings, and weekends year-round. Our programs are targeted to community needs and interests and are available at convenient times at the Charlestown and Chelsea campuses. Customized programs are also available.

Our qualified and engaging instructors deliver stimulating and creative programs. With over 400 affordable courses and certificated programs, we encourage you to engage our community and explore your potential.

Regardless of your age or educational goal, there is a program that can keep you current with today’s trends and technologies and help you gain a certificate and accelerate your career.

Online Courses

Commercial Food Equipment Repair - Basic Technician Training

Learn and understand the fundamental skills you need to gain employment as a food service equipment technician! This interactive 48-hour blended (online/lab) curriculum covers basic topics in electricity, gas and steam as well as an introduction to the food service industry. After completion, you will take a proctored exam at an authorized service company and have the opportunity to interview with that company after passing the exam. Note: This course is endorsed by the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA). Individuals that have successfully completed the program will have access to a proprietary database of more than 600 service companies interested in hiring technicians. The CFES Industry is a Veteran Friendly industry that is recruiting talented and qualified personnel. For more information, or to enroll in the course, please visit Financial Aid is available for Veterans

Jobs for the New Economy: Green Online Training + You = Success

Bunker Hill Community College Office of Community Education, in partnership with ProTrain Online, is your solution for Green/Renewable Energy training! Everyone’s talking GREEN. Make it your business! Business and industry are doing their part to create healthy indoor and outdoor environments for everyone. These online courses will help you learn the skills you need to excel in the jobs for the new economy. To learn more and to register for any and all of these courses, please go to:

Gatlin Education Services

Online courses in healthcare, over one dozen Sustainability Non-Credits Green courses available business, construction/automotive technology, networking and CompTIA Certification Prep, and Microsoft Certification Prep. Visit for more information.


Bunker Hill Community College has partnered with Virtual Education Software to provide continuing education for teachers or parents online. These self-paced courses provide interactive instruction on strategies for working with children with special behavioral and learning needs and are easy to use from your computer. Each course instructor is available for professional or technical questions during office hours, by email, or a toll-free phone number with a guaranteed 24-hour response time. Courses are offered with accredited Professional Development Points (PDP's) that all licensed educators must earn in Massachusetts. To select a course, please go to:

Education 2 Go

Update skills, discover talents, or chart a career path at your own pace and convenience! Lessons are supplemented with interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials and on-line discussions. All you need is an e-mail address, Web browser and required software.

Registration is now a Simple, One-Step Process!

Go to and visit the Courses page, select the course you want to take. Click on the Enroll Now button, enter your information, and pay with a credit card on the Ed2Go website.

See all of our offerings in the following categories:

  • Career and Professional
  • Computers and Technology
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Personal Development
  • Languages

Online Computer Applications

  • MS Word; Intro, Intermediate
  • MS Excel; Intro, Intermediate
  • MS Access; Intro, Intermediate
  • MS PowerPoint; Intro, Intermediate