College Catalog 2008-2009



Table of Contents

Message from the President Pg 1
BHCC Goals Pg 2
BHCC Board of Trustees Pg 3
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Pg 3
Academic Calendar Pg 4
DHE and Massachusetts Community College Mission Statements Pg 7
Mission of BHCC Pg 7
BHCC Vision, Statement on Inclusion and Institutional Values Pg 8
College Profile Pg 9
Chelsea Campus Pg 10
Satellite Locations Pg 12

Enrollment Services

Pg 13
Enrollment Services Pg 13
Joint Admissions Programs Pg 15
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Transfer Programs Pg 18
Partnerships Agreements with Secondary Schools Pg 19
Cost of Attendance Pg 20
Financial Aid Pg 23
Scholarships and Awards Pg 26

Academic Information

Academic Advising and Assessment Pg 30
Graduation, Transfer and Articulation Information Pg 31

Academic Resources and Support

Academic Resources and Support Pg 35
Academic Skills Development Pg 35
Alternative Learning Pg 36
Distance Education Pg 37

Academic Policy

Academic Policy and Procedure Pg 39
Institutional Policy Statements Pg 44

Academic and Student Services

Academic and Student Services Pg 46
General Services Pg 49
Student Activities and Athletics Pg 50
BHCC Learning Communities • Community Engagement Pg 51

Programs of Study

Programs of Study Pg 52
BHCC Commonwealth Honors Program Pg 54
Associate Degree and Certificate Programs Pg 55
Course Descriptions Pg 145

Community and College Resources

Boston Welcome Back Center Pg 191
Workforce Development Center Pg 192
ACT Center Pg 192
Community Education Pg 193
Bunker Hill Community College Alumni Association Pg 193
Bunker Hill Community College Foundation, Inc Pg 193
Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery Pg 194
Facilities Rental and Conference Planning Pg 194
Administration, Faculty, and Staff Pg 195
Program Advisory Committees Pg 211
Directions to BHCC Campuses and Satellite Locations Pg 214
MBTA Subway Map Pg 217
Charlestown Campus Map Pg 219
Glossary of Academic Terms Pg 219
Index Pg 220
General Education Requirements