College Catalog 2017-2019


BHCC 2017-2019 College Catalog

View the BHCC 2017-2019 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.

Table of Contents

Message from the President 1
About the Catalog 2
Table of Contents 3
About the College 4
Bunker Hill Community College Long Range 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
Institutional Policy Statements 9
System-Wide Student Policies 10
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 19
Academic Records 20
Campuses and Instructional Centers 21
Charlestown Campus 21
Chelsea Campus 22
Satellite Locations 23
Parking and Security 23
Academic Policies and Information 24
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 27
Educational Records 27
Grading and Notation System 29
Graduation and Alumni Engagement 30
Graduation Information 30
Alumni Association and Foundation 30
LifeMap: Academic Planning, Career Planning and Transfer 31
Academic and Career Advising 31
Career Advancement and Internships 32
Transfer Services 33
Placement Testing and Assessment 34
Educational Opportunities 35
Distance Education 35
The Commonwealth Honors Program at BHCC 35
BHCC Learning Communities 35
Alternative Learning 35
Office of Community Engagement 36
Partnerships with Secondary Schools 36
Student Success Program (TRIO) 37
Workforce Development and Adult Education 37
Academic Resources 38
College Connection 38
Language Lab 38
Library and Learning Commons 38
MathSpace 38
Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) 38
The Writing Place 38
Student Programs and Services 39
Athletics and Wellness 39
Disability Support Services 39
Health Services 39
International Center 39
Single Stop 40
Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations 40
Student Handbook 40
Study Abroad 40
The Mary L. Fifield Endowed Student Emergency Assistance Fund 40
Veterans Center 40
Directions to BHCC Locations 41
Degree and Certificate Programs 42A
General Education Program 42A
General Education Outcomes 42A
General Education Requirements Menu 42B
Programs of Study 43-191
Course Descriptions 192-233
Program Advisory Committees 234
Administrative Divisions 237
Faculty, Staff and Administrators 242
Glossary of Academic Terms 258-260
Index 264-265