Bunker Hill Community College Students to Burn Midnight Oil this Fall
Thursday, July 16, 2009
To meet changing workforce needs and accommodate adult students working longer hours, Bunker Hill Community College will offer two popular courses beginning at 11:45 p.m. this fall. “Many people finish work late at night and must be up with their children first thing in the morning,” said John P. Reeves, chair of BHCC’s Behavioral Science Department. “This is the only time they can come to school.” The College will offer introductory psychology and College Writing I in the new late-night sections.
Psychology 101: Principles of Psychology will run on Tuesdays from 11:45 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. English 111 will be held on Thursdays from 11:45 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Both are three-credit courses. Students may enroll through the regular registration process, either at the College or online. Students may also register the first night of the class, no later than 11 p.m. In-state tuition of $378 per course is payable at the time of registration. Classes begin the week of September 8.
In the current economic downturn, people seeking to advance their education, upgrade their skills or change their careers are turning to community colleges across the nation. Enrollment at Bunker Hill Community College for the spring 2009 semester was 9,800, the highest ever for the College, and fall enrollment is expected to be higher still.
Increased enrollment has filled available classrooms for day and evening classes, including weekends. On weekdays, classes now begin at 7 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. “And still we don’t have enough space,” Reeves said.
About Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.