Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Launches New Assisted Living Management Program

Thursday, December 22, 2011

BHCC’s Division of Professional Studies now offers a program designed to meet the needs of the growing field of Assisted Living. The program is an option titled “Management of Assisted Living and Institutional Facilities,” within the Associate in Science Degree: Hotel Restaurant Program. The A.S. degree is granted after completing a total of 65 credits.

The Assisted Living and Institutional Facilities Option will combine the specialized skills needed to successfully manage an Assisted Living Facility with the guest centered focus of the College’s successful Hotel/Restaurant Management program.  The first courses will be offered in the Spring 2012 semester, which begins January 23rd. Classes will start on Monday, January 23rd for Social Aspects of Aging (PSY141-01C) and on Tuesday, January 24th for Managing and Marketing Assisted Living Facilities (HRT223-01C).

Assisted Living Facilities are one of the fastest growing areas of both the health care and hospitality industries. Well-known names in the hospitality industry, such as Marriott and Hyatt, have entered the marketplace with divisions devoted to the management of Continuing Care Communities. This new concept in senior housing combines the independence of private space with the support services of a skilled nursing facility and the amenities of a first class hotel.

To apply for this program, contact the Admissions Office at (617) 228-3398. For more information, contact Professor Lauren Locke Maguire at or Professor and Hospitality Department Chair Marybeth Barton at  

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With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).