Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Announces Rapid Recovery & Reemployment Short-term Training

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

BOSTON, May 12, 2021 — Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has implemented a Rapid Recovery and Reemployment (R3) Program which will allow students to study over a shorter period of time, develop skills in a field, and earn an industry-recognized credential, which makes them employable quicker.

The R3 Program at BHCC is a unique grant-funded program that allows students or community members impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn to get back in the game with financially supported training. Eligible participants will have access to full tuition and materials scholarships, as well as a stipend for successful attendance and completion. Students who are unemployed or demonstrate financial need will be considered first.

Current offering:

Cisco Networking Technology Certification, course CPT-100E-N01

Starting May 17 for 7 to 8 weeks, this course is 108 hours with preparation for a Cisco certified networking administrator industry-recognized credential (CCNA). Taught by Professor Leo Carey, it will be online with synchronous set class time (attendance required). Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Friday collaboration on Zoom from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Enrolled students will develop the skills for a networking administrator position, and prepare for passing the industry-recognized credential. The class is free and all associated costs will be provided including exam fees, materials, etc. Students will be paid a stipend to participate. This is a great opportunity to develop a new career.

If you can answer yes to two of these three questions, you should be able to meet the skills required for the class.

  1. Have you taken computer science or information technology classes before or have worked in the field as an entry-level worker or above?
  2. Do you understand the difference between hardware and software?
  3. Do you have a working knowledge of computers by using the internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, or other programs regularly?

If you have no computer experience at all, this program may not be the right fit for you. There will be a pre-assessment to determine if the program is the best fit for the student. Please feel free to leave us an email of what you are interested in and we will direct you to the right program.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. 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.
BHCC Media Contact: Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications; Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129; Work Phone: 617.228.2177; Cell Phone: 857.366.0534; Email:

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About Bunker Hill Community College
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).