College Catalog 2021-2023


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Table of Contents

About the College 1
Message from the President 1
About the Bunker Hill Community College Catalog 2
Bunker Hill Community College 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
Equity and Inclusion 7
Accreditation Statements 9
Institutional Policy Statements 9
System-Wide Student Policies 11
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 18
Academic Records 21
Campuses and Instructional Sites 21
Charlestown Campus 21
Chelsea Campus 21
Satellites and Instructional Sites 22
Parking and Security 23
Directions to BHCC Locations 23
Academic Policies and Information 24
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 28
Educational Records 29
Grading and Notation System 30
Graduation and Alumni Engagement 31
Graduation Information 31
The Bunker Hill Community Colege Alumni Association 31
The Bunker Hill Community Colege Foundation, Inc. 31
Advising and LifeMap 32
Advising: Academic, Career and Transfer 32
Placement Testing and Assessment 34
Internships and Career Development 35
Educational Opportunities 36
Academic Innovation & Distance Education (AIDE) 36
The Commonwealth Honors Program at BHCC 36
BHCC Learning Communities 36
Alternative Learning 36
Office of Community Engagement 37
Partnerships with Secondary Schools 38
Summer Transition Program 38
Student Success Program (TRIO) 38
Workforce and Community Education 38
Adult Education and Transitions to College Programs 39
Academic Resources 39
College Connection 39
Language Lab 39
Library and Learning Commons 39
MathSpace 39
Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) 40
The Writing Place 40
Student Affairs and Student Programs 40
Athletics and Wellness 40
Counseling, Prevention and Wellness 40
Dean of Students 40
Disability Support Services 40
DISH Food Pantry 41
Health Services 41
International Center 41
Single Stop 41
Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations 41
Student Handbook 42
Study Abroad 42
The Mary L. Fifield Endowed Student Emergency Assistance Fund 42
Veterans Center 42
Virtual LGBTQIA+ Center at BHCC 42
Degree and Certificate Programs 43
General Education Program 44
Elective Courses 49
Programs of Study 50
Course Descriptions 244
Program Advisory Committees 300
Administrative Divisions 302
Faculty, Staff and Administrators 303
Glossary of Academic Terms 324
Index 326
Class Schedule Form 330