MassBay Community College Hosting Virtual Spring Open House

The following information was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College will hold its annual Spring Open House virtually on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. President Dr. David Podell along with faculty, staff, students, and alumni will greet prospective students and their families, remotely. Prospective students, from the comfort of their homes, can learn about MassBay’s 70 degree and certificate programs, transfer opportunities after MassBay, free resources available at the college, as well as the admissions and financial aid processes. Prospective students will also be able to apply for admission during the Open House. MassBay will have current students, alumni, and staff available, to live chat and answer any questions visitors might have. WHAT: MassBay Community College Virtual Spring Open House

WHERE: Online

WHEN: Saturday, May 1, 2021

TIME: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Prospective students must RSVP at www.MassBay.edu/OpenHouse or call the Office of Admissions at 781-239-2500.

MassBay College Gets Grant to Help Subsidize Full Cost for 30 Students

The following information was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College is pleased to announce it has been awarded $79,990 from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) for the Training Resources and Internship Network (TRAIN) grant program. This grant is designed to support long-term unemployed, under-employed, and new entrant adult workers who seek to enter and reenter the workforce and address regional workforce shortages. MassBay will use these funds to subsidize all costs for 30 students to attend MassBay’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program. “MassBay’s CNA program has been providing students with the training they need to succeed in the growing healthcare industry,” said MassBay Director of Corporate Partnership and Workforce Development, Phara Boyer. “Certified Nursing Assistants are in-demand, with local employers reaching out every week to hire our students when they complete our program because they know our graduates have the know-how and compassion to provide excellent care.

MassBay College Nursing Students Volunteer at Watertown Vaccine Clinic

MassBay Community College nursing students administering vaccines at a recent vaccine clinic in Watertown. The following announcement was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (PN) students recently volunteered with the Watertown Health Department in administering COVID-19 vaccinations. Fifteen ADN students and 11 PN students assisted with vaccine administration and with the registration process for hundreds of residents who received their COVID-19 vaccine. “Nursing students are needed to administer vaccines and provide vaccine education in our communities,” said MassBay Director of Nursing, Andrea Bresnahan. “Being part of the COVID-19 vaccination effort is a rare opportunity for students to directly learn about population health, participate in public health program, gain clinical experience, and ultimately save lives.”

The Watertown Health Department vaccination clinics that the student’s participated in were held the first and second weeks in February at Perkins School for the Blind for both students and staff and at the Watertown Police Department for people over 75 years of age.

MassBay College Winter Course Registration Open Now

The following announcement was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College’s registration for winter intersession courses, which run January 4–15, 2021, is now open. Winter intersession courses are intensive, 10-day courses offered for credit and non-credit. All winter intersession courses are being offered remotely. This is a chance for high school students, area college students visiting on winter break, and/or enrolled MassBay students to take courses in a short timeframe to help get ahead in their studies, earn college credits quickly, or get a step closer to graduation. “Intersession is a wonderful opportunity for students to take care of general education requirements or pre-requisites for advanced coursework,” said MassBay Dean of Admissions and Community Learning, Alison McCarty.

MassBay College Doubles Number of Reduced Cost Offerings

The following announcement was provided by MassBay Community College:

Already the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest, MassBay Community College is pleased to announce another significant and cost-saving change in its course offerings. This fall, compared to fall 2019, the College has doubled the number of courses that use free or Open Educational Resources (OER) to 74 courses, which makes these classes more affordable to students. Open Educational Resources are free or low-cost text, media, and other digital assets which are useful for teaching, learning, and research. They are offered under a Creative Commons license that permits others to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them. In this format, students receive free or low-cost (under $40) access and use of the materials without the expense of buying or renting textbooks or other required course materials.

MassBay College’ Nursing Program Ranked No. 1

MassBay Nursing students in the Nursing Skills Lab on our MassBay’s Framingham campus. The following information was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College is pleased to announce it has been ranked as the #1 Practical Nursing (PN) Program in Massachusetts for 2020 by PracticalNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization. In March, MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program was also ranked #1 for 2020 by RegisteredNursing.org. “MassBay has a long and proud tradition of educating the next generation of nurses who serve the MetroWest and Greater Boston area by providing the highest quality care to patients,” said MassBay President, Dr. David Podell. “We provide our students with comprehensive technical training and skills that prepare them for successful health care careers. We thank them for entering their careers at such a critical time and know they are well on their way to impacting the lives of their patients.”

PracticalNursing.org assessed MassBay’s Practical Nursing program on several factors, all of which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond.

MassBay College Offering Online Summer Courses for High Schoolers

The following information was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College will add five online and remotely-formatted courses this summer to be offered for high school students, exclusively. The six-week courses start on July 6, 2020 and include Entrepreneurship, Principles of Management, Creative Writing, Drugs and Society, and Security Awareness (course descriptions are below). High school students can also enroll in other MassBay courses. “Due to the coronavirus, many high school students and their families have been contacting us to enroll in summer classes as they face limited job prospects, many uncertainties, and an empty summer calendar. Taking one or more college-level courses over the summer is great way for high school students to jumpstart their college education,” said Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management, Alison McCarty.