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, a nursing advocacy organization. In March, MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program was also ranked #1 for 2020 by “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.” 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.

MassBay Community College Holding Fall Classes Online

The following announcement was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College courses for fall 2020 semester will be taught either online or via a remote format. Courses listed in the fall 2020 course schedule as having specific class days and times will not meet face-to-face, but will be offered remotely. Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and registration is now open to students. “MassBay is firmly committed to the health and safety of all our students, faculty, and staff, and given the uncertainty we face in the coming months, the most feasible course of action is to limit access to campus,” said MassBay President, Dr. David Podell. “This is not an easy decision as we enjoy being on campus with all our students, but we make this decision now to allow students and their families the time they need to prepare and adjust their schedules.”

MassBay defines online classes and remote formatted classes as follows:

An Online Course does not meet at a particular time or day (known as an “asynchronous course”) and all work is completed in the learning management system, Blackboard.

MassBay College Offering Virtual Info Sessions for Prospective Students

MassBay Community College Admissions Office is now offering all information sessions and events, previously held in-person, as virtual events. Recognizing the seriousness of social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the need of many to move to remote services, the College has moved to an online format to speak and interact with prospective students. A MassBay admissions counselor will contact anyone already signed up for an information session with instructions on how to join in virtually. “We were able to seamlessly shift to hosting information sessions online on March 16 to ensure students still had the opportunity to learn about all of MassBay’s programs,” said MassBay Director of Admissions, Alison McCarty. “We have found that prospective students are enjoying the online format with the ability to submit questions freely and have them answered right away. The feedback has been extremely positive as people are looking ahead to where they might be studying in the summer or fall.

MassBay College Moving Many Courses Online in Response to Coronavirus

The following information was provided by MassBay College:

Joining in the global movement to limit large gatherings, MassBay Community College is encouraging faculty to transition their courses online in an effort to facilitate social distancing wherever possible. Much of the training and curriculum conversion will happen the week of March 16, 2020 during spring break. The following week of March 23, 2020, online courses already in progress will continue as usual. However, no face-to-face classes will be held to allow professors more time to convert their classes and prepare their students for the change in format. Students are encouraged to check their MassBay email accounts often, from today on, as professors will be communicating changes in their class formats that will begin the week of March 30, 2020.