EDUCATION 24/7, HCC SUMMER SESSIONS OFFER AFFORDABILITY, FLEXIBILITY

BRIDGEPORT – This summer, you can take courses at Housatonic Community College 24/7.

HCC is offering three summer sessions starting June 2. Included in these are online courses that students can literally take 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Designed with flexibility in mind, HCC is offering more than 100 courses in the three sessions. Session I, the eight-week session, runs June 2 – July 24; Session II, a five-week session, runs June 2 – July 3; while Session III, another five-week session, runs July 7– August 7.

“This summer, HCC will offer something for everyone,” said HCC spokesman Anson Smith. “Our three-credit course sessions give students the flexibility to study at their own pace and to tailor their course load to their individual goals.”

In addition, the Continuing Education department is offering more than 50 fast-track, non-credit courses in a wide variety of fields that include business, arts, computers, languages, journalism, food and beverage, medical, graphics, real estate and sports and fitness. These courses, which normally cost $85-$399, are designed to give students what they need when they need it.

The credit-course selection includes both classroom and online courses. Online courses include offerings in early childhood education, psychology and English,

Tuition for a three-credit course is an affordable $419, including fees, compared to more than $1,200 at a local private college.

“These courses are ideal for students who want to graduate ahead of schedule, or students who want to make up for lost time,” Smith said.

Sessions II and III, the five-week sessions, are appropriate for people who want to accomplish as much as they can in a short period of time, Smith said. “Session I, the eight-week session, is tailor-made for working students who are trying to balance education with a full-time job and/or family responsibilities,” Smith said.

All three sessions are appropriate for HCC students enrolled in associate degree or certificate programs, as well as students at other colleges and universities who are looking for quality credits at an affordable cost. The three sessions offer courses in subjects such as business, science, social science and humanities.

While HCC’s credits transfer easily, students of other colleges are encouraged to clear their summer course plans with their college registrar to address any potential stumbling blocks.

The non-credit courses are ideal for people who want to strengthen their background for a promotion, new job or new career, Smith said.

Registration for the summer sessions is going on now. Students who wish to attend may register in person, by fax or mail, online at www.hcc.commnet.edu., or by dropping off a registration form and payment information in the drop box in the college lobby. Students are encouraged to register early to ensure they get the classes they want.

For credit-course information, call 203-332-5100 (Admissions), 203-332-5056 or 203-332-5088. For non-credit course information, contact Continuing Education at 203-332-5057.

The campus is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1) and a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard.