BRIDGEPORT – Summer classes at Housatonic Community College start Monday, June 1.

Set to begin are Session I, an eight-week session, and Session II, one of two five-week sessions being offered. The former is tailor-made for working students who are trying to balance education with a full-time job and/or family responsibilities, while the latter is suitable for students who want to accomplish as much as they can in a short period of time.

Both sessions offer online courses that can be taken 24/7.

Session I, which runs June 1-July 24,  offers 48 courses in Art, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Developmental Studies, Early Childhood Education, Economics, English, English as a Second Language, Geography, Mathematics,  Philosophy, Psychology,  Physical Therapy, Sociology, and Spanish. Courses include ESL Grammar III, Introduction to Philosophy, and the innovative OE/OE math, which includes Prealgebra and Elementary Algebra.

The OE/OE math offerings are computer-based courses  that students can join  any time during a semester (given available seats) and take up to three semesters to finish. The courses are ideal for students who need a math referesher as well as those who need extra time with math.

Online courses being offered this session  include the Early Childhood Education course, The Exceptional Learner; Literature and Composition; Art History; General Psychology I; and Social Psychology.

Session II, which runs June 1-July 2,  offers courses in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, English, ESL, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish. The math courses include OE/OE Prealgebra and Elementary Algebra.

Online courses being offered this session include Principles of Criminal Behavior, Abnormal Psychology, and Introduction to Nutrition.

Tuition for a three-credit course is $452, including fees, compared to more than $1,200 at a local private college.

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.

Registration for the summer sessions is going on now. Students who wish to attend may register in person (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) by fax, mail, or by dropping off a registration form and payment information in the drop box in the college or online at <> .

 Students are encouraged to register early to ensure they get the classes they want.

For information, call 203-332-5100 (Admissions), 203-332-5056 or 203-332-5088.

A third summer session begins July 2 and runs through Aug. 7.