CE “Twofer” Program Kicks Off

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College this summer is once again offering a selection of courses that add up to flexibility and affordability.

HCC is offering 150 credit courses in three summer sessions starting June 1. Included in these are online courses that students can literally take 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Session I, the eight-week session, runs June 1 – July 23; Session II, a five-week session,  June 1– July 1;  while Session III, another five-week session, runs  July 6– August 5.

“This summer, HCC will offer something for everyone,” said HCC spokesman Anson Smith. “Our three-session structure gives students the flexibility to study at their own pace, to tailor their course load to their individual goals, and still take that much needed summer vacation.”

In addition, the Continuing Education department is offering more than 30 fast-track, non-credit courses in a wide variety of fields that include business, art, computers, education, health and wellness, languages, food, medical, graphics, real estate, recreation and sports and fitness.  These courses are designed to give students what they need when they need it.

To introduce new people to non-credit courses, HCC is offering a new “Twofer” program for select courses. Sign up for one of these courses and you can bring a friend for free. (Yes, you can split the cost, and each get the course for half price.) For more information, contact Continuing Education at 203-332-5057 or emelendez@hcc.commnet.edu.

Session I offers credit courses in art/graphic design, business, biology chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, economics,  English, geography, history, mathematics, physical science, psychology, sign language, sociology, and Spanish.

Session II  offers courses in business, biology chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, developmental studies, English, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, psychology, sociology and Spanish.

Session III offers courses in biology, communications, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, sociology and Spanish.

Tuition for a three-credit course is $473, 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 make up for lost time,” Smith said.

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

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.

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 by fax, mail, or by dropping off a registration form and payment information in the drop box in the college lobby through July 2; in person (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) through July 6; or online at www.hcc.commnet.edu <http://www.hcc.commnet.edu/>  through July 5.  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. Free parking is available in the HCC garage.