FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT JOAN LLOYD AT 203-332-5211 or 203-906-2855

HCC Offers Cutting-Edge Physical Science Course

Features Virtual Online Lab

Only Community College To Offer It

Runs June 1-July 23

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College this summer is offering a unique physical science course that offers both online lectures and labs.

“The lab incorporates everything you do in a hands on lab, but you do it virtually,” said Chemistry Professor Joan Lloyd, who developed and is teaching the course. “It offers virtual assignments, movies, and interactive game-like study tools.”

Most online science courses are hybrids that require students to attend a lab at a college’s main or satellite campus.

The course, which is being piloted this semester, is the second of its kind in the state and the only one offered in the Connecticut Community College systems.  Three years in the making, it introduces the methods of science in the areas of chemistry, earth science, and astronomy

It covers fundamental principles governing chemistry including chemical elements, bonding, chemical reactions, and radioactivity. In addition, it covers the basic science principles of the Earth’s interior, plate tectonics, the driving forces of weather, the solar system, stars, and galaxies.

The course runs June 1 – July 23. For more information, contact Joan Lloyd at 203-332-5211.

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