May 16, 2012

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HCC Summer Sessions Offer Affordability, Flexibility

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

Students can choose from 165 credit courses in three summer sessions starting June 4. Included are online courses that students can take 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Session I, an eight-week session, runs June 4 – July 26; Sessions II and III, five-week sessions, run June 4 –July 5 and July 9 – August 9, respectively.

“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.”

Session I offers credit courses in art, business, biology, nutrition, communications, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, economics, English, English as a Second Language, geography, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physical science, psychology, sign language, sociology, and Spanish.

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

Online courses are being offered in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, early childhood education, English, graphic design, psychology, and sociology

Tuition for a three-credit course is less than $500, compared to more almost $2,000 at a local private college.

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, 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 transfer 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 or academic advisor. Registration for the summer sessions is going on now. For credit-course information, call 203-332-5100 (Admissions), 203-332-5056 or 203-332-5088.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops. In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs. HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution. To learn more, visit the college’s website at:

HCC 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 Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.

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Anson C. Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-332-5229, Fax: 203-332-5247