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Online Programs

Take advantage of MassBay’s high quality instruction and affordability from the comfort of your own home. Earn MassBay credits that transfer to four year institutions — online!

Step One: Choose your courses. Online degrees and certificates offered are listed at the bottom of this page.

MassBay offers a robust selection of online courses fully or partly online, taught by experienced MassBay faculty.

Step Two: Enroll at MassBay

We have classes in summer, in the evenings, and on the weekends, as well as the traditional spring and fall semesters. Enroll here.


Enroll and Register Online!

Step Three: Sign in to your MassBay online services

The Help Desk at MassBay Community College has set up a Student Technology tutorial.

Connect to Student Technology Orientation

The first video, Overview of Technology Services will walk you step-by-step through signing into your MassBay student email, how to determine your user name, how to reset your password, and how to sign into BlackBoard. BlackBoard is where you will find all of your course materials. This video is only five minutes long, and the BlackBoard instructions come in at 2:00 minutes.

The Student Technology Orientation page has short, easy-to-follow information and links to all the school technology resources and contacts for help. The Quick Links in the right sidebar are especially helpful.

NOTE: You can sign in to your student email, Bay Navigator, and BlackBoard at the bottom of the home page, and every page, of the MassBay website:

Find the Curriculum and Courses You Need to Achieve Your Goal:

Here is a link to the full selection of online courses.

Click on the bold names in the lists below to check your curriculum and choose what you would like to take next.

Online Associate Degree Programs

Click on the blue buttons in the list to see the curriculum.

Business Administration (Associate in Science). An excellent first step toward a bachelors and/or masters in Business Administration.

General Business (Associate in Science). Explore the world of business, sharpen your career skills, and get the job you want: start with a degree in General Business at MassBay.

Paralegal Studies (Associate in Science). Get a jump start on your legal career. You will benefit from the latest legal technology, professional faculty, small classes, and free career services.


See Business and Professional Studies Programs →

General Studies (Associate in Arts). Earn a degree online that prepares you for bachelor degree programs of all kinds.

Liberal Arts (Associate in Arts). Discover the wide range of rewarding careers available to liberal arts degree holders.

Liberal Arts: Psychology/Sociology (Associate in Arts). Considering a career in the behavioral sciences? Gain a solid foundation in psychology and sociology by earning an associate degree online.


See Humanities and Social Sciences Programs →

General Studies (Associate in Science). Have an interest in a career in the emerging areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math but not sure which one?  Explore your career options while earning a degree in General Studies!


See STEM Programs →

Online Certificate Programs

Click on the blue buttons in the list to see the curriculum.

High Tech Sales. Interested in sales? Why not learn how to sell in a fast-growing and lucrative industry like high tech.  This program also offers students a unique opportunity to earn credits for working in a local high tech company. Hands-on experience, sales credential, and career skills — register today!

Management. Want to add a business component to your educational background? Learn the basics of marketing, management and finance with a Certificate in Management at MassBay!

Marketing. A comprehensive foundation on marketing principles and practices. This program will help prepare students for a career in marketing, sales, advertising, business or to transfer into a Bachelor degree program.

Paralegal Studies. A solid foundation in all aspects of the legal field, including litigation, legal research, and legal writing. Your preparation to work under the supervision of attorneys begins here!


See Business and Professional Studies Programs →

Hybrid Certificate Program

Click on the bold class name in the list to see the curriculum

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) — hybrid. All courses are hybrid, a blend of online and on-campus instruction. Learn the latest in computer-aided design, and enter the field of mechanical, electrical, or architectural design.

Cyber Security — hybrid. All courses are either fully online or hybrid – a blend of online and on campus instruction. Learn how to administer and configure networks. This is the credential you need to become an entry-level network and/or security specialist!


See STEM Programs →

FOX25 College Tour broadcasted live from MassBay on October 17, 2013. The final segment featured Associate Provost Dr. Lynn Hunter, along with students Geoffrey Macgillivary and Tyler Jowaisas, who spoke eloquently about our online and hybrid offerings at MassBay.

View the current semester coursemaster for online offerings.

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* Some courses may require proctored exam(s) and/or on campus lab work.