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Natick Location

MassBay will for the first time be offering college credit classes at the Natick Community-Senior Center starting March 24th.

At MassBay we are proud to be the most affordable college in MetroWest, and with this new location we intend to be the most convenient as well!

Choose from these three college credit courses:

These courses do not require the completion of prerequisite courses. As with most MassBay courses, the credits earned are transferable to many associate and bachelor degree and certificate programs in the region.

  • Exploring World Religions (HU 105-540) - Starts March 25th
    This course compares what world religions believe about God, atheism, grace, karma, incarnation, reincarnation, heaven and hell, and what these beliefs contribute to our understanding of contemporary issues, including ecology, artistic expression, and global awareness. 3 Credits.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays; 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM.

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  • Drawing I (AR 121-540) - starts March 24th
    This in-depth drawing studio introduces and builds upon fundamental drawing concepts that apply across disciplines. Line, value, shape, form, space, intent and other elements are included using direct observation. This comprehensive course reviews those basics of drawing using the portrait, still life, geometric shapes, landscape, interiors, and other disciplines. A series of problems designed to acquaint the students with perceptual and inventive skilled in drawing. Students will work with erasers, charcoals, pencils, pen and ink, black and white colored pencils, and conte crayons. Students will learn how to render shadows, highlights, perspective, space, depth, and gradation. Students will draw thumbnails, a midterm, a final composition and drawing ideas. Students will participate in critiques. Students will finish the course with a portfolio of drawings. Students are expected to purchase their own materials. Drawing I is a foundation course in drawing media and techniques; focusing on the study of objects and natural forms in problems of analysis and composition. This course is appropriate for experienced students and beginners. 3 Credits.
    Mondays and Wednesdays; 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM.

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  • History and Appreciation of Art II (AR 102-540) - Starts March 24th
    History of Western Art from the Renaissance to the present. Includes Michelangelo, van Eyck, Durer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, and Matisse. Emphasis is given to sequential development of major styles in painting, sculpture, and architecture, the role of the individual artist, and the relationship of visual arts to social cultural trends. 3 Credits.
    Mondays and Wednesdays; 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM.

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These three college credit courses will cost $522* (Massachusetts Residents). You may be eligible for financial aid. Please contact the MassBay Financial Aid Office at

Interested in changing careers?

  • Career Development: Making an Informed Decision about your Future (Non-Credit) (WK 009-540)
    This course is a hands-on series of four workshops to assist individuals as they work through the process of discovering a new career. The sessions will cover a range of topics: Self-Assessment:  Knowing who you are through assessments in  interest, skills, values and work styles. Exploration:  what careers are out there in terms of industries and occupations. Focusing:  Which organization have occupations you are are interested in and have skills and aptitudes for – do you need additional skills or training?  Job or Further Education Search:  Resumes, applications, cover letters, and interviewing skills.
    This is a non-credit class. Cost: $125.
    Meets 4 Saturdays: March 29, April 5, April 12, and April 26 (no class on Sat April 19th) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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Natick Community-Senior Center
117 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760
Map of Natick Community-Senior Center


To register, download this form, fill it out, send it via email to or fax it to (781) 239-2525 or mail to/drop it off at our Wellesley Hills or Framingham Campus, or stop by the Natick Community-Senior Center. For more information about how to register, please call the MassBay Office of the Registrar at (781) 239-2550.

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Office of the Registrar

50 Oakland Street

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Phone (781) 239-2411

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Office of the Registrar

19 Flagg Drive

Framingham, MA 01702-5928

Phone (508) 270-4000

Email for both Wellesley Hills & Framingham:

*Additional fees may apply.