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Top-notch teaching, quality education, and endless opportunities — for a fraction of the cost.

That’s what you will get at MassBay Community College. Whether your plans include transfer to a four-year institution, taking a few classes for credit, or advancement in your career, MassBay has the programs, the faculty and staff, and the support you need to help you take the next step to your future.

Updated August 25, 2020

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MassBay Course Formats and Definitions for Spring 2021

With the health and safety of our community as the driving factor, in mid-September the decision was made to offer all spring classes at MassBay remote or online. Each class is marked as “remote” or “online” in the Course Offerings. Note, there are a handful of “blended” courses in our automotive, biotechnology, and health sciences programs that have on-campus laboratory components. Please review the details of our Campus Safety Plans for students enrolled in blended courses.

Remote — Remote classes are held at scheduled class times each week (synchronous delivery) using free video conference technology. The proportion and use of video conferencing will vary from course to course. Course materials will be delivered through a learning management system such as Blackboard.

Online — Online classes do not meet at a specific date and time each week (asynchronous delivery). Students are required to engage weekly with the material in Blackboard, the MassBay learning management system, and stay on track with submitting assignments. Assignments may include videos, recorded lectures, discussion boards, tests, and quizzes and can be completed any time before the assigned deadline (usually weekly).

Blended — Students in blended courses will have scheduled lab meetings on campus and receive a portion of the course instruction remotely or online. The proportion of online or remote instruction will vary from course to course. For Spring 2021, blended courses will be limited to specific classes in the Automotive, Biotechnology and Health Sciences programs.

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NOTE: Until further notice, all Admissions office hours are online, by email or phone. The Open House and InfoSessions have been moved online as well. Please see Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Remote Admissions Hours

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Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

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