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MassBay Summer Schedule
July 6–August 13, 2021

Supplement your high school studies and get a jumpstart on college with these classes offered in the spring semester. Earn easy-to-transfer college credits and possibly find a career path that interests you. Courses listed as "exclusively for high school students" are open to high school students of any grade interested in academic enrichment. Courses listed as “attendance blended with general college student population “ require that students be 16 or older. For information about MassBay’s online and remote course instruction formats Remote and Online Instruction Infographic (PDF) →

Courses are listed by MassTransfer General Education → category: credits earned (except where noted) will transfer to any Massachusetts state college, university or UMass campus as the category they are listed under.

High school students pay MassBay’s standard rates for tuition and fees, and follow MassBay’s Summer Academic Calendar

Registration opens March 1.

Humanities & Fine Arts — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

Creative Writing

1298 EN195-501 Creative Writing Exclusively for high school students This course gives students the opportunity to analyze and experiment in a number of creative writing genres, which may include creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama, among others. The class will read and discuss the work of various writers and will participate in exercises designed to generate and craft original material. Students will share their own pieces with their peers and instructor, and will be given the opportunity to revise their work for final submission. At the end of the course students are expected to have a portfolio of their own writing and a greater understanding of the creative process. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

Intro to Communication

1089 CO100-701 Intro to Communication Attendance blended with general college student population. An introduction to the history and principles of human communication. The course will cover the development of communication from signals, to speech, to writing, and to the mass communication technologies of print, broadcast media, and computers. Contemporary models and theories of human communication will be emphasized. Finally, the course will consider the growing field of communication as both an academic discipline and a career focus. This will enable students to make informed choices about their future study and job options. Fully online using the Blackboard platform with no set meeting date or time. 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

Oral Communication

1288 CO131-730 Oral Communication Attendance blended with general college student population. This course provides training and practice in both verbal and nonverbal communication. Methods of speech organization and delivery in the development of informative and persuasive speeches will be emphasized. The course will also offer opportunities to work in groups for panel discussions and debate. Fully online using the Blackboard platform with no set meeting date or time. 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

Behavioral & Social Sciences — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

Law & Society

1154 LA230-701 Law & Society Attendance blended with general college student population. This course introduces students to the institutions and participants of the American legal system. Topics covered include court procedures, civil and criminal law, constitutional law, and public policy. Students also read and analyze case law and statutes, and participate in class activities. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

Drugs & Society

1299 SO221-701 Drugs & Society. Exclusively for high school students. This sociology course examines the history of drugs in American culture. Topics may include the social, economic, legal, medical, and issues concerning drug use and abuse; The causes of drug use and abuse; the impact of drugs on the individual and society; views of youth, medical, and legal experts. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

Natural or Physical Science — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 7 credits

General Biology I

1348/1349 BI101-700/BI101-700L General Biology I Exclusively for high school students. General Biology I is a pre-requisite for upper level biology courses required for admission to Nursing and other selective Health Sciences programs.  It is a course on the facts and principles of biology at the introductory level (no previous background in biology is assumed). The course has a mandatory lab that complements the lecture: students must register for both BI101-700 and BI101-700L. This course is designed to meet the needs of non-STEM major programs including Nursing. Topics include biological principles common to all organisms. An in-depth study of the cell is presented including the chemistry, structure and function of cell organelles, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell reproduction, Mendelian genetics, patterns of inheritance, protein synthesis, molecular genetics, and DNA technology. continuation of the study of ecology.Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 4 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $1016 in-state, $1840 out-of-state.

Mathematics — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 3 credits

There is a placement requirement for math coursework. Attendance blended with general college student population. Summer offerings include Quantitative Reasoning, Statistics and Calculus I. To submit placement documentation or schedule an Accuplacer math placement test (free) please contact the Admissions Office at 781-239-2500.

Elective — Health Science

1350 HL103-701 Medical Terminology Exclusively for high school students. This course presents construction of medical terms through common word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Students will learn to master medical vocabulary through classroom instruction. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $762 in-state, $1380 out-of-state.

Elective — Computer Science

1300 CS106-700 Security Awareness Exclusively for high school students. This course provides a basic survey of data, computer, Internet, and wireless security. The security principles of confidentiality, integrity and availability are introduced as well as threats and attacks that undermine these principals. This course introduces students to the steps taken to secure data and information and the liability of individuals and organizations as it relates to data confidentiality and integrity. Other security topics, such as: securing personal information, identifying incidents, and computer ethics are also covered. This course introduces fundamental programming concepts. Students learn to design and implement platform-independent scripts. Students will learn scripting for system-administration, database communication, and to provide user interactivity through the use of multimedia resources. By the end of the course students will have a concrete understanding of programming in several important scripting contexts. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 2 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $448 in-state, $860 out-of-state.

Elective — Business

1347 MG101-702 Principles of Management Exclusively for high school students. This course integrates traditional and behavioral approaches to management. Managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. Apply decision-making, leadership, communication, coordination, delegation, and authority-responsibility relationships. Appreciation of the technical and conceptual, aspects of organizational thinking. Selected case studies and contemporary examples used to illustrate the application of management principles. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

1346 MG210-500 Entrepreneurship Exclusively for high school students. The Entrepreneurship course prepares students who have sound business ideas and/or well-developed business plans to start, develop, finance, market, manage and launch a new business. This course gives students the skills and knowledge they need to master the requirements of all the stages of launching a new business and the opportunity to build and implement a new business. The course has a classroom component in which students conduct their academic studies and an experiential component that allows students to develop and implement their business strategies. (This will include selecting the ownership method, securing financing, developing marketing techniques, preparing financial statements and budgets, etc.) A mentoring feature is included that guides students through the entire entrepreneurial process. The outcome of this course is to launch of a new business. Course integrates traditional and behavioral approaches to management. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost not finalized, estimated at: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 

Students 16 or over may also register for any other MassBay class that does not have pre-requisites. Explore the full schedule on the Course Offerings.

 

The registration form is a self-emailing PDF which submits itself to the Registrar’s Office.

Registration is Open Now!

High School Registration Form