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Fall College Classes for High School Students

The Spring 2022 Schedule will be available after October 21, 2021

 

MassBay Fall Schedule
September 7 – December 21, 2021

Supplement your high school studies and get a jumpstart on college with these classes. 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 combined 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 Fall Academic Calendar

Registration closes September 13.  Click here for our Course Offering List where you can check course availability.

High School  Registration form →

Humanities & Fine Arts — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

Oral Communication

1309 CO131-700 Oral Communication Attendance combined 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 (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state. 

Fundamentals of Public Relations

 1617 CO201-700 Fundamentals of Public Relations Attendance combined with general college student population. Principles and techniques of communication used by organizations and individuals. Includes television, news releases, community and customer relations, interaction between companies and employees. Fully online using the Blackboard platform with no set meeting date or time. 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

American Sign Language

 1437 SL101-172  Introduction to American Sign Language I Attendance combined with general college student population. This course introduces students to American Sign Language (ASL) through unit lessons, interactive practice, videotapes, and storytelling. Students learn approximately 600 functional words, basic grammar and syntax, and finger-spelling. Readings and class interactions reflect on current issues of Deaf culture and encourage a variety of communication strategies. Remote sessions, Mondays 6pm - 9:15pm. 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

Behavioral & Social Sciences — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

Law & Society

1517 LA230-700 Law & Society Attendance combined 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: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

Introduction to Corrections

 1599 CJ141-730 Introduction to Corrections Attendance combined with general college student population. This course provides an overview and critical analysis of contemporary correctional theory and practice. Controversial issues in contemporary corrections, including prisoner rights, victimization, the death penalty, and unionization are addressed. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

 1670 GV230-700 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Attendance combined with general college student population. This course analyzes the politics of civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. How have the president, Congress, state governments and courts responded to political pressures and social controversy over the right to dissent, freedom of speech and press, privacy, and civil rights. What are the political and social consequences of these governmental decisions and actions? Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 

 

History: America Through the Media

 1721 HS115-700 America Through the Media Attendance combined with general college student population. A multi-media exploration of social-cultural values of the United States from the 1920's to the present through the printed media, films, radio, T.V. and music. The Depression, World War II, the post-war world of affluence and anxiety are emphasized. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

Natural or Physical Science — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 7 credits

General Biology I

1804 BI101-701/BI101-701L General Biology I Attendance combined with general college student population. 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: $1016 in-state, $1840 out-of-state.

Astronomy

 1397 EV120-475 Astronomy Attendance combined with general college student population. This course is a descriptive introduction to the science of astronomy. The goal is to acquaint the beginning student with the sky and where we are in the observable universe. Topics will include understanding the night sky, motions of the moon and sun, the structure of solar system and galaxy, and the origin of the universe. Other topics will include seasons, history of astronomy, life and death of stars, astronomical instruments, and the search for new planets. Remote sessions, Sundays 12pm - 3pm. 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

Mathematics — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 3 credits

There is a placement requirement for math coursework. Attendance combined 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.

 

Electives — Typcially transfer, but not as GenEd Foundation requirements

Elective — Health Science

1768 HL103-504 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: $762 in-state, $1380 out-of-state.

Elective — Computer Science

1703 CS106-700 Security Awareness Attendance combined with general college student population. 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. This course meets Nov. 2 – Dec. 21. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 2 credits. Cost: $448 in-state, $860 out-of-state.

Elective — Business

 1290 BU100-700 Introduction to Business Attendance mixed with general college student population. Introduction to the basic business functions of Small Business Management, Marketing, Finance, and Information Management and to the forms of business ownership. Elementary study of the separate disciplines of a business and how they are interrelated with one another, for the benefit of the customer/buyer and within the context of free-market pricing principles and government regulation. Introduction to the relevance of accessing data and information, critical analysis and use for business problem solving, and the importance of communication to business practices. Course provides the basis for students’ decisions to elect more advanced courses, depending upon their interests. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 1278 MG102-700 Small Business Management Attendance mixed with general college student population. Overview of small business and its environment, including suggested approaches and techniques for effective decision making and for the solution of small business management problems. Opportunities for obtaining sources of information on the starting and management of specific types of businesses based on individual student interest and selection. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 1277 MK103-700 Principles of Marketing Attendance mixed with general college student population. Examines contemporary marketing principles, concepts, and managerial practices. Studies the marketing environment, consumer behavior, marketing, research, and information systems. Analyzes the marketing mix in terms of product planning and development, distribution management, pricing strategies, and promotional practices. Focuses attention on the social and legal responsibilities of marketing and consumerism. Examines the nature and importance of international and global marketing. Case problems and current issues are discussed and analyzed. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $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! Click here for our Course Offering List where you can check course availability.

High School Registration Form