Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

2020-2021 Academic Catalog


      



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Disclaimer

Beginning March 2020, Connecticut along with the rest of the United States suffered the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Day-to-day life as it existed before the pandemic changed drastically, and individuals and institutions adapted to new practices and behaviors.  Normative actions now include wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and working and learning remotely.  Learning about and adherence to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance has become a way of life.  As we plan for the next academic year, so much is uncertain, including the continuing threat of COVID-19.

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) must adapt to meet this reality. Going forward, it is up to all of us - faculty, staff and students - to do our part to ensure our campus community stays as healthy and safe as possible. This is a shared responsibility, and every member of our community must adhere to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhere to those measures Housatonic Community College deems safe and appropriate for the campus. This will include social distancing, wearing masks or other facial coverings, not reporting to class or work if sick, and isolating when required.

Although Housatonic Community College is readily developing a schedule of courses that include some in-class and on-ground instruction, no one knows what the future may hold. In the case of an outbreak of the coronavirus or other illness, the institutions reserve the right to adapt the format of any class to an entirely online/distance learning modality as public health conditions warrant. Such change will not result in any increase or decrease of tuition and fees. We all understand that tuition and fees are in exchange for learning, academic credit, and certain non-academic services regardless of whether taught on-ground, in a hybrid environment or entirely remotely.

Most important to CSCU and Housatonic Community College is the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community.  Yet, despite campus efforts to comply with health and safety guidelines, it is not possible to guarantee a disease free environment, or to guarantee that campuses will not close and return to an online-only learning environment. These are the realities of working and learning during a pandemic. If you choose to return to campus during the pandemic, you accept that you are willing to do your part to keep the campus safe and acknowledge that you may be required to complete your course work in an evolving or remote learning environment.

The Housatonic Community College community is looking forward to welcoming you back. 

 

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The Housatonic Community College online catalog is the official source for academic programs and courses. Prospective students are encouraged to utilize the catalog in planning their path to graduation. The catalog contains a number of features, including advanced search options, intuitive navigation, and a My Portfolio option to store favorite programs and courses.

Admitted and continuing students should login to myCommNet to access Degree Works for schedule planning and to review their academic progress.

The HCC catalog reflects current academic policies, procedures, degree offerings, course descriptions and other information pertinent to study while at Housatonic. The academic programs have been updated for the 2020-2021 academic year. Some academic, administrative and policy sections of the 2020-2021 catalog may be updated at a later time if and when changes are approved.

A PDF of all Housatonic Community College catalogs from 1999 to current can be found here.

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