Courses & Programs

Online Learning

HCC's online degrees and certificates make it easier for busy people to earn a degree. Check out our new summer and fall classes!

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HCC's online degrees and certificates make it easier than ever for busy people to earn a degree. Plus, our partnerships with four-year colleges and universities make transfering simple! In addition to our 100% online programs, many of our degrees and certificates can be completed 80% or 50% online.

Our goal is to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students. When you take HCC courses online you may be at a distance, but you are never alone. We use technology and a caring support system to bring our campus to you.

how it works

To take an online class, you'll need access to a computer and an internet connection. Our course management system is Moodle.

Online classes are asynchronous, which means students aren't required to be in a class or online at a specific time. However, you are required to meet deadlines for submitting coursework or taking tests. Your professor doesn't tell you when to study or do your work – they only tell you when it's due.

are you a good candidate for online courses?

Successful students are organized, self-directed, and able to work well independently. Though you may be working online, you are never alone. There is always someone who can help if you get stuck! In addition to your professor and classmates, online tutors are available to assist with academics, advisors are available to offer transfer and career guidance, and our Help Desk and MERC students can help resolve any technical issues.

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Contact us via email or phone: onlineprograms@hcc.edu 413.552.2272

Are you looking for non-credit online courses? Browse our personal enrichment and professional development courses here.

Are you a fully online student who would like to change your degree or certificate program? Please contact online@hcc.edu.


Note: No student will be allowed to register for more than 4 credits during the Winter Intersession without authorization from the Office of Academic Affairs . Students wishing to carry more than 4 credits must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Questions? Contact us at onlineprograms@hcc.edu (413) 552-2272.

 Submit your Online Course Registration Request
Open Registration starts November 13, 2018. (Priority Reg = Oct 24)

For more information about start times, dates, and instructor click on the course.

Anthropology
ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology [B] 3 Credits

Business Administration
BUS 112 Professional Etiquette  1 Credit
BUS 113 Ethics in Business   1 credit
BUS 114 Money Management  1 Credit
BUS 115 Computer Applications 3 Credits

Communication
COM 121 Introduction to Communication [C] 3 Credits
COM 131 Mass Communication [C] 3 Credits

Criminal Justice
CRJ 103 Introduction to Corrections 3 Credits

Economics
ECN 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics [B] 3 Credits
ECN 102 Introduction to Microeconomics [B] 3 Credits

Environmental Science
Environmental Geology [E] lab on campus 4 Credits

Geography
GEO 110 World Regional Geography [B] 3 Credits

General Studies
GSY 112 Professional Etiquette
1 Credit

Law
LAW 211 Business Law 3 Credits

Management
MGT 230 Principles of Management 3 Credits

Marketing
MKT 240 Principles of Marketing 3 Credits

Mathematics
MTH 142 Statistics [D] 3 Credits
MTH 155 Topics in Mathematics [D] 3 Credits

Nutrition
NTR 101 Introduction to Nutrition 3 Credtis

Social Science
SSN 120 Conflict Resolution and Mediation [B] 3 Credits

Sociology
SOC 214 Social Problems [B] 3 Credits

masstransfer block designations

[A]: Fulfills English Composition gen ed requirement
[B]: Fulfills Social Sciences gen ed requirement
[C]: Fulfills Humanities/Fine & Performing Arts gen end requirement
[D]: Fulfills Mathematics/Natural & Physical Sciences gen ed requirement
[E]: Fulfills Natural & Physical Sciences gen ed requirement

 Submit your Online Course Registration Request
Open Registration starts November 13, 2018. (Priority Reg = Oct 24)

Check course offerings for more information about start times, dates, and instructor.

Accounting
ACC 111 Principles of Accounting I *also acc 4 Credits
ACC 112 Principles of Accounting II *also acc2 4 Credits
ACC 115 Computerized Accounting *only acc2 3 Credits
ACC 205 Managerial Accounting 
3 Credits

Anthropology
ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology [B] 3 Credits
ANT 114 Understanding Diversity & Valuing Similarities [B] 3 Credits

Art
ART 110 Visual Fundamentals [C] 3 Credits

American Sign Language
ASL 101 American Sign Language I  3 Credits

Astronomy
AST 110 Introduction to Astronomy [E] 3 Credits

Biology
BIO 101 General Biology for Non-Majors: The Processes of Life  [E] Lab on campus 4 Credits
BIO 102 Biology in Your World [E] Lab online 4 Credits
BIO 107 General Biology I: Introduction to Cell Functions [E] Lab on campus 4 Credits
BIO 111 Human Biology [E] Lab on campus 4 Credits
BIO 217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I  [E] Lab on campus 4 Credits
BIO 218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II  [E] Lab on campus 4 Credits

Business Administration
BUS 112 Professional Etiquette *only sc & sc3 1 Credit
BUS 113 Ethics in Business  *only sc2 1 credit
BUS 114 Money Management *only sc3 1 Credit
BUS 115 Computer Applications *also acc2 3 Credits
BUS 170 Mathematics for Business Decisions
3 Credits
BUS 215 Spreasheets *only acc 3 Credits
BUS 220 Business Communications *only acc2 3 Credits
BUS 245 Introduction to International Business *only acc2 3 Credits

Communication
COM 121 Introduction to Communication [C]*also acc 3 Credits
COM 131 Mass Communication [C] 3 Credits
COM 214 A Critical Analysis of Social Media: More Than Just Friends [C] 3 Credits

Criminal Justice
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice *only acc
3 Credits
CRJ 103 Introduction to Corrections 3 Credits
CRJ 112 Criminal Law and Procedure 3 Credits
CRJ 117 Criminology [B] 3 Credits
CRJ 209 Police and Society 3 Credits

Computer Information Systems
CSI 105 Principles of Information Security and Assurance 3 Credits
CSI 111 Computer Concepts w/Applications 4 Credits
CSI 250 Current Topics in Information Systems 3 Credits

Developmental Disabilities
DVD 210 Current Issues in Developmental Disabilities 3 Credits

Earth Science
ESC 110 Introduction to Geology and Oceanography [E]*only acc & acc2 4 Credits
ESC 111 Introduction to Meteorology [E] 4 Credits

Economics
ECN 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics [B]*also acc 3 Credits
ECN 102 Introduction to Microeconomics [B] *also acc2 3 Credits

Education
EDU 100 Education in America 3 Credits
EDU 104 Child Development and Behavior 3 Credits
EDU 208 - Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs 3 Credits
EDU 230  Child Care Administration II 3 Credits

English
ENG 101 College Composition I: Expository Writing and Research [A] 3 Credits
ENG 102 College Composition II: Writing about Literature [A] 3 Credits
ENG 217 Creative Writing [C] 3 Credits
ENG 224 Children's Literature [C] 3 Credits

Forensic Science
FRS 100 Introduction to Forensic Science  [E] 4 Credits

Geography
GEO 110 World Regional Geography [B] 3 Credits

General Studies
GSY 112 Professional Etiquette *only sc & sc3
1 Credit

Gerontology
GRT 110 Introduction to the Study of Aging [B] 3 Credits

Hospitality Management
HCA 101 Introduction to Hospitality 3 Credits

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition
HFN 106 Sports Supplements  1 Credit
HFN 110 Fundamentals of Coaching
3 Credits
HFN 170 Exercise in Health and Disease 3 Credits
HFN 172 Introduction to Exercise Science 2 Credits

Health Information Management
HIM 106 Electronic Health Records 
3 Credits
HIM 221 Procedure Coding 3 Credtis

Health
HTH 101 Introduction to Health Careers 3 Credits
HTH 102 Introduction to Public Health 3 Credits
HTH 114 Medical Terminology *also acc2 3 Credits
HTH 130 Pharmacology for Health Careers 2 Credits
HTH 201 Essential Health Topics for CHWs  2 Credits
HTH 220 Medical Law & Ethics 
3 Credits

Healthcare Management Careers
HMC 103 INtroduction to Healthcare Management 2 Credits

History
HIS 105 History of World War ll [C] 3 Credits
HIS 111 History of the U.S. I [C] 3 Credits
HIS 112 History of the U.S. II [C] 3 Credits
HIS 150 Topics in History [C] 3 Credits
HIS 155 The History of the Vietnam War [C] 3 Credits

Human Services
HSV 113 Introduction to Human Services 3 Credits
HSV 120 Introduction to Adiction Studies [B] 3 Credits
HSV 125 Introduction to the Practicum
HSV 208 Substance Abuse  [B] 3 Credits
HSV 213 Professional and Ethical Standards in the Helping Professions
3 Credits

Law
LAW 211 Business Law 3 Credits

Medical Assisting
MEA 110  Introduction to Medical Assisting 2 Credits
MEA 150  Introduction to Drug Therapy
2 Credits

Management
MGT 230 Principles of Management *also acc2 3 Credits
MGT 235 Entrepreneurship  3 Credits

Marketing
MKT 110 Retailing and E Commerce  3 Credits
MKT 240 Principles of Marketing *also acc2 3 Credits

Mathematics
MTH 075 Basic Mathematics 4 Credits
MTH 085 Introductory Algebra 4 Credits
MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra 4 Credits
MTH 104 College Algebra [D] 4 Credits
MTH 130 Math That Matters: Drugs and Dosages 
MTH 142 Statistics [D] 3 Credits
MTH 155 Topics in Mathematics [D] 3 Credits
MTH 162 Applied Calculus [D] 3 Credits

Music

MUS 106 Introduction to World Music [C] 3 Credits
MUC 110 Introduction to Classical Music [C] 3 Credits

Nutrition
NTR 101 Introduction to Nutrition 3 Credtis
NTR 230 Nutrition Science for Nutrition Majors  [C] 3 Credits

Pharmacy Science and Technology
PHM 181 Pharmacology II 1 Credit
PHM 281 Pharmacology IV 1 Credit

Philosophy
PHI 103 Clear Thinking Sound Reasoning [C] 3 Credits

Political Science
POL 110 U.S. National Government [B] 3 Credits
POL 120  State and Local Government [B] 3 Credits

Psychology
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology [B] 3 Credits
PSY 210 Social Psychology [B] *only acc2 3 Credits
PSY 215 Child Psychology [B] 3 Credits
PSY 216 Human Development [B]*also acc2 3 Credits
PSY 217 Abnormal Psychology [B] 3 Credits
PSY 218 Adolescent Psychology [B] 3 Credits
PSY 250 Psychology of Sport [B] 3 Credits

Social Science
SSN 120 Conflict Resolution and Mediation [B] 3 Credits

Sociology
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology [B]*also acc & acc2 3 Credits
SOC 130 Intimate Relationships, Marriage and Family [B] 3 Credits
SOC 208 Substance Abuse [B] 3 Credits
SOC 213 Urban Sociology [B]*only acc2 3 Credits
SOC 214 Social Problems [B] 3 Credits
SOC 220 Race and Ethnicity [B] 3 Credits

Spanish
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish l [C] 3 Credits
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 2 [C] 3 Credits

Theater
THE 100 Introduction to Theater [C] 3 Credits

Veterinary Technology
VET 147 Veterinary Practice Management  1 Credit


*sc: indicates short 5 weeks course
start-end: 1/28/18 - 3/1/18   sc2: 3/4/18 - 4/12/18   sc3: 4/16/18 - 5/23/18

*acc: indicates accelerated 7 weeks course
start-end: 1/28/18 - 3/26/18   acc2: 3/27/18 - 5/23/18

MassTransfer block designations

[A]: Fulfills English Composition gen ed requirement
[B]: Fulfills Social Sciences gen ed requirement
[C]: Fulfills Humanities/Fine & Performing Arts gen end requirement
[D]: Fulfills Mathematics/Natural & Physical Sciences gen ed requirement
[E]: Fulfills Natural & Physical Sciences gen ed requirement

Online students are not required to come to campus. In order to streamline administrative processes, you may use the following forms: