Community Education

Welcome to Community Education at BHCC where lifelong learning never ends!

Improve your skills, transform your career, acquire a certification, discover unique topics, earn a certificate, and expand your knowledge. Our courses are affordable and convenient for your lifestyle. We offer online, evening, weekend, and lunchtime courses to meet the needs of working professionals.

Our certificate programs and certifications help train you in the skills that help you advance your career. Whether you are new to the workforce or looking for a career change, our continuing education and certificate programs are designed to prepare you for exciting new careers in a variety of fields. Additionally, our professional development courses give you skills that you can add to your resume to help you achieve your career goals.

The continuing education arm of Bunker Hill Community College provides innovative learning programs to adult learners in Massachusetts, across the U.S. and throughout the world. By offering accessible and relevant courses, BHCC continuing education programs provide knowledge and connections for people to achieve their personal and professional goals. BHCC also directly impacts businesses and communities, helping citizens become more skilled and committed to making Massachusetts and the world a better place in which to live and work.

We provide a wide range of continuing education, lifelong learning and certificate programs for our community by offering classes and programs that are:

  • Conveniently scheduled
  • Designed with you in mind
  • Low cost with easy enrollment
  • Taught by talented professionals in their respective fields

Choose from an extensive variety of classroom and online courses during the daytime, evenings, and weekends year-round. Our programs are targeted to community needs and interests and are available at convenient times at the Charlestown and Chelsea campuses. Customized programs are also available.

Our qualified and engaging instructors deliver stimulating and creative programs. With over 400 affordable courses and certificated programs, we encourage you to engage our community and explore your potential.

Regardless of your age or educational goal, there is a program that can keep you current with today’s trends and technologies and help you gain a certificate and accelerate your career.


Intro Windows 8 and Office 13 
CPT-215 $112
This course will provide a broad introduction to Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8.1. Topics include using File Explorer and Desktop Apps to create, rename, move, copy and save files, customize and manage user accounts, and introduction and use of Windows Store Applications. Other areas covered include personalization of the Windows 8.1 Start Screen, Windows utility applications, printing, and integration of cloud based storage with Microsoft OneDrive. Additionally, this course will include a brief introduction to the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of products; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Lastly the course will include Windows 8.1 implementation on other hardware platforms, such as tablets and smartphones. Please bring a flash drive to all classes.
CHAR Sundays, D116, 12-3:50 p.m., 11/2 - 11/16, Assistant Professor Bob Cronin

Intro to Cloud Computing 
CPT-217 $112
This introduction to Cloud Computing will introduce the concepts of cloud computing and internet-enabled applications, the mechanisms of storage and backup in the cloud and basic security measures that can be used to protect data in the cloud. Cloud applications from Microsoft and Google will be introduced, as well as cloud-centric Software as a Service such as Evernote for note taking and archiving and Dropbox for data storage and access. Please bring a flash drive to all classes.
CHAR Sundays, D116, 12-3:50 p.m., 11/23 - 12/21, Assistant Professor Liz Miller

Intro to Microsoft Excel 
CPT–204 $112
This class is designed for students who have little or no experience of Excel: store, organize, and analyze information. Learn to enter, format and sort data within cells, format worksheets, develop charts and graphs, perform calculations using formulas and functions. Please bring a flash drive to all classes. Prerequisite: familiarity with computers and particularly Microsoft Office.
CHAR Monday/Wednesday, D121B, 1-2:15 p.m. 11/03 - 12/17, Instructor to be announced.