Community Education FAQs

Q. What is Community Education?
A. The Community Education Department runs non-credit courses, that are offered during the evening and on Saturdays. These include job training, recreational, and educational courses.

Q. What are Non-credit Courses?
A. The courses do not grant credit toward an academic degree; however many fulfill continuing education requirements in the workplace. Students choose any class of interest. Usually, the time spent during a course is stress free - and is of personal satisfaction, whether related to personal or work-related goals.

Q. What types of courses are offered through Community Education?
A. The range of courses offered each semester changes and expands regularly. For example, courses are offered in the arts, workplace training, business, computers, finance, education, fitness, hobbies, crafts, personal development, language, travel, sports, recreation and dance.

Q. Who Takes these Courses?
A. Anyone - you, your family, friends or business colleagues. There are no age restrictions or general requirements for most courses.

Q. What is the Time Commitment?
A. Most courses are short-term or in a series. They start at various times throughout the semester to accommodate even the busiest schedule.

Q. What is the Cost?
A. Prices are very affordable depending on the length and content of the course.

Q. Where are they Offered?
A. Courses are offered at one or all of our campuses in Brockton, Canton and Middleborough. Occasionally a course will require off-site classes at an appropriate venue such as a marina, furniture store, or function hall.

Q. Where is the List of Courses?
A. The Massasoit Community College Brochure, which is mailed to homes three times a year, lists these courses. Click here to browse current courses through our Course Search.

Q. How Do I Register?
A. Non-credit courses begin at various times throughout the semester on all campuses. Click here for registration forms. For Registrar Office hours click here. To register for a class at any of our locations, you can: Come to the Registrar’s office; Mail your completed form; Fax your completed form to: 508-427-1236; Email your completed form to registrar@massasoit.mass.edu.
Note: Classes with low enrollments are cancelled 7 to 10 days before the start of a class, so register early to avoid having your course cancelled!

Q. What if I can’t attend a course I have registered for?
A. You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Q: Who Takes these courses?
A: Anyone can take these courses. Although there are no age restrictions or general requirements for most of our courses, certain certificate programs do have specific requirements. For more information please call 508-588-9100 x1310.

Q: Are you a veteran?
A: To determine your eligibiltiy, please call the Veterans Affairs office at Massasoit at 508-588-9100 x1477 or click here: http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/vets/index.cfm.