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From the 2016-2017 Catalog

Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses

Any Housatonic Community College course may require substantial computer based learning including use of the Internet, e-text books, instructional software, Blackboard*, research data bases, online assignments, etc., for the completion of class assignments, homework, research and assessments.

Computer- based learning experiences may be used in place of or in addition to traditional lectures for some lessons. All students have access to computer laboratories in both Beacon Hall and Lafayette Hall. Computer access is also available in the college library.

Students can learn how to use Blackboard by visiting the Housatonic web site ( Additionally, students can make appointments for training by contacting our Distance Learning staff at 203-332-5206 or by emailing

From the 2016-2017 Catalog

All degree and certificate programs require various courses that must be completed to meet graduation requirements. Many programs include elective courses in addition to specific courses.

The following codes are used to help you and your advisor determine which elective the course will satisfy. In addition to the codes indicated, all courses with course numbers at the 100 and 200 level (HSE* E101, as example) qualify as open electives. You are advised to pay special attention to program footnotes when selecting your electives.

Elective Codes:

BHEL Behavioral Science elective
BUS Business elective
C Computer Literacy (satisfies requirement)
COMP Computer Science Elective
FINA Fine Arts elective
HUM Humanities elective
MATH Mathematics elective
SCI Science elective
SSCI Social Science elective
OPEN Elective All courses numbered 100 or higher