FREE COURSE for High School Students!
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (COM-104)
Wednesdays, September 14 – December 21
6 pm – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Tattiya Maruco
Requirement: High school GPA of 2.7 or college-level reading and writing placement by Accuplacer. Open to all grades; however, freshmen and sophomores must place by Accuplacer.
About the course:
- This is a hybrid course. Instruction is a mix of meeting in-person and online coursework.
- Students must have access to a computer and internet for assignments.
- Textbook will be provided; students responsible for pickup from campus bookstore.
Actively build strategies for effective interpersonal communication with a diverse audience, conflict management and self-advocacy by experimenting with language, non-verbal cues and the art of listening. Expect presentations, active projects, guest speakers and both large and small discussions in this hands-on class.
22 spots available.
Great news: More free opportunities for high school juniors and seniors!
- Students can take up to 15 credits this fall (high school schedules permitting). Tuition and fees will be waived.
To enroll, use the Early College registration form
Juniors and seniors with a high school GPA of 2.7 or higher can place into college-level classes, or they may take the Accuplacer placement exam
(Students interested in taking Pre-Calculus, Calculus or higher are required to take the Math Accuplacer.)
Fifteen credits is a full course load. The College does not encourage all students to take 15 credits. Students must take their high school schedule, classes, sports and extra-curricular activities into account.
A low grade point average (GPA) and Withdraws can affect a student’s future financial aid eligibility. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for more details.
Students taking nine credits or more will automatically be charged for health insurance. If students have health insurance of their own, they may waive the insurance fee at Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk
Apply to Early College
Speak with your guidance counselor and complete the Early College application.
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Remember: Don't wait!
Registering early for college classes is extremely helpful for students to be able to get books and login support before classes start. (Two weeks before classes start is ideal.)
Fall classes start on September 6, 2022, and the Add/Drop period runs from September 6-13.
Early College Information Sessions
Join the Admissions and Early College staff for live information sessions and one-on-one discussions to learn more about the program and the admission process.
Click on a session type to learn more about it and to register.
A 20-minute PowerPoint presentation gives prospective students an overview of what early college is, who it is for and how to apply. Q&A session included.
Offered Tuesdays @ 1 pm and Wednesdays @ 6 pm
These 45-minute personalized sessions are designed to answer questions about whether Early College is a good fit, help students register and choose classes and get support logging on.
- Monday and Tuesdays @ 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
- Wednesdays @ 11 am, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm
- Thursday @ 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
- Fridays by email request only
A 30-minute PowerPoint presentation demonstrates how to log into all your BCC accounts, from email to web advisor, using screenshots of login pages. Students can try logging in themselves, and a Q&A is included.
Just click the register online button below and then choose one of three meeting types above the calendar and then book any available time that pops up.
To apply for this opportunity:
Complete the Early College Application Form (requires guidance counselor approval).
Email the completed form to Kiara Badillo, Early College Coach: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who have already taken one free ‘Bridge to College’ course this year are still eligible for this program.
Applications will be processed in the order they are received.