Winter Session


December 14 - January 20

Affordable, Transferrable, 5-Weeks, Online

Current & Guest Students

Registration for winter sessions begins on November 2. View available classes below and follow the steps to enroll.

All Other Students

Registration for winter sessions begins on November 16. View available classes below and follow the steps to enroll.


Earn affordable college credits at BC3 over break and transfer them to your home institution.

NOTE: Financial aid for winter session is not available for guest students.

  1. ENGL 201 - American Literature: Colonial and Romantic
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    In this course the student will read works of representative American authors from colonial times to the Civil War. The course explores American literature’s diverse aesthetic and cultural traditions. This course meets the General Education competency of Critical Thinking (CT).

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 or permission of instructor.

  2. POLI 210 - American National Government
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is the study of the basic process of National Government: the Congress, the President, and the Judiciary. Other topics covered include federalism, political parties, elections, interest groups, civil liberties, and public policy.

  3. MATH 221 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
    4 credits (4 lecture)

    This course is basic to the further study of mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. It includes the study of coordinates and related variables, polynomials, and their graphs, differentiation of functions with applications, and integration of functions with applications.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 102 or MATH 118.

  4. MATH 101 - College Algebra
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is a study of college algebra. Topics in this course include the real number system, exponents and radicals, relations and functions, linear and quadratic functions, inequalities, complex numbers, theory of equations, systems of equations, and the remainder and factor theorems.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 100 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

  5. MATH 107 - Elementary Statistics
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is a study of the basic principles and methods of statistics; understanding of and ability to use graphs; frequency distributions; measures of central tendency and dispersion; normal curve; probability; correlation and reliability of statistical measures. This course is appropriate for all areas of study including education, social sciences, sciences, and humanities.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 100 or equivalent.

  6. PSYC 201 - General Psychology
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and methodology of psychology. The course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior. This course meets the General Education competency of Critical Thinking (CT).

  7. HLTH 120 - Health Science
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is designed to examine the dimensions of life while providing the knowledge that enables students to make educated decisions that impact the potential for an improved healthy lifestyle. This course will provide current information relative to both personal and community health, emphasizing healthy lifestyle choices day to day and minimizing the risks of disease and injury. This course meets the General Education competencies of Wellness (HW) and Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives (VE).

  8. PSYC 203 - Human Growth and Development
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    Tracing the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of the human organism from birth through adulthood, the course emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of biological maturation and experience in shaping the human personality.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 201 or permission of instructor.

  9. MATH 100 - Intermediate Algebra
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is the study of real numbers and operations with polynomials. Other topics include linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations in two variables, solving equations by factoring, exponents, complex numbers, the quadratic formula, and rational equations. This course meets the General Education Competency of Quantitative Reasoning (QR).

    Prerequisite(s): Pass MATH 090 or MATH 091 with a “C” or better or appropriate score on placement test.

  10. ARTS 101 - Introduction to Art
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is a survey of contemporary and past arts intended to develop visual discrimination and appreciation of art forms.

  11. COMP 121 - Introduction to Computer Applications
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course will introduce students to computer applications. Topics will include the College’s current Learning Management System (LMS), email, office applications with emphasis on Microsoft Word®, PowerPoint®, Excel® and Outlook®, Windows® file management, and search engines. This course meets the General Education competency of Technological Competence (TC).

  12. BUSN 120 - Introduction To Entrepreneurship
    3 credits (3 Lecture)

    This course introduces the student to the role of the entrepreneur in the 21st century global economy and provides the framework for the entrepreneurial process. Topics include entrepreneurial behavior, opportunity recognition, types of business ownership, financial and market research, and product development.

  13. MUSC 101 - Introduction to Music
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is a study of the elements of music; the history and development of music and musical instruments; the international character of music and the contributions of nations and ethnic groups to the literature of music; and selections from the vast literature of musical compositions for soloists, choruses, and small and large instrumental ensembles.

  14. PHIL 215 - Introduction to Religions of the World
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course will introduce students to the major religions of the world. Students will study the historical origins of these religions as well as the development of their doctrines and practices and thus gain an informed perspective on how religion shapes the world today. .

    Prerequisite: ENGL 101. This course meets the General Education competency of Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspective (VE).

  15. BUSN 214 - Marketing
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    The basic objectives of this course are to provide the student with a broad introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in the firm and various factors that influence marketing decision making. The course’s main focus is on the Four P’s of Marketing: Product, Price, Place and Promotion.

  16. BUSN 119 - Microcomputer Keyboarding
    1 credits (2 lab)

    This course develops keyboarding speed and accuracy based on proper techniques.

  17. COMP 210 - Productivity Applications
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is designed to foster computer literacy. It introduces students to the basics of computing hardware, electronic communication, web browsing, and productivity software. Through a hands-on approach, students will achieve a working knowledge of Windows operating system software and word processing, electronic spreadsheet, presentation, and database application software. This course meets the General Education competency of Technological Competence (TC).

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory score on Reading placement test or “C” or better in either ENGL 029 (Developmental Reading) or ENGL 030 (Preparatory Reading).

  18. BUSN 123 - Principles of Management
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course is a study of the various functions of management including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Actual business problems and solutions are discussed to make the subject practical and to show how theory is adapted to action.

  19. ENGL 102 - Research Writing
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    The emphasis of this course is upon persuasion, evaluation, research and writing the research paper. There will be a continuation of careful editing of grammar and sentences. Students will continue the study and writing of thoughtful and organized expositions. This course meets the General Education competency of Critical Thinking (CT).

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101.

  20. GEOG 101 - World Geography
    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course examines various types of natural environments throughout the world and emphasizes the adjustment of humans to them. The interrelationships between physical and cultural factors are studied. Emphasis is placed on the various geographical regions along with the interactions among cultures and different countries for a global context. This course meets the General Education competencies of Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives (VE).

* Subject to change. Classes may be cancelled if enrollment does not meet appropriate levels.

Step 1: Apply to BC3

Complete the BC3 Application for Admission if you have never applied to BC3 or it's been longer than one academic year (fall, spring, summer) since you last applied. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m. or in person by Friday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Step 2: Register for Classes

Classes will open for online registration on the BC3 Student Portal on Monday, November 2. Registration closes on Monday, December 14 at 11:59 p.m. If a class requires a prerequisite that you've completed at your home institution, review transcript requirements.

Step 3: Pay Tuition & Fees

Pay your tuition and fees in full online or in person by Thursday, December 17 at 3:00 p.m. or your scheduled classes will be dropped and you will not have access to your class online.

Step 4: Purchase Textbooks

Visit the BC3 Bookstore to purchase textbooks beginning Monday, November 30. Order online by Monday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. to guarantee delivery for the start of class or visit the BC3 Bookstore on main campus during business hours.

Step 5: Complete the Online Orientation

Complete the required online orientation (GENL 001) by Wednesday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. to access your class online.

Step 6: Start Classes

Access your online class beginning Monday, December 14 using Blackboard.

NOTE: Technical assistance will be available online through the duration of the Winter Session. Administrative offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 3.


Michael Trauman

 

“It’s more affordable to take classes at BC3. That’s the main reason I took it through BC3, and it decreased my courseload over the spring and fall semesters.”

 -Karli Drewencki, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania pursuing a bachelor’s degree in registered nursing

Michael Trauman

 “I could take a certain class that wasn’t super convenient to take here (at Kent State), and transfer those credits. ”

“The BC3 credits are so much more affordable. That’s just a no-brainer. From the affordability standpoint, it just makes sense.”

 -Michael Trauman,  a senior accounting and economics major at Kent State University of Ohio