Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) will host its first open house for prospective students in their new Funeral Service degree program this Saturday, March 2, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Burnell Hall at Bridgewater State University (BSU). During this time, guests can tour the College’s new state-of-the-art facilities housed entirely at BSU, meet faculty members, apply to the College, and get on-the-spot acceptance if high school transcripts are presented.
In the CCCC Funeral Service program, which is slated to start in September 2019, students will only be required to be on campus at BSU two days a week. This provides a flexible schedule for working adults to balance work, life, and higher education. The College is also providing a live streaming option, which will allow classes to be brought directly to students if they cannot be on campus. Students in the program will also have access to Bridgewater State’s on-campus amenities, including housing.
Funeral Service landed on Cape Cod Community College’s radar following the abrupt closing of Mount Ida College in May 2018. After Ida shut its doors, students in their Funeral Service program were displaced with no path to complete their degree program. CCCC responded quickly, building a teach-out program approved by the Department of Higher Education to serve the displaced students, and a lab-space at BSU where the students would be centrally located with access to on-campus housing. The students began the CCCC teach-out in October and, in mid-January, five former Mount Ida students officially obtained their degrees as the first graduates from the Funeral Service program. During this time, CCCC began the process of developing a full Associate Degree program.
For more information on the Funeral Service program and the March 2 open house, contact Jeff Megna, program coordinator, at [email protected] or at 508-531-3461.