Academic Information

Special Study Offerings

At Cape Cod Community College, there are a range of special study options and learning opportunities to explore. Some of these opportunities involve working independently, some provide advanced academic challenges, some take classroom into the community, and others can help build your professional skills.

Adult Education

The Adult Education Center at Cape Cod Community Collge offers free educational services on Cape Cod and the Islands to individuals, 16 years-of-age or older, to improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, science and social studies skills. Other services include career planning, placement services, and transition programs.

Adult Education Center
Location Hyannis Center
540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone 508.375.5000
Online Adult Education Center

Community Engagement

Students in every discipline have the opportunity to enhance their college experience by combining meaningful civic engagement or service learning with academic instruction. Classroom learning is taken into the real world where students complete related service and volunteer projects that fill needs in the community, leading to an enriched learning experience and increased awareness of civic responsibility. Students volunteer, teach, or care for others while being challenged to explore their role in the community.

There are two options for earning academic credit for service learning at the College:

  1. Civic/Service learning incorporated into a course
    Some classes have service initiatives embedded into the class as a requirement or as an alternative assignment. To participate in service learning, a student must register for the course.
  2. Civic/Service learning added to an anchor course
    For this option, a student undertakes volunteer work outside the College as a one-credit add-on to an existing anchor course. Students simultaneously register for both the anchor course and the Service Learning course (SLR 101.) Enrolling in this option requires submission of a contract between the student and the course instructor.

For more information: Community Engagement Opportunities

Corporate & Professional Training

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCAPE) at Cape Cod Community College provides high-quality, career-relevant, accessible training solutions to individuals, businesses and community organizations in our region to achieve and sustain economic prosperity. CCAPE offers a valuable opportunity to acquire new skills, earn certifications, brush up on technology, improve business practices, or start a new business. It is easy to sign up for classes, and our online options offer the added convenience of working from your home or office.

In addition to our scheduled course offerings, CCAPE specializes in assessing, designing, and delivering affordable customized training to our community’s businesses and organizations. We concentrate in computer technology, customer service, healthcare, hospitality, human resource administration, leadership, management, marketing and sales, office and administrative support, project management, real estate, strategic planning, succession planning and business process improvement.

As part of the college’s role as a community and economic development partner, The Center for Corporate and Professional Education is committed to strengthening the business community and fostering a strong regional workforce by providing accessible, employee training programs led by experienced, business-minded instructors.

CCAPE provides on-line training accessible 24/7. Face-to face courses are offered at the College’s Hyannis Center, West Barnstable campus or other locations convenient to our clients. Certification and continuing education in selected areas are offered including, but not limited to, Healthcare, OSHA, Real Estate, Fiber Optics, ServSafe, Construction, and Dental Hygiene. All course listings can be found at: The Center for Corporate and Professional Education

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCAPE)
Location Hyannis Center
540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone 508.375.5010
Online The Center for Corporate and Professional Education

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. Qualified high school students who take college courses receive many benefits:

In addition, students can save on tuition costs while getting a head start on college coursework to graduate on time – or early!

Eligible students will be at least 16 years of age and be recommended by their teacher, guidance counselor or principal.

Admissions Office
Location Nickerson Administration Building, Ground Floor
Phone 774.330.4311
Online Dual Enrollment Program

Honors Program

The Honors Program at 4Cs provides students with opportunities to enrich their learning experiences. We offer courses, advisement, scholarships, and support dedicated to the academic success of Honors students. Highly motivated students can pursue independent research, collaborate with faculty and fellow Honors students, develop critical thinking skills, and prepare for advancement to Commonwealth Honors Programs.

The 4Cs Honors program is accredited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. This state-wide program allows community college students to graduate as Commonwealth Honors Scholars and transfer their honors credits directly into the honors programs at four-year state colleges and universities.

For further information visit: Commonwealth Honors Program

Independent Study

Independent Study is a great opportunity for students to work independently under the guidance of a faculty member. A student may pursue an independent study project for credit. The project must be approved by the student's faculty advisor, as well as by the faculty member who will present the project to the appropriate department. An interdisciplinary project may be planned requiring approval from more than one academic department. Projects will be planned and approved in advance.

For eligibility and details visit: Admissions Policies

Learning Communities

Learning Communities are a set of courses, typically two or three, grouped together and taken during a single semester. This team-teaching, interdisciplinary approach enables students to apply the skills learned in one course to the other, and helps strengthen the connection between students.

For more information, contact the Advising Center: 774.330.4318

Online Learning

To provide flexibility and convenience, many of our courses are offered online or have online components. Online education can provide a rich and interactive environment which will allow you to develop good communication skills and use of multimedia. Learning at your own pace allows you to study anywhere, anytime, while you gain real-world web research and communication skills.

Some course instruction at 4Cs is offered fully Online (may require proctored exams on campus), and some courses are Hybrids, which are split between online and in-class instruction. Students may use college computers on campus.

For online courses, the following is required:

Any online instruction requires the use of our Internet-based learning management system, Moodle™. The Office of Online and Blended Learning provides support for students using the Moodle™ system. Depending on the type of class structure, students can access assignments, lectures, discussion forums, and grades.

Office of Online and Blended Learning
Location Wilkens Library, Room G13
Phone 508.375.4040
Website Online & Blended Learning