Full-Time Training & Continuing Education
Reopening NBSS is essential to our mission, the education and training that we deliver, and the future of the School. While COVID-19 has not gone away, nor has a vaccine been developed, the Commonwealth is adapting to new health and safety protocols for business and schools, in an effort to re-open activities while mitigating risk.
As part of our new full-time training model, we will balance in-person instruction with remote learning opportunities that support students’ progress in their programs. At the same time, while Continuing Education classes are currently suspended, we are working on a plan to introduce a permanent online component to our offerings, both as virtual live sessions and prerecorded coursework.
While training at NBSS will feel different in many ways as we move forward, we are optimistic about the opportunities for growth this moment presents. Ultimately, we are confident about our ability to safely deliver the highest quality of education that our students, faculty, and partners have come to expect of NBSS.
Answers to frequently asked questions related to training, schedules, and tuition are below. View the main Reopening NBSS page here. We also encourage our entire community to review the Health & Safety page for guidelines, protocols, and FAQs. Employees should visit the Working at NBSS page for information relevant to their roles and health. For questions not addressed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated 6/24/20. (Updated for reopening)
- When do I start and end classes? What is the academic calendar for next year?
- How much time will we get to make-up the time we missed in the spring semester?
- Will instructors be available to support students making up lost hours?
- Will there be portions of the year that are taught online?
- If I’m absent because of COVID-19, how will I make up my work?
- I have to care for someone who is sick with COVID-19. What are my options for missing school?
- What does “socially distanced” mean for schools like NBSS? Is this more online than hands-on?
- Has consideration been given to working at offsite and satellite locations?
- Other schools are ending their semesters at Thanksgiving and sending everyone home. Why isn’t NBSS doing this?
- Will NBSS take Thanksgiving break?
- Will NBSS have Winter break?
- What health and safety protocols will be in place over the next year?
- What should I do if I'm diagnosed with COVID-19?
- What happens if a member of the NBSS community becomes ill with COVID-19?
- I know someone who is self-isolating. Do I need to self-isolate too?
- What if I’ve had close contact with someone with COVID-19?
- What if I forget my mask when I come to school?
- What if I have health concerns that keep me from wearing a mask?
- How will I know if the School is closed due to COVID-19?
- Will my friends and family be able to visit me at School?
- Will NBSS still be around - should we be worried about its future viability?
- What if I change my mind before September and feel I cannot attend school in the fall semester or the 2020-2021 academic year?
- What if I begin school and then change my mind and feel I can’t continue?
- Will NBSS charge tuition when students make up their lost time, or will tuition be waived?
- If there is a second wave of the virus that causes another shutdown, will withdrawals be available?
- How does this tuition policy work in terms of Veterans Educational Benefits?
- MA DPH: Current Cases in Massachusetts
- CDC: Frequently Asked Questions About Coronavirus
- CDC: Prevention and Treatment
- CDC: What To Do If You Are Sick
- CDC: How COVID-19 Spreads
- CDC: Situation Summary
- CDC: Current Cases in the US
- CDC: Global Map Confirmed Cases
- Boston Public Health Commission - coronavirus webpage
- BPHC Fact Sheet (PDF) If you have specific questions, please call the Boston HealthLine at 617-534-5050 during the week or dial 311 after business hours and on weekends.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- List of artisan and business resources during the crisis