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2017-2018 Catalog

Admissions

Quinsigamond Community College believes that everyone should have an opportunity to further his/her education. Whether a student strives to attain an Associate Degree, Certificate or select courses for personal and professional growth, our Admissions Staff will gladly help them through every step of the process.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic criteria for admission may still enroll at QCC. They can take courses to meet the minimum requirements as a non-degree student, or they will be admitted to the General Studies program. If a student does not wish to be admitted into the General Studies program, he or she must contact the Admissions Office.

Quinsigamond Community College has established minimum academic requirements for admission to most programs which are designed to help assure academic success. Information about minimum requirements can be found in the Programs of Study section of this catalog.

How to Apply

  1. Apply online or download an Admissions application at www.QCC.edu. Applications are also available in the Admissions Office at the Worcester or Southbridge campuses or High School Guidance Departments. Applicants may also call the Worcester Admissions Office at 508.854.4262 or the Southbridge Admissions office at 774.318.2110 to request an application.
  2. Submit the online application. Return the paper application and application fee to the Admissions Office located in Room 201 of the Harrington Learning Center or via mail at Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606-2092. The fee is $20.00 for in-state students or $50.00 for out-of-state students. This fee is non-refundable and may be waived if it causes unusual financial hardship. To qualify for the In-State Resident tuition rate, applicants must certify continuous residence in Massachusetts during the six months preceding the application and be a permanent resident of the U.S. Applicants can contact the Admissions Office for details.
  3. Quinsigamond Community College requires a high school transcript, diploma or demonstration of high school equivalency (G.E.D., HiSET). Applicants should ask their high school to forward a transcript of their grades directly to the Admissions Office (including the first marking period of the senior year).
  4. Applicants who have never obtained a high school diploma or the equivalency may qualify for admission to the College but ARE NOT eligible for Financial Aid under the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Regulations. Applicants may visit www.QCC.edu, email the Admissions Office, or call Admissions at 508.854.4262 for detailed information on how to enroll in the College.

Admission to Health Programs

Students who meet the established Admission requirements for the Health Programs (Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Nurse Education, Occupational Therapy, Perioperative Nursing, Paramedic Technology, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy and Surgical Technology) will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full. Qualified students will be given a start date for their clinical/core courses and placed on a waiting list if the program is full for the upcoming semester. Students will begin their clinical classes no later than their given start date. If a slot in an earlier semester becomes available, the student will be contacted and given an opportunity to begin sooner. If a student wishes to enroll in education courses that apply to the program while on the waitlist, they must contact the Admissions Office.

Applicants who do not meet the Admissions requirements can be accepted to the General Studies Healthcare program. Alternatively, they should make an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor who will assist them in meeting the Admissions requirements of their chosen program.

January (Spring) and May (Summer) Admissions

Applications for admission to the College for the Spring and Summer Semesters are accepted on a rolling basis. Some programs only have a Fall start and course offerings vary from year to year. Students should visit the website at www.QCC.edu for program start dates.

Undeclared Students

Prospective students who wish to enroll in individual courses and do not wish to pursue a degree or certificate can enroll at Quinsigamond Community College as an Undeclared Student. All course prerequisites apply to Undeclared Students in the same manner as degree-seeking students. Credits earned in the Undeclared Student status may be applied to a degree or certificate curriculum. Undeclared students are not eligible for financial aid.

Transfer Students

Transfer Student applicants are required to submit a high school transcript, diploma or official documentation of high school equivalency (G.E.D. or HiSET). If a transfer student holds an undergraduate or graduate degree, their high school transcript or equivalent may be waived. To satisfy the college residency requirement, a minimum of 15 credits must be completed at Quinsigamond Community College to receive a degree or certificate.

An official transcript, issued directly from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution mailed to QCC, is required to receive transfer credit. Credit is awarded for courses completed with a grade of “C”, or better, provided these courses are applicable to the student’s Quinsigamond major. Applicants may also transfer “D” grades if their quality point average (QPA) is 2.0, or higher, at the institution from which they are transferring. However, “D” grades are only accepted in lower sequence courses and only if they have completed the upper sequence of the same course with a grade of “C”, or better at the transfer institution. To satisfy the residency requirement, a minimum of 15 credits must be completed at Quinsigamond Community College to receive a degree or certificate.

Transferring “In” to QCC
Contact the Registrar’s Office - Room 152A
508.854.4257.

Applicants who have previously attended college are required to submit an official college transcript to Quinsigamond Community College. Transfer students are still required to submit an official high school transcript - or G.E.D. certificate - even if they currently hold an undergraduate or graduate degree. 

Campus Tours

Both individual and group campus tours are available. To schedule a tour, please visit www.QCC.edu, email the Admissions Office at Admissions [at] qcc.mass.edu or call at 508.854.4262.

State Immunization Requirements

Massachusetts State Law requires that all full-time students and all students enrolled in Health Career programs provide proof of immunization to: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); varicella; tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap), and hepatitis B.

Students in health-related fields and some other programs should expect to receive information on additional health requirements from their academic department. Immunization documentation is requested during the application process and prior to the start of clinical assignments each semester.

Placement Testing

All new and currently enrolled students are required to take the Accuplacer Placement Test before registering for English and mathematics courses and courses requiring a prerequisite of english or mathematics.

The Accuplacer Placement Test is a computerized test that helps determine the appropriate level at which students should begin their mathematics and English courses. The test is not timed and the majority of the questions are multiple-choice. Students can choose to take the entire test (English and mathematics) during one testing period, or take the English and mathematics tests at different times. The entire test takes approximately two and a half hours. An Academic Advisor will use the results to help students select the appropriate courses during registration.

Students who do not attain college-level placement in both English and mathematics will be recommended into an appropriate level developmental course to prepare them for college-level course work. These courses are especially helpful to students who have been away from the classroom for several years, or those who did not receive exposure to college-level preparation during their secondary school years.

It is important to prepare for taking the Accuplacer Placement test. A study guide with practice questions can be accessed online at http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students. Students can also review by accessing the study tips sheet at www.QCC.edu/testing.

Students for whom English is a Second Language (ESL) may also take a computerized assessment test. The CELSA test requires students to complete a story or conversation by choosing the correct answer. It is a timed test of forty-five minutes.

Students requiring accommodations for testing should contact Disability Services at 508.854.4471 BEFORE scheduling a test.

The Placement Test and the CELSA test are offered at the main campus, 670 West Boylston St., Worcester; at our Healthcare and Workforce Development Center at 25 Federal St., Worcester; and at our Southbridge campus, 5 Optical Drive, Southbridge. All students who wish to take the Placement Test or the CELSA test may log into www.QCC.edu/testing and set up an appointment online, come to 355A on Walk-In Wednesdays, or call 508.854.2784. Placement testing is also available on a walk-in basis at QCC Southbridge. The hours in Southbridge are Tuesdays 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. For all testing, students must bring photo identification with them to the test.

It is not necessary to take the Accuplacer Placement Test if a student has transcripts showing that they have taken college level English and Math at another accredited college. Students should bring their transcripts to their advising appointment.

High School Equivalency Test

The GED test has been replaced in Massachusetts by the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) from ETS. The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) provides students the opportunity to earn a high school credential. This credential is recognized as a key to employment opportunities, career advancement, and further education. The test consists of five parts in the areas of mathematics, writing, science, social studies, and reading.

HiSET is offered at QCC’s Healthcare and Workforce Development Center located at 25 Federal St., Worcester, MA, room 114D.

To learn about the test, apply for accommodations, or schedule a test appointment, visit the HiSET website, www.hiset.ets.org.

Test takers who are under 18 need to contact the state office before registering for the HiSET. Please call 781.338.6604 or 781.338.6625

New England Regional Student Program

Quinsigamond Community College participates in the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), which provides tuition savings every year to thousands of New England residents. Students from any of the six New England states can enroll in certain academic programs that are not offered at institutions in their home state at the Massachusetts in-state tuition rate plus 50%, only if the QCC campus is closer than the student’s home state campus. Contact the Admissions Office at 508.854.4262 for specific details. Information is also available at www.nebhe.org.

Home Schooled Students

All home schooled students, without a high school diploma or GED, are eligible to apply for admission to a degree or certificate program provided they have successfully completed an approved home school program in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state. If a home schooled student has not completed an approved home school program, the student should contact the Admissions Office.

To determine whether a student has participated in an approved home school program, the student shall submit, with the application for admission, evidence that the home school program was approved by the superintendent or school committee of the student’s school district. Additionally, if the home schooled student is under the age of compulsory attendance, which is sixteen (16) years old in Massachusetts, a letter from the student’s school district’s superintendent or school committee is required stating that the student is not considered truant and would not be required to attend further schooling or continued to be home schooled if the student has completed his/her home school program before the age of sixteen (16).

The College reserves the right to limit or deny enrollment of a student under the age of sixteen (16) in a course or program based on this case-by-case consideration of a variety of factors, including but not limited to: the student’s maturity, life experience, placement test scores, prior education, course content, instructional methodology, and risks associated with a particular course or program.

International Students

International students must use the international student application at www.QCC.edu/international-students. Deadlines are July 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring Semester.

If transferring from another American institution, international students must submit the admissions application at least 60 days before the beginning of the semester. Only students who have a secondary school diploma or who have passed an equivalency test, and can speak, read, write and understand English well enough to take a full-time program will be considered for admission. If a student’s native language is not English, he/she will be asked to demonstrate their ability to understand English. International Students must demonstrate adequate financial support for the time they will be attending Quinsigamond Community College. Financial support can be verified by providing a certificate of finances or a certification of sponsorship. International Students who have student visas are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits during each semester. Information about International Student regulations, admission, and fees are available from the Admissions Office at 508.854.4262.

 

Perkins Career Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) Linkages/Articulation Agreements

Quinsigamond Community College has established agreements with local comprehensive and vocational/technical high schools to assist students in making the transition to higher education. Some of these agreements come under the State “2 + 2” programs. All agreements state the conditions and criteria that must be met by graduating high school students in order to receive advanced placement and college credit.

Students can contact the Manager of Educational Partnerships at 508.854.2853 for more information.

Twelfth Year Program

Quinsigamond Community College offers this program to local high school districts that wish to allow their current students the opportunity to complete high school graduation requirements through concurrent enrollment at QCC. Participation in this program is available to high school seniors and juniors who have been properly prepared for appropriate college-level work. High school guidance counselors are expected to lead in the process of identifying potential applicants and assisting students with the application process. In addition, coursework to be taken at QCC is determined collaboratively by the students and appropriate high school guidance personnel. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to consult with the Guidance Office and Principal to ensure that courses selected will meet the requirements for high school graduation.

Criteria for Acceptance

To be eligible for acceptance into the Twelfth Year Program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school
  • Have completed high school English courses with grades of “B” or better
  • Have an overall “B” average
  • Demonstrate satisfactory disciplinary history in his/her student profile
  • Place into College-level English (ENG 101) and Beginning Algebra (MAT 095) on the QCC Computerized Placement Test
  • Complete the QCC Twelfth Year application process within the established timelines

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 508.854.4262.

Readmission to the College

Students who have previously attended Quinsigamond Community College and have not attended the College for four consecutive semesters, either due to withdrawal or academic failure, must apply to be readmitted. Students must submit a new application.

Upon academic failure, or withdrawing from a health or high demand program, students are required to meet with their Program Coordinator to establish guidelines for readmission. Students will be considered only once for readmission to all health programs. Specific steps for readmission can be obtained in the Admissions Office or from the appropriate academic department.

Admissions Requirements

The chart below lists the academic Admissions Requirements for the QCC programs other than Healthcare. In order to be eligible for admission, the student must meet the course and grade requirements in the Math Requirement and/or the English Requirement and/or the Other Requirements columns, or have completed courses at an accredited college.

NOTE: A High School Diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HiSET) is required for admission to all programs

QCC Program Math Requirements English Requirements Other Requirements
Business Administration Transfer - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score Students not meeting admissions requirements should be accepted to the BB program
Full Charge Bookkeeper Certificate     Completion of the APAR program
Hospitality and Recreation Management - Foodservice Management Option - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score Students not meeting admissions requirements are encouraged to enroll in either the FM or HO programs
Hospitality and Recreation Management - Hospitality Management Option - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score Students not meeting admissions requirements are encouraged to enroll in either the HO or FM programs
Computer Information Systems - Applications Specialist Option - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Computer Information Systems - Database Option - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Computer Information Systems - Health Information Option - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Computer Information Systems - Transfer Option - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Computer Information Systems - Web Development & Programming Option - Associate in Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Computer Science Transfer - Associate in Science MAT 100 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Network Professional Certificate     Completion of one of the following: NAC program; or SEIT program; or SEF program; or CCNA Certification
Interactive Media - Game Design Option - Associate in Science MAT 100 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Early Childhood Education - Birth through Eight Years Old Option - Associate in Arts     Students must have either a letter from employer or EEC Teacher Certificate; Students must have over 960 hours of documented experience in an EEC licensed program or public school
Early Childhood Education Birth through Eight Years Old Certificate     Students taking this certificate must have either a current Child Development Associate Credential or a letter verifying employment in an ECE program. This program does not offer or provide verification of students’ classroom experience. No classroom experience is given with this certificate.
Leadership in Early Education and Care Certificate     Students must have an associate degree to complete this certificate; Students must supply verification of employment within the Early Education field
Manufacturing Technology - Applied Manufacturing Option - Associate in Science     Completion of the AMC program; MACWIC Level 4 Completion/Evidence of Certification; Admitted students will receive 12 credits for prior learning with MACWIC Level 4 Certificate as evidence of a minimum of 800 documented hours of successful on the job training (OJT)
Applied Manufacturing Certificate     MACWIC Level 3 Completion/Evidence of Certification; Admitted students will receive 14 credits for prior learning for MACWIC Level 3 completion
Automotive Technology - Associate in Applied Science One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score Must have valid learner's permit from the MA Registry of Motor Vehicles (or like agency in state of residence); Valid driver’s license will be required for employment in this field
Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate     Must have valid learner's permit from the MA Registry of Motor Vehicles (or like agency in state of residence); Valid driver’s license will be required for employment in this field
General Studies - Energy Utility Technology Option - Associate in Arts     Completion of the EUTC program
Energy Utility Technology Certificate MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
General Studies - Pre-Pharmacy Option - Associate in Arts MAT 123 with a grade of "B" or higher; or appropriate placement score ENG 096 with a grade of "B" or higher; or appropriate placement score One year of High School Chemistry with a grade of "B" or higher; or CHM 090 with a grade of "B" or higher; or appropriate placement score
Liberal Arts - Associate in Arts One year of High School Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher; or MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 095 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score Three years of High School English with grades of "C" or higher; or ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Biotechnology Technician Certificate MAT 099 with a grade of "C" or higher on the MAT 099 departmental final exam; or appropriate placement score ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Human Services - Associate in Science   ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score  
Direct Support Certificate     Must be employed in a DDS funded agency for six months or longer; Must meet with the DSC Program Coordinator to complete additional application

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS/COURSE EQUIVALENTS:

Any applicant who does not meet the minimum requirements, or their course equivalents listed above, should contact the Admissions Office at 508.854.4262, to set up an interview with an Admissions Counselor. Upon review of one’s academic background and a consultation with the appropriate academic department, we will inform the student if his or her background is equivalent to the requirements listed above. If one has any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 508.854.4262

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS - HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS

The chart below lists the academic Admissions Requirements for the Healthcare programs. In order to be eligible for admission, the student must meet the course and grade requirements in either the High School (H.S.) columns or the QCC Equivalency/Alternative columns, or have completed courses at an accredited college.

Program QCC Alg. 1 Equiv. QCC Alg. 2 Equiv. H.S. Bio. QCC Bio. Alter. H.S. Chem. QCC Chem. Equiv. QCC Eng. Standardized Test GPA Additional Requirements
Dental Hygiene - Associate in Science   4 5 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "C+" "B" CHM 090 "B" ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
English: 53%
Reading: 53%
Math: 54%
Science: 40%
8 3.0 Attendance at a Health Information Session; Four-hour dental office observation; DA program graduates: see Dental Assisting "Bridge" to Dental Hygiene Program for waiving the "B" requirement
Allied Dental Services - Dental Office Management Option - Associate in Science 3 MAT 095 "C"           ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C"     Attendance at a Health Information Session; Applicants must first successfully complete ADA Post-Secondary Certificate program at QCC or another institution accredited by the CODA; ADDO and ADDS program applicants must hold current DANB CDA status
Allied Dental Services - Dental Sales/Marketing Option - Associate in Science 3 MAT 095 "C"           ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C"    
Allied Dental Services - Health Sciences Option - Associate in Science 3 MAT 095 "C"   "C" 6 BIO "C" "C" CHM 090 "C" ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C"    
Dental Assisting Certificate1 3 MAT 095 "C"   "C" 7 BIO "C" "C" CHM 090 "C" ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 45%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session
Paramedic Technology - Associate in Science2     "C" 6 BIO "C"     ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C"     EMT-Basic certification and one year experience verified by employer
EMT Paramedic Certificate2             ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C"     EMT-Basic certification and one year experience verified by employer
Emergency Medical Technician Certificate                   High School Diploma or GED/HiSET
Nursing Assistant Certificate                   High School Diploma or GED/HiSET
Perioperative Nursing Certificate                   Registered Nurse with 2000 hours of clinical experience; RN license must be in the state of MA
Pharmacy Technician Certificate                   High School Diploma or GED/HiSET
Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Certificate                   High School Diploma or GED/HiSET
Medical Support Specialist - Medical Assisting Option - Associate in Science 3 MAT 095 "C"           ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C"     Attendance at a Health Information Session
Medical Assisting Certificate 3 MAT 095 "C"           ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C"     Attendance at a Health Information Session
Nurse Education - Associate in Science   4 5 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "B"     ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 65%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session
Nurse Education - Evening - Associate in Science   4 5 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "B"     ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 65%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session; BS/BA or MS/MA degree
Advanced Placement Nurse Education LPN - Associate in Science   4 5 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "B"     ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 65%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session; Graduate of an accredited LPN Program; Current LPN license in the state of MA
Advanced Placement Nurse Education Paramedic - Associate in Science   4 5 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "B"     ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 65%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session; Current MA Paramedic Certification or current NREMT Certification
Practical Nursing Certificate 4 MAT 095 "B"           ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 55%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session
Practical Nursing Certificate - Evening 4 MAT 095 "B"           ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 55%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session
General Studies - Public Health Option - Associate in Arts                   High School Diploma or GED/HiSET
Occupational Therapy Assistant - Associate in Science   4 5 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "C+"     ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
English: 53%
Reading: 60%
Math: 54%
Science: 40%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session
Radiologic Technology - Associate in Science   4 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "C+"     ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
English: 53%
Reading: 60%
Math: 54%
Science: 40%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session; Review of program website; Career video review; Four-hour clinical observation
Respiratory Care - Associate in Science   4 5 MAT 099 "B" "B" 6 BIO "B" "B" CHM 090 "B" ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 65%
8 3.0 Attendance at a Health Information Session; Attendance at one professional lecture course; Career video review
Public Health Certificate                   High School Diploma or GED/HiSET
Surgical Technology Certificate 3 MAT 095 "C"           ENG 091 "C" & ENG 096 "C" TEAS V or TEAS
Composite Score 60%
  Attendance at a Health Information Session

1 Dental Assisting graduates, see Dental Assisting “Bridge” to Dental Hygiene Program for waiving of Dental Hygiene admissions requirements of “B” or higher in Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry.

2 There is no time limit on the Biology course used to meet the prerequisite for Paramedic Technology degree or certificate. An applicant who holds an EMT-I certificate meets the Biology prerequisite for both Paramedic programs.

3 If the student passes the mathematics final exam or receives a “C” or higher in the course, the mathematics requirement is met.

4 If the student passes the mathematics final exam or receives a “B” or higher in the course, the mathematics requirement is met.

5 MAT 098 Math Skills for Allied Health Careers will also meet the prerequisite for the Healthcare programs that require MAT 099; however, MAT 098 does not meet the prerequisite for a college level mathematics course. MAT 098 may not be used as an admissions requirement for Radiologic Technology.

6 BIO 101 is recommended because BIO 101 is a prerequisite for Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 111); however, BIO 100 will satisfy the admission requirement.

7 BIO 100 is recommended for Dental Assisting.

8 High School GPA or College GPA (minimum 10 college credits); or GED Battery Score of 550; or HiSET 45.
Note: One qualifying mathematics and science course must be taken within the past five years of the date of application. Courses used for this purpose, for which a grade was recorded (“A” through “F”) may be repeated only once. Students who have completed mathematics and English courses at the high school level must take QCC’s Mathematics and/or English Assessment Test to qualify for the program. An applicant who tests into a mathematics and/or English course at a higher level than that established as a minimum admission requirement shall be deemed to have satisfied the minimum admission requirement for that subject matter. An applicant who completes an English course above ENG 091 and ENG 096, with a transferable grade, shall be deemed to have satisfied the minimum admission requirement for that subject matter. An applicant who completes a college level chemistry or college level mathematics course with a transferable grade shall be deemed to have satisfied the minimum admission requirement for that subject matter. An applicant who completes a biology course above high school biology in Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy, and Radiologic Technology with a “C+” shall be deemed to have satisfied the minimum admission requirement for biology.

Note: TEAS V or TEAS required scores must be achieved within two attempts of taking the test and within five years of application. The TEAS V or TEAS test results can be taken two times, at and including any location. Students cannot use a combination of two tests to meet the composite score in Nurse Education and Respiratory Care programs. If a program utilizes a combination, it is only of two TEAS exams.

Note: Students should be aware that if immunizations requirements of the healthcare program cannot be satisfied based on a medical condition, allergy, and/or religious exemption, the student may be ineligible for clinical placement and as a result unable to continue in the program. Students must meet all health and immunization requirements to participate in clinical rotations.

Note: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI), Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI), and Drug Testing results must meet the eligibility requirements for the program and clinical placement. Finger printing may be required by some clinical/field assignments. If eligibility is not met, then the student may be withdrawn from the program and/or clinical placement, and as a result unable to continue in the program.

Note: Students are required to authorize the release of the results of the drug screen and immunization reports to Quinsigamond Community College and assigned clinical site(s), if required, prior to the beginning of their clinical work.

Note: Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the assigned clinical site(s)

Admissions Requirements are in effect from January 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018.