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QCC and MWCC Announce Partnership in Health Programs

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
5/6/2008

WORCESTER – Quinsigamond Community College President Gail Carberry and Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel Asquino jointly announce the establishment of an articulation agreement between the colleges.

Quinsigamond Community College students will have the opportunity to enroll in Mount Wachusett’s physical therapist assistant program. Similarly, students at Mount Wachusett will be eligible to enroll in Quinsigamond’s radiologic technology program. In a significant advantage to students of both colleges, those who are admitted to the programs will be allowed to take all elective courses on their “home” campus and only the core health field courses will need to be taken at the hosting college. Thus, a QCC student interested in being a physical therapist assistant could be admitted to the Mount Wachusett program but only commute to the MWCC campus for a portion of their classes.

“We are especially pleased to establish this unique partnership, which will provide a great opportunity for both Mount Wachusett and QCC students to enroll in a health program offered at a sister college,” QCC President Gail Carberry stated.

Only a limited number of students from each school will be accepted into the programs. QCC students will have to meet Mount Wachusett’s physical therapist assistant program requirements. Likewise, MWCC students will need to meet Quinsigamond’s requirements for its radiologic technology program. Students will also have access to a variety of student services, including academic advising and career counseling.

The establishment of this agreement will be formally announced at a signing event on Thursday, May 8 at 12:00 noon, at Quinsigamond Community College in the Administration Building, room 123A. It will be attended by the presidents and senior staff of both Mount Wachusett and QCC.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.