Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu
Worcester, MA – November 26, 2013 – Six new transfer agreements with Fitchburg State University (FSU) signed by QCC and FSU officials in October, will allow for progression to a baccalaureate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Business Administration Minor (Tech Sales).
QCC’s partners in the manufacturing industry citing a lack of employees with technical skills combined with business acumen – a hybrid employee, spurred the new articulations. QCC’s integration with the local business community means an overall synchronicity in providing relevant education and training for potential employees.
In-demand hybrid employees in computer, electromechanical, and engineering technology will be able to train utilizing QCC’s newest articulation agreements while QCC continues to strengthen and build on current relationships with local businesses by providing skilled employees to fill voids for hybrid jobs.
The new articulation agreements for the following programs with Fitchburg State University are:
• Computer Systems Engineering Technology
• Electronics Technology-Biomedical Instrumentation
• Electronics Technology-Electronics Technician
• Electromechanical Technology-Career
• Electromechanical Technology-Transfer
• Manufacturing Technology
All of these degrees are articulate to the FSU degree: Interdisciplinary Studies with Business Administration Minor (Tech Sales) creating greater opportunities for success for motivated QCC students. The agreements will be in effect until 2016.
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.