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Welcome to Quinsigamond Community College

QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. Over 120 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Hospitality Management, Engineering Technology, Education, Healthcare, Human Services, Liberal Arts, Maintenance Technology, and General Studies

  • a letter to secretary devos

    November 9, 2018

    Dear Secretary DeVos:

    The presidents of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts urge the United States Department of Education (ED) to recommit to its mission and protect the rights of transgender students in Massachusetts and across the...

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  • Affordability Postcard Front

    An AFFORDABLE education on YOUR terms

    Imagine: 

    • A way to attend college for little or no cost
    • A SMARTER choice for higher education at a price you can afford
    • A SMARTER way to achieve your...
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  • Middle Skills Postcard Front

    Nearly half of all jobs do not require an advanced degree*

    In MA, middle skills jobs are desperately seeking trained workers. The demand for these jobs is expected to increase.

    Imagine: 

    • A SMARTER way to train for a high...
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  • Support Postcard Front

    QCC is with you every step of the way, invested in your success

    From registration to graduation, QCC offers tutoring, mentoring, and professors who want to see you to succeed. 

    Imagine: 

    • A college that puts students first - puts...
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  • Quality Postcard Front

    A place with professors who have real world experience...

    Imagine: 

    • Professors who care about YOU and YOUR success
    • A SMARTER way to receive the SAME quality education as...
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  • Online Postcard Front

    The SMARTER way to earn YOUR degree on YOUR schedule

    Imagine: 

    • A SMARTER way to earn a degree that doesn’t interfere with your schedule, your job, your responsibilities
    • A SMARTER way to get an...
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  • Convenience Postcard Front

    Finally, a SMARTER way to attend college

    Imagine: 

    • A SMARTER choice for higher education, in YOUR neighborhood
    • 7 locations, near YOUR work or home
    • Day, night, weekend and online classes to fit YOUR life
    • ...
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  • a letter to secretary devos

    November 9, 2018

    Dear Secretary DeVos:

    The presidents of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts urge the United States Department of Education (ED) to recommit to its mission and protect the rights of transgender students in Massachusetts and across the...

    Read More
  • Affordability Postcard Front

    An AFFORDABLE education on YOUR terms

    Imagine: 

    • A way to attend college for little or no cost
    • A SMARTER choice for higher education at a price you can afford
    • A SMARTER way to achieve your...
    Read More
  • Middle Skills Postcard Front

    Nearly half of all jobs do not require an advanced degree*

    In MA, middle skills jobs are desperately seeking trained workers. The demand for these jobs is expected to increase.

    Imagine: 

    • A SMARTER way to train for a high...
    Read More
  • Support Postcard Front

    QCC is with you every step of the way, invested in your success

    From registration to graduation, QCC offers tutoring, mentoring, and professors who want to see you to succeed. 

    Imagine: 

    • A college that puts students first - puts...
    Read More
  • Quality Postcard Front

    A place with professors who have real world experience...

    Imagine: 

    • Professors who care about YOU and YOUR success
    • A SMARTER way to receive the SAME quality education as...
    Read More
  • Online Postcard Front

    The SMARTER way to earn YOUR degree on YOUR schedule

    Imagine: 

    • A SMARTER way to earn a degree that doesn’t interfere with your schedule, your job, your responsibilities
    • A SMARTER way to get an...
    Read More
  • Convenience Postcard Front

    Finally, a SMARTER way to attend college

    Imagine: 

    • A SMARTER choice for higher education, in YOUR neighborhood
    • 7 locations, near YOUR work or home
    • Day, night, weekend and online classes to fit YOUR life
    • ...
    Read More

Programs of Study

Quinsigamond Community College offers over 60 Associate Degree programs and over 50 certificate programs in the areas of Business, Hospitality Management, Engineering Technology, Education, Healthcare, Human Services, Liberal Arts, Maintenance Technology, and General Studies.

Choose a Program

  • QCC students learn surgical techniques

    Surgical Technology...

    The Surgical Technology Certificate is designed to prepare the beginning practitioner to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide services in the operating room in the role of Surgical Technologist as part of the surgical team. Instruction includes components of the basic sciences,...

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  • Instructor and students practice respiratory techniques on dummy

    Respiratory Care

    The Respiratory Care associate degree program prepares students for a career as advanced level Respiratory Care practitioners. Graduates of this program are eligible to attempt the credentialing examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Upon successful completion of this process, graduates...

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  • QCC nursing students pose with wyvern

    Nurse Education - Evening

    The Nurse Education program prepares students for a career as a Registered Nurse. Graduates of the program assume responsibilities related to direct patient care in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, home and community health agencies. Upon...

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  • QCC Professor helps students in computer lab

    Computer Systems Engineering...

    The Windows Systems Administrator Certificate prepares graduates to work in the Information Technology field as a Systems Administrator with an emphasis on management and support of Windows operating systems and environments. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition,...

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  • QCC student types code on laptop

    Computer Information Systems...

    The Computer Information Systems - Applications Specialist Option provides students with a thorough introduction to today’s most widely-used computer software applications. The program curriculum provides hands-on computer experience in spreadsheets, advanced database applications, basic...

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  • Electronics student works with tools

    Electronics Engineering...

    The Electronics Technology Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of Electronics. Students also build a foundation of core Electronics skills and knowledge that form the basis for further study in Electronics, Mechatronics, Photonics, or Biomedical Instrumentation.

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  • Students and Instructor discuss textbook

    General Studies - Energy...

    The General Studies - Energy Utility Technology Option is designed to prepare students for advancement in the energy industry. Additionally, students completing this associate degree will be prepared to transfer to a four-year program to complete a bachelor degree.

  • QCC students and instructor discuss textbook

    Human Services

    The Human Services associate degree program prepares students for a career as an entry-level human service practitioner; it also serves as a pathway for career development and advancement for non-degree workers in the field of human services. Graduates are prepared to transfer to a four-year program.

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  • QCC students in classroom

    Direct Support Certificate

    The Direct Support Certificate is designed for community support workers who work in programs funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS); it serves as a pathway for career development and advancement for non-degree workers in the field. Graduates are prepared to transfer into...

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  • QCC nursing students pose with wyvern

    Nurse Education - Evening

    The Nurse Education program prepares students for a career as a Registered Nurse. Graduates of the program assume responsibilities related to direct patient care in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, home and community health agencies. Upon...

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  • QCC student in fire station

    Fire Science Certificate

    The Fire Science Certificate prepares students for a career or promotion within Fire and Emergency Service Organizations. Students are also prepared for careers in the private sector, which include fire investigation, fire engineering, suppression/alarm systems maintenance, emergency management and hazard...

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  • EMT students check patient's breathing

    EMT Paramedic Certificate

    The goal of the EMT Paramedic Certificate is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics to serve in career and volunteer positions throughout the Commonwealth and neighboring regions.

What's New at QCC

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