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For over 60 years, Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA has provided thousands of students opportunities for a first-rate education and personal growth, whether preparing them for immediate entry into the workforce, transfer to bachelor level programs in four-year colleges and universities, or for personal and cultural enrichment. Area and regional businesses and professionals such as Metso Automation, Saint Gobain, Partner's Healthcare, and Karl Storz have benefited through regular and customized workforce training and education programming designed in partnership. In addition, the College works directly with K-12 school systems in a variety of collaborations and partnerships.

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 115 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Hospitality Management, Engineering Technology, Education, Healthcare, Human Services, Liberal Arts, Mathematics & Sciences, Maintenance Technology, and General Studies. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. In addition, over 300 noncredit and nearly 100 credit courses are offered online.

In addition to its main campus on West Boylston Street in Worcester, the College has program locations in downtown Worcester at its Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hospitality & Recreation Management), and Burncoat High School in Worcester(Automotive Technology).

The College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE) (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Membership in the Association indicates that an institution has been stringently evaluated and found to meet high standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

QCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system and one of the 15 public community colleges in the Commonwealth. Quinsigamond Community College is located at 670 West Boylston St., Worcester, MA. For detailed information about any program, call 508.854.4262 or visit our Programs of Study Page.