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About QCC

For over 50 years, Quinsigamond Community College has provided thousands of men and women opportunities for a first-rate education and personal growth, whether preparing them for immediate entry into the workforce, transfer to bachelor-level programs at four-year colleges and universities, or for personal and cultural enrichment. Area and regional businesses and professionals have benefited through regular and customized workforce training and education programming. In addition, the College works directly with K-12 school systems in a variety of collaborations and has a robust early college program with schools across Central Massachusetts, offering hundreds of high school students the opportunity to earn college credits.

QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts and today serves over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students. The College offers over 120 associate degree and certificate career options in 8 areas of study:

  • Business, Financial and Hospitality Management
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Installation, Maintenance and Repair Technologies
  • Liberal Arts/Sciences and General Studies
  • Public and Social Services

The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Additionally, over 300 non-credit and nearly 100 credit courses are offered online.

For detailed information about any program, call Admissions at 508.854.4262 or visit our www.QCC.edu/Academics

QCC’s main campus is located on 670 West Boylston Street in Worcester. The College maintains the following satellite locations:  

  • QCC Healthcare and Workforce Development Center in downtown Worcester,
  • QCC Southbridge,
  • QCC at the Worcester Senior Center 
  • QCC at Burncoat, Worcester
  • QCC at Assabet in Marlborough 
  • Community Learning Hubs at Great Brook Valley and Catholic Charities

The College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Membership in the Commission indicates that an institution has been stringently evaluated and found to meet high standards agreed upon by qualified educators. Additionally, individual programs may also be accredited by their respective agencies.

QCC Quick Facts

  • The College serves over 13,000 students annually through its Credit and Non-Credit/Workforce Training divisions
  • Tuition is one of the lowest in the region at $205 per credit for Massachusetts residents and $411 per credit for non-residents
  • The College offers over 120 associate degree and certificate career options
  • QCC's Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers over 400 traditional and online courses, workshops, seminars, and customized training programs
  • The College employs over 1,000 full and part-time faculty, administration, and staff
  • QCC Alumni number over 30,000
  • The average estimated cost for 30 credits is $7070
  • 62% of QCC students receive financial aid such as: Federal and State loans, private loans, grants and scholarship funds
  • Current endowment of $4.6 million
  • One of the 100 largest employers in Central Massachusetts
  • More than 93% of QCC graduates stay in Central Massachusetts upon graduating

Statement on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion

QCC affirms its strong support and deep commitment to the continued development and maintenance of a diverse and welcoming academic community in which the individual dignity and potential of each of its members is given full respect, recognition, and encouragement. Our goal is to provide a college community in which all may study, work securely and productively, and celebrate our differences in an inclusive atmosphere characterized by civility, equity and openness, to the pursuit of academic excellence in the finest tradition of academia. 

QCC is opposed to acts of harassment, intimidation, or invasion of privacy which interfere with the rights of an individual or group to participate in the activities of the academic community, and these acts shall be considered to be in violation of this policy and may be dealt with appropriately under the applicable College codes and as regulated by statute.

Accreditations

QCC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Membership in NECHE indicates that an institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators. Individual programs of study are also fully accredited by various agencies. These include the following: the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA); the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP); the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); The Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services; the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MABORN); the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC); the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

We are Easy to Find

QCC is only a short drive from most locations in Central Massachusetts. Our Main Campus is located on West Boylston Street in North Worcester. We are a short distance from both Routes 290 and 190. Our Main Campus is easily accessed via public transportation; the West Boylston Street or Burncoat Street Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) bus routes will bring students directly to our campus.

The College also offers select courses at: QCC Southbridge; QCC at Burncoat (Burncoat High School) at 179 Burncoat Street, Worcester (Automotive Technology programs); QCC at the Worcester Senior Center at 128 Providence Street, Worcester (Hospitality and Recreation Management programs); QCC at Assabet (Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School) at 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning program); QCC at Worcester Technical High School at 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning program); and QCC at the Healthcare and Workforce Development Center at 25 Federal Street, Worcester (Healthcare, Workforce Development, and Continuing Education programs).

Our Student Body is Diverse

QCC gives personal attention to individual student needs. Our student body is as diverse as the communities we serve. Some students attend right out of high school; some come to QCC after several years in the workforce. Some of our students are senior citizens. We have full-time students and part-time students, those preparing for immediate entry into a career, those planning to transfer to bachelor degree programs, and some who just want to improve their skills to qualify for a promotion.

Many of our students choose to attend in order to begin a new chapter in their lives. Our students come from almost every city or town in Central Massachusetts - from Milford to the Brookfields and Dudley to Princeton. They all have one thing in common - the desire to attain a quality education and a chance to succeed.

Many of our students have families; many work while attending school. We are sensitive to the needs of the individual students. We provide flexible scheduling, options for full-time or part-time study, on-campus child care, and day, evening, online, and weekend courses.

What Makes Us Different

Our Faculty

QCC’s faculty is its most important asset. Our faculty members hold advanced degrees in their respective fields of study. Many have published books and served as consultants. They help students succeed whatever their goal. At QCC, a strong bond is established between faculty and students, witnessed by the fact that graduates often return to the campus to visit their former professors.

Our Staff

From the moment students contact the College, they will know that our staff members care. There are friendly, helpful people throughout the College who want to help students succeed. They will answer questions, guide students through various processes, and take a personal interest in their needs.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Quinsigamond Community College complies fully with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended.  FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are as follows:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. 
  2. The right to request an amendment of student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. 
  3. The right to provide written consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  4. The right to be notified annually by the College of what student record information the College designates as “directory information,” and the right to request that no student information be designated as directory information.
    1. The College identifies the following student information as directory information: a student’s name, student’s address, major field of study, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status, degree and awards received, and participation in officially recognized activities and sports.
    2. Directory information may be released by the College to a requesting third-party without a student’s prior written consent. A student has the right to request that none or only some of his/her student record information be designated as directory information. A student must notify the College’s Registrar, in writing, within two (2) weeks of the beginning of each academic semester if he/she does not wish to have any or some of his/her student information designated as directory information.
  5. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

    Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.Washington, DC 20202-5901

To read the full FERPA statement please visit the student handbook at www.QCC.edu/handbook

Electronic Communication Policy

The College uses “Qmail” as an official means of communication with students. All students are expected to read their College email regularly and respond appropriately. If students choose to forward their Qmail to another email provider, they are still responsible for receiving all College communications. The College also has an Emergency Alert text messaging system. Students can choose to sign up for this service through The Q, the College’s Student and Faculty Portal.

QCC Mobile App

The QCC Mobile App was developed to provide students with the resources necessary to achieve academic success at QCC, as well as to strengthen the student’s engagement within the QCC community.

With our QCC Mobile App, students (as well as the QCC community) can access their course information and grades, and find online resources. In addition, students will be able to make Bookstore purchases, utilize QCC Library services, campus maps, and much more!

www.QCC.edu/app


While Quinsigamond Community College strives to make this catalog as accurate as possible, certain circumstances or environmental factors may require modifications to the information presented. For the most up to date information, please visit us at www.QCC.edu