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A Message from the President

Dr. Luis Pedraja

Dear Student,

Thank you for considering Quinsigamond Community College, a learning environment that is tailored to your unique needs and the smarter choice for your higher education. From the moment you step onto our campus or click on our Web site, you will begin to see why QCC is College. Made Smarter.

A smarter college experience begins with the highest quality education, delivered at a price that you can afford. In fact, many of our students are able to attend QCC for free by qualifying for financial aid. Imagine earning your degree and graduating with little to no debt! At QCC, we believe that college should set you up for both intellectual and financial success.

With over 120 degree and certificate programs, QCC provides you with the opportunity to choose the option that is best for you. There’s enough variety to allow you to find your passion to pursue your ideal career or 4-year transfer program.

We understand how busy your life is, and know that you are juggling many responsibilities. Our main campus on West Boylston Street and our Healthcare and Workforce Development Center in downtown Worcester, along with satellite locations at the Worcester Senior Center, Southbridge and Marlborough offering classes days, nights, weekend, and online, make it easy to pick a convenient time and a place to complete your education.

Support systems are essential to ensure your educational success, and our staff will help you every step of the way on your academic journey.  We have developed a Student Success Center to combine all of the support services you need to help you achieve your goals at QCC and beyond. Our Student Success Center features:

  • Admissions counselors to help you find your ideal program and complete the enrollment process,
  • Academic advisors who ensure that you are taking the classes you need to graduate as quickly and cost effectively as possible, while meeting your career goals and future objectives,
  • Financial aid officers to help make your goals affordable,
  • Tutoring services to assist you when you need a little bit of help with your course or program,
  • Transfer services to show how starting at QCC and transferring to a 4-year college or university can save you thousands of dollars towards your bachelor’s degree, and
  • Career placement services to help you find the career of your dreams when you complete your education.

With all that QCC has to offer, we haven’t forgotten that providing a personalized approach is the smarter way to helping you learn. Our low student to teacher ratio (approximately 18:1) lets you get to know your professors and take advantage of the real world, industry experience that they possess. You’ll receive first-hand, real-life examples of concepts and techniques, as well as hands-on training to make you more valuable when you enter the workforce or transfer.

And finally, we offer a one-to-one mentoring program that provides you with advice and guidance from incredible leaders who have similar life experiences and who will share their expertise, skills and perspectives to help you maximize your learning outcomes. They will help inspire and motivate you to earn your degree, as well as help you develop new leadership skills and open the doors to new opportunities to drive your success.

We hope you are as excited to begin your journey at QCC as we are to work with you. Please take the time to explore all that our College has to offer and see for yourself what so many others already know about QCC. It’s College. Made Smarter.


Dr. Luis G. Pedraja