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Student Services

Student Services is a network of resources, programs and services designed to provide students at Quinsigamond Community College with the necessary support for the teaching and learning process. The following are descriptions of the services available:

Career and Academic Planning

  • Courses in Career Counseling
  • Academic Advising 
  • Career, Academic and Personal Success
  • Transfer Services
  • Career Services and Job Readiness Preparation 
  • Cooperative Education / Internships
  • Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
  • Service Learning

QCC is committed to helping students begin their career and academic planning early on by:

  • Identifying career field(s) that are best suited to the student’s interests, abilities, and life goals;
  • Deciding on a college program of study;
  • Choosing the right courses;
  • Taking the next steps toward obtaining their educational goals, transferring to another college or university, or fulfilling a personal or professional outcome; and
  • Building an individualized Career, Academic and Personal Success Plan (CAPS Plan).

Academic Support and Resources

  • Alden Library and Harrington Learning Center
  • Learning & Tutoring Centers
  • Writing Center
  • General Academic Areas
  • Math Center
  • TRIO Support

Academic Support and Student Services

  • ADA Compliance Officer
  • Assistive Technology
  • Counseling and Wellness
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Veteran Affairs

Student Activities and Student Life

  • Fuller Student Center
  • The Open Door Newspaper
  • Student Senate
  • Spiritual Life
  • Athletic Center

Important Places and Services

  • Bookstore
  • Business Office
  • Cafeteria
  • The Children’s School/Child Study Center
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Harrington Academic Computing Center
  • Campus Police
  • Registrar’s Office

Specific Courses and Services for Career and Academic Planning

Career Preparation

Students are strongly encouraged to take FYE 101 First Year Experience to assist with career and academic planning (See Course Description section of catalog). All students enrolled in the General Studies program are required to take FYE 101 prior to attaining 20 credits.

Advising Services: Faculty Advisor, Academic Advising

Advisors assist students in developing and implementing their career and academic planning goals, including registering for courses. Students are provided contact information for their Academic Advisor by email shortly after the start of each semester and again right before the advising period begins. Students are assigned one of the following as their advisor: a Faculty Advisor, a CAPS Advisor, Success Counselor, or the Advising Center. Advisor Lists, including faculty office location, phone number, and office hours are in the Welcome Center in the HLC and the Registrar’s Office (Room 152A) or by going to The Q (Student/Faculty Portal).

Faculty Advisors

Students are encouraged to contact their Faculty Advisor during the semester to discuss topics and questions related to career and academic planning. It is recommended that students make appointments with their Advisor before the course registration period begins for the next semester. Faculty office hours and the contact information are posted outside the faculty office door. If a student’s schedule conflicts with faculty office hours, the student can contact the faculty member to arrange another meeting time.

Academic Advising

Welcome Center in the HLC, 2nd Floor | 508.854.4308

Students who have Advising Center Advisor listed as their Advisor are encouraged to contact Academic Advising during the semester to discuss topics and questions related to career and academic planning. Students should meet with an Advisor before the course registration period for the next semester begins. No appointment is necessary. Academic Advising hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students should arrive one hour before closing time to ensure their questions are answered.

Career Services & Credit for Prior Learning

Career Services

Room 272A | 508.854.4439

Career Services are available for students to conduct their own job search or to be assisted by staff members. Workshops are offered on skills throughout the semester, resume writing, and interviewing. Students seeking full-time, part-time, permanent, Cooperative Education or Service Learning employment have access to a variety of open positions posted on QCC’s exclusive electronic job board. Career Services for students and Alumni include events such as on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and on-campus company presentations.

Cooperative Education

Room 272A | 508.854.4439

Cooperative Education is the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining valuable experience in the work place. This option is for students who are already working in their field of study, or who obtain a position related to their field of study. Co-op students, with assistance from an instructor, develop working/learning goals and outcomes that can be assessed for credit toward their degree. Students seeking credit through this study option pay full registration and tuition fees.

Note: Career Services Coordinators will make every reasonable effort to help students find a co-op position, but Quinsigamond Community College cannot guarantee that students will obtain a co-op job.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Room 272A | 508.854.4439

At Quinsigamond, students may be able to earn credit for knowledge attained through non-academic training, life or work experience. The Academic Information section of the catalog contains more information or the above office may be contacted.

To start an application for CPL, visit https://myexperiencecounts.mass.edu/

Service Learning

Service Learning integrates meaningful community volunteer service with classroom instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

Transfer Services

Welcome Center, HLC, 2nd Floor | 508.854.4404
transfer [at] qcc.mass.edu

Transfer from QCC

Transfer Services offers a variety of resources for students interested in continuing their academic studies beyond QCC. ​

Transfer Workshops: Group sessions focus on the most common aspects of the transfer process including:

  • Transfer admissions requirements
  • Transfer application process
  • Transferring with or without an associate degree
  • Transfer agreements (MassTransfer and articulation agreements)
  • QCC course transferability

Transfer FAQ Sessions: Drop-In times for quick answers and information on common transfer issues such as:

  • Important QCC courses for transfer
  • How to pick colleges and majors
  • General steps to transferring—deadlines, forms, admissions requirements 

Transfer Visits: Each semester, transfer admissions representatives from area colleges and universities visit QCC to meet with students and help with transfer planning.  

Transfer Fairs: Transfer fairs take place each fall and spring semester. Representatives from over 30 colleges and universities throughout the region participate. Transfer fairs offer useful opportunities to get information and ask questions. Transfer Fair information is posted at The Q, in weekly student event emails, in the Open Door newspaper, and on flyers around campus.

To where do QCC students transfer?

Each year, hundreds of QCC students successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities around the state, region, and country. For the Class of 2015, transfer destinations include: Juniata College, New York University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Wisconsin, along with familiar four-year institutions in Central Massachusetts. Whether a student is thinking about a Massachusetts State University or UMASS campus, a local private/independent institution, or a public college or university in another state, it’s never too early to start planning for transfer.

Transfer Agreements

QCC is pleased to offer our graduates a variety of transfer agreements to help them further their studies at many four-year institutions. Whether continuing at a public or private baccalaureate institution, students can use agreements to ensure admission and transfer of QCC credits towards bachelor’s degrees. Some partnerships also include financial incentives to minimize the cost of completing degrees. Transfer agreements are generally grouped into MassTransfer Agreements and Articulation Agreements.

MassTransfer

As a member of the Massachusetts Public Higher Education System, Quinsigamond Community College maintains strong ties with all Massachusetts’ public four-year universities, and offers the MassTransfer program to support students as they pursue their higher education goals. 

MassTransfer provides a number of potential benefits for students including course equivalencies, general education coursework acceptance, pathways ensuring admission and transfer of credit based on associate degree completion, and financial incentives for full-time enrollment and academic achievement. More information is available at the MassTransfer website: www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

MassTransfer pathways are available at the following State Universities and UMASS campuses:

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Mass College of Liberal Arts
  • Salem State University
  • UMass Amherst
  • UMass Boston
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • UMass Lowell
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester State University

Articulation Agreements

QCC also sponsors articulation agreements with a number of private four-year colleges and universities locally and regionally. These relationships permit students to transfer to a range of academic programs and advance toward their four-year degrees quickly, easily, and affordably.

These agreements vary from school to school, and department to department. They may guarantee one or more of the following: acceptance (general or program specific), full transfer of QCC courses, junior-level standing, and access to opportunities for transfer scholarships.

Visit the Transfer Services page at the QCC website, www.QCC.edu/transfer, for specific agreement information.

QCC currently has articulation agreements with the following private institutions:

  • Anna Maria College
  • Assumption College
  • Assumption College-CE
  • Bay Path University-CE
  • Becker College
  • Becker College-GPS
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • Castleton University
  • Champlain College-CPS
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Clark University
  • Elms College-CE
  • Emmanuel College
  • Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University
  • Northeastern University-CPS
  • Providence College-SCE
  • Quinnipiac University-CE
  • Regis College
  • Nichols College
  • Vermont Technical College
  • William James College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Special Scholarships for QCC Graduates

Scholarships are available to QCC graduates who transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In most cases, eligible students will have GPAs of 3.00-3.50 or higher at the time of application to the transfer school. Scholarships may require additional steps, including formal application for financial aid and/or completion of a scholarship application. Students should consult with schools of interest to confirm scholarship availability and details on how to apply.

Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scholarships include:

  • Fitchburg State University - Transfer Merit Scholarship
  • Framingham State University- General Scholarship eligibility 
  • Mass College of Liberal Arts- General Scholarship eligibility 
  • Westfield State University-Leadership Scholarship
  • UMass Amherst - Community College Academic Honors Scholarship (Fall & Spring) 
  • UMass Boston - Foster Furcolo Scholarship Program (Fall entrance only) 
  • UMass Dartmouth - Chancellor’s Transfer Scholarship (Fall entrance only) 
  • UMass Lowell - Transfer Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Fall & Spring)

Local Private College and University Scholarships include:

  • Anna Maria College - HEART Advantage Scholarship
  • Assumption College – Merit Scholarships, PTK Scholarships
  • Becker College-Graduate & Professional Studies – 50% Tuition Grant (associate degree graduates only)
  • Boston University/Metropolitan College - Community College Graduate Scholarship
  • Clark University - Traina Transfer Scholarship, Achievement Transfer Scholarship, Jonas Clark Transfer Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa/PTK All-USA Scholarships
  • Nichols College-ABLE Initiative Grant
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Community and Professional Association Scholarships include:

  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation-Cynthia and Harrison Taylor Scholarship, Emmanuel’s Empowerment Scholarship, Herbert D. Sherwin Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  • New England Transfer Association Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships (limited to PTK student members)

More information about scholarships and financial aid is available at the Transfer Services page located at The Q (student portal).

Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education

25 Federal Street, Worcester MA | 508.751.7900

The Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers a variety of instructor-led and online classes, workshops, certificate programs, licensing and professional development classes and seminars, test prep programs and certification testing that reflect the current needs of employers in numerous industries. Additionally, we offer personal enrichment classes that cater to a variety of interests and hobbies. Some of our popular courses include: Veterinary Assistant, Sterile Processing Technician, Medical Transcription, Medical Coding and Billing, Personal Care Assistant, TEAS Review Classes, Microsoft Office, Personal Fitness Trainer, Community and Medical Interpreting, Stand-Up Comedy, Reiki I&II, and Workforce Readiness Skills. The center also works with area employers to ensure they have the skilled workforce they need. The Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education is here to serve the community, and we look forward to the opportunity to provide the knowledge and skills that students need. Please call 508.751.7900 to request a catalog or visit www.QCC.edu/WD to download the latest course catalog.

Adult Community Learning Center

25 Federal Street, Worcester MA | 508.751.7903

QCC’s Adult Community Learning Center is dedicated to providing its students with the skills necessary to help them make a positive impact on their lives. The Adult Community Learning Center offers free classes and instructional materials for those preparing to take the GED test, and those seeking to advance their skills in reading, writing, and math. The Center offers four levels of English as a Second Language classes that are small in size to further facilitate one-to-one interaction. Through instruction that includes face-to-face and online formats, students gain the basic reading, writing, math, and English communication skills that will allow them to eventually become digitally literate, inventive thinkers, effective communicators, and productive individuals. State-of-the-art computer technology is available for students to use.

Academic Support and Resources

Alden Library

Harrington Learning Center, 3rd Floor | 508.854.4581

The Alden Library has 40,000 books print books, 80,000 e-books, 68,000 streaming videos and over 55 databases that provide access to millions of full-text journal articles to support QCC’s academic programs. Located on the third floor of the Harrington Learning Center, the library offers 20 workstations, 22 loaner laptops and a variety of seating options for both collaborative and individual study. The library’s team of reference librarians are eager to help students find relevant, accurate information resources for research papers and other class assignments. At the circulation desk students can access course reserves, check out laptops and other materials, and reserve group study rooms.

Electronic resources—such as e-books and online journal articles-- can also be accessed off campus via the Library website. Students can also find assistance via phone, email and chat. Additionally, the library has an information literacy room for hands-on research instruction.

The Alden Library is a member of several resource sharing Networks including HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts), Commonwealth Catalog and ARC (Academic Research Consortium of Worcester), which provide QCC​ students access to more than six million items.

 

Downtown Library, Room 121D, 
25 Federal Street, Worcester MA

Students may also utilize our Downtown Library in Room 121 of the Healthcare and Workforce Development Center and Continuing Education building. It features seven workstations and five loaner laptops on which students may access the same range of electronic resources noted above. The Downtown Library’s print book collection is tailored to the health sciences. Finally, the library offers two group study rooms, a variety of course reserves and, most importantly, reference librarians who enthusiastically help students with research and other information needs.

To learn more about the QCC libraries visit www.qcc.mass.edu/library.

Tutoring Centers

The QCC Tutoring Centers, located on the second floor of the Harrington Learning Center (HLC), provide a welcoming and supportive environment for currently enrolled QCC students to receive free tutoring in a variety of subjects. The goal of tutoring at QCC is to engage students in the learning process and empower them to become independent, lifelong learners. Tutors support students in their coursework by working collaboratively, encouraging active learning, and modeling effective study and learning techniques. All of the Tutoring Centers offer students resources for accessing and navigating Blackboard. Information about hours at the West Boylston campus, as well as tutoring services available at the QCC Southbridge and QCC's Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, can be found on each Center’s website, accessed at: www.QCC.edu/tutoring.

General Academic Areas (GAA) – Tutoring Center

Welcome Center, HLC, Room 222 | 508.854.4279
www.QCC.edu/GAA

The General Academic Areas (GAA) Tutoring Center is a tutoring and student resource center for a variety of subject areas other than writing and mathematics. We promote individualized, active learning, where students work collaboratively with a tutor to help understand course content. We offer one-on-one tutoring by appointment; for a complete, updated subject-area tutoring schedule and instructions on how to make an appointment, please visit our website. The GAA also offers computers to be utilized during tutoring sessions, which are equipped with a variety of software to support classroom instruction. All GAA resources are available for students in both on-the-ground and online courses. 

The Math Center

Welcome Center, HLC, Room 206 | 508.854.7487
www.QCC.edu/math

QCC’s mathematics tutoring center is a math-positive place located in 206 HLC. The Math Center provides free, drop-in, one-on-one and small group tutoring for currently enrolled QCC students in credit-bearing math and related courses. The goal of tutoring is to help students strengthen math and study skills by reinforcing classroom and online learning. Tutors can also help students to navigate the course website, e-text, videos and Blackboard. Resources include computers, math software, and current Math Department course textbooks and solution manuals to use in the Math Center.

The Writing Center

Welcome Center, HLC, Room 208 | 508.854.7488
www.QCC.edu/writing

The Writing Center is a tutoring and resource center for writing, as well as skills important to the writing process, including reading comprehension, critical thinking, and planning and organization. The Center offers a variety of services, including individual and group tutoring, writing and grammar workshops, English conversation groups, and writing reference guides and handouts. Tutors work collaboratively with students to improve their skills and help them become more accomplished and confident writers, readers, and college students. Students can work with a tutor on their writing, reading, and study skills for any course. The Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service.

ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring

ThinkingStorm is an online tutoring service that offers live, on-demand, online tutoring for both on-ground and online courses in a variety of subjects. Students can chat live with a tutor, submit a question or problem, or submit an essay for review. Students can access ThinkingStorm through their QCC course’s Blackboard dashboard.

TRIO Student Support Services

Room 170A | 508.854.4458

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) FAST FORWARD PROGRAM is a federally-funded program providing support and services to help students achieve academic and personal success in completing their studies at Quinsigamond Community College. TRIO SSS students receive the following services: academic advising and planning; tutoring services; career exploration and guidance; personal counseling; and transfer advising. These support services are offered to 150 students who are economically disadvantaged, first-generation or disabled. Applications are accepted throughout the year; however, acceptance into the program is each Fall semester only. All applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a slot becomes available. To find out if a student meets federal eligibility requirements and apply for program services, please stop by the office or email triosss [at] qcc.mass.edu.

QCC Mentoring

mentoring [at] qcc.mass.edu | 508.854.4573

Quinsigamond Community College Mentoring connects QCC students with staff, faculty, industry, and community members to create one-on-one mentoring relationships. This unique program provides extensive benefits to students, as well as professional development and networking opportunities for mentors.

When students receive a QCC Mentor, they will gain a trusted guide, a personal and professional resource, a connection to the professional world, and a friend. By participating in the QCC Mentoring program, students will learn ways to succeed at QCC, while building connections in the career path of their choice. This is a chance to build students’ personal and professional network and develop lifelong skills that they can take with them wherever they go.

To participate in QCC Mentoring, students must be willing to communicate regularly with their mentor, and attend one in person meeting with a mentor per month. If a student is interested in joining the program, he or she must fill out an application at www.QCC.edu/mentoring.​

QCC Community Bridges

Community Bridges fosters and leverages relationships between QCC and community-based organizations and other Greater Worcester agencies. Existing collaborations include the Latino Education Institute, South East Asian Coalition and African Community Education among many others. For more information, contact Déborah L. González, Ph.D. at 508.854.7524 or dgonzalez [at] qcc.mass.edu.

QCC Community Learning Hubs

Community Learning Hubs provide computers, WIFI and printing for QCC credit and noncredit students who need a quiet space to study near their home. Currently there are two locations: 35 Freedom Way (Great Brook Valley) and 10 Hammond St. (Catholic Charities) in Worcester.

Hours of operation are:
Great Brook Valley: Sun. - Fri. from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Catholic Charities: Mon. – Fri. from 8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. & Wed. from 5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Academic Support and Student Services

ADA Compliance Officer

Room 374A | 508.854.2791

The ADA Compliance Officer serves as the central intake coordinator for all matters relating to ADA compliance, which protects all students and staff with all disabilities. The Compliance Officer will intake issues of concern via calls, emails and visits while managing the flow of information among the various College offices. Faculty and Staff are also invited to address their accommodations with Human Resources, if needed.

Assistive Technology

Room 255A | 508.854.7551

The Assistive Technology office provides students with access to a variety of assistive technology. This includes text-to-speech software, scanners, Read&Write Gold 11, Inspiration and magnification software. Assistive Technology also loans registered students Livescribe pens and other devices on a semester-by-semester basis. Electronic format materials are requested and processed through this office as well. Registered students are welcome to use the Assistive Technology in 255A anytime while the office is open.

Please contact us at the number above or email assistivetech [at] qcc.mass.edu for more information about Assistive Technology.

Office of Counseling and Wellness

Room 162A | 508.854.4479

Counselor: Tina Wells, LICSW 
Fax: 508.854.4583
E-mail: twells [at] qcc.mass.edu

General Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

QCC Healthcare and Workforce Development Center hours are Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 287D, 25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01606.

The Office of Counseling and Wellness is dedicated to promoting the emotional health and well-being of the QCC Community. Here at QCC, we recognize each student’s individuality, diversity and their inherent ability to manage and solve their own life issues. 

The mission of the office is to help students achieve their personal and academic goals by providing assessment of current concerns, appropriate advocacy/support, information about resources or coping skills/tools and transition to local or college-based resources when needed. The Office of Counseling and Wellness will provide short-term, solution-focused therapy, crisis intervention and stress management training. The services are provided to students at no cost and are confidential.

The office also supports the QCC community awareness and management of student concerns by providing primary prevention interventions with campus supports such as Domestic Violence or suicide awareness. Classroom and student club-based trainings on a variety of mental health issues are available upon request; faculty and staff are welcome to contact the office with questions. . 

Student Accessibility Services

Worcester (246A)
Voice: 508.854.4471 | Fax: 508.854.6943 | VP: 508.502.7647

Assistive Technology (255A)
assistivetech [at] qcc.mass.edu
Voice: 508.854.4471

Southbridge (Reception Area)
Voice: 508.453.3809 | Fax: 508.765.5625
disabilityservices [at] qcc.mass.edu
www.QCC.edu/disability-services

Student Accessibility Services collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create a campus environment that is usable, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive of all members of the College community. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendment Act of 2008, Student Accessibility Services is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals. 

Students seeking support from Student Accessibility Services are encouraged to complete an intake appointment at the beginning of the semester to optimize accommodations and services. Eligibility for accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. The following list delineates some of the most frequently requested accommodations:

  • Extended time of tests/quizzes
  • Less distractive test room
  • Interpreters of American Sign language
  • Access to class notes
  • Alternative format text books
  • Audio capture technology

Students may contact Student Accessibility Services at any point in the year to ask for more information about services, discuss their needs with a staff member, or register with the office.  Students are encouraged to disclose their disability early in the process, as accommodations are not retroactive, and begin the day the course instructor receives the accommodation form from the student.

Veteran Affairs Office / Veteran Center

Room 258A | 508.854.2721

The Veteran Affairs Office will assist students with the preparation, certification and submission of all necessary paperwork required for veteran benefits. Students are encouraged to visit the Office for various College 
support services.

Our mission is to provide support to assist student veterans and members of the Armed Forces in the adjustment to becoming successful in civilian and college life. We are committed to promoting college spirit, as well as establishing and maintaining fellowship amongst veterans and students on campus. The College adheres to the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. Visit www.QCC.edu/veterans or contact Veteran Affairs at 508.854.2721 or email veteranaffairs [at] qcc.mass.edu. The new Veteran Center is co-located with the Veteran Affairs Office.

In Accordance with S.2248. Section 103 Title 38 US Code 3679(e) “Quinsigamond Community College is in compliance with Title 38 United Sates Code Section 3679(e) Quinsigamond Community College permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1.  The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2.  90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Quinsigamond Community College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33."

Student Life

Fuller Student Center/Campus Activities

508.854.4225

The Fuller Student Center provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all students. Space to study, relax, or play a game of pool, checkers, chess, and cards with friends is available here. The patio and lawn provide the perfect place for lunch, a game of frisbee, or a relaxing break from class. Campus clubs and organizations have office space and mailboxes in the Fuller Student Center. Through participation in campus activities, students have the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills. Each semester, educational, social, cultural, and recreational events are held for the entire College community and their families to enjoy.

The Open Door

508.854.4285

Students staff The Open Door, our student newspaper. We are always looking for journalists, cartoonists, artists, graphic designers, and poets to add their work to the paper. If students would like to help out with The Open Door Newspaper, please email opendoor [at] qcc.mass.edu.

Student Senate

508.854.7413

The Student Senate, elected by the student body each year, involves students in College affairs and assists the staff in the Office of Student Life in planning and carrying out campus events. Numerous opportunities exist for students to get involved in both the campus and the community. In addition to course work, students can look forward to a comprehensive Student Life Program at Quinsigamond Community College.

Athletic Center

508.854.4317

The QCC Athletic Center includes a basketball court, two newly updated fitness areas, and locker room facilities with saunas. QCC offers an extensive intramural program that includes Yoga, Circuit Training Classes, Indoor Cycling, Zumba, Boot Camp, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Volleyball, Flag Football, and Table Tennis. Intercollegiate sports offered at QCC include Men’s and Women’s basketball, baseball and Men's and Women’s soccer. QCC has a strong tradition of recruiting talented student-athletes.

The baseball team has won the New England Junior College Championship and the Northeast Association World Series and has appeared in several National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series. In 2017 and 2018, the baseball team reached the Region 21 final. Our basketball teams have also achieved much success: Women’s Basketball earned 2nd place in both the State and Regional Tournaments in the 2006-2007 season and the Men’s Basketball won both the State and Regional Championship, as well as finishing 5th place in the Nation at the NJCAA Tournament for the 2006-2007 season.

Important Places and Services

Bookstore

“A” Building, Lower Level | 508.854.4237

The Quinsigamond Bookstore offers new and used textbooks, text rental, digital books, supplies, QCC clothing, QCC gifts, online ordering and more! The Bookstore accepts cash, credit and debit cards, gift cards and financial aid. Shop online anytime at www.qccshop.com. Normal hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The QCC Bookstore offers extended hours at the beginning and end of each new semester.

Cafeteria

“A” Building Lower Level | 508.854.4219

The main cafeteria has a great selection from full meals to snacks. The Cafeteria accepts cash and major credit cards.

Fall & Spring Semester
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Snacks & Beverages: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Snacks & Beverages: 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Café 
“HLC” Building Lower Level | 508.854.7480

The Café serves light fare and is closed during the Summer and Intersession Semesters. The Café accepts cash and major credit cards.

HLC Perk Express - Fall & Spring Semester
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The Children’s School/Child Study Center
508.854.4220

Our on campus child development facility provides early education and care for children ages 2.9 to 5 years old.  The Children’s School is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  QCC Children’s School was the first program in Massachusetts to be granted the highest level (Level 4) of QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement System) by the Department of Early Education and Care.

The Children’s School is a model-training site for college students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program, fostering a climate and culture where all are welcomed, accepted and valued.  Together our programs offer high quality, unique and relevant opportunities for children, families and students to engage in an environment that promotes competence, confidence and self-respect.  We offer a full-day full-year program to meet the many needs of students, staff and families.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  We accept state vouchers and some students may qualify for financial scholarship.  Please call 508.854.4220 or email jlohnes [at] qcc.mass.edu for more information. 

Financial Aid Office

Welcome Center, HLC, 2nd Floor | 508.854.4261

For students who are in need of financial assistance to help offset the cost of their education, several types of financial aid are available at Quinsigamond Community College. Financial aid may be given in the form of grants, loans, tuition waivers, scholarships, or work-study employment.

Harrington Academic Computing Center

Room 379A | 508.854.4370

Computers are available to students for academic projects, papers, research and other assignments.

Public Safety – Campus Police

136 Athletic Center

EMERGENCIES 508.854.4444
Non-emergencies 508.854.4221

Campus safety at QCC involves the entire community working together in an effort to provide a safe and secure campus environment. The department provides educational and safety programs for the campus community and is proactive in prevention and security. To fulfill this goal, the department seeks community involvement, encourages interactive relations and a combined police and community approach to problem solving. Sworn campus police officers provide 24-hour service to the campus.

Crime Awareness and Campus Security

Quinsigamond Community College’s Annual Security Report is available to the College community. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Quinsigamond Community College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Campus Police or by accessing the following website: www.QCC.edu/clery.​

Registrar’s Office

Room 152A | 508.854.4257

Students can register for courses, file for graduation, update name and contact information, and review their academic record in the Registrar’s Office. These services are also available on The Q, at www.QCC.edu.

Student Success Center

Welcome Center | 508.853.2300 

The Student Success Center supports students by providing academic advising, career development, access to resources and programming; connecting students to opportunities for learning, development and support beyond the classroom. The Student Success Center is located in the Welcome Center in the Harrington Learning Center.

Business Office

Room B07A | 508.854.4560

Students can contact the Business Office with billing or payment questions. (Please see page 30 for billing and payment information.) Please note – we no longer take credit card payments in the office or over the phone. Students can make miscellaneous payments in the Business Office such as parking tickets or gym memberships. Students can log into The Q, our student and faculty portal, to make one-time payments, to set up an on-line payment plan when available, to order a transcript, and to waive health insurance or parking fees. Students can email businessoffice [at] qcc.mass.edu with any questions they may have. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (extended hours during peak times – close at noon on Fridays through the summer).

Welcome Center

508.854.7492

New guests to campus should begin their visit at QCC’s Welcome Center, located on the second floor of the Harrington Learning Center at 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester.  It serves as a central information hub, gateway and first point of contact to QCC for all prospective students, current students, and community members.