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Quinsigamond Community College Offers New Programs in 2019

April, 2019
  • QCC is addng a General Studies - Pre-Nursing Option this fall.
    QCC is addng a General Studies - Pre-Nursing Option this fall.

Quinsigamond Community College has added four new programs to its fall line-up of degree and certificate offerings.  On April 8 students can start registering for any of the new programs that begin in the 2019 fall semester.

“Our goal is to continuously listen to the needs of our students, as well as stay attuned to which jobs and careers are in demand, both now and in the future,” said QCC President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja.

Recognizing industry demand, QCC will now be offering a General Studies - Pre-Nursing Option that gives students the opportunity to prepare for QCC's nursing programs and then transfer to four-year institutions. This program also educates students to work in various aspects of healthcare, including hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Healthcare continues to remain one of the most in-demand job markets. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook, from 2016-2026 the need for registered nurses will increase 15% faster than the average growth rate of 7% of all jobs. A similar finding for licenses practical nurses shows the average growth rate of 12% faster than the average growth rate of all jobs.

Other fall programs include: 

The Criminal Justice - Transfer Option associate degree program, which provides students with a broad academic background in the area of criminal justice and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for pursuing a public service career in policing, corrections, courts, probation, parole, federal agencies, or the private sector. This program is specifically designed for students interested in the MassTransfer Program, which ensures the full transfer of credit into the criminal justice and general education courses in bachelor degree programs within the Massachusetts public education system.

The QCC Liberal Arts - Media Communications Option associate degree program provides students with foundational courses in media communications required by four-year colleges and universities, enabling students to transfer to a bachelor degree program as juniors in media communications/journalism and/or a related field.

A new Accounting Certificate focuses on the accounting skills and knowledge needed in business. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for entry-level accounting jobs in a variety of business settings or may move seamlessly into the Business Administration Career associate degree program.

To learn more about these new programs, visit