Quinsigamond Community College:
Established in 1963, Quinsigamond Community College is a public two-year college, offering over 70 Associate Degree and Certificate study options. Over 7,000 full-time and part-time day and evening students benefit from a first-rate faculty, modern classroom and laboratory facilities and an open, stimulating and supportive environment, all important to your educational development. Feeling strongly that well-educated and responsible citizens are important assets to our community, Quinsigamond offers opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. We give you the right ingredients to prepare for a successful future in the career of your choosing. You work to combine these essential ingredients with your hopes, dreams and ambitions, to achieve all that you want to be. Whether you are setting your sights on a career in business, the technologies or the health sciences, or planning to use your associate degree to transfer to a four-year college, you will find Quinsigamond well suited to helping you lay the foundation for your future.
ASSOCIATE TO BACHELORS!
Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) has entered into a Joint Admissions Program with all four campuses of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell) and with seven of the Massachusetts State Colleges (Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, North Adams, Salem, Westfield, and Worcester). Joint Admissions guarantees admission to QCC graduates from eligible programs of study provided certain conditions are met. For details and further information, please contact the Admissions Office or Transfer Coordinator. QCC also participates in "Two plus Two" agreements with a number of colleges and universities. Under the terms of these agreements, students may take the first and second years of their programs at QCC and their third and fourth years at the four year College or University. Local colleges that participate in "Two plus Two" agreements are Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Nichols College, Becker College, and Anna Maria College.
STRENGTH THROUGH DIVERSITY
Quinsigamond responds to both individual and community needs by providing a broad range of programs, quality instruction and accessibility to higher education for people of all ages - from under 20 to over 60. Our students come from all over Central Massachusetts and beyond. The variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds of your fellow students will enrich your experience, while reflected in the curriculum as well. Students are allowed the flexibility to set up their courses at Quinsigamond in the way which best suits their own schedule: full-time or part-time, days or evenings, even Saturdays and during the summer. The College's rolling admission process and extensive financial aid possibilities work to ensure that its educational opportunities are made available for all. Whether you want to go straight into a particular line of work, or you plan to apply your Associate's towards a Bachelor's Degree program, we will help you achieve your goals. At Quinsigamond you'll have excellent transfer potential and can take advantage of our joint admission program and articulation agreements with many well-respected colleges and universities.
WE STAND BEHIND OUR STUDENTS
One of our best qualities, and something our students will confirm, is the individualized attention you will receive from the Quinsigamond faculty and staff. You will find our professors to be friendly, experienced, knowledgeable professionals who care about seeing you do your best. They are sincerely committed to helping you develop your self confidence, improve your academic skills, and establish your direction towards a satisfying career. Extensive support services back up your classroom experience and further ensure your success. An assessment of skills is made upon your arrival at Quinsigamond in order to place you in classes appropriate to your abilities. We want you to feel challenged, but not in over your head. If you have the interest and true commitment to yourself, your education and your future, Quinsigamond Community College can provide you with the opportunity to make things happen in your life.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Your Faculty Advisor helps you to achieve your academic objective at Quinsigamond by advising you in course selection, answering your questions and monitoring your progress. The Learning Center (TLC) includes over 60,000 books, periodicals, microforms, films, videos and software for computer-assisted instruction. Within the TLC is the Individualized Learning Center where you can access a variety of audio-visual materials which complement classroom instruction and offer you a chance to learn at your own pace. Tutorial assistance is also available in a wide range of subject areas. The Quinsigamond Computer Labs are available to all students to assist in a variety of courses while allowing you to become familiar with computers. The Math Lab and the Communication Skills Center help you to improve your abilities in these areas through audio, visual, audio-tutorial and computer based learning materials. Cooperative Education offers you practical on-the-job work experience for academic credit, under the supervision of a Quinsigamond faculty member.
RESOURCES TO ASSIST STUDENTS
The Counseling Center - helps you to identify barriers which affect your success in achieving personal goals. Individual and group services are provided on campus so that your personal goals can be achieved. The Career Planning Center - helps you discover your career goals and provides information on opportunities in a particular field through a computerized career information system, job counseling services and optional vocational preference testing. On Campus Child Care Center - a valuable resource for enrolled students with children, providing care two, three or five days per week depending on your schedule.
COMPETITIVE ATHLETIC PROGRAM
The Athletic Center at Quinsigamond includes a basketball court, Universal Gym room, swimming pool, saunas, training room, and locker rooms as well as an outdoor track, soccer field, and baseball diamond. The Intramural Programs for both men and women sponsor tournaments in volleyball, basketball, table tennis, badminton and racquet ball. Intercollegiate sports include basketball (men and women) and golf as well as our winning baseball team, which has earned several championships in recent years.
WHERE YOU'LL FIND US
Quinsigamond Community College is easily accessible for all in Central Massachusetts. Our main campus is located on West Boylston Street in north Worcester, a short distance from Routes 290 and 190. Public transportation brings you directly to our campus via the West Boylston Street or Burncoat Street routes. We are also located in downtown Worcester at the Worcester Common Outlets Mall.