Quinsigamond Community College
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|Quinsigamond Community College|
Harrington Learning Center
|President||Gail E. Carberry, Ed.D|
|Location||Worcester, Massachusetts, United States|
|Colors||White & Blue|
|Nickname||Wyverns (male), Lady Wyverns (female)|
Quinsigamond Community College (colloq: QCC, Quinsig) is a public, two-year academic institution in Worcester, Massachusetts. A commuter school, the college has an enrollment of over 8,000 students in its Associate's degree and certification programs. A number of students are enrolled in transfer programs with the intent of continuing on to a four-year college or university, often the University of Massachusetts Amherst or Worcester State University through guaranteed-acceptance programs.
Founded in 1963, QCC occupies the Greendale campus formerly owned by Assumption College. The College maintains a satellite campus at the former Worcester Common Outlets, now known as City Square and in Southbridge at 5 Optical Drive. Quinsigamond offers night,summer and on-line classes with locations in and around Worcester County. Quinsigamond has over 20 majors to choose from.
QCC provides non-credit courses and workshops for people with various interests. Programs are offered around Worcester by the college at the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, the Southbridge High School in Southbridge and the Senior Center in Worcester.
The college employs 771 full- and part-time faculty. The College offers the low tuition fee of $158 per credit for Massachusetts residents and $364 for out-of-state students.
QCC is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Individual programs of study are also fully accredited by various agencies. These include the following: The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing; The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; The Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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