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Quinsigamond Community College

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Type  Community college
President  Gail E. Carberry, Ed.D
Students  8,453 (2014)
Total enrollment  13,000 (2011)
District  Worcester Public Schools
Established  1963
Academic staff  771
Phone  +1 508-853-2300
Graduation rate  15.8% (2014)
Colors  White, Blue
Quinsigamond Community College
Location  Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Address  670 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606, USA
Undergraduate tuition and fees  Local tuition: 5,094 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 10,038 USD (2015)
Notable alumni  Jay Cutler, Tanyon Sturtze, Richie Barker
Similar  Worcester State University, Mount Wachusett Communi, Massachusetts Bay Communi, Becker College, Massasoit Community College
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Quinsigamond Community College (colloq: QCC, Quinsig) is a public, two-year academic institution in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. 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.

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History

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 online classes with locations in and around Worcester County. Quinsigamond has over 20 major areas of study to choose from.

Offerings

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 charges a tuition fee of $191 per credit for Massachusetts residents and $397 for out-of-state and international students for the fall of 2016.

Accreditation

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 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.

Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Quinsigamond Community College's Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers high value, low cost training programs that enable individuals to learn new skills which can be applied immediately on the job or utilized for future professional development. The focus is to provide the practical skills that can help participants improve competencies, secure employment, and experience personal enrichment. The Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education works closely with companies and organizations so that that they meet their specific organizational goals. An example of corporate partnerships include custom programs from work-based ESL to essential management skills for healthcare, manufacturing and technology professionals. The expert instructors have facilitation skills that make learning fun while providing participants with rich content relevant to a client's personal and industry specific needs.

Team name

In 2010, QCC athletes became Wyverns, symbols of the House of Wessex. "A wyvern is a two-legged dragon-serpent that can still be seen around former Anglo-Saxon kingdoms like Worcestershire [England]," for which Worcester, Massachusetts is named.

Notable alumni

  • Richie Barker: Major League baseball player
  • John Binienda: member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Brooke Brodack: amateur filmmaker, known for YouTube videos
  • Jay Cutler: professional bodybuilder and four-time Mr. Olympia
  • Michael O. Moore: Massachusetts State Senator for the Second Worcester District
  • Magdalena Rivas: contestant on America's Next Top Model (Cycle 3)
  • Tanyon Sturtze: Major League baseball player
  • References

    Quinsigamond Community College Wikipedia


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