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Since 1963, QCC has provided residents of Central Massachusetts access to convenient, high quality, higher education. Read real stories from real students and faculty whose lives have been changed by QCC.

Daniel, current QCC student

How does one continue their education if they’ve dropped out of high school or their GPA is threatening to hold them back? Daniel is studying general studies in the Gateway to College program, which allows him to gain his high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits. Learn about the second chance he’s been given […]

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Yasmine, current QCC student

After watching her uncle undergo cerebral palsy, Yasmine’s dream is to help others like him. That’s why she’s taken up occupational health at QCC to eventually become a physical therapist. By attending an affordable college, Yasmine can start her career without blowing a hole in her budget–a challenge other universities may present.

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Tammy, Occupational Therapist & QCC Guardian

For Tammy, QCC was the gateway into her career as an occupational therapist—and her hunger for furthering her education. After achieving a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate, Tammy worked at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island and Prism Healthcare and Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital before becoming an adjunct faculty member at Assumption College in 2009. What’s more, […]

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Michael Moore, Massachusetts State Senator & QCC alum

A QCC alumni himself, the Chair of the Committee on Higher Education, State Senator Mike Moore understands the opportunities that community college offers. After earning his associate degree—while on the force of the Massachusetts Environmental Police—he went on to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western New England College.

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Kelly, current QCC student

QCC has provided a more fiscally responsible way of achieving Kelly’s goal of going to medical school. Find out how why Kelly believes QCC provides a challenging and rewarding academic environment and opportunities to meet new people.

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Kim, Current QCC Student

“Dancing had a huge impact on my life, and it was ultimately what brought me out of my shell. It was my outlet from school and it was where I excelled the most growing up, therefore, it helped build my self confidence. My only dream at the conclusion of high school was to play the […]

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Magda, current QCC student

Originally from Africa, Magda came to America because the education system in her home country is very scarce. Even with three kids and a full-time job as a CNA, QCC’s convenient night classes are making it possible for her to fulfill her lifelong ambition of becoming a nurse.

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Joshua, part-time QCC student

For Joshua, QCC has been a place of opportunity and diversity—which is exactly what he was looking for. First, he wanted an environment that would help him earn the credits he needs to transfer to a four-year university. Second, as a firm believer in the power of raising cultural awareness, Joshua appreciates QCC’s diversity.Secretary of […]

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Micah, current QCC student

After a challenging upbringing, Micah came to QCC looking for a change. He found incredible diversity and says he felt like a new person from day one. Micah has had such a great experience at QCC that, after he receives his bachelor’s and MBA in marketing, he hopes to return as a professor.

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Bev, current QCC student

At age 52, Bev is a mother of five who believed she was too old to go back to school. Luckily, with QCC’s flexible scheduling options she’s now on her way to a career as a respiratory therapist. See why Bev takes every opportunity she can to recommend the school to others.

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