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Register Now! Course registration for Summer 2014 semester is now open.

New Students

  • Visit the MWCC Advising Center on the Gardner Campus
    • Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • If you have questions, contact the Advising Center at 978-630-9109

Current Students

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  • Go to My Links >> Academics & Finances
  • View the Course Listing Search, and Add or Drop Classes

Summer classes begin on June 2nd!

Smart Start Registration EventMount Wachusett Community College hosts a series of advising and registration events, called Smart Start Registration Events throughout the year. To check upcoming dates: Smart Start Calendar.

If you have been admitted to the college and taken the college placement test, you can walk-in to register!  Just walk-in to your campus of choice (Gardner, Leominster, or Devens) and ask to speak with an academic advisor.

If you have not taken the college placement test, contact the Testing Center now to schedule a test.  The Testing Center can be reached at 978-630-9244.  A schedule of available test times can be found at mwcc.edu/testing/appointment.

For more information or if you have questions, call the Office of Admissions at 978-630-9110 or email admissions@mwcc.edu.

We look forward to enrolling you at Mount Wachusett Community College.

MWCC President Daniel Asquino and Congressman James McGovernCongressman James McGovern visited MWCC on April 9 to tour the campus, learn about the college’s academic and community initiatives, and meet with President Daniel M. Asquino and college officials. Congressman McGovern, who currently represents the 3rd District, is reaching out to residents and organizations in what will become the reconfigured 2nd Congressional District and will include the city of Leominster, the site of one of MWCC’s satellite campuses. Population shifts evident through the 2010 U.S. Census resulted in the elimination of one of Massachusetts’ 10 congressional districts. Congressman John Olver, the region’s current representative, is not seeking re-election in November.

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Coleman Nee and Timothy MurrayMassachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee and Lt. Governor Timothy Murray were among the state officials and legislators who participated in a roundtable discussion on Veterans in Higher Education, held March 19 at MWCC.

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Congresswoman Niki Tsongas & MWCC President Daniel AsquinoCongresswoman Niki Tsongas visited MWCC on March 15 to tour the campus, learn about the college’s academic and community initiatives, and meet with President Daniel M. Asquino and other college officials. Congresswoman Tsongas, who currently represents the 5th District, is reaching out to residents and organizations in what will become the reconfigured 3rd Congressional District and include the municipalities of Gardner, Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Lancaster Westminster, Townsend, Shirley, Ashburnham, Ashby and most of Winchendon. Population shifts evident through the 2010 U.S. Census resulted in the elimination of one of Massachusetts’ 10 congressional districts. Congressman John Olver, the region’s current representative, is not seeking re-election in November.

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The Financial Aid Office is pleased to offer weekly workshops to provide one-on-one assistance to students to complete the FAFSA online. Workshops will be held every Friday from 10am to noon through May 11. We will also hold late afternoon workshops on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on April 17, April 24, May 1 and May 8. Please call the Financial Aid Office at 978-630-9169 to sign up.Get help paying for college

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Capital Asset Management Commissioner Carole Cornelison, Senator Stephen Brewer, and MWCC President Daniel M. AsquinoSenator Stephen Brewer, Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, along with Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Representatives Richard Bastien and Stephen DiNatale joined Division of Capital Asset Management Commissioner Carole Cornelison and MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino to announce the release of funding for the study and design of MWCC’s new Science and Technology Building and the modernization of the current infrastructure.  The study and design phase of this project will take approximately 18 months. Once this phase is complete, funding would follow to construct the $38 million facility.

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What is Your Life's Dream?Let us show you how to achieve it!

Tuesday, March 6 • 5 – 8 PM

FREE EDUCATION & CAREER PLANNING WORKSHOP Gardner Campus • North Café
Session I • 5–6 PM • Session II • 6:30–7:30 PM
Learn how to discover your ideal career and the steps you can take to get there.

FREE CAREER FAIR EXPO Gardner Campus • Commons

  • Chat with faculty about the programs that best fit with your dreams
  • Meet staff members who support students every step of the way
  • Hear real-life stories from alumni
  • Talk with students as they give you a tour of the campus
  • Enjoy refreshments and register for a door prize

 

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Governor Deval Patrick meets studentsGovernor Deval Patrick paid a visit to MWCC on Feb. 1. He and Secretary of Education Paul Reville met with President Daniel M. Asquino and Board of Trustees Chairman Jim Garrison, and greeted students, faculty and staff.

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Boston skylineOutside Section 30

Community College Reform

SECTION 30.   (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of ensuring that the commonwealth’s community colleges are aligned to execute a coherent mission that best serves students and are responsive to the needs of the workforce and employers in the region where each college operates, the board of higher education, in consultation with the commissioner of higher education, shall determine allocations of appropriations to the individual community colleges, with a specific focus on the colleges’ role as regional work training and skill development centers. The board shall develop a system for making allocations, which shall be based on: (1) accurate enrollment data for each college and the board’s assessment of the operational goals and needs for each college; (2) institutional performance with respect to clearly defined goals and metrics established by the board, including but not limited to provision for transferable and stackable credits; and (3) discretion to incentivize innovation and institutional action with respect to labor market and board priorities, including but not limited to additional funds for partnerships with vocational-technical schools. The board shall consult with the chairs of the joint committee on higher education and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means in developing the funding system. The board shall establish parameters for the setting of fees by boards of trustees of the community colleges, as well as the appropriate uses of income derived from such fees. The board’s system of allocation and related fee parameters shall be implemented during fiscal year 2013.

(b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, by March 1, 2013, each community college board of trustees shall update its mission statement to reflect the system-wide priorities articulated by the board of higher education under subsection (a). The mission statement shall be forwarded to the secretary of education and the board of higher education for approval. The local board of trustees shall, after its approval, make the mission statement available to the public.

(c) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of higher education shall appoint the chief executive officers of the community colleges. If a vacancy occurs in any such position at a community college, the board shall convene a search committee, appoint a chairperson, and select individuals to serve on the committee, at least 1 of which shall be an employer or a representative of the regional workforce and which may include campus representatives, including members of the board of trustees of the community college The board shall set criteria for reviewing candidates’ skills and qualifications and shall establish timelines for reviewing candidates, as well as work in concert with the department of higher education to manage other responsibilities related to the search committee. The designated search committee shall choose at least 3 candidates to recommend to the board. The board, in consultation with the commissioner of higher education, shall review and interview those candidates. The board may approve a new chief executive officer from among those recommended candidates. The board may also reject all recommended candidates and request additional candidates from the search committee or propose re-opening the search process. The board shall, by a majority vote of all its voting members, appoint a new chief executive officer of a community college.

(d) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of higher education may, in its discretion, remove a community college chief executive officer by a majority vote of all its members. The board shall establish specific criteria and procedures for such an action. The board of trustees of a community college may recommend removal of its chief executive officer to the board of higher education, but the board of higher education may act on its own initiative.

(e) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of higher education shall establish the terms of appointment of a community college chief executive officer, including, but not limited to, salary and benefits, in consultation with the board of trustees of the community college. The board shall establish a procedure for the annual review and evaluation of chief executive officers of the community colleges. The board, in consultation with the boards of trustees of the community colleges, shall determine all salary adjustments and other contractual terms for community college chief executive officers.

(f) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the governor shall appoint the chairperson of each community college board of trustees. Within 45 days after the effective date of this act, the governor shall appoint the chairperson of each community college board of trustees either from among the current members of each board or from outside the current members if a vacancy exists on that board. The existing term of a trustee who is newly designated to be chairperson shall not be affected by this appointment.

(g) There shall be a special commission to study higher education financing in Massachusetts. The commission shall consist of 15 members: the secretary of education, or his designee, who shall serve as chair of the commission; the chair of the board of higher education; the chair of the university of Massachusetts board of trustees; the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education, or their designees; the speaker of the house of representatives, or his designee; the president of the senate, or her designee; a member of the house of representatives appointed by the minority leader; a member of the senate appointed by the minority leader; 4 persons to be appointed by the secretary of education; 1 person to be appointed by the secretary of housing and economic development; and 1 person to be appointed by the secretary of labor and workforce development. The commission shall examine, report on, and make recommendations on the full range of issues impacting higher education financing in the commonwealth, including but not limited to determining spending levels, raising resources, and allocating state funding. In particular, the commission shall recommend revisions to the current funding formulas for the community colleges, the state universities, and the university of Massachusetts. Subject to appropriation, the commission shall hire temporary staff and support services. The first meeting of the commission shall take place within 45 days after the effective date of this act. The commission shall file a report containing its recommendations, including legislation necessary to carry out its recommendations, with the clerks of the house and senate not later than 12 months following the first meeting of the commission.

Summary:
In order to ensure that the community colleges are aligned to execute a coherent mission that best serves students and responds to the needs of the workforce and regional employers, this section authorizes the Board of Higher Education to allocate funds among the community colleges and to appoint and remove their presidents. It also provides that the Governor will appoint the chair of each community college board of trustees. This section also establishes a study commission on higher education financing, chaired by the Secretary of Education.

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