Student Support Services
Student Services includes a variety of individuals and offices who can assist you with career planning and placement, child care assistance, disability services, personal counseling, Section 30/Trade advising, and veterans services.
CCAMPIS – Child care assistance
Mount Wachusett Community College has received a CCAMPIS grant (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) that can provide child care subsidies from 20 to 60% for qualified students. Students must enroll their children in one of the 75 pre-approved child care providers which includes the Garrison Center on the Gardner campus. For more information contact Deirdre Moran at (978) 630-9190 or email@example.com.
Career Services: Planning & Placement
Career Planning & Placement services are offered to students seeking either part or full-time employment. A summary of full-and part-time positions are posted on the Job Board next to room 135 for all interested students. A detailed listing and application procedure is provided at Jobs Online. Job openings from employers in business, industry, social services, and health fields are included. MWCC’s job referral system assists students in obtaining employment related to their fields of study. Seminars and individual sessions on portfolio development, resume writing and interviewing techniques are also offered. An annual job fair is held during the spring semester, giving students the opportunity to meet and interview with employers. Employers visit the college campus during the academic year with full-and part-time openings.
For more information please call Patricia Brewerton at (978) 630-9254 or email: Patricia Brewerton
Counseling staff are available to assist students with personal, social, academic, educational, career and health concerns. Professional counselors provide a confidential atmosphere for students to discuss and explore feelings, attitudes, values, lifestyles. No matter is too big or small. When appropriate, counselors will assist students with a referral to a community resource. The college counselor can assist students directly or introduce them to a counselor who will best meet their individual needs.
For more information please call Melissa Manzi at (978) 630-9178 or email: Melissa Manzi
All curricula at MWCC are open and accessible to all qualified individuals with disabilities. A disability, defined as a “handicap” under Federal law, is any significant disabling condition that interferes with any substantial life activity. Substantial life activities include: the ability to care for oneself, the ability to walk, the ability to hear or see, or any other ability considered to be a major life activity. Examples of disabilities include, but are not limited to, spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, specific learning disabilities, head injuries, hearing impairments, arthritis, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, mental/emotional disabilities, seizure disorders, and communication disorders.
MWCC has various types of assistance available to support qualified students with disabilities. Appropriate documentation is required. Available supportive services include, but are not limited to: reserved parking, elevator privileges, note-takers/scribes, extended time exams/alternative testing, study skills/tutoring, personal/vocational counseling, consultation with faculty addressing individual issues, assistance in obtaining auxiliary aids (e.g., tape recorders, spell check, etc.), and the use of adaptive computer technology.
For more information please call Donna Thibault at (978) 630-9120 or email: Donna Thibault.