Student Services

Support servicesStudent Services includes a variety of individuals and offices who can assist you with career planning and placement, child care, student assistance, disability services, personal counseling,  and veterans services.  Our mission is to help students successfully navigate Mount Wachusett Community College.  College is not always easy, and we recognize that each student comes to our campus with his/her own set of unique strengths and challenges.  The staff in Student Services are here to help support you as you make the important life and curricular choices necessary to achieve your academic aspirations.

CCAMPIS – Federal Grant Offering Assistance with Child Care Costs

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, nationally accredited,  child care providers which includes the Garrison Center on the Gardner campus. For more information contact Ann Reynolds at 978-630-9190 or areynolds1@mwcc.mass.edu.

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.

Visit the Career Planning & Placement Services website

For more information please call Patricia Brewerton at 978-630-9254 or email: Patricia Brewerton

Counseling Services

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, and lifestyles – no matter is too big or too 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.

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For more information please call Melissa Manzi at 978-630-9178 or email: Melissa Manzi

Dean of Students Office

The Dean and Associate Dean of Students provide leadership and guidance to the Student Services staff and offices.  The Dean of Students Office provides students with the support and resources that they need in order to be successful at Mount Wachusett Community College.  In support of student learning and success, the Dean and Associate Dean promote the growth and development of all students through campus-wide programming, one-on-one meetings, and the delivery of appropriate support services.  We are here to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, foster a safe, inclusive learning environment, and mentor/advise students on the community college experience.

For more information, please contact:

Jason Zelesky, Dean of Students 978-630-9139 or email jzelesky@mwcc.mass.edu

Greg Clement, Associate Dean of Students 978-630-9252 or email gclement@mwcc.mass.edu

Disability Services

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.

Visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website

For more information please call the Coordinator of Disability Services, Glaisma Perez Silva at 978-630-9120.

Veterans Services

Mount Wachusett Community College recognizes the unique academic, social, physical and financial needs of our veteran students and their families.  The professional staff and veteran student volunteers are dedicated to providing our veteran community with the assistance and guidance necessary to promote student success.

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