Programs and Initiatives

Through the Division of Access and Transition, MWCC administers several College Access and Preparation Programs which provide middle and high school students, as well as adults, with an array of academic, college, and career awareness services including:

  • early college access
  • MCAS remediation
  • academic and career counseling
  • tutorials, workshops, and activities

Services are generally provided through targeted grant initiatives. In addition, MWCC hosts several annual events and activities designed for students and parents, which are open to the public.

Dual Enrollment

Pathways Early College Innovation School

Gateway to College

MWCC Student Success Center at Fitchburg High

North Central MA Talent Search

Educational Talent Search

Project Healthcare

Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS


The Massachusetts Early College Initiative

In March 2017, state education agencies launched the Massachusetts Early College Initiative to celebrate the progress and success of pioneering early college efforts across the Commonwealth and lay out the path forward for expansion. Attendees heard from state education leaders and dynamic early college leaders. MWCC’s Student Trustee was featured in a video about the early college experience from the student perspective.Video by Tom Cruz Productions.
Students featured: Jasson Alvarado Gomez (Mount Wachusett Community College), Thaddeus Alexis (Ben Franklin Institute of Technology), Aliya Nisbett (Marlborough High School) and Reginal Osirus (Charlestown High School).