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Baker-Polito Administration Launches State-of-the-Art College Pathways Portal

Massachusetts students and families now have access to a new, full-service web portal that will allow them to explore a wide range of academic offerings at the state’s public colleges and universities and chart a course to an affordable bachelor’s degree through transfer from a community college to a state university or University of Massachusetts […]

MWCC Humanities Project Enters Third Year with “Imagining Work”

Following an inaugural year with Henry David Thoreau and last year’s examination of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project will begin its third year this fall with an artistic focus on “Imagining Work.” During the upcoming academic year, students, faculty, staff and members of the greater community will delve into the […]

MWCC, Labouré College, Partnering to Create Educational Opportunities for Nurses

Labouré College and Mount Wachusett Community College are partnering to support the continuing education of local nurses. The colleges have established a transfer agreement providing licensed practical nurses (LPNs) graduating from Mount Wachusett Community College a pathway to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Labouré College and obtain licensure as registered nurses. […]

MWCC Preparing for New Academic Year with Unveiling of Campus Expansion & Renovations

Mount Wachusett Community College students will begin the academic year amid a sea of change at the Gardner campus, following more than a year of construction and extensive renovations. Approximately 950 new students got an early look at the campus’ transformation during day, evening and program-specific orientations held over the past week in advance of […]

STEM Starter Summer Academy Gives Students A Jump Start on College

MWCC’s third annual STEM Starter Academy came to a close in August, following a seven-week schedule that provided two free academic courses with textbooks, academic support, and a stipend for participants. More than 30 students from throughout the region enrolled in one or two courses such as a four-credit lab science and one general elective. […]

MWCC’s Project Healthcare Prepares for Year 2 in Fitchburg & Leominster High Schools

Incoming freshmen at Fitchburg and Leominster’s public high schools will have an opportunity to join a program administered by Mount Wachusett Community College that prepares students for careers in the healthcare field. In November, MWCC was awarded a five-year, $2.25 million federal grant to create the Project Healthcare program in collaboration with Fitchburg High School, […]

MWCC Awarded $1.18M Grant to Continue North Central Educational Opportunity Center

The North Central Educational Opportunity Center (NCEOC) at Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue providing adults in the region with comprehensive services to successfully transition to college or other postsecondary education. MWCC was awarded $236,900 for the first year of a five-year grant totaling […]

MWCC Celebrates Achievements of Upward Bound Math and Science Students

When Sanjiv Sundaramurthy heads off to the University of Arizona this fall to study physics, he’ll bring everything he needs for his dorm room, including first-hand experience with college life and free, transferable college credits toward his bachelor’s degree thanks to the Upward Bound Math and Science program at Mount Wachusett Community College.  The 2016 […]

MWCC Receives $573,600 Grant From U.S. Department of Education to Continue Talent Search Programs in Area School Districts

The U.S. Department of Education will award two grants totaling $573,600 to Mount Wachusett Community College through its Talent Search Program, Congressman Jim McGovern announced on July 21. The program supports efforts on campuses in Massachusetts and across the country to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in higher education. “Every student deserves access […]

MWCC Selected for Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Mount Wachusett Community College is one of 67 colleges and universities selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Second Chance Pell pilot program, which is part of a national effort aimed at reducing recidivism and strengthening communities by providing education and job training to eligible inmates. The pilot program will allow […]