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Free STEM Awareness Day at MWCC Showcases Careers, Scholarships & Transfer Paths

Aspiring scientists, engineers and mathematicians interested in high tech careers are invited to attend Mount Wachusett Community College’s third annual STEM Awareness Day on Friday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include an experiment capturing DNA, a hard hat tour of MWCC’s new STEM building and presentations on fire science technology and […]

A Message from President Asquino

The New Year began at Mount Wachusett Community College not with the customary noisemakers of bells and horns, but with drills, hammers and saws as construction continues on our Gardner campus. The patience of our students, faculty, staff and visitors during the modernization of our 45-year-old facility is greatly appreciated. In the coming weeks and […]

MWCC Appoints Area Educators to New Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program

Four area educators have been appointed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s Workforce Diversity Pipeline program, a new partnership with the Fitchburg and Leominster school districts funded through a five-year, $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. The goal of the Workforce Diversity Pipeline program is to […]

New Year, Fresh Start with MWCC’s Gateway to College Program

With the new academic semester about to begin, Mount Wachusett Community College is welcoming its largest spring cohort of Gateway to College students to campus. The free dual-enrollment program, offered in partnership with the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, is open to Massachusetts residents ages 16 to 21 who have dropped out of high […]

College Freshmen Return to Fitchburg High School with Advice for Success

Take time to tour a variety of colleges and universities prior to enrolling. Seek out scholarships and financial aid. Once enrolled, become involved with clubs and activities to meet new friends. Beware the “freshman 15” weight gain. Learn to manage your time. Don’t skip class, and above all, study. A dozen Fitchburg High School alumni […]

$30 College Courses Available Through Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership at MWCC

High school and homeschooled students interested in saving money while getting a head start on their college education can choose from several upcoming courses available through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) at MWCC. The three-credit courses are being offered at the grant-funded price of $30, including textbooks, for the spring semester beginning January 20.  Managed […]

MWCC, Partnering School Districts, Receive Grant for ICE Program

Mount Wachusett Community College and four public school districts have been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Baker-Polito Administration to plan an Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment program that will enhance academic opportunities for high school students with severe disabilities. The partnership includes the Gardner, Fitchburg, Leominster, and Ayer-Shirley school districts and the Central Area Programs and […]

MWCC, Fitchburg High, Team Up for the 2015 MA College Application Celebration

A majority of Fitchburg High School seniors will celebrate Thanksgiving with more than a meal under their belts. By the holiday, more than 92 percent of the class will have submitted their college applications for fall 2016.Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg High partnered to bring the Massachusetts College Application Celebration to the school this […]

Community College is the Place to Be (The Gardner News, Oct. 30, 2015)

Nearly half of the country’s 20 million college students attend community colleges, and that should come as no surprise. Undeniably, community colleges provide the most cost-effective, high-quality option available in higher education. A community college education is affordable, transferable and ac­cessible, making it an excellent educational value for students of all ages and backgrounds, whe­ther […]