Two-Year Selective Associate Degrees

MWCC Dental Assisting Student, Elizabeth Mwambo


Description: Registered nurses (RNs) work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities.

Exams: MWCC nursing graduates have historically achieved a high passing rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and have been successful in obtaining employment.

Accreditation: The program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 61 Broadway – 33rd Floor; New York, NY 10006; (800) 669-1656, ext. 153;

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Nursing – Advanced Standing

Description: This program allows students that have already completed the equivalent of MWCC’s Nursing 111 to jump into our A.S. Nursing program’s 2nd semester. All of the other application requirements for the A.S. Nursing program still apply.

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LPN to RN Bridge Program

Description: MWCC offers currently licensed LPNs (in good standing, with one year of work experience) a bridge program to complete requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing. Credit is given for NUR 111 (Foundations Of Nursing) allowing applicants to enter the second-semester nursing courses.

Exams: Students selected for the program will be given an ATI exam on Maternity and Pediatrics. Those not meeting the required level will be required to take NUR 115 Family Centered Nursing Care in May/June. Demonstrated proficiency through NLN examinations in Maternity (OB) and Pediatrics may also be considered for exemption from NUR115.

Accreditation: The program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 61 Broadway – 33rd Floor; New York, NY 10006; (800) 669-1656, ext. 153;

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Dental Hygiene

Description: The registered dental hygienist is a member of the dental health care team who provides preventive oral health care services including oral prophylaxis, dental health education, dental x-rays, nutritional counseling, dental sealants, preliminary examinations, and other preventive measures in dentistry.

Exams: Students will take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination and The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) Clinical Examination at the successful completion of the Dental Hygiene program.

Accreditation: The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which is a specialized accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Description: Physical therapist assistants work under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist in a variety of settings including acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, school systems, and home care/VNA. Students will develop skills in patient positioning, range of motion, therapeutic exercise, the safe application of therapeutic modalities, use of ambulatory aids, improving cardiopulmonary function and endurance, and measurements of joint range of motion, muscle strength, length, girth, and vital signs.

Exams: The PTA program is designed to prepare students to complete the National Exam (NPTE) in a student’s respective state of practice.

Accreditation: The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. For more information, please call 978-630-9292.

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Veterinary Technology degree

Description: Veterinary technicians perform tasks including medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals, preparing vaccines and serums for prevention of animal diseases, preparing tissue samples, collecting blood samples, and executing laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts.

Exams: Once AVMA accreditation is granted, the program’s graduates will be qualified to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). The VTNE is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) at

Accreditation: MWCC will be applying for accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), but will not receive accreditation until the 2018-2019 academic year.

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