My Memories of Costa Rica

The smell of freshly applied paint to a family’s house. The feeling of the warm waves of the Pacific against my skin. The view on horseback of the sleeping volcano. The taste of the many traditional dishes. The sound of every man, woman, and child we came across chanting Pura Vida. Pura Vida At home, […]

MWCC Receives Grant to Provide Early Childhood Education Training

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $296,904 Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) that will allow the school to provide free classes for Early Childhood Education professionals and training to help local childcare facilities. “Childcare is essential to the businesses and residents in our […]

Students Receiving Free Classes through MWCC STEM Starter Academy

Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual STEM Starter Academy is underway at the college, with 51 students receiving up to two free college classes, a $1,000 stipend and a jump start on their Associate’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program at the college. “STEM Starter Academy was developed to increase the number of […]

MWCC Commonwealth Corps Member Recognized at Massachusetts State House

Rachel Vargeletis was honored alongside her fellow Commonwealth Corps Service Members at the State House in Boston on June 27 after doing more than 1,500 hours of service at Mount Wachusett Community College. “For a second year in a row we were fortunate to have been awarded support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for a […]

MWCC Launches Math Degree

Mount Wachusett Community College will offer an Associate’s Degree in Mathematics for the first time beginning this fall, combining a focus on math with an easy transfer path through MassTransfer. “This degree puts the “M” in STEM. MWCC has a long-standing commitment to the sciences and this new program expands the options for our science […]

Behind the Scenes at MWCC: Be Yourself

Coming to college is an entirely different experience than high school. You’ll likely walk in and see students playing ping pong or pool in our new Bemis Student Center. There might even be people enjoying a pizza while they watch a movie or people snoozing on the couches in their pajamas. The point is there’s […]

Behind the Scenes at MWCC: College Reality

In my experience here at The Mount, my professors have all been amazing! I’ve gotten along with all of them and they’ve each have had a great role to play in my academic career. They’ve helped me to succeed and thrive throughout my years here and they show lots of care and consideration for their […]

Behind the Scenes at MWCC: College Expectations

“They won’t accept that kind of behavior when you get to college!” Sound familiar? In high school and in the media, we’re taught that college is a scary place where you’ll be expected to shut your mouth, work hard, and do what you’re told. We’re given a plethora of misconceptions about college that are just […]

Why You Should Get a Degree in Biotechnology and Start at a Community College

It’s likely you’re reading this because you are considering a career in biotechnology — or you’re at least curious about one.  Let’s start with some great news: the number of jobs in the field of biotechnology is growing fast, at a rate of 12% per year in the state of Massachusetts (and 10% nationwide). And, […]

MWCC Graduates 15 in First Class of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program at NCCI Gardner

A group of 15 inmates of North Central Correctional Institute (NCCI) in Gardner received their Small Business Management Certificate last week from Mount Wachusett Community College as part of a national pilot program designed to provide education as a means of reducing recidivism and easing the transition out of prison. “Everything you’ve done to this […]