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Mount Wachusett Community College Launches First Credit Dual Language Program

Mount Wachusett Community College is excited to announce the launch of the new Dual Language Business Administration certificate program, providing a bilingual educational experience for Spanish-speaking students.

This Dual Language program gives students the ability to earn college credit with courses in their native language concurrently with English as a Second Language courses. The contextualized English as a Second Language courses will focus on the content the students are learning in the certificate program.

Upon completion, the Dual Language program students will be ready to enroll in the associate degree in Business Administration program or enter the workforce as bilingual employees with a background in business.

“This is a great opportunity for Spanish-speaking students to pursue a certificate while they gain greater proficiency in English,” notes Melba Juez-Perrone, Senior Admissions Counselor at MWCC.

The Dual Language Program will be offered with The Mount’s new hyflex learning model. The hyflex learning model streams classes live, allowing students to attend in-person at our Leominster campus or online.

“The hyflex program allows us to remove common barriers for students – transportation, childcare – as well as provide a safe choice for those who have or cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19,” states Melissa Sargent, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs.

In July, MWCC will be offering two free courses to prepare students for the start of the fall semester. Spanish for Bilingual Speakers, an intermediate-level course designed for students who have a conversational knowledge of Spanish, but little or no formal preparation in the language will be offered, along with Foundations of Mathematics which will prepare students for the certificate level math course. In order to enroll in the program, students need to be proficient in Spanish.

To learn more about the program and schedule for the summer courses, contact Admissions at 978-630-9110 or via email to