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New QCC Location in Southbridge

Jul 29, 2021 2:51:27 PM / by Quinsig Wyvern

We have officially moved our Southbridge location to the Southbridge High School. This will make it easier for those in Southbridge and the surrounding communities to have access to quality, affordable higher education. QCC at Southbridge will begin in-person and online classes for the fall 2021 semester.

 “The establishment of a QCC satellite campus in Southbridge High School has been incredibly successful and I look forward to our second year of collaboration.  The partnership has provided our students with the opportunity to enroll in college courses while in high school.  I look forward to once again working closely with QCC to provide the students of Southbridge High School with the opportunity to take college courses, while they are enrolled in high school,” said Southbridge Receiver/Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Villar, Ph.D.

“This partnership has enabled QCC to become more accessible to the communities we serve both in and around the Southbridge area,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.

Starting this September, students in the Southbridge area will have the opportunity to take standard 15-week courses, or choose accelerated courses offered in two 7-week sections. Accelerated courses allow students to complete two classes in the same amount of time it would normally take them to complete one. Currently the classes being offered include general education courses required for most majors we offer.

Here's what the Fall semesters look like: 

  • Standard Fall semester (15 weeks) - beginning September 6 
  • Fall I (7 weeks) - beginning September 6 
  • Fall II (7 weeks) - beginning November 1 

We moved from our Optical Drive location in the summer of 2020 so that high school students, family members and members of Southbridge and surrounding towns could take advantage of our academic and workforce development offerings. In Spring 2021, we also began our Early College Program for Southbridge High School juniors and seniors.

QCC offers affordable access to higher education and workforce training and development. Their admissions staff is eager to work with anyone wanting to improve their education and/or job opportunities,” said Executive Director Chamber of Central Mass South, Alexandra McNitt.

“I look forward to expanding these opportunities and to the continued collaboration with the amazing QCC faculty as we plan for future programs that will provide our students and the community of Southbridge with new and exciting career opportunities,” Dr. Villar added. 

Enrollment for Fall semester is currently underway. To register for classes visit www.QCC.edu/admissions.

Topics: Community College, education, high school, Dr. Luis Pedraja, Southbridge, early college

Quinsig Wyvern

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