1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
24 Saville Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169
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1357 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
36 Cordage Park, Suite #228
Plymouth, MA 02360
General Info: (800) 698-1700
Admissions Office: (617) 984-1710
Plymouth Campus: (508) 747-0400
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Peter H. Tsaffaras, J.D.
About Quincy College
Founded in 1958, Quincy College is a two-year, municipally affiliated college serving approximately 4,000 students at campuses located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Quincy College Mission Statement
Quincy College is an open access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.
This academic year marks 55 years in Quincy and 22 years in Plymouth for Quincy College. Celebrating our past. Building our future. Make history with us:
The college offers 32 associate degree programs and 11 certificate programs in a variety of disciplines, including those within Professional Programs, Liberal Arts, Natural & Health Sciences and Nursing. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is licensed by the Board of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant the degrees of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science. The college draws a diversity of students from the greater Boston area as well as 100 countries around the world.
Quincy College History
During the mid-1950s, demand for higher education on the South Shore, and Quincy in particular, led to the creation of the Citizen’s Committee appointed to study the feasibility of establishing a community college. This committee recommended that a community college should exist and as early as 1956, the first college-level courses are offered.
In May of 1957, College Courses, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization, was officially formed to help further higher education on the South Shore. In the Fall of that same year, the first freshman class began at what will later be known as Quincy College.
Less than five years later, Quincy College was empowered to award the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees.
In 1991, the school founded the Plymouth campus located thirty minutes south of Quincy in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Quincy College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that the institution meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality. Assessments are periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or of the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Quincy College is authorized by The Board of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to award the Degrees of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science and Certificates of Completion, and is approved by the Board of Higher Education for the training of veterans and their dependents.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
(p) 404-975-5000 (f) 404-975-5020
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Quincy College Associate Degree Program in Nursing and Practical Nurse Certificate programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). You may contact the NLNAC for more information on the web at http://www.NLNAC.org or at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, by telephone at 404-975-5000, or by fax at 404-975-5020. You may contact BORN for more information on the web at http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn or at 239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, or by phone at 617-973-0800 or 800-414-0168.
The Surgical Technology Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. You may contact the CAAHEP for more information on the web at http://www.caahep.org, by mail at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 or by telephone at 727-210-2350.
The Quincy College Associates Degree Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). You may contact NAACLS for more information on the web at: http://www.naacls.org or 5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. Telephone: 847.939.3597. Graduates of the MLT program are eligible to sit for the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.
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