Quincy College Offers Scheduling Flexibility
February 10, 2014
Quincy College will offer accelerated semesters throughout the year at both its Quincy and Plymouth campuses.
By Lane Lambert, Patriot Ledger
February 7, 2014
Quincy College will offer accelerated semesters – lasting five, seven and 10 weeks each – throughout the year at both its Quincy and Plymouth campuses.
The "flex semesters" are part of the college's plan to provide scheduling flexibility to students who can't commit to the traditional 15-week semesters.
Taggart Boyle, a college spokesman, said a majority of the "flex semester" courses are at night, and that students can take as little as one course per semester. "You can take one five-week class and one 10-week class," Boyle said as an example. "Even if they're overlapping, it allows you to look at our course offerings and your schedule, and see what works best for you."
Five-week semesters will begin in February and April and will include courses in English, government, math, philosophy, psychology and sociology. A seven-week semester will begin in March and include courses in accounting, biology, business, criminal justice, computers, economics, English, history, paralegal and management. The 10-week semesters begin in February and March. They include classes in biology, chemistry, computers, English, English as a second language, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Additional flex semester programs will be offered in the summer and fall.
For a complete list of spring programs and to apply for courses, go to www.quincycollege.edu/flex.
Quincy College, founded in 1958, is a two-year school serving approximately 4,600 students at its Quincy and Plymouth campuses. It is the only municipally-owned college in the state. Last summer, the college unveiled its new 1,600-square-foot laboratory in Saville Hall in Quincy Center. The lab serve as the headquarters of the college's new biotechnology and compliance program.