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Whether you want to earn a certificate, a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree—or simply take a class with us—we will be there with you every step of the way. We are a fully accredited, affordable institution of higher learning, founded 60 years ago, offering 3 Bachelor’s degree programs, 35 Associate degree programs, and 21 certificate programs.

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Academic Overview

Liberal Arts

The mission of the Liberal Arts Program is to provide students with a breadth of program offerings that permit them to acquire a thorough, historical, and theoretical foundation in their chosen field of study. Liberal Arts students may focus their program in the following concentration areas: English, History/Government, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Science, or the Social Sciences.

The Liberal Arts represent the fundamental fields of study for all educated people. Since the middle ages, when knowledge began to be widely distributed, free inquiry grounded in rational thought was the hallmark of a democratic society. At Quincy College, we still hold to the idea that all well-educated men and women can fully participate in civil society if they have the skills and information offered in a program in Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts have this dedication to developing critical thinking skills in common, which will serve graduates in the new economy. Whatever your concentration, you will graduate equipped with the ability to make critical judgments, communicate in writing and orally, and work in a culturally diverse and historically specific moment of world globalization and interconnectedness.

With an associate degree in Liberal Arts, transferring to a four-year college or university is the next natural step in your education, but an AA can also serve as a certification of your readiness to move into a career. English majors can become journalists, copywriters, or editors. Sociologists can work as market researchers, corporate consultants, or non-profits. Government and history majors can run political campaigns or get involved in city planning. Psychologists can move into education, coaching, or school counseling. Mathematicians can develop into engineers or bankers. The number one skill employers say they are looking for in today’s tough job market is communication. A degree in Liberal Arts will give you confidence in your abilities to speak and write in a professional context.

Natural & Health Sciences

Rapid advances in science and technology require the nation to address a critical need to remain competitive in a global age. As the college becomes more integrated into a global economy, education in math and science is crucial to ensure innovation, technological savvy, and a spirit of entrepreneurship thrives.

Quincy College offers challenging and dynamic degree programs in Natural Science and Mathematics whose goal is to provide a clear path to transfer to a four-year institution.  The college also offers degrees in Biotechnology and Compliance, Medical Lab Technology, and Exercise Science.  These are tailored to place students in exciting careers in the pharmaceutical and health industries.  Additionally, the college offers nine-month certificate programs in Phlebotomy, Surgical Technology, Exercise Science, and Biotechnology and Compliance.  These are designed to give students rapid access to the job market in these crucial skill sets.

Take advantage of our science courses and the wealth of experience our science instructors bring to the classroom. Whether you are fulfilling the College core or laying the groundwork for a career in the sciences or healthcare, their unique perspectives add a dimension to the subject matter that can bring it to life. In addition to dedicated full-time faculty, the College has part-time science instructors who are physicians, research scientists, and healthcare professionals teaching at Quincy College and applying their real-life knowledge to the subjects they teach. So take a course or two and see for yourself how science affects us all!

Nursing

The Mission of the Academic Division of Nursing is congruent with the mission, values, and goals of Quincy College.  The nursing program’s mission is to prepare each graduate for success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) to ensure graduates safely practice nursing with professional competence and care holistically for individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. The graduate will function as an integral inter-professional team member with a commitment to educational advancement and lifelong learning.

Online

Quincy College currently offers over 25 courses fully online. Online courses are completed at a time and place convenient for the student; there is no requirement to attend any classes on campus. Typically, online courses require more reading and writing than a similar course offered on campus.

Plymouth Campus

With nearly 1,200 students, Quincy College in Plymouth is home to an array of accredited programs, including Liberal Arts, Natural and Health Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Web Development, to name just a few. The Plymouth campus is soon home to the first synthetic cadaver, a SynDeaver-SynDaver, in Southeastern Massachusetts. Students will gain a unique perspective of human anatomy using this new, state-of-the-art technology. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is exclusively located at the Plymouth campus. Like our Quincy campus, Quincy College Plymouth offers a traditional 15-week semester, flex semesters of 5, 7, and 9 weeks plus our online and hybrid courses. In the near future, we will launch a certificate in Computer Science and Massachusetts’ first ever shellfish Aquaculture Certificate.

Professional Programs

Are you looking for an education that will prepare you for a new career? Whether you want to earn a certificate or Associates degree to enter the workforce or earn an Associates degree to transfer to a four-year college, the Academic Division of Professional Programs may have the program for you! We offer a variety of programs designed to provide students with the education and training to begin working in careers upon graduation or to transfer credits to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelors degree.

Programs offering entry to careers in the business world include Accounting, Business Management, Health Care Administration, and Medical Coding and Billing. Looking to start a career in Information Technology or other computer-related fields? Computers not only have changed the world in which we live; the field of Computer Science is constantly changing, and we are excited about the new developments in our most recent Computer Science majors in Networking and Media Arts. For students interested in law-related fields, we offer both Criminal Justice and Paralegal studies programs. Interested in working with children? We offer a program in Early Childhood Education. And for those interested in social work, our Human Services program is the place to start your career. We invite you to contact faculty members in your program area to answer any questions you may have.

Academic Calendar

2023 – 2024

2023 – 2024 Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2023
New Adjunct Faculty Orientations Aug 30
Faculty Non-Instructional Days (4 days) Aug 30 & 31, Sep 1 & 5
Labor Day – College Closed Sep 4
Semester Begins Sep 6
Add/Drop Period Sep 6-15
Columbus Day Observed (College Closed) Oct 9
Veterans’ Day Observed (College Closed) Nov 10
Thanksgiving Recess (College Closed) Nov 23 & 24
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W”
(Flex courses please see Registrar)
Dec 1
Final Exam Period Administered on the last scheduled class
Semester Ends Dec 22
Winter Break Begins Dec 23
Christmas Observed (College Closed) Dec 25
New Year’s Day Observed (College Closed) Jan 1
Winter Intersession
Intersession begins/ends (In Person) Dec 27-Jan 10
Intersession begins/ends (Online) Dec 27-Jan 14
Add/Drop Period (In Person) Dec 27 & 28
Add/Drop Period (Online) Dec 27-Jan 2
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” (In Person) Jan 5
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” (Online) Jan 7
Spring Semester 2024
New Adjunct Faculty Orientations Jan 10
Faculty Non-Instructional Days (4 days) Jan 10, 11, 12, & 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College Closed) Jan 15
Semester begins Jan 17
Add/Drop Period for 15-wk Classes Jan 17-26
Presidents’ Day (College Closed) Feb 19
Spring Break (No Classes) March 11-16; College Closed Mar 11 & Mar 15
Spring Holiday weekend (College Closed) Mar 29 & 30
Patriots’ Day (College Closed) April 15
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W”
(Flex courses please see Registrar Office)
April 19
Scholarship Presentation Ceremony April 29
Finals Administered on the last scheduled class
Semester Ends May 13
Faculty Non-Instructional Days (4 days) May 14, 15, 16, & 17
Nursing Pinning (ASN) May 14
Physical Therapist Assistant Pinning May 15
2024 Commencement May 17
2024 Commencement (Rain Date) May 18
Memorial Day (College Closed) May 27
SUMMER SESSION I, 2024 (5 WEEKS)
Semester Begins June 3
Add/Drop Period June 3-7
Juneteenth (College Closed) June 19
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” June 21
Nursing Pinning (LPN) June 27
Independence Day (College Closed) July 4
Semester Ends July 7
SUMMER SESSION I, 2024 (10 WEEKS)
Semester Begins June 3
Add/Drop Period June 3-7
Juneteenth (College Closed) June 19
Independence Day (College Closed) July 4
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” July 19
Semester ends Aug 11
SUMMER SESSION II, 2024 (5 WEEKS)
Semester Begins July 8
Add/Drop Period July 8-12
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” July 26
Semester ends Aug 11
SUMMER SESSION III, 2024 (3 WEEKS)
Semester Begins Aug 12
Add/Drop Period Aug 12-13
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” Aug 23
Semester ends Sep 1

 


Quincy College Academic-Calendar-2023-2024

Quincy College Academic Calendar 2022-2023


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Advisory Boards

Advisory boards play an important role at Quincy College. These boards are comprised of industry leaders in each program listed below. Boards meet regularly with college program leaders and faculty to review program offerings, industry trends, and relevant data to ensure that a Quincy College certificate or degree will match the skills needed to be successful in the chosen career area.

Biotechnology and GMP

  • Chair: Isso Bayala – Professor, Biotechnology, and GMP, Quincy College
  • John Biewer – Opus Manufacturing Manager, Repligen
  • Aron Clarke – Director, Training: Technical Operations, Sanofi
  • John Dirienzo – Director, Manufacturing Operations, Acorda Therapeutics
  • Frank Fazio – Deputy Director, MassBiologics
  • Shawn Fitzpatrick – Director of Manufacturing, WuXi
  • Eduart Golloshi – Manufacturing Operations Biologics, Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Geoffrey Hodge – Chief Executive Officer, SOTIO, LLC
  • Dr. David Malliaros – Senior Director, Quality Control, UltragenyX Gene Therapy
  • Marshall Milner – Executive Director of Science Training Programs, UMASS Boston
  • Chris Phillips – Sr. Director of Drug Product Development, RA Pharmaceuticals
  • Michael Phillips – Director, Next Generation Processing, Millipore Sigma
  • Alper Uras – USCAN Fast Trak Operations Leader, Cytiva

 


 

Business

  • Chair: Maureen Chisholm—Professor of Business, Quincy College
  • Fred Caffrey—Principal Owner, CTC Associates
  • Adam Conrad—Banking Officer II, Mountain One Bank
  • John Diluna—Director of Facilities and Safety, WB Mason
  • James Downey—Assistant Professor of Accounting, Quincy College
  • Gary Enos—Chairman, Expect Miracles Foundation
  • Amy Fleck—VP, Talent Management, Rogers & Gray
  • Tom Harris—SVP, Finance and Treasury, Quincy Mutual
  • Ron Iacobucci—Business Service Representative, South Shore Coastal Group
  • Thomas Kelly—CFO, South Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Kate Lopci—AVP for Workforce Development, Quincy College
  • Kristen Noone—Instructor of Business, Quincy College
  • Dan Mondello—Director of Marketing, Quirk Auto Dealership
  • Kathy O’Brien—Director of Marketing, Signature Boston
  • Dean Rizzo—Executive Director, MassHire South Shore Workforce Board
  • Gabi Urso—Director of Catering, Four Seasons Boston

 


 

Computer Science

  • Chair: James Peters -Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Quincy College
  • Eric Braun – Senior Director of Innovation, Retail Business Services
  • Walter Geanacopoulos – Information System Security Officer, Draper
  • Tatiana Khudaninas – Software Quality Assurance Engineer, MindEdge
  • Lucas Pialat – System Administrator, Bright Horizons
  • Robert Pitts – Professor, Computer Science, Quincy College
  • Dean Plowman – Associate Professor, New England Institute of Technology
  • Dan Ryan – Director of Engineering, Teledyne Webb Research
  • Debby Stockbridge – Professor of Computer Science, Quincy College
  • Gene Tucciarone – Principal Software Engineer, ximedica

 


 

Criminal Justice

  • Chair: Jason Paynich – Professor of Criminal Justice, Quincy College
  • Dr. Charles Russo – Retired Chair, National American University
  • Sue Thibault – Retired Deputy Superintendent, MA Department of Corrections
  • Dr. Michael Kemp – Co-Founder, Integrated Solutions Consulting
  • Officer Paul Higgins – Officer Retired, Plymouth Police Department
  • Ron Sellon – Chief, Mansfield Police Department
  • Tretha Harris – Associate Campus Dean, Strayer University

 


 

Early Childhood Education

  • Chair: William Carroll – Dean of Professional Programs and Liberal Arts, Quincy College
  • Judi Bailey – Director, Greater Quincy Childcare Center
  • Diane Barese – Executive Director, Hugs Plus Learning Center
  • Sarah Chick – Director, Sacred Heart Early Learning Center
  • Stacy Dooley – Director, Board Horizons
  • Christine Ells – Early Childhood Education and Care, Quincy High School
  • Mark Fotter – Early Education & Care Instructor, North Quincy High School
  • Jan Gildea – Director, Just Right Child Care
  • Edith Hughes – Retired Teacher, Quincy Public Schools
  • Caroline Kelly – Program Director, Kids & Company, West Quincy
  • Bobbi McClellan – Director, Hugs Plus Learning Center
  • Sarah Morrison – Executive Director, Quincy After School Care
  • Lori Pearson – Early Education Assistant Director, South Shore Head Start
  • Patti Plummer Wilson – Director, Wollaston Childcare
  • Donna Sullivan-Mock – Director, Toddler Tech Preschool Center
  • Ann Venti – Director, State Street Early Learning Center
  • Joan Walsh – Early Childhood Education and Care, North Quincy High School
  • Janet Widdop – Education Coordinator, QCAP Head Start
  • Stephanie Williams – Director/Preschool Teacher, Learning Sprouts

 


 

Early Childhood Education

  • Chair: Wayne Westcott – Chair and Professor of Exercise Science, Quincy College
  • Martin Ahern – Director of Finance, Quincy College
  • Kim Driscoll – Director of Health, Wellness and Fitness, South Shore YMCA
  • Rita La Rosa Loud, B.S. – Fitness Supervisor, Health & Fitness Center, Quincy College
  • Andrea McLain – Dean, Natural Sciences, Quincy College
  • Karen Peterson – Community Benefits Coordinator, South Shore Health
  • Ross Reel, M.D. – Physician, Harvard Vanguard
  • Samantha Vallier – Exercise Science Student, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Mary Whidden – Director, Fitness Wellness Programs, Linden Ponds Senior Living

 


 

Human Services

  • Chair: Sabrina Mohan – Professor of Human Services, Quincy College
  • Jen Bolton – Senior Manager of Prevention and Education, DOVE
  • Isabelle Buchanan – Student, Quincy College
  • Sarah Garrity – Community Outreach Prevention and Education, Health Imperatives
  • Hope Haslam Straughan – Social Work Faculty, Boston University
  • Wendy Knight – Private Practice/Staff Consultant, Father Bills
  • Kristen Lee – Behavioral Science Lead Faculty, Northeastern University
  • John McGahan – CEO, Gavin Foundation
  • Maura Papile – Senior Director of Student Support Services, Quincy Public Schools
  • Jen Parks – Workforce Development and Training Coordination, Department of Public Health – Bureau of Substance Addiction
  • Diane Stewart – Children and Family Advocate, Steward/Dube, P.C.

 


 

Medical Lab Technology & Phlebotomy

  • Chair: Andrea McLain – Dean of Natural Health and Sciences, Quincy College
  • Barbara Cornell – MLT & Phlebotomy Clinical Supervisor, Quincy College
  • Heather Bell – South Shore Hospital
  • Helen Cowan – Atrius Healthcare
  • Hassan El-Amani – South Shore Hospital
  • Marian Feyler – Harbor Medical Associates
  • Sharon King – Faculty, Quincy College
  • Bernadette Llaga – South Shore Hospital
  • Laura Listro – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Shauna Mazzola – Tufts Medical Center
  • Adam Nolet – South Shore Health
  • David Sheridan – Atrius Healthcare
  • Edward Sklut – Faculty, Quincy College
  • Jane Sylvester – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Emilie Villapa – Boston Medical Center
  • Reza Vossoughi – Beth Israel Deaconess, Milton
  • Patricia Watson – Community Representative

 


 

Nursing

  • Chair: Diane Gillis – Dean of Nursing, Quincy College
  • Rita Bailey – Head Nurse, Quincy Public Schools
  • Ellen Byrd – Clinical Expert Nurse, Southcoast Health Professional Development
  • Pamela Corey – Student Placement Coordinator, Boston Medical Center
  • Tamara Corsaro – Director of Professional Development, Spaulding Cambridge Hospital
  • Lynn Cronin – Vice President of Nursing, Milton Hospital
  • Shaun Doherty – Director of Nursing, Arbour Hospital
  • Helen Force – Director of Nursing, Pembroke Hospital
  • Andrew Grimes – Administrator, CareOne Weymouth
  • Desiree Hensel – Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Curry College
  • Kathleen Johansen – Clinical Educator, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Plymouth
  • Francis Kibugi – Director of Nursing, Hebrew Rehabilitation
  • Patricia Mungar – Director, Practical Nurse Program, Tri County Regional Vocational Technical School
  • Elizabeth McElroy – Nurse Educator, New England Sinai
  • McGregor Morgan – Chief Executive Officer, CuraHealth Stoughton
  • Helen Muterperl – Enrollment Counselor, Emmanuel College
  • Judith Pelletier – Director, Division of Nurse Education, Upper Cape Regional Technical School
  • Sharon Perkins – Clinical Academic Practice Coordinator, South Shore Health
  • Jennifer Shakeri – Assistant Director of Nursing, Life Care of America Plymouth
  • Diane Shea – Associate Dean of Nursing, Emmanuel College
  • Kathleen Tobin – Hospital Educator, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Barbara Ward – Facility Educator, CareOne Weymouth
  • Mary Welch – Director of Nursing, Lifecare of America Scituate
  • Lynn Wenners – Director Clinical Educator, Cape Cod Healthcare

 


 

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Chair: Veronica McLaughlin – Assistant Professor of PTA, Quincy College
  • Lisa Boyer, PTA – Outpatient Orthopedics, Long Pond Physical Therapy
  • Brian Faghan, PTA – Long Pond Physical Therapy
  • Cara Folino, PTA – Outpatient Rehabilitation, Red Point Physical Therapy
  • Michaela Hood, PT – Pediatric, Plymouth Public Schools
  • Jackie Kilrain, PT – Director, South Shore Hospital Rehabilitation
  • Andrea McLain, MS – Dean, Natural & Health Sciences, Quincy College
  • Melissa Mello, PTA – Life Care Centers of America
  • Laura Scena, PT – Plymouth Public Schools (Neuro and Pediatric)

 


 

Surgical Technology

  • Chair: Nathalie Fulford – Clinical Supervisor for Surgical Technology, Quincy College
  • Donna Amado – OR Clinical Instructor, Boston Medical Center
  • Karen Brandao – Student, Quincy College
  • Nicole Coletta – CST, Brigham & Women’s- Faulkner Hospital (Quincy College Alum)
  • Margaret Egan – CST, CSFA, Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Jonathan Gates – MD Chief of Surgery, Hartford Hospital
  • Madalyn Gervasi – Perioperative Educator OR, BID Milton Hospital Staff Nurse, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Cheryl Grove – Retired Nurse
  • Senem Hicks – Unit Based Educator, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Jefferey Keane – Unit Based Educator, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Nia King – Student, Quincy College
  • Seanna Landry – Community Member
  • Ross Little – Instructor- Surgical Technology, Quincy College
  • Andrea McLain, MS – Dean, Natural & Health Sciences, Quincy College
  • Charlene O’Connor | Clinical Nurse Specialist | Mass General Hospital
  • Sarah Pimental – CST, Newton Wellesley Hospital (Quincy College Alum)
  • Basil Schultz – CST, VA Medical Center, West Roxbury (Quincy College Alum)
  • Dr. Simon Talbot – MD-Surgeon, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Academic Catalog

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Catalog Archive

Quincy College 2022-2023 Catalog
Quincy College 2021-2022 Catalog
Quincy College 2020-2021 Catalog (Published 8/25/20)
Quincy College Catalog 2019-2020 (Published 02/28/20)
Quincy College Catalog 2019-2020 (Published 12/19/19)
Quincy College Catalog 2019-2020 (Published 9/1/19)
Quincy College Catalog 2019-2020 (Published 8/1/19)
Quincy College Catalog 2018-2019
Quincy College Catalog 2017-2018
Quincy College Catalog 2016-2017
Quincy College Catalog 2015-2016
Quincy College Catalog 2014-2015
Quincy College Catalog 2013-2014
Quincy College Catalog 2012-2013
Quincy College Catalog 2011-2012
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