Academics

Quincy College is a unique learning environment where cultures meet, join forces, and weave a global context around college academics.

Quincy College is a fully accredited, affordable institution of higher learning, offering associate degree programs and certificate programs.

View all Quincy College programs on the Areas of Study page.

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall 2020
Semester Begins (selective programs) September 2
Semester Begins (non-selective programs) September 9
Labor Day (College Closed) September 7
Add/Drop Period See Add/Drop Policy
Columbus Day (College Closed) October 12
Veterans Day (College Closed) November 11
Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” grade for 15wk courses November 20
Thanksgiving Recess (Begins Wednesday, Classes end at 4pm) November 25
Thanksgiving Recess (College Closed) November 26-28
Classes End December 12
Final Exam Week December 14-19
Winter Break Begins December 24
Christmas (College Closed) December 25
New Year’s Eve (College Closed) December 31
Winter Session 2021
New Year’s Day (College Closed) January 1
Intersession Period January 4-15
Intersession Make-Up Day January 16
Add/Drop Period January 3 (Last Day to Drop)
January 4 (Last Day to Add)
Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” grade January 11
Spring 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College Closed) January 18
Semester Begins January 27
Add/Drop Period See Add/Drop Policy
President’s Day (College Closed) February 15
Spring Break March 15-20 (No Classes)
March 15 & 19 (College Closed)
Spring Holiday Weekend (College Closed) April 2 & 3
Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” grade for 15wk courses April 9
Patriot’s Day (College Closed) April 19
Classes End May 8 (Note: Monday evening classes end on 5/10)
Final Exam Week May 10-15
Convivium TBD
Spring Nurses Pinning May 20
Spring Commencement TBD
Memorial Day (College Closed) May 31


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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 peoples. Since the middle ages when knowledge began to be widely distributed, free inquiry grounded in rational thought was the hallmark of 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 of Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts have in common this dedication to developing critical thinking skills which will serve graduates in the new economy. Whatever your concentration, you will graduate equipped with the ability to make critical judgments, to communicate in writing and orally, and to 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 in 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 that employers say they are looking for in today’s tough job market is the ability to communicate. 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 an education ground in math and science is crucial to ensure that 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 health-care 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 mission of the nursing program 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 member of the inter-professional team 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

At 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 to be home of the first synthetic cadaver, known as a SynDeaver-SynDaver, in Southeastern Massachusetts. Using this new, state of the art, technology, students will gain a unique perspective of human anatomy. 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 be launching 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 of you interested in the field of 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.

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

Click on the name of an advisory board below to review the current advisory board members and their professional connections:

Biotechnology and GMP

  • Marshall Milner | Executive Director of Science Training Programs | University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Geoffrey Hodge | Senior Vice President Operations | Unum Therapeutics
  • Aron Clarke  | Director Training: Technical Operations | Shire Human Genetic Therapies
  • Dr. Willow DiLuizo | Associate Director, Formulation | Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
  • Dr. David Malliaros | Senior Director, Quality Control | Ultragenyx
  • Maurizio Cattaneo | President | BioVolutions
  • Frank Fazio | Deputy Director | MassBiologics
  • John Dirienzo | Director Manufacturing Operations | Acorda Therapeutics
  • Charlene Nanard | Head of Quality, Technical Operations | Shire
  • Chris Philips | Vice President Operations | RA Pharma

 

Business

  • Fred Caffrey | Principal/Owner | CTC Associates Inc.
  • Adam Conrad* | Assistant Vice President | MountainOne Bank
  • John Diluna | Director of Facilities & Safety | W.B. Mason Co.
  • Gary Enos | President | Expect Miracles Foundation
  • Bill Harris | CFP, Co-Founder | WH Cornerstone Investments
  • Tom Harris | Senior Vice President, Finance & Treasurer | Quincy Mutual Group
  • Rick Holmes | Partner/Creative Director | Haymaker KO
  • Ron Iacobucci | Business Services Representative | South Shore Coastal
  • Thomas Kelly | Chief Financial Officer | South Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Mason | CFO |City of Quincy
  • Ken Michaud | CEO |G.H. Dean Company, Inc.
  • Dan Mondello | Director of Marketing | Quirk Auto Dealerships
  • Alison Moroz | Director of Academic Affairs | University of Phoenix
  • Dean Rizzo |Executive Director |MassHire South Shore Workforce Board

*alumnus/a

Computer Science

  • Eric Braun | Founder | South Shore Innovations
  • Jesal Sangani | Founder | Zenya, Quincy Center for Innovation
  • Ike Nnah | Chief Technology Officer | Intelycare
  • Mike Tavares | Chief Technology Officer | Integration Partners
  • Dean Plowman | Assistant Professor and Chair | New England Technical Institute
  • Debby Stockbridge | Professor of Computer Science | Quincy College
  • Joyce Higgins | Professor of Computer Science | Quincy College
  • Richard Bramante | Instructor | Quincy College
  • Kath Nolin | Instructor | Quincy College
  • Robert Pitts, Ph.D. | Instructor | Quincy College
  • James Peters | Instructor | Quincy College

Criminal Justice

  • Jason Paynich | Professor | Quincy College
  • Charles Russo | Chair | American Military University
  • Sue Thibault | Deputy Superintendent | MA Department of Corrections
  • Mike Kemp | Chair | School Leadership Dept. of Public Safety, Capella University

Early Childhood Education

  • Diane Barese | Executive Director | Hugs Plus Learning Center
  • Meghan Germinaro | Instructor | Quincy College
  • Maureen Hardiman | Kindergarten Teacher | Lynn Public Schools
  • Melodie Savage-Hanson | Adjunct Instructor | Quincy College
  • Bobbi McClellan | Director | Hugs Plus Learning Center
  • Mary Mello | Director | Plymouth Early Childhood Center
  • Sarah Morrison | Executive Director | Quincy After School Care
  • Patti Plummer Wilson | Director | Wollaston Childcare
  • Sr. Angela Provost | Director | Sacred Heart Early Learning Center
  • Kristine Swan | Director | State St Learning Center- YMCA
  • Janet Widdop | Education Coordinator | QCAP Head Start

Exercise Science/Health & Fitness Center

  • Andrea McLain | Dean, Natural Sciences | Quincy College
  • Rita La Rosa Loud, B.S. | Fitness Supervisor, Health & Fitness Center | Quincy College
  • Karen Peterson | Director, Fitness Wellness | South Shore YMCA
  • Samantha Vallier | Fitness Instructor, Health & Fitness Center | Quincy College
  • Wayne L. Westcott | Professor of Exercise Science | Quincy College
  • Mary Whidden | Director, Fitness Wellness Programs | Linden Ponds Senior Living
  • Martin Ahern | Director of Finance | Quincy College
  • Ross Reel, M.D. | Physician | Harvard Vanguard

Human Services

  • Jen Bolton | Senior Manager of Prevention and Education | DOVE
  • Kristen Costa PhD, MSW | Behavioral Science Lead Faculty | Northeastern University
  • Kory Eng | Chief Operating Officer | QCAP
  • Sarah Garrity | Community Outreach Prevention and Education Manager | Health Imperatives
  • Wendy Knight, MSW | Director of Clinical & Support Services | Boys & Girls Club
  • Sabrina Mohan, MSW | Instrucor of Human Services | Quincy College
  • Sabrina Mustafa, MSW | Area Clinical Manager | Department of Children and Families
  • Jen Parks | Workforce Development and Training Coordination| Department of Public Health
  • Dean Rizzo |Executive Director |MassHire South Shore Workforce Board
  • Diane Steward, JD | Owner | Steward/Dube, P.C.
  • Hope Haslam Straughan, PhD | Assistant Dean of Social Work | Wheelock College

Medical Lab Technology & Phlebotomy

  • Barbara Cornell | Clinical Supervisor | Quincy College
  • Heather Bell | Lead Technologist, Hematology | South Shore Hospital
  • Colleen Cameron | MLT Student | Quincy College
  • Helen Cowan | Atrius Healthcare
  • Hassan El-Amani| South Shore Hospital Weymouth
  • Marian Feyler | Harbor Medical Associates
  • Maureen Keddie | Boston Medical Center
  • Sharon King | Instructor | Quincy College
  • Bernadette Llaga | South Shore Hospital
  • Laura Listro | Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Shauna Mazzola | Tufts Medical Center
  • Andrea Mclain | Dean Natural & Health Sciences and Chair, MLT and Phlebotomy Programs | Quincy College
  • Adam Nolet | Program Graduate | South Shore Health
  • David Sheridan | Atrius Healthcare
  • Edward Sklut | Faculty | Quincy College
  • Jane Sylvester | MIT
  • Rexa Vossoughi | Beth Israel Deaconess, Milton
  • Patricia Watson | Steward Norwood Hospital

Nursing

  • Ellen Byrd | Clinical Expert Nurse | Southcoast Health-Professional Development
  • Pamela Corey, EdD, MSN, RN, CHSE | Student Placement Coordinator | BMC
  • Tamara Corsaro | Director of Professional Development | Spaulding Cambridge Hospital
  • Shaun Doherty | Director of Nursing | Arbour Hospital
  • Andrew Grimes | Administrator | CareOne Weymouth
  • Desirée Hensel | Dean and Professor, School of Nursing | Curry College
  • Penelope Hennessy | Director, Practical Nurse Program | Tri County Regional Vocational Technical School
  • Kathleen Johansen | Clinical Educator | BIDMC Plymouth
  • Kelly Kennedy | Director of Nursing | CareOne Weymouth
  • Diane Lanacaster, PhD, RN | Director, Professional Practice | BIDMC Plymouth
  • MacGegor Morgan | Chief Executive Officer | CuraHealth Stoughton
  • Helen Muterperl | Enrollment Counselor | Emmanuel College
  • Judith Pelletier, MSN, RN, CNE | Director, Division of Nurse Education| Upper Cape Regional Technical School
  • Sarah Provencher | Clinical Educator | Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Jennifer Shakeri | Assistant Director of Nursing | Life Care of America Plymouth
  • Diane Shea, PhD, RN | Associate Dean of Nursing | Emmanuel College
  • Kathleen Tobin, BSN, RN | Hospital Educator | Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Melissa Torrance, MSN, BSN, RN-BC | Chief Operating Officer of Inpatient Services | High Point and Affiliated Organizations
  • May Welch | Director of Nursing | Lifecare of America Scituate

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Kathleen Cook, PT, DPT | PTA Program Director | Quincy College
  • Veronica McLaughlin | Instructor | Quincy College
  • Andrea McLain, MS | Dean, Hatural & Health Sciences | Quincy College
  • Brian Faghan, PTA  | Long Pond Physical Therapy (Outpatient Rehabilitation)
  • Jackie Kilrain, PT | Director | South Shore Hospital Rehabilitation
  • Michaela Hood, PT | Plymouth Public Schools (Pediatric)
  • Laura Scena, PT | Plymouth Public Schools (Neuro and Pediatric)
  • Lisa Boyer, PTA | Quincy College Alum| Plymouth Bay Orthopedics (Outpatient Rehabilitation)
  • Cara Folino, PTA | Red Point Physical Thereapy (Outpatient Rehabilitation)
  • Melissa Mello, PTA | Quincy College Alum | Life Care Centers of America (Skilled Nursing Facility)

Surgical Technology

  • Jessica Dooling | Student
  • Nicole Coletta | CST | Brigham & Women’s- Faulkner Hospital | Quincy College Alum
  • Sarah Pimental | CST | Newton Wellesley Hospital | Quincy College Alum
  • Basil Schultz | CST | VA Medical Center, West Roxbury | Quincy College Alum
  • Margaret Egan | CST, SCFA | Morton Hospital
  • Cheryl Grove | Perioperative Sr.  Staff Nurse | Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Donna Amado | Clinical Instructor, OR | Boston Medical Center
  • Madalyn Gervasi | Perioperative Educator
    | Southcoast Hospital Group
  • Cherlene O’Connor | Clinical Nurse Specialist | Mass General Hospital
  • Dr. Jonathan Gates | Surgeon- Directory Trauma Ctr. | Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Dr. Simon Talbot | MD-Surgeon | Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Robert Visconti | Training Program Lead | Biogen
  • Nathalie Fulford | ST Program Director | Quincy College
  • Ross Little | Instructor- Surgical Technology | Quincy College
  • Andrea McLain, MS | Dean, Hatural & Health Sciences | Quincy College
  • Senem Hicks | Unit Based Educator | Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Jefferey Keane | Unit Based Educator | Beth Israel Medical Center

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Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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