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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 2021-2022

Fall 2021
New Faculty Orientations 8/26/2021
Faculty Non-Instructional Days August 30 & 31, 2021
Semester Begins (Courses Become Active on Canvas) September 1
Labor Day (College Closed) September 6
Add/Drop Period September 1-10, 2021
Columbus Day (College Closed) October 11
Veterans Day (College Closed) November 11
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W”
(Flex courses please see Registrar Office)
November 12
Thanksgiving Recess (Begins Wednesday, Classes end at 4pm) November 24
Thanksgiving Recess (College Closed) November 25, 26, 27, 2021
Finals Administered on the last scheduled class
Semester Ends December 21
Faculty Non-Instructional Days December 22 & 23
Christmas (College Closed) December 24 & 25
New Year’s Eve (College Closed) December 31
Winter Session 2022
New Year’s Day (College Closed) January 1
Intersession Begins – Ends Jan 3 – Jan 14 (makeup day, Jan 15)
Add/Drop Period January 3 (Last Day to Drop)
January 4 (Last Day to Add)
Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” grade January 10
Spring 2022
New Faculty Orientations 1/10/2022
Faculty Non-Instructional Days Jan 12, 13, 14, 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College Closed) January 17
Semester Begins (Courses Become Active on Canvas) January 19
Add/Drop Period Jan 19-28, 2022
President’s Day (College Closed) February 21
Spring Break (No Classes) March 14-19 (No Classes)
March 14 & 18 (College Closed)
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W”
(Flex courses please see Registrar Office)
April 8
Spring Holiday weekend- College Closed April 15-16, 2022
Patriot’s Day (College Closed) April 18
Convivium May 5
Finals Administered on the last scheduled class
Semester Ends 5/16/2022
Faculty Non-Instructional Days May 13, 17, 18, 19, 2022
Spring Commencement May 20 (Friday)
Memorial Day (College Closed) May 30
Spring Nurses Pinning, ADN 6/1/2022
Spring Nurses Pinning, PN 6/28/2022
SUMMER SESSION I, 2022 (5 WEEKS)
Semester Begins June 6,2022
Add/Drop Period June 6-10, 2022
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” 6/24/2022
Independence Day-College Closed 7/4/2022
Semester Ends 7/10/2022
SUMMER SESSION I, 2022 (10 WEEKS)
Semester Begins 6/6/2022
Add/Drop Period June 6-10, 2022
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” 7/22/2022
Semester Ends 8/14/2022
SUMMER SESSION II, 2022 (5 WEEKS)
Semester Begins 7/11/2022
Add/Drop Period July 11-15, 2022
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” 7/29/2022
Semester Ends 8/14/2022
SUMMER SESSION III, 2022 (3 WEEKS)
Semester Begins 8/15/2022
Add/Drop Period August 15-16, 2022
Last day to withdraw to receive a grade of “W” 8/26/2022
Semester Ends 9/4/2022
*Calendar is for traditional semester. Flex courses may vary.


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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

  • Chair: Isso Bayal – 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
  • Alison Arone—Academic Affairs, Laboure 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
  • Bill Harris—CRP, Co-Founder, WH Cornerstone Investments
  • Tom Harris—SVP, Finance and Treasury, Quincy Mutual
  • Rick Holmes—Partner/Creative Director, Haymaker KO
  • Kathleen Husey-O’Brien—Marketing Consultant
  • Ron Iacobucci—Business Service Representative, South Shore Coastal Group
  • Thomas Kelly—CFO, South Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Marie Keogh—Assistant Professor of Business, Quincy College
  • Kate Lopci—AVP for Workforce Development, Quincy College
  • Eric Mason—CFO, City of Quincy
  • Ken Michaud—CFO, G.H. Dean Co. Inc.
  • 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

*alumnus/a

Computer Science

  • Chair: James Peters -Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Quincy College
  • Eric Braun – Senior Director of Innovation, Retail Business Services
  • 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

Exercise Science/Health & Fitness Center

  • Chair: Wayne Wescott – 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: Dianne 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
  • 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
  • Senem Hicks – Unit Based Educator, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Jefferey Keane – Unit Based Educator, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • 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

Advanced Studies

Business

Advanced Studies in Business

Quincy College is in the process of seeking Board of Higher Education (BHE) degree granting authority to offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. As of May 2021, the College has submitted an application and is currently working with the Department of Higher Education to advance it. Neither Quincy College nor the Department can guarantee if or when Quincy College will receive BHE authorization to offer the Bachelor of Science degree. Additional information will be posted on this process as it becomes available.

In the fall 2021 semester, the College is offering four, 200/300 level courses in Business. Registration for these courses is open to Quincy College Class of 2021 graduates in Business Management, Business Administration, and Accounting.

• Principles of Finance
• Human Resource Management
• Managerial Communications
• Business Law I

This opportunity is also open to students enrolled in spring 2021 who have earned at least a 2.0 GPA and 50 or more credits in Business Management, Business Administration, and Accounting.

In the event that Quincy College does not receive approval from the BHE to offer the Bachelor of Science in Business Management during the coming 2021 – 2022 academic year, participants may be able to transfer these credits to bachelor’s degree programs at collaborating institutions according to existing transfer MOUS or by using the regular transfer policies of cooperating institutions.

Students who enroll in all four 300 level courses may be eligible for a $1,250 scholarship. Students who enroll for three of the courses may be eligible for a $1000 scholarship.

NOTE: International students and veterans need to contact their designated advisor for more information. International Admissions Associate Bilun Ozbilen can be reached at bozbilen@quincycollege.edu or at 617-984-1641. Military and Veterans Associate Josie Smith can be reached at jsmith@quincycollege.edu or at 617-984-1643.

Attendance at a virtual information session is required for consideration. Please view session here.

The primary point of contact for this opportunity is Advising Associate Heather Keen, available by phone at 617-984-1721, or by email at hkeen@quincycollege.edu

The following faculty are also available to assist:

Maureen Chisholm at 617-405-5937 mchisholm@quincycollege.edu
Kristin Noone at 617-405-5935 knoone@quincycollege.edu
Marie Keough at 617-405-5936 mkeough@quincycollege.edu

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