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In collaboration with the City of Quincy, Community Development Block Grant, Quincy College is offering free certificate and non-credit programs to those who qualify.

CARES Act programs at Quincy College

All you need is a high school diploma or a GED/HiSET for acceptance into a degree or certificate program. In addition, you will need to provide documentation as this benefit is only available to those who have lost their job as a result of COVID-19 and are currently unemployed or receiving welfare benefits. Some programs are starting as early as March 1.

  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Phlebotomy
  • Healthcare Foundations
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Substance Addiction Assistant Certificate program.
  • ESOL QuickBooks (non-credit)
  • ESOL Computer Skills for the Workplace (non-credit)
  • Home Health Aide (non-credit)

Program Requirements

  • Lost job due to Covid-19
  • Receiving welfare and/or unemployment benefits
  • Take ESL courses if necessary (based off of placement testing scores)
  • Secure employment in conjunction with Quincy College at the completion of the program
  • All classes are online until in-person classes resume. Attendance on the Quincy Campus will be required when in-person classes resume.

For more information and to apply, contact:

Rhiannon Gorham, Workforce Development Coordinator
(617) 984 – 1723

Certificates and Non-Credit Programs

Basic Accounting and Quickbooks (Non-credit)

Introduces students to basic accounting terminology and the fundamental principles of accounting and the accounting cycle. Participants may be required to take ESL courses.

Computer Skills for the Workplace (Non-credit)

Students will learn, Microsoft Office Application Programs including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook. Participants may be required to take ESL courses.

Emergency Medical Technician (6 credits)

Prepares students to become a competent, knowledgeable and professional entry-level EMT in all phases of the learning domains – cognitive (knowledge) – psychomotor (skills) – affective (behavior).

Healthcare Foundations Certificate (12 credits)

Prepares individuals to perform the duties of special assistants and personal secretaries for practicing physicians and nurses, healthcare facilities and services administrators, and other healthcare professionals. Participants may be required to take ESL courses.

Home Health Aide (Non-credit)

Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities. They often help older adults who need assistance.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate (16 credits)

Supplies students with knowledge of the healthcare system, anatomy and physiology and related terminology, as well as of treatment of and procedure codes use by the healthcare industry.

Substance Addiction Assistant Certificate (9 credits)

Introduces students to theories of addiction, assessment, social policies, treatment planning, and community organizations.

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (9 credits)

Trains students to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. In addition to the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens. Participants may be required to take ESL courses.


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