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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.

  • Phlebotomy
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • 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:

Janet Pearson, Workforce Development Coordinator
(617) 984-1752

Certificates and Non-Credit Programs

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).

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.

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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Start your education at Quincy College this fall. Our online and blended curriculum makes it easy for you to stay safe and earn your degree!

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