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NC-SARA Approved

Quincy College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

For more information, please visit the NC-SARA website at nc-sara.org.

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Quincy College Online

Online Programs
Quincy College offers fully online degree and certificate programs. These academic programs are offered in flexible full or part-time pathways to help you reach your academic and professional goals. Click here to learn more about Online Programs at Quincy College>>

Online Courses
We offer a diversity of courses within Liberal Arts, Professional Programs, and Natural & Health Science disciplines. Click here to learn more about Online Courses at Quincy College>>

Quality Matters at Quincy College

Quality Matters logoQuality Matters is a highly regarded program that encourages and recognizes quality online course design. Courses are internally and externally peer-reviewed based on the QM rubric. Quincy College is proud to be a member of the nationally acclaimed Quality Matters program. Our QM affiliation supports improving online course design through the use of ongoing QM professional development, and internal and external peer-reviews. For more information about Quality Matters, please visit: https://www.qualitymatters.org/

Quincy College is SARA Approved

Sara Approved Logo: National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements | Approved InstitutionQuincy College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Students from 49 states (all but California), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can be accepted into our online classes and programs.

Quincy College has been approved by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

What does it do?
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories in the United States, which establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is overseen by a national council (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional education compacts. What does it do? It simplifies the process of taking online courses for credit at an institution of higher education based in another state. Quincy College operates it’s distance education classes and programs under the provisions for out of state students set by SARA. Click here to view a list of participating state and territories>>

Online Courses

Online courses are completed at a time, place, and  pace that is convenient for the student; there are no requirements to attend on-campus classes. Please note online courses may require more reading and writing than a similar course offered on campus.

Students should consider a number of factors when deciding if online courses are right for them. Distance learners tend to be highly self-motivated and independent students who possess excellent time management skills.

Students interested in online learning should consider the following parameters when registering for online coursework:

  • Online courses have the same class requirements, “meeting time” requirements, deadlines, and learning outcomes as on-campus classes.
  • Online learning requires a weekly time commitment.
  • Online courses require students to use a Quincy College e-mail address, available to all registered students.

Quincy College currently offers 7-week and 15-week online courses. These courses are available for enrolled Quincy College students and residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts only. We offer a diversity of courses within Liberal Arts, Professional Programs, and Natural & Health Science disciplines. Search current online course schedule>>

Search Online Courses

Click here to search current courses>> Use Online campus as the searching criteria when you look for online courses. All 7-week online courses have course codes ending in “OL”, all 15-week courses have course codes ending in “ON”.

If you are looking to take classes to transfer to another college or university or for your own personal interests and you are not looking to get a degree from Quincy College, you can register as a Non-Degree Seeking student. Please note that Non-Degree Seeking students are not eligible to receive Financial Aid; if you hope to use Financial Aid, please apply to one of our associate degree or certificate programs.

Non-Credit Courses

The Workforce Development Department at Quincy College, offers a wide array of classes and customized programs to individuals in career transitions, those reentering the workforce, updating technical skills, or seeking knowledge enrichment. In conjunction with our educational partner MindEdge, we offer a wide array of online noncredit professional development and career advancement training courses many of which offer Continuing Ed. Units. Courses are affordable and flexible. Learn more>>

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Online Programs

Quincy College offers a variety of fully online academic programs. These academic programs are available for online students throughout the continental United States with the exception of California. The academic programs are offered in pathways and students may enroll as full-time or part-time.

Program Type Major
Associate of Science Accounting
Associate of Science Behavioral Science
Associate of Science Biology
Associate of Science Biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practice
Associate of Science Business
Associate of Science Business Management
Associate of Science Computer Science: Cyber Security
Associate of Science Computer Science: Networking
Associate of Science Computer Science: Programming
Associate of Science Criminal Justice
Associate of Science Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Associate of Science Early Childhood Education
Associate of Science Elementary Education
Associate of Art English
Associate of Science Exercise Science and Personal Training
Associate of Art Fine Arts Drama
Associate of Art Fine Arts Visual Arts
Associate of Art General Studies
Associate of Art Government
Associate of Science Healthcare Administration
Associate of Art History
Associate of Science Human Services
Associate of Science Humanities
Associate of Science Mathematics
Associate of Science Natural Science
Associate of Science Paralegal Studies
Associate of Art Psychology
Associate of Science Security Management
Associate of Science Social Sciences
Associate of Art Sociology
Certificate Accounting
Certificate Biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practice
Certificate Computer Science
Certificate Computer Science- Networking
Certificate Corrections Administration
Certificate Criminal Justice Law Enforcement
Certificate Customer Service
Certificate Early Childhood Education
Certificate Elder Care-Gerontology
Certificate Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate Entrepreneurship
Certificate Exercise Science and Personal Training
Certificate Foundational Fitness
Certificate Game Development
Certificate Elder Care-Gerontology
Certificate Health Care Administration: Medical Billing and Coding
Certificate Health Care Foundations
Certificate Human Services
Certificate Linux System Administration
Certificate Management Skills in the Food Service Industry
Certificate Paralegal Studies
Certificate Security Administration
Certificate Substance Addiction
Certificate Substance Addiction Assistant
Certificate Web and Mobile Development

SmarterMeasure

Students accepted into the fully online programs, part-time or full-time are required to take the SmarterMeasure – Learning Readiness Indicator (LRI). The LRI measures a student’s level of readiness to engage in an online academic program in a technology rich learning environment. The LRI is used for aligning fully online students with campus support services, advising, and is used in IDS 167 – First Year Seminar.

Online Courses

Online courses are completed at a time, place, and pace that is convenient for the student; there are no requirements to attend on-campus classes. Please note online courses may require more reading and writing than a similar course offered on campus. Learn more about online courses>>

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Students interested in online learning should consider the following parameters when registering for online coursework:

  • Online courses have the same class requirements, “meeting time” requirements, deadlines, and learning outcomes as on-campus classes.
  • Online learning requires a weekly time commitment.
  • Online courses require students to use a Quincy College e-mail address, available to all registered students.

Online Experience

Students interested in taking online courses should consider the following:

Online courses have the same class requirements as on ground courses, such as assignments, readings, deadlines, etc.

Online learning requires a weekly time commitment with multiple due dates each week. Plan on 3 hours per credit hour per week.

Online course require students to use a Quincy College email address, available to all registered students.

You can access Canvas at the following web site: quincy.instructure.com

How to Access Online Courses

1. Log on to the My QC Campus Portal>>
2. Click “Canvas Online Access” on the left menu bar
3. Enter your Portal username and password if prompted. This will take you to the Canvas Dashboard.
4. Click on the course title to access your course

Online Student Complaint Policy and Procedure

At Quincy College, we attempt to resolve student complaints within our academic and administrative departments, as specified in Policy 6.14 Student Grievance Procedure (Policy Manual page 177) contained in the Quincy College Policy Manual. The QC Policy Manual can be located at https://quincycollege.edu/policy-manual/.  Note: Students with concerns about grades should first refer to Policy 5.14: Final Grade Appeal Process (Policy Manual page 147).  For all Sexual Misconduct related matters, please refer to the Policy 3.03: Quincy College Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures in Accordance with the Violence Against Women Act (Policy Manual page 62).

Students who have a grievance or complaints are encouraged to first address his/her grievance with the individual against whom the grievance exists. Online and distance education students who have a grievance or complaints may submit complaints to the College by completing this Complaint Form [PDF], and emailing it to onlineprograms@quincycollege.edu. After the student submits the Form, it will be forwarded to the appropriate academic or administrative department. The appropriate department will send an email response to the student informing that the grievance or complaint was received and is under review.

A student is encouraged to utilize the College’s internal complaint process.  If a student’s complaint is not satisfied at the institutional level, the student may file a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE):

For Massachusetts Residents and Online Students in Non-SARA Member States and Territories

If a student’s complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, the student may file a complaint with DHE by using the general complaint form. The DHE general complaint form should be used by students who are located in:

  • Massachusetts
  • Non-SARA Member States or Territories (e.g., California, Guam, etc.)

For Online Students Located in SARA Member States and Territories

After the student has exhausted the complaint procedures made available by Quincy College, if the student’s complaint has not been resolved, the student may file a complaint with the DHE by using the SARA complaint form. The DHE SARA complaint form should be used by students who are located in SARA member states and territories. This includes all students who are located in SARA member states and territories for the purposes of completing out-of-state learning placements, such as internships, practica, clinical experiences, etc., in SARA member states and territories outside Massachusetts.

Additional information from the DHE’s SARA complaint website is below:

The SARA complaint process is as follows:

  1. Students must first attempt to resolve their complaint using internal administrative procedures offered by the SARA institution.
  2. After all administrative remedies have been exhausted with the MA-SARA institution, the student may submit a SARA Complaint via the URL below.
  3. The Department shall send a copy of the complaint to the institution that is the subject of the complaint;
  4. Within 30 days of the date that the Department sends a copy of the complaint to the institution, the institution must provide a written response to the student and the Department.

Please note that complaints about student grades and student conduct violations are expressly excluded from the SARA complaint process. For information about the DHE’s SARA complaint process, please visit the DHE SARA website and its Complaint Policy and Process.

Technology/Software Requirements

Minimum Technology Requirements

Quincy College online courses are delivered in the Canvas learning management system. There are basic computer system requirements to use Canvas. It’s always recommended to use the most up-to-date versions and better Internet connections. Otherwise, you may experience slower loading times.

You need to have a desktop or laptop computer and be able to access the Internet via a reliable (DSL, cable, etc.) connection for your best online learning experiences at Quincy College.

Your computer device will need to allow you to perform the tasks as below at the minimum:

  • The most current version of your preferred web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge)
  • The most current versions of the Flash player, Java, and Adobe Acrobat PDF viewer
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Microphone and speaker or headphones
  • Mobile devices such as smartphones, netbooks, Chrome Books, iPads, Surfaces and other tablets are not recommended for Quincy College online courses.

Technical requirements for Quincy College are different from course to course. It’s the students’ responsibility to assure their computer devices meeting the technology requirements for each course guidelines.

Proctored Exams

A proctored exam is an exam that is monitored during the test-taking process to ensure the rules and requirements of the exam are followed. In keeping up with the high standard of academic honesty, Quincy College initializes the adoption of proctored exams in online courses by the assistance of online proctoring services. Each online instructor decides if exam(s) are to be proctored.

If the instructor uses proctored exams in your courses, you will not be allowed to use mobile devices to take exams and your computer should be able to run the full Chrome web browser. In addition, a working webcam and microphone are required for all proctored tests. Please contact your course instructor to see if proctored exams will be implemented and technology requirements in your online courses.

Online Student Support

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Canvas Frequently Asked Questions

How do I login to Canvas?

Login to QC portal. Canvas can be accessed by clicking on the Canvas Online Access button on the left menu bar of your QC Portal page.

I don’t see my course on my Canvas dashboard. Where is it?

You can’t see your online courses published in Canvas if the instructor has not made the course available to students. Some instructors do not release the course site to students until the first day of class. If you have enrolled in the course and still can’t access your online course when the course starts, contact your instructor immediately.

I can’t log in My QC Portal or Canvas. Who should I contact with?

Students who need assistance with their college portal or Canvas log-on should contact the IT Helpdesk at tfalconi@quincycollege.edu.

How do I get help if I have a problem in Canvas?

Quincy College has Canvas Tier 1 support, which means that you can have 24/7 direct access to Canvas support team, including phone and live chat, at any time.

After you log into Canvas, there is a help button on the lower left global navigation menu. Click it and it will bring you to all the support resources.

You can call Canvas any time at (844) 462-8747 to find answers to common questions, and even submit an idea for Canvas to help its improvement.

Online Faculty & Staff

Lisa Desruisseaux
Director of Online Learning
(617) 984-1619
ldesruisseaux@quincycollege.edu

Heather Keen, M.S.
Academic Advising Associate, Online Programs
(617) 984-1785
hkeen@quincycollege.edu

Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements

 
For students that reside outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

  • Professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. Licensure and certification in one state do not guarantee automatic licensure in another state. Quincy College offers courses and programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification in states outside of Massachusetts. Quincy College has not made a determination that its curriculum meets State educational requirements for licensure or certification in states outside of Massachusetts.
  • Students in programs that lead (or may lead) to out-of-state licensure or certification should speak to their Quincy College Academic Advisors and/or Deans about licensure requirements.
  • At this time, Quincy College cannot confirm if programs meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside of Massachusetts.
  • Out-of-state students should consult relevant associations, boards, agencies or governmental bodies within their states for licensure and/or certification information.

 
View the chart of online programs that may or may not require additional licensure outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Plymouth, MA 02360

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