For over 49 years, Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA has provided thousands of men and women opportunities for a first-rate education and personal growth, whether preparing them for immediate entry into the workforce, transfer to bachelor level programs in four-year colleges and universities, or for personal and cultural enrichment. Area and regional businesses and professionals such as Intel Corporation, Verizon, Metso Automation, Waters Corporation, UPS, Ken-Weld, and Saint Gobain have benefited as well through regular and customized workforce training and education programming designed in partnership. In addition, the College works directly with K-12 school systems in a variety of collaborations and partnerships.QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. Over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Training and Education Center. In addition, over 300 noncredit and nearly 35 credit courses are offered online. The College also has program locations at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hotel/Rest. Mgt.), Burncoat High School in Worcester(Automotive Technology), in Marlborough and 5 Optical Drive in Southbridge.The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Membership in the Association indicates that an institution has been stringently evaluated and found to meet high standards agreed upon by qualified educators.