December 7, 2017

Fitchburg State reaches QCC, MWCC articulation agreements

Fitchburg State University President Richard Lapidus, left, and Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven signed a nursing agreement Wednesday.

Fitchburg State University has signed articulation agreements with Quinsigamond and Mount Wachusett community colleges to help students earn a bachelor's degree.

Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State have signed in agreement in which students in Mount Wachusett's registered nurse program will have guaranteed admission to Fitchburg State's online nursing program.

The two colleges signed the agreement Wednesday.

On Friday, Fitchburg State and QCC will sign an agreement in which Quinsigamond students who graduate from the deaf studies associate degree will have guaranteed acceptance into the deaf studies and American Sign Language bachelor's programs at Fitchburg State.

Quinsigamond has had 41 students graduate from the Deaf Studies program and had 24 registered at the start of the fall 2017 semester.

In the Mount Wachusett program, students will be able to register for classes at Fitchburg State during their final semester. They will be invited to participate in all health and nursing-related special events at Fitchburg State during their registered nurse studies at Mount Wachusett, the community college said.

Mount Wachusett had 47 registered nursing students graduate at the end of the fall semester last year and 107 graduate in May of this year.

Employers are increasing looking to hire nurses with bachelor's degrees, Mount Wachusett said.

The agreement will be effective with the spring 2018 semester.


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