Established in 1970; Middlesex Community College, also known as MCC, is a public community college with two campuses located in Bedford and Lowell, MA. Whatever your goals, MCC offers the quality of education you need to excel at a price that you can afford.
Middlesex Community College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The institution also holds other discipline based accreditations from agencies such as Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; and Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology. MCC is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Middlesex Community College offers associate degrees in diverse areas of study such as accounting, automotive technology, biotechnology technician, computer aided design (cad) technology, computer science transfer, dental assisting, nursing, office systems & administration, and psychology concentration. The institution also awards credit and non-credit certificate programs in areas such as Alcoholism/Substance Abuse Counseling, Biotechnology Technician, Computer Forensics, Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement, Dental Assisting, Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management, Graphic Design, Medical Assisting, and Paralegal Studies. Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education can be completed through a partnership with Salem State College, and graduate-level courses in education are also offered through the program with Salem.
Middlesex offers a plethora of educational opportunities to enhance and enrich each student’s campus experience. MCC students are encouraged to participate in MCC Theatre Productions, The Transition Program, Learning Communities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Commonwealth Honors Program, and more.
MCC identifies the needs of students who are unable to attend traditional college due to diverse personal and professional commitments, and thus offers a wide range of online courses and programs. The online courses enable students to earn an associate’s degree without having to go to the campus.
Some of the online courses are Asian Art, Cultural Anthropology, Basic Anatomy & Physiology, Business Mathematics, Intro to Music Business, E-Commerce Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Microcomputer Applications, Intro To Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, and Multicultural Communications.
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Middlesex Community College boasts an enrollment of 8000 students taking courses for college credit and thousands of non-credit students each year. It is a public college with an open admission policy. Freshman students seeking admission to MCC must send submit a completed application form along with official transcripts and ACT/ SAT scores. Students interested in transferring to Middlesex from another college must send a completes application form along with official transcripts from all previously attended schools and colleges.
International students are encouraged to apply for admission to Middlesex. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must send their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score or any other proof of their proficiency in English language.
Middlesex aims to provide equal opportunities of education to all by providing financial assistance to eligible students who are unable to meet their educational expenses. MCC offers financial assistance through mediums such as student loans, grants, scholarships, work-study programs and veteran’s benefits. Grants and scholarships are considered gift aid that does not have to be repaid. These include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), MASSGrant, Tuition Waiver, Cash Access Grant, John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant, Early Childhood Educators Grant, Foster Child Grant, and Part-time Grant.
Student loans are a type of financial aid that must be repaid with interest. Types of student loans include the Federal Stafford Loan and Federal Perkins Loan. MCC also provides assistance through federal work study programs. The students can take up part time jobs in their field of interest and earn money to pay for college. This program also helps the students gain work experience in their field of study.
Some of the MCC programs are also approved for the receipt of veterans’ educational benefits. The students may get enrolled in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) courses at the UMass Lowell through the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (NECCUM).
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Students at MCC are encouraged to participate in the diverse academic and social opportunities that are offered for their overall development and growth. You will find MCC’s student life fun, rewarding and truly worthwhile. The campus hosts a plethora of activities and events to enrich the student life!
Middlesex hosts a variety of student clubs and organizations. You can either participate in the club of your choice or start a new one. Some of the popular campus organizations are the African Cultural Club, International Club, Association for Wellness and Related Education, Latinos Unidos Club, Community Action Team, Middlesex Actitivies Crew, New Life Discovery, Spectrum, and World Readers.
Some of the academic clubs at Middlesex are Business and Economics, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene (SADHA), Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Future Graphic Designers of America (FGDA), Honors, Nursing, Performing Arts, Philosophy (RASTA), Radiography, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
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Middlesex offers a variety of recreational sports clubs, where you can make friends while staying in shape. Some of the sports that students enjoy at MCC are basketball, bowling, hockey, and soccer.
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The Disability Support Services (DSS) Center at Middlesex provides services and resources to help each student reach his or her maximum level of academic success and learning independence. The DSS Center provides a range of services and special accommodations to eligible students with documented disabilities.
The Fitness Center at Campus Center in Bedford is a free facility available to all the MCC students, faculty and staff. The Center has the latest equipment such as weight-training machines, free weights, lockers/showers, cardiovascular machines, and even free personal training.
The Multicultural Center at MCC is a place for students to meet and participate in social, educational, and cultural activities. It fosters mutual understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. The Center also has computers for student use. It is a vibrant place for conversation and study.
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