In a first-of-its-kind agreement between community colleges in Massachusetts, Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Worcester, MA have created an academic pathway from QCC students to enter Cape Cod Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program at the Plymouth Regional Airport.
CCCC President John Cox and QCC’s President Gail Carberry signed the articulation agreement Friday, June 23rd, that will permit students at Quinsigamond CC, to take the required general education courses in Worcester, and then transfer into the CCCC AMT program, ultimately earning both FAA Certification and the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance.
“This is truly a historic moment, establishing this agreement enabling QCC students to complete their general education requirements locally and then enter Cape Cod Community College’s FAA-Certified Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. With 14 months of education at our Plymouth Airport Center, QCC students will complete the requirements for Airframe and Powerplant Certifications and the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance, and take the exams for FAA-certifications leading to available career opportunities. As we speak, we are working on housing options for those interested in local accommodations,” commented President Cox during the signing ceremonies at QCC in Worcester.
“I am very grateful for President Carberry’s commitment in this educational pathway for students, and her vision in establishing this agreement between our colleges.” He concluded.
In signing the agreement, President Carberry noted, “I am glad the Cape Cod and Quinsigamond curriculum partnership was signed today. In an era of tight fiscal resources, maximizing partnerships across the state for the benefit of Worcester area students and businesses is the right thing to do. President Cox of Cape Cod Community College is one of my heroes for making this happen.”
Joining in the ceremony were the Chief Academic Officers of both institutions, whose areas formulated the pathway of articulation for students to follow to successfully enter the CCCC Program from QCC. Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at CCCC, Susan Miller signed the agreement as did her QCC counterpart, Nancy Shoenfeld, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs.