At Quinsigamond Community College we provide trailblazing programs on state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment delivered by experienced instructors, who are recognized as leaders in their field. As champions of advanced manufacturing, we work closely with businesses to align our programs to industry-specific needs.

Our instructors offer students real-world experience that translates into workforce-ready employees who can hit the ground running from the moment they are hired. At QCC, students train in our Quinsigamond Engineering Science and Technology Center (known as QuEST), practicing on state-of-the-art equipment and learning the same technologies found in today’s manufacturing companies. Training on the same equipment used in manufacturing companies is a smarter way of learning the skills students need to be workforce ready from the moment they graduate.

A highlight of the QuEST Center is the college’s Fab Lab that offers a networked maker space. QCC is the only community college in the Commonwealth that offers this type of collaborative work space. QCC’s Fab Lab fosters creativity in students and enables them to test out real-word applications in a controlled environment. Students have hands-on experience with 3D printers, lasercutters, CNC milling machines, a shopbot router, CAD/CAM software, FANUC robots, a progressive assembly, an industrial embroidery and printing machine, and much more. Their trials and errors are teachable moments that make them better employees when they enter the workforce.

What sets QCC’s curriculum apart are the close relationships we’ve developed with manufacturing companies within our region. Area companies work with our college on customized programs that enable students to learn skill sets they can seamlessly transfer to future job opportunities. Additionally, our Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education delivers tailor-made programs that enable employees to learn new skills they can use to improve their skill sets and help increase their companies’ bottom-line.

At QCC you’ll find cutting-edge degree and certificate programs that encompass a wide-variety of industry-specific topics from biomedical engineering and biotechnology, manufacturing technology, engineering, to mechatronics and robotics. We offer over 120 degree and certificate programs at seven convenient locations, taught by instructors who care. There’s a world of opportunity at QCC. Whether you are an employer or an student, find out how QCC is College. Made Smarter. To learn more visit us at

Betty Lauer

Dean, School of Business,
Engineering & Technology