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iddlesex Community College is
offering three new associate
degree programs this fall. With
more than 75 degree and certificate
programs available, MCC continually
expands academic opportunities to keep
pace with changing workplace demands.
MCC's new Building Construction
Technology Associate in Science Degree
program is offered in partnership with
Minuteman Career & Technical High
School in Lexington. The new program
provides the background needed for career
advancement and enables students to
prepare for the Construction Supervisor
Licensing Examination. Students take
building construction technology classes
at Minuteman, and general education and
business courses at Middlesex.
"There is a definite need for individuals
with superior trade skills who have the
education needed to also assume
construction management
responsibilities," said Judith Hogan, MCC
Dean of Business, Engineering &
Technology. "While the construction
industry has slowed with the recent
economic recession, up to 4,000 jobs are
expected to open prior to 2016."
MCC's Weekend College also is offering a
new accelerated program this fall. By
combining Saturday and online classes,
students can earn an Associate Degree in
Business Administration Transfer in just
17 months.
"Our Weekend College has become
increasing popular with students," said
Hogan. "If students follow the suggested
program, they will work with the same
cohort of students to complete the
degree." The program qualifies for
MassTransfer, which guarantees credit
transfer to Massachusetts state universities
and the University of Massachusetts.
MCC's World Languages Liberal Arts &
Sciences Option is the third new degree
program offered fall semester. Designed to
develop a global perspective, and enable
students to understand different cultures
and value systems, the program also
prepares them to participate in a society
characterized by linguistic and cultural
"We created this program as another way
to prepare our students to succeed in a
multicultural world," said Program
Coordinator Hazel Piper, Chairwoman of
MCC's World Languages and ELL
Programs. "Graduates with fluency in a
second language are highly sought after in
fields such as law enforcement, nursing
and international business," she said.
Graduates of the World Languages
program will be able to transfer to a
bachelor's degree program as a language
major or minor. Language courses offered
at Middlesex include Arabic, Finnish,
Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, French,
German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and
Russian. The program also qualifies for
For more information about these new
programs, visit
or call 1-800-818-3434.
Deborah Kearney
Three New Degree Program
Options at Middlesex This Fall
Building Construction Technology
Associate in Science Degree
Accelerated Associate Degree in
Business Administration Transfer
World Languages Liberal Arts
& Sciences Option