Apr 03, 2014

NAGE, Quincy College Partner to Offer Classes to Members

NAGE and Quincy College have teamed up to provide NAGE members with pathways  to educational opportunities focused on professional development. Quincy College will offer NAGE members for-credit courses leading to the award of collegiate level certificates and degrees. The College will offer NAGE members scholarships of $1,000 a year, applicable in $100/class increments.

Quincy College will offer our Trial Court members the opportunity to enroll in courses that lead to certificates and associates degrees in the fields of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Paralegal Studies, and Corrections and Security Administration.

The next “flex semester” courses available begin on March 24. NAGE and Quincy College are working together to expand class offerings to Trial Court and other NAGE members as early as the summer semester, which begins in mid-May.

Why NAGE and Quincy College joined forces
“Our mission statement says we are dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. Giving our members a way to pursue professional development and grow their careers is exactly that,” said NAGE National President David J. Holway. “With Quincy College as our partner, we can offer members a tangible benefit with lifelong returns.”

“I am tremendously excited that we are able to partner with NAGE to help meet the academic needs and aspirations of their members,” said Peter H. Tsaffaras, president of Quincy College. “This collaboration provides a pathway to educational and professional growth which exemplifies the mission of both the College and NAGE and benefits the rank and file members of the union, who, after all, are our neighbors and friends. We view this as a win-win for all.”

Classes: Accessible way to earn credits, degrees
Quincy College’s focus on teaching and learning one student at a time has led the College to deliver its academic programs through a variety of delivery methodologies—including on-site, hybrid, and online—in both traditional and “flex” scheduling formats. Many courses are offered during nights and weekends, perfect for “non-traditional” students who work during normal business hours. In addition to courses offered at its campuses in Plymouth and Quincy, the College will offer courses for NAGE members at other locations in the Commonwealth in order to meet student demand.

Quincy College develops its academic programs in a “scaffolding” model. With this design, students can apply credits they earn in certificate programs towards a degree, instead of having to start from the beginning in a degree program after completing a certificate. Quincy College has articulation agreements that allow graduates of some associate degree programs to transfer with advanced standing in specific baccalaureate programs.

To learn more or register for classes:

Quincy College’s NAGE page

Frequently asked questions

Begin your application here

Course descriptions for Criminal Justice, Security (Go to this list, then click on the program link to see a description)

General course descriptions

Quincy College Spring 2014 flex semester course catalogue (pdf)

Quincy College Summer 2014 semester class catalogue (links to class schedules are on right of screen)

Veterans benefits at Quincy College

Federal student aid

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