College credit for your high school coursework? Yes!

Middlesex Community College is committed to providing you with a smooth transition to college.  The partnerships we have developed with many school systems help to make the transition seamless.

Articulation agreements are officially approved agreements that matches coursework between schools to recognize credits towards a degree, which allows graduating high school students the opportunity to enroll at MCC and be awarded credits for work completed at the high school level.  Currently, we have independent articulation agreements with local high schools and  statewide articulation agreements with Chapter 74 approved Secondary Career/Vocational Technical High Schools.  For more information on Chapter 74 Agreements, visit the State Agreements website.

MCC will honor an agreement for two years after the student's date of graduation.  Students may apply the articulated credit to any MCC certificate or associate degree program that can accommodate the credit.  

To receive credit for an MCC course, students must:

  • meet all MCC admissions requirements and be a matriculated student in good standing
  • submit to MCC Enrollment Services an official high school transcript documenting graduation
  • graduate from a partnering high school or Chapter 74 approved Secondary Career/Vocational Technical High School
  • earn a minimum cumulative grade in the articulated high school course or program

Below is a list of MA Chapter 74 Approved Technical Programs and MCC approved equivalent courses:

Business Technology
BUS 105 Keyboarding (3 credits)
CAP 101 Computer Applications (3 credits)

Culinary Arts
BUS 155 Culinary Theory (3 credits)
BUS 156 Culinary Skills (3 credits)
BUS 157 Baking I (3 credits)
BUS 158 Food Science and Sanitation (3 credits)

Design and Visual Communications
ART153 Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 credits)

Drafting
CAD 110 Engineering Graphics 1 (3 credits)

Early Childhood Education
EDU 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)

Engineering Technology
EGR 104 Principles of Electric Circuits (4 credits)

Health Assisting
MAS 101 Medical Terminology (3 credits)

Hospitality Management
BUS 150 Hospitality Management (3 credits)
BUS 153 Introduction to Hospitality Industry (3 credits)
*BUS 158 Food Science and Sanitation (3 credits)

Information Support Services and Networking
NST 181 Networking I (3 credits)

Medical Assisting
MAS 101 Medical Terminology (3 credits)


Below is a list of high schools that have Independent Articulation Agreements with MCC and the MCC approved equivalent courses:

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program who have successfully passed the NCLEX-PN upon admissions to MCC’s Nursing Program
NUR 101 Fundamental of Nursing (5 credits)
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum (3 credits)
NUR 155 Intergenerational Nursing (5 credits)
NUR 156 Intergenerational Practicum (4 credits)

Greater Lowell Technical High School
Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program who have successfully passed the NCLEX-PN upon admissions to MCC’s Nursing Program
NUR 101 Fundamental of Nursing (5 credits)
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum (3 credits)
NUR 155 Intergenerational Nursing (5 credits)
NUR 156 Intergenerational Practicum (4 credits)

Lowell High School
Completion of a minimum of 3 years in the Hospitality Academy
BUS 155 Culinary (3 credits)
BUS 156 Culinary Skills (3 credits)
BUS 157 Baking I: Bakery and Pastry Skills (3 credits)
BUS 158 Food Science and Sanitation (3 credits)

DAN 101 Introduction to Modern Dance (3 credits)

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School
Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program who have successfully passed the NCLEX-PN upon admissions to MCC’s Nursing Program
NUR 101 Fundamental of Nursing (5 credits)
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum (3 credits)
NUR 155 Intergenerational Nursing (5 credits)
NUR 156 Intergenerational Practicum (4 credits)

Graduates of the Dental Assisting Program
DAS 101 Dental Science (3 credits)
DAS 152 Dental Practice Management (2 credits)


There are many benefits to receiving articulation credits including:

  • savings on tuition, books and fees
  • saving time without duplicating classwork
  • opening time in your schedule for other learning experiences and studying

To learn more about high school articulation agreements please contact Sothy Gaipo at gaipos@middlesex.mass.edu

Last Modified: 3/25/22