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Our Mission

The mission of the Choices Program is to provide support services to Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) recipients and other qualified low-income individuals, including those receiving MassHealth, SNAP, etc. The program offers opportunities for low-income individuals to pursue higher education and obtain skills to be successful at Massasoit and beyond. Choices promotes realistic self-appraisal, career exploration, and intellectual growth. Services include personal and career counseling, academic advising, and a specific cohort of academic courses designed to assist each individual in achieving their personal and educational goals.


Student Services is committed to the college’s mission of creating a supportive and safe environment for all our students. For more information about the Choices program and eligibility requirements, please refer to the FAQ tab.

Through a group experience, career planning is designed to foster each person's self and occupational awareness and assist each participant in recognizing and understanding vocational strengths and limitations. As a result, participants are better prepared to begin the process of choosing, finding, and keeping employment. The following are covered:

  • Individual biographical data
  • Personal and career decision-making
  • Harrington-O'Shea Career Decision-Making System
  • Accuplacer Assessment

The Choices program offers credit academic and vocational college level courses that can be applied to  in-house certificates and degree programs. In addition, the Choices program provides group and individual support, personal skill development, and assessment and career counseling. In order to insure a holistic approach to education, students are encouraged to participate in tutoring, workshops, extra-curricular college activities, and college clubs/organizations.

The average Choices student participates in the program for one or two semesters before matriculating into the general College population. For eligible recipients, day care fee assistance and transportation reimbursement may be available through the Department of Transitional Assistance.