about us

The Massachusetts Association of Private Career Schools (MAPCS), established in 1947, is a non-profit membership organization of institutions that offer career specific training in a wide variety of career fields. Graduates of our programs can earn diplomas, certifications, professional licenses or associate degrees.

MAPCS member schools and colleges provide students of all ages and backgrounds with education, training, and up-to-date job skills in short periods of time.  Our schools offer flexible schedules during the day, in the evenings and on weekends so students can balance work commitments with study.  Many schools offer rolling admissions with courses starting at different time throughout the year.

MAPCS member institutions provide training in many areas including allied medical, automotive servicing, broadcasting, commercial art business administration, construction, cosmetology, culinary and hospitality management. information technology, massage therapy, mechanical engineering, photography, radio and television broadcasting, web design and many, many more!