Middlesex Community College dental-hygiene clinic in Lowell now offers preventive dental-hygiene services to the public at a reduced cost.

Licensed dental-hygiene faculty and dentists closely supervise the MCC dental-hygiene teaching clinic students.

Patients accepted for treatment are those whose dental problems have teaching value and who have the extra time required for treatment. Services include comprehensive dental-hygiene care, oral prophylaxis (cleaning), scaling and root planing, dental radiographs, dental sealants, athletic mouth protectors and fluoride treatments. Because the clinic is a learning facility, clients may be required to return for several appointments in order to complete the necessary treatment.

Fall semester clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, while the college is in session (September through December). Appointments must be scheduled in advance.

The dental-hygiene clinic is located in MCC’s Health, Science & Technology Center, 44 Middle St., Lowell. Call 978-656-3250 to an appointment.

Middlesex Community College is offering a series of noncredit courses designed to introduce students to the growing field of home inspection.

After successfully completing core courses, students will earn the home Inspector preparation program certificate of completion.

This coursework will help prepare students for the national home inspector exam, which is required for licensing as a home inspector in Massachusetts, as well as many other states.

MCC’s Home Inspection Certificate program was developed based on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) training curriculum and is also a National Association of Certified Home Inspector (NACHI) approved curriculum. The program meets all of the new requirements of Massachusetts, and will satisfy all requirements for New Hampshire, and other states.

Courses offered this fall include the home-inspection overview, as well as individual courses in how to inspect a property’s plumbing and electrical systems. Offered this winter/spring will be classes in how to inspect roofs, attics, interiors and exteriors; heating and cooling systems; structures; and inspection-report writing.

For more information, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit:

Middlesex Community College offers a wide variety of career-enhancement courses this fall, including Project Management Fundamentals and PMP Exam Preparation courses.

PMP Exam Review/Exam Prep: This fast-paced, intensive exam prep course will review key concepts, terms, principles, and will challenge students with sample exam questions and other exercises to prepare for the four-hour, 200-question PMP exam, required to gain the sought-after PMP credential. The course will cover each of the nine PMBOK knowledge areas and the process groups covered in the PMBOK guide, with a focus on successfully answering PMP exam questions.

It will also provide coaching for the application process and practical techniques for those who are particularly averse to long multiple-choice exams. To ensure you are eligible to sit for the exam, please visit for exam eligibility requirements.

This course is not eligible for waivers. The class meets Tuesdays, Oct. 25 to Nov. 29, 6-9 p.m., on the Bedford campus. The cost is $675. Register for course number CAR 806 30.

To register for MCC noncredit courses, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit our website: for a complete list of courses and programs.