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Introducing the New MetroWest Hub for Technology-Enabled Health Care, Early Childhood Education, and Human Services Training

The MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services is NOW OPEN!!

World-class labs and simulators for Nursing, Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Phlebotomy, and Emergency Paramedicine. Warm, supportive cohort with Emergency Drill events, charity donor events, blood drives, clinical rotations, career guidance, and generous academic, personal, and financial support for students.

The Center will be a leading, prestigious regional pipeline for Massachusetts health care workers, early childhood educators, and human services professionals. Located at 490 Franklin Street in Framingham, at the corner of Mt. Wayte Avenue, this transformational facility has free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, and access by public transit. The building has Universal Access features and is entirely ADA compliant. MassBay provides free subscriptions to the mobile app Eira for the visually-impaired.

Closely affiliated with Framingham State University to facilitate Associate Degree Nursing and subsequent Bachelor degree Registered Nurse (RN) programs.

Robust student services for: transfer advising; career counseling; math, sciences and writing help; personal and financial support; and mentor and job placement programs. 100% certification and license test pass rate and 100% graduate hire rate for most programs. All programs are fully accredited state-wide and nationally.

NEW! Fall 2024 -- the evening, part-time program in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) will be held in this new facility. Make sure you START NOW to have all of your math and science prerequisites in place. Start now to run your CORI and SORI check and get all your vaccinations. Selective Admissions for Health Sciences Info Here 

Spring semester 2024 classes begin on January 22nd. It's not too late to register, get financial aid, and apply for the generous scholarships avaliable for single mothers, residents of Needham, etcetera. Find out more and apply for everything today! 

NEW Framingham MassBay Building Location, Hours, Parking, and Interactive GOOGLE MAP for Directions! →

“The programs being housed in this building are transformative for our students. They lead directly into jobs, and good paying jobs too, mostly in the health care industry. The real goal for this project is to enhance our ability at MassBay to help people move into more stable and rewarding careers, and ultimately to improve lives.”
— MassBay President David Podell, Ph.D.

Architectural Rendering of new building, from Franklin Street Framingham
New Center in Framingham, front view
MassBay new building in Framingham - plaza

Providing Opportunities & Equity
Located in downtown Framingham, the new Center will serve a community of which 40% are identified as economically disadvantaged, 50% for which English is a second language, and 48% identify as persons of color.

Leading Edge Health Care Facilities and Equipment
Students enrolled in MassBay’s health care programs will have access to the only Accredited Simulation Center in MetroWest, fully preparing them for the high-tech, fast-paced health care careers of the modern day. The Simulation Center includes:

  • The world’s first mannequin simulator equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • An Immersive, Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) Room
  • Multipurpose debriefing, video capture, streaming, and playback rooms, enabling facilitated dialogue and review of student simulation experiences
  • The leading edge medication dispensing Pyxis System
  • iSimulate’s RealITi 360, highly advanced patient device simulators which mimic monitors, defibrillators and ventilators
  • Leading edge obstetrics simulator with TOCO fetal monitoring, the most advanced labor and delivery patient simulator in the world

Serving the Most Vulnerable, Pursuing Rewarding Careers, Supporting the MetroWest Economy

The new Center enables MassBay to expand training and educational opportunities in good paying jobs primarily in health care, but also in career fields that provide social assistance for communities that need it most.

Among the areas of study being offered in the new Center:
Early Childhood Education; Infant-Toddler Teacher; Substance Abuse Counselor training withMassachusetts state certfication test prep; and training for social workers and mental health professionals.

Staying Local

A recent study showed nearly half of MassBay graduates stay in MetroWest to live and work. In FY’18-’19, MassBay alumni generated $106.1 million in added income for the regional economy, which is equivalent to supporting 1,089 jobs. Of these jobs, 271 were in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.

These are real impacts on MetroWest that would not have been generated without MassBay’s presence here.


MassBay is especially proud of the sustainable features within the new Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services. The building will include geothermal heating, energy from solar panels, and will be a zero carbon building.

Project Milestones


TOPPING OFF VIDEO March 23, 2022




Construction Site Photos from October 24, 2022 →

Photos from the Topping Off Ceremony →

Photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony →