Excellent academics, strong occupational training, small class sizes, and dedicated instructors combine to give NCC students a high-quality education at an exceptional value.
We have more than 100 programs and offer about 1,500 credit and non-credit classes each year, providing a wealth of educational opportunities whether you’re pursuing a degree, updating your job skills, or just want to take a class for fun. Our classes are convenient, too, since we offer them seven days a week, at night, and online. Cost reflects in-state tuition fees.
Nashua Community College offers non-credit classes which enhance the quality of life and economic development in the community. Courses are developed with an aim towards improving employee well being, upgrading skills, or providing entry-level training for new or prospective employees. Special interest classes offer an opportunity to learn leading edge technologies which can be applied towards professional or personal pursuits.
Click here to see an listing of the current semester's offerings as a pdf.
You may be interested in taking an online class but aren’t sure if the format would work for your learning needs and expectations. There are many things to consider when deciding to take any course, and there are special considerations when deciding to take your education to “the cloud.”
Distance Learning courses require fewer on-campus meetings than traditional courses.
Students complete coursework in class and using a software platform called Blackboard™.
Distance Learning courses are perfect for self-disciplined students who require flexible class meetings.
100% Online Courses
Online courses do not have an on-campus meeting requirement.
Students are required to have internet access and a working email address.
Online learning is ideal for self-motivated students who cannot attend regular class meetings.
Read the Online Student Handbook for important information.
Instructor facilitated non-credit online courses starting as low as $105. Learn More!
Hybrid courses combine in-class instruction with online learning.
BlackboardTM is a software package used by most online and distance learning courses.
Students can log in to their Blackboard™ account 48 hours after registering.
Blackboard™ students can also access a 24/7 Blackboard™ Online Support Center. The support center contains helpful information and the answers to most Blackboard™ questions.
Early Childhood Education
Criminal Justice Studies
Human Services Certificate
Machine Tool Technology
Sign Language Studies
Granite State College at NCC
In 2012, NCC developed a unique partnership with Granite State College which helps make pursuing a bachelor's degree a natural and convenient next step.
There are five bachelor's degree programs that are the primary focus of the Nashua location:
Business Management, Psychology, Applied Studies, Education with teacher certification, and Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.).
Courses for all other degree programs are available online and at various GSC campuses.
Scholarships for NCC Students
New in 2014! Scholarship awards will be available for NCC graduates who wish to attend GSC. Apply today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Granite State College located on NCC’s campus?
GSC has an office that is located within the NCC advising center, Room 99 Office 9A, where students can meet with an academic coach for advising and to ask general questions. GSC courses take place in the mobile classrooms on the grounds of NCC’s campus. It is located near the main entrance to the NCC parking lot and there is ample signage to help direct students and visitors.
What is the application fee?
There is no application fee!
Where will I purchase my books?
The bookstore at Nashua Community College will offer books for courses at Granite State College, in addition to GSC's online bookstore.
Do I get to use the resources at the NCC campus?
Yes! You are welcome to use NCC’s library, wellness center, and cafeteria. You will also have the additional benefit of GSC’s student resources such as online tutoring services. You'll get the best of both worlds!
I did not earn my associate degree from NCC. Can I still enroll?
Yes. Your admissions coach will work with you to assess your previous college credits and get you on track to earning your bachelor’s degree.
Can I pursue a different degree program other than those offered at the Nashua campus?
I am interested in the Master’s degree programs or Teacher Certification classes offered in Nashua. Where can I get more information?
Prospective students for either of these programs can get more information directly from their websites:
At Granite State College, we work closely with community colleges so students can turn their associate degree into a bachelor’s at Granite State College with a seamless transition.
Our co-location at NCC will make this process even easier, with a variety of courses in bachelor's degree programs offered on-site at Nashua.
In addition, our Graduate Studies and Teacher Certification courses will also be offered at the Nashua campus.
Academics at NCC
Whether you're a high school graduate looking to complete the first two years of your baccalaureate degree, a working parent seeking a degree, or a lifelong learner interested in enrichment courses - NCC has the courses and programs that fit your budget, schedule and lifestyle.
30+ Unique and Challenging Programs
You can jumpstart your future with a choice of more than 30 challenging and unique associate degree programs. Nashua Community College offers a diverse range of two-year degrees from automotive technology to massage therapy and business to computer science. Our programs will provide you with the depth, knowledge, and skills you need to get a better job, make more money, and have a more rewarding career.
So Much More: The NCC Advantage
Career Focused, Employment Ready: Our associate degree programs are designed to make you career ready and get you ahead in today’s competitive workforce. Many of our degrees guarantee you a job once you complete our program.
Live Work—Learn By Doing: Many of our degree programs expose you to a wide range of actual real-world situations through labs, internships, and hands-on classroom instruction.
Transfer Options: Your associate degree from NCC is transferable to numerous bachelor degree programs. NCC also maintains agreements with many other colleges and universities for easy transfer of your credits.
Experienced Faculty: Our faculty members are experts in their respective fields. All faculty members also bring experience from working in their area of study or business and industry.
Affordable: The cost of our associate degree programs is significantly lower than that of any other college in the region. Enroll Today and prepare to reap the rewards of a successful career and future.
Unsure of What Program Is Right for You?
This certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in Law Enforcement, the Court System, or Corrections. In addition, graduates of the certificate program may continue their education in undergraduate programs in Criminal Justice, Criminology or Homeland Security.
For those already in service the program provides professional development for career advancement purposes. Students with a certificate in Criminal Justice qualify for employment in city, county, and state criminal justice agencies, and in the rapidly-growing private industrial security field.
|BCPT101N||Computer Technology and Application||3||0||3|
|CRMJ101N||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3||0||3|
|SOCI101N||Introduction to Sociology||3||0||3|
|CRMJ122N||Law Enforcement Organizations||3||0||3|
|PSYC101N||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
Total 31 credits
Please note that dropping from a required program course may mean that the student will be out of sequence in program course offerings which may delay graduation. Students who begin the program in the spring semester or who need developmental course support should recognize that it may take longer to complete the program.
It is also important to note that many protective services careers have health and fitness requirements as well as other specific expectations. Individuals who have had difficulty with the law depending upon the nature of the problem may not be employable. Applicants who have any questions should discuss their concerns with an advisor prior to enrolling in this program.
Early Childhood Education
Upon the completion of the Early Childhood Education Certificate, graduates will be able to:
- Use their knowledge and understanding of the young child’s development to provide opportunities and environments that support the physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and creative development and learning of children birth through age eight.
- Understand, respect, and value the need for supportive relationships with the families of young children in relationship to the child’s development and learning.
- Understand and mindfully assist in and use informal and formal observation, documentation and assessment strategies and techniques to plan and individualize the learning environment, curriculum and teacher interactions and practices for young children.
- Assist in the establishment and maintenance of positive and supportive relationships with young children in an environment that has been designed to be a physically, cognitively, emotionally, and psychologically respectful and healthy learning environment for all young children.
- Demonstrate college level proficiency in the skills of written and verbal communication.
This certificate will prepare the student to work directly in the early childhood care and education environment. The courses in the certificate meet NH Child Care Licensing Requirements as well as provide knowledge in the Core knowledge areas required by NHDHHS, Child Care Bureau Credential. The course curiculum follows the standards of the National Association of the Education of the Young Child Degree Standsrds for Preparing Early Childhood Professionals.
Upon completion of the ECE certificate, students may enter NH Child Care and Early Childhood Education programs as lead teachers, associate level teacher, or assistant level teacher.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
|FYE101N||First Year Experience||1||0||1|
|ECE101||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||3||0||3|
|ECE102||Growth and Development of the Young Child||3||0||3|
|ECE103||Safe and Healthy Programs in Early Childhood Education||3||0||3|
|ECE104||Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education||3||0||3|
|ECE190||Early Childhood Education Practicum I||1||8||3|
|ECE230||The ECE Profession and Professional Portfolio||1||0||1|
|ECE200||Dev. App. Programs for Infants and Toddlers * OR||3||0||3|
|ECE105||Children with Special Needs and Their Families * OR||3||0||3|
|ECE204||Guidance and Classroom Management *||3||0||3|
Total 24 Credits
|Meets requirements for State of New Hampshire credential of Associate Level 4 Teacher.|
|* Students are advised to meet with their advisor and choose appropriate courses depending on their goals and work requirements.|
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