Since 1970, the Nashua Community College has been successfully meeting the educational needs of the Greater Nashua area. In 1976 the College expanded its facilities to include a separate automotive building. A $3.6 million addition to the main building was completed in June 1986. This addition featured an expanded science area, general classrooms, a hydraulics/pneumatics/robotics/ laboratory, photography laboratory and studio, microcomputer laboratories and an expanded cafeteria. In 1990, renovations were completed to accommodate a new program in Aviation Technology (Airframe and PowerPlant). To address regional employment demands, the College implemented new programs such as Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Computer Engineering Technology, and Computer Science.
Funds were approved in Spring 1999 to build a new library and to upgrade science laboratories. The Walter B. Peterson Library & Media Center opened in December 2000. In 2001, The Claremont Nursing Program was brought as a satellite to the Nashua Campus. Southern New Hampshire Medical Center continues to provide laboratory and classroom space on its West campus for this program. The College received accreditation through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education in 2002. Renovations to the main building and to the automotive building were undertaken in 2004 and 2005. In 2004, the Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program was added to address regional employment demands. The Restaurant Management Program was added in 2005 to provide an opportunity for community college students to have an international experience. Also in 2005, the College was selected to be the site for the Honda PACT Program. That same year, a bond was approved to build a Wellness Center. The New Hampshire Board of Nursing gave approval to the Nashua Nursing Program in 2006, and the program received National League of Nursing initial accreditation in 2007. Ground was broken in April 2007 for the Wellness Center. In 2007, the New Hampshire Legislature approved money to plan a new health and science academic building. An addition to the Automotive Building was completed for Fall 2012. In January 2008, the New Hampshire Legislature approved a name change to Nashua Community College. The Wellness Center opened in Fall 2008. In June 2009, the New Hampshire Legislature approved capital improvement funds to construct a new health, sciences and humanities academic building which opened Fall 2010. In July 2011, the HSH building was named Judd Gregg Hall to honor the U.S. Senator's devotion to education reform in New Hampshire. A $2 million, 17,000 square foot addition to the automotive facility was completed in fall 2012. The expansion was paid for by State Capital funds. In January 2013, the Precision Manufacturing laboratory renovation was completed. This $1.6 million project was funded from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training administration TAACCCT grant.
The four buildings contain thirty-one general classrooms, twenty-five program-specific classrooms and laboratories, the Academic Success Center, the Advising Center, the Wellness Center, the Peterson Library, auditorium/lecture hall, administrative and faculty offices, the Maintenance Department, cafeteria and bookstore. Spaces for more then 500 vehicles offer convenient parking with spaces for handicapped persons. The College is located on the City bus line and is approximately three miles from downtown Nashua.