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.
The two buildings contain nineteen general classrooms, twenty program-specific classrooms and laboratories, the Academic Support Center, Advising Center, the Peterson Library, administrative and faculty offices, the Maintenance Department, cafeteria, bookstore, and three annexes. 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.