Thank you for choosing Nashua Community College for your educational journey. I am confident you will be pleased with your decision and I challenge you to take advantage of the many opportunities available on our robust campus. One of the rewards of higher education is that every year we can reflect on the progress we have made and the possibilities that lie before us.
This past year we expanded our campus with a 17,000 square foot addition to our automotive facility. This will allow us to accommodate the increased demand of students entering into the field of Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Repair Technology while complementing our outreach initiatives. NCC now serves as an approved training center for the National Fuel Training Consortium through West Virginia University. This distinction (and our enhanced facility) will allow us to train current technicians on maintaining vehicles that use compressed natural gasoline.
In June, NCC proudly served as the host site for the "Green Your Fleet" conference held by the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition. Our cutting-edge programs even garnered the attention
of President Barack Obama who visited the campus in March to promote the importance of alternative energy.
In the coming year, the College looks forward to establishing a School of Precision Manufacturing providing certificates for machine tool processes and an Associate in Science in Precision Machining. The $1.6 million dollar award we received from The Trade Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant will allow us to work with industry to make certain we are producing graduates that meet employers present high-tech needs.
We continue to invest in NCC’s biggest assets–the students. We are delighted to offer students a Bachelor Pathway through a piloted partnership with Granite State College. Starting this fall NCC graduates may seamlessly transfer to GSC that now has a presence on the Nashua campus. Students may continue to utilize the resources and facilities available on the NCC campus including the library, fitness center, dining hall and advising center. This is a win-win for our students as well as the citizens of New Hampshire. This creative partnership is an innovative way to leverage limited state funds while providing an affordable and reputable pathway to a bachelor’s degree.
NCC is a special and unique place, with a dedicated faculty and staff committed to student success. My door is always open, so please stop in to say "hello." It’s your individual stories that make up the fabric of Nashua Community College!