2nd 8 Week Semester Begins October 24.
Empower yourself with a degree from NCC! There is still time to register for the 2nd 8 Week Semester, which begins Monday, October 24.
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.
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
Human Services Certificate
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?
Your Future Starts Now
Enrolling at Nashua Community College provides you with the opportunity to stay on track to earn a four-year degree at a considerable savings.
Did you know you can save $20,000 or more a year on tuition costs when you choose to attend Nashua Community College instead of starting out at a four-year college or university?
We offer over 30 associate degree and certificate programs, including ones that will prepare you for careers that start at $60,000 or more. And, with flexible scheduling and online courses, we make it easy for you to design the schedule that works for you.
We will also help you earn the credits you need to transfer to colleges and universities throughout the country. And the NH Dual Admission program may be what you’re looking for if you plan to transfer to the University of New Hampshire, Keene State College, Plymouth State University or Granite State College.
Contact an admissions specialist to learn more and enroll today at Nashua Community College.
Find out more about saving on college costs by checking out this guide, College without the Debt!
The Early Childhood Para Educator II Certificate Program focuses the coursework on pre-school through age 8 student.
The pre-K to grade 12 classroom of today looks very different from that of 20 or even 10 years ago. In order for certified and licensed staff to work successfully with students, they must personalize the learning for each student so that the individual needs of each child are met. To help teachers, special educators, and specialists do their job, paraeducators (also called 1 to 1 assistants, paraprofessionals, teacher assistants, teacher aides, etc.) have been helping out for over fifty years.
Paraeducators working under the direct supervision of a certified or licensed professional provide support to classrooms of students, small groups of students, or to individual students to help them meet the increasingly higher academic standards of today, as well as social, emotional, physical and health standards. Their roles may be in one subject area, such as language arts, or in several areas. Their jobs may change not only from year to year, but as the needs of the district change based on student enrollments and student populations. Thus, the certified Paraeducator II must be ready to work in a variety of settings and in a variety of subjects almost at a moment’s notice.
All candidates for Paraeducator Certification II must have a minimum of a high school diploma/GED. In addition, candidates must either:
Hold an Associate’s Degree;
Have a minimum of 2 years of study (48 credits) at the college level; or
Demonstrate knowledge of reading, writing, math (or readiness for these subjects) at the college level through a formal assessment process.
An individual applying for Paraeducator II Certification must also demonstrate skills in a variety of areas. These skills include the following:
Knowledge of, and instructional skills in, reading and writing;
Knowledge of, and instructional skills, in mathematics;
Supporting the classroom environ-ment, and sensitivity to diversity;
Applicable laws, regulations and rules related to students and schools; and
Maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PARA EDUCATOR II CERTIFICATE
|ECE105N||Children with Special Needs and their Families||3||0||3|
|MATH103N||Topics in Applied College Mathematics -OR-||3||0||3|
|MATH110N||Algebra & Trigonometry||4||0||4|
|ECE204N||Behavior Guidance and Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education||3||0||3|
|ECE203N||Emerging Literacy in Early Childhood Education||3||0||3|
|Total 16/17 Credits
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