Creative Cooking Classes

August 6th | August 20 | August 27 | 6:00pm-9:00pm | $150 each class

Join Creative Feast Chef Liz Barbour for one or all of her hands-on cooking classes. Detailed instruction and hands-on experience combine to take you beyond the basics of cooking.

Liz is passionate about providing her students with the skills to help them to be more confident in the kitchen. Demonstrations and recipes are designed to demystify the cooking process while focusing on basic cooking techniques, knife skills, healthy ingredient combinations, and the use of herbs and spices to enhance flavors.

Liz’s cooking demonstrations and recipes are featured in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo. Liz has been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle.

Learn More: Jon Mason | 603-578-8900 x1763 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nashua Community College received a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant, known as TAACCCT 3, to work in tandem with local and regional manufacturers, state agencies and community organizations to transform its Advanced Manufacturing/Machine Tool and Mechanical Design curriculum into a Competency-Based Education model.

The program, Advanced Manufacturing by Innovation and Design (AMID), will provide employers, incumbent employees, dislocated workers, the long-term unemployed and new students with an opportunity to earn stackable credentials needed for AM jobs and will create a path to a STEM-based four-year college degree. The competency-based program will provide students with wrap-around services to support their efforts, including academic and social supports.

The AMID program was driven by the findings from New Hampshire Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council (AMEAC), a two year study, which recommended the following steps be addressed to bridge the worker/employer gap in NH:

  • Competencies acquired through course work must align with industry needs;

  • Students need to be trained on state-of-the-art equipment with hands-on industry experience;

  • Internships, apprenticeships and immersion programs must be created and expanded;

  • Access to training must be enhanced to allow for self-paced and accelerated learning through virtual instruction.

Working across a broad coalition of stakeholders, AMID is developing a Competency-Based Education (CBE) curriculum in the field of Advanced Manufacturing that awards credits based upon student demonstration of competencies in the classroom, through online courses, in the machine lab, and on the job. In addition, AMID will develop a process to identify and implement appropriate competency assessment tools for prior learning to identify existing skills and experiences that a student may have for which they have not received any academic credit or credentials, and implement policies / procedures to award credits for this past experience. The existing curriculum will be re-designed to make it easier to access, self-paced and an independent learning experience. We will also expand the existing machine lab and include additional AM machines.

This transformation is being accomplished through the active engagement of the AMID Partnership, including the use of an interactive online Learning Collaborative and Work Groups comprised of employer, agency and community-based organizations:

  • Competency-Based Education Work Group (CBE-WG)

  • Procedures and Policies Work Group (P&P –WG)

  • Student Navigator Work Group (SN-WG)

This approach to Advanced Manufacturing credentials will motivate students by letting them proceed at their own pace and it will individualize the program and in some cases cost less than the tuition for our traditional programs. The program will also ensure that participants receive both the academic, financial and social support that they need to overcome challenges typically encountered by community college students.

AMID will offer a CBE Machine Tool Technology CNC Programming certificate in the fall of 2015. We anticipate launching the CBE Associate Degree program in Mechanical Design in the fall 2016.

For further information, contact:

Mark Dodge, Program Coordinator Machine Tool, 603-578-8900 X1611, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FALL 2015 TERM FACULTY POSITIONS – PART TIME                      

Nashua Community College is seeking both day and evening adjunct (part time) instructors to teach the following classes during the Fall (08/31/2015-12/21/2015) semester.

Evening Division

Fine Arts
Introduction to Drawing


Day Division

Business Computers
Computer Applications and Technology

Early Childhood
Behavior and Guidance (Must have a Faculty Credential from NH Child Development Bureau)

Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronics II
Digital Circuits I
Circuit Analysis I

College Composition

Ethics in the Workplace
Learning Experience
First Year Experience

Algebra I

Adjunct Nurse Educator faculty needed for Associate Degree Nursing Program.  Responsible for simulation lab and clinical instruction for freshman or senior level nursing students.  Clinical experience in medical surgical nursing and maternal child health nursing preferred.  Previous teaching experience desired.

Required:  Master of Science in Nursing and current New Hampshire RN or ARNP licensure.

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Minimum qualifications are Masters Degree in the specific subject or closely related field and three years’ experience in teaching, business, or industry in related field. Salary is commensurate with experience. To learn more about course offerings at NCC, please visit For consideration, please submit an application for employment, resume, and copies of transcripts to:

Christine Gannon
Academic Affairs
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03063.

Employment applications are at the Community College System web site at

Resumes will be reviewed on an on-going basis until needs are met and may be kept on file for future openings. AA/EOE.

Dr. Stephanie Roper was named 2015 NCC Adjunct of the Year at the College’s recent commencement exercises. 

Dr. Roper is well-respected as a dynamic educator in the Social Sciences Department.  Always willing to implement new strategies to increase student engagement, her enthusiasm for teaching about history and geography is infectious. 

In her student evaluations, the words “dedication, energy, and sense of humor” are frequently mentioned.  When asked how well their instructor increased knowledge of the subject, one student summed it up this way, “An incredible amount…(she) is one of the best teachers I have ever had!”

Beyond her talents in the classroom, this year’s honoree has demonstrated a long-term commitment to furthering the mission of NCC. 

She has been a pioneer in online course development and her curriculum work in geography ensures that NCC courses transfer seamlessly into the university system.

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