As you begin or continue your higher education journey, I am pleased to welcome you to Northwestern Connecticut Community College, “the small college that does great things.” We, at NCCC, pride ourselves on excellence in teaching, promoting life-long learning, providing high quality student services, and state-of-the-art technology. Our small, close-knit community encourages intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, career development and appreciation of each individual. We offer a diverse array of credit and non-credit programs ranging from associate degree and certificate programs, to holistic and enrichment classes, as well as cultural activities for the community. Classes are taught and services provided in beautifully renovated, historic buildings along a New England town green.

With the opening of our 32,000 square foot Art and Science Center, NCCC continues to expand its signature offerings in painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture and ceramics.  Natural and physical sciences are taught in state-of-the-art labs.  In addition to liberal arts transfer and career programs, NCCC offers the only degree programs in American Sign Language/Interpreter Preparation and Veterinary Technology in Connecticut.  In April 2009, the college entered into a Transfer Compact with the Connecticut State Universities wherein students following an approved pathway and completing their Associate Degree are guaranteed admission to Central, Southern, Eastern or Western Connecticut State University.

The faculty and staff join me in welcoming you to what we know will be an exciting and rewarding educational experience in the “Northwest Corner.” We look forward to having you learn with us. See you on campus!

Barbara Douglass, Ph.D.

P.S. My office is located in the Regina M. Duffy Administration Building. Please stop by and say hello.