Office of Adult Learning

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Who we are

The Office works with adult learners and students who have experienced interruptions in their educational pursuits.  The staff  strives to help students to create stronger futures by  encouraging and supporting their academic, personal, financial and career success through individualized coaching, peer support, educational programs and integration into existing services that enhance their academic success while at NCC.   Participating students will join a student community of adult learners that have made the commitment to enhance their academic, personal, professional and financial future.

Words of wisdom from other NCC adult learners…
  • Know what YOU need to be successful i.e. tutoring, extra assistance in class, organizational and time management skills.
  • Know you are not alone – expect to see similar students with similar goals, like yourself.
  • Have a support system in place, create balance in your life.
  • Never be afraid to ask for help.
  • Say your dreams out loud.
  • Remember to breath.
  • Never give up—it will be worth it.

Programs and services

The Office of Adult Learning works with adult learners and students who have experienced interruptions in their educational pursuits.  The staff strives to help students to create stronger futures by encouraging and supporting their academic, personal, financial and career success through individualized coaching, peer support, educational programs and integration into existing services that enhance their academic success while at NCC.

FESP

Family Economic Security Program

All student parents are welcomed to meet with our Achievement Coach to talk about personal, career and academic goals and strategies to be successful.

Educational Outreach

All students are welcome to attend FESP events to enhance their academic progress and financial literacy through our workshops and activities including, but not limited to, a once a semester student retreat which features workshops and community building.

Food Pantry @ NCC

NCC has established a food pantry for NCC students to help alleviate food security as a barrier to degree attainment. Understanding that education is the key to getting out of poverty and/or improving students’ prospects after graduation, the NCC Food Pantry seeks to address the barriers and challenges associated with food insecurity and hunger so that students can remain in school, and ultimately, earn their degrees.

Credit for Life Experience Portfolio

Norwalk Community College recognizes there are many ways to learn, for example:  self-study, on the job courses, military instruction, reading and/or travel.  NCC wishes to award you credit, or advanced placement, for what you already know. The following identifies ways we are prepared to consider college credit for what you have already learned.

Benefits Screening

students will be able to explore and apply for the public benefits that can assist in reducing barriers to academic success.  This includes access to food pantries to increase food security among students.

Personalized Coaching for Your Success

Plus 50 Career Coaching

Students are able to meet with a career coach to discuss issues related to retraining, reentering or exploring career opportunities at this exciting juncture in their life.

Financial Coaching

Students can meet with the financial coach to discuss their financial situation including but not limited to debt reduction, addressing poor credit, savings, income supports etc.

Achievement Coaching

Student can meet with the achievement coach, similar to a life coach, to discuss their academic and personal goals. Including the barriers that interfere with their ability to succeed.