Catalog 2017

A Message from the President

Welcome to the nationally renowned institution that is Norwalk Community College (NCC).

Whatever brings you to this catalog—whether it is the desire to earn an Associate Degree and transfer to a baccalaureate institution, earn a marketable career credential, or simply take courses for personal enjoyment-you will find a wealth of information here.

As one of the 17 colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, NCC takes great pride in providing lifelong learning opportunities. NCC offers more than 50 career and transfer Associate Degree programs, 21 Certificate programs, and countless credit and non-credit courses.

The college also provides extensive student support services to help every student succeed— from scholarships and financial aid, to career counseling and course advising, as well as child care, discounted bus passes, tutoring, mentoring, internships and much more.

NCC is a multicultural campus with a diverse student body. Our students come from 87 countries and speak 54 different languages.

We are proud to be one of only four community colleges worldwide to participate in the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative. This initiative aligns colleges and universities worldwide with the U.N. in actively supporting human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution.

NCC has many notable achievements. The college was honored at the White House in 2017 as a White House Healthy Campus for its efforts in promoting healthy lifestyles and affordable health care.  NCC is ranked second nationwide in Lowest Student Default Rate, and third nationwide in Best Career Outcomes, by WalletHub.com’s “2016 Best and Worst Community Colleges” study.  A review of the nation’s Top Online Colleges 2016 by OnlineColleges.com ranks NCC second in Connecticut and in the top 15th percentile of colleges nationwide in online learning.

NCC also is an Achieving the Dream Leader College, a distinction awarded for outstanding achievements in student success; and was the first college in Connecticut to be named to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Community Engagement Classification for extensive community involvement. NCC is a four-time U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll college, for providing opportunities for students to earn academic credit while volunteering.

NCC is the home of an outstanding Child Development Laboratory School, College for Kids year-round activities and summer academic camps for children, an Extended Studies and Workforce Education Division offering workforce and personal enrichment educational opportunities, and a robust Lifetime Learners Institute.

Many of our students aspire to be a part of Alpha Iota Nu, our award-winning chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society for two-year colleges.  Similarly, we offer an outstanding Honors Program and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) courses which will challenge your intellect and broaden your horizons. And on the lighter side, NCC has more than 40 student clubs and organizations; a great way to make new friends and develop new interests.

Please take the time to peruse NCC’s offerings. I am sure you will agree that NCC is the place to be!

 

David L. Levinson, Ph.D.
President