The College of Your Community
Since its establishment in 1967, Northampton Community College is where area residents turn to earn a degree, access workforce training, learn new leisure activities and bring their children for enrichment. NCC prides itself on its expansive breadth of programs and commitment to student success and access. It offers a highly engaging, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment to learn and develop.
More than 30,000 students a year are served by NCC through for-credit, community and professional education offerings. These programs provide students with the education and training they need to enter and advance in the workforce, earn their degree or to continue their studies at a four-year college or university.
NCC continually grows to meet the needs of the community. The addition of the Follett Family Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Fowler Family Southside Center has expanded NCC’s ability to provide excellent and accessible learning experiences and ensures the college’s position as a workforce pipeline for area industries.
Mission, Vision and Values
Recognizing that students are the primary reason that Northampton Community College exists, we seek to provide excellent, accessible and comprehensive learning experiences in partnership with the dynamic, diverse communities we serve.
Northampton's Statement of Values
We believe that learning thrives when there is a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world in which we live. As such, we value:
Quality in the educational and training experiences that we provide, which is based on our dedication to teaching and learning
Creative problem solving, responsiveness, entrepreneurship and our ability to adapt quickly to a changing world
Commitment to the long term health of the institution, the community, the economy and the environment
Institutional and individual responsibility for our actions, growth and development
Academic and personal honesty, fairness, ethical conduct and respect for others in our learning and working environments
An environment that fosters and values every person's contributions, celebrating the ways in which cultures, identities, and backgrounds enrich the college community and enhance our academic excellence
Involvement in and collaboration with the college, local and global communities
As one of the leading community colleges in the nation, we will:
- Promote the highest level of student success in achieving academic, personal and professional goals
- Provide state-of-the-art education and training in every community we serve
- Be the college of choice for innovative programming
- Encourage every member of our community to have a lifelong connection to the college
- Respect and affirm the dignity of all people