Nassau Community College
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|Motto||"Stay Close, Go Far"|
|Type||Co-ed two-year Public Community College President - Dr. W. Hubert Keen|
|Campus||225 acres (0.91 km2)|
|Colors||Navy Blue and orange|
|Affiliations||State University of New York system|
|Mascot||Leo the Lion|
Nassau Community College was created as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1959. When the college opened, on February 1, 1960, it had 632 students, and classes were held in an old courthouse. When Mitchel Air Force Base closed, the college obtained substantial property, including buildings to develop its new campus, on what is now known as Mitchel Field. (The government still retains some housing and other facilities in the vicinity of the Nassau campus.)
Nassau Community College annually awards the largest number of Associate degrees in the State of New York and the third largest number of Associate degrees for a single campus two-year public colleges in the United States. The strongest programs at Nassau Community College are mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, and nursing.
NCC offers the A.A. degree in Liberal Arts focused on humanities and social sciences, specialized A.A. and A.S. transfer degrees, and A.A.S. degrees and certificate programs designed to serve immediate employment goals of students. Intern/work-study opportunities with local, national and international businesses and organizations are available for students in both career and liberal arts programs.
- Accounting and Business
- Administrative Business Technology
- Africana Studies
- Allied Health Sciences
- Criminal Justice
- Economics Finance
- Foreign Languages
- Health, Physical Education & Recreation
- History, Political Science & Geography
- Hospitality Business
- Legal Studies
- Marketing, Retailing, Fashion Buying & Merchandising, Fashion Design & Interior Design
- Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Technology
- Mortuary Science
- Physical Sciences
- Reading Basic Education
- Student Personnel Services
- Theatre & Dance
- Bruce Arena, professional soccer coach
- Arjun Atwal, professional golfer
- Brian Baldinger, radio and TV pundit
- Phil Baroni, 2-time NJCAA All-American Wrestler; professional Mixed Martial Artist, formerly with the UFC
- Rich Borresen, former NFL player
- Steve Buscemi, actor
- Billy Crystal, comedian
- Luke Cummo, competed on The Ultimate Fighter 2, retired professional Mixed Martial Artist
- Rasul Douglas, Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback
- Jay Hieron, wrestler, mixed martial artist
- Steve Israel, United States Congressman
- Jesse Lacey, singer of Brand New
- Ryan LaFlare, wrestler; retired professional mixed martial arts fighter, competed in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Al Iaquinta, wrestler; professional MMA fighter, The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finalist, UFC Lightweight
- Shep Messing (born 1949), Olympic soccer goalkeeper and current broadcaster
- Lou Michel, author and journalist
- John Moschitta, Jr., speed talker
- Eddie Murphy, actor and comedian
- Elliott Murphy singer/songwriter & writer
- Bob Nelson (comedian), stand-up comic
- Mark O'Connell (drummer), drummer of Taking Back Sunday
- Michael Anthony Pegues, visual artist
- Joel Rifkin, American Serial killer
- Michael Robinson (arena football), Arena Football League Player
- Zack Ryder (Matthew Cardona), professional wrestler signed to WWE
- Chris Weidman, NYS Collegiate Champion; professional mixed martial artist
- "Academic Overview". Nassau Community College. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
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