Nassau Community College

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Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 73°35′32″W / 40.729877°N 73.59223°W / 40.729877; -73.59223

Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College logo.svg
Motto"Stay Close, Go Far"
TypePublic community college
Established1959; 61 years ago (1959)
ChairmanJorge Gardyn[1]
PresidentJermaine F. Williams[2]
DeanCharmian M. Smith[3]
Location, ,
United States
Campus225 acres (0.91 km2)
Colors    Navy blue and orange
AffiliationsState University of New York system
MascotLeo the Lion

Nassau Community College (NCC) is a public community college in Garden City, New York.


Buildings T and P

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.) [5]


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.[citation needed] The strongest programs at Nassau Community College are music, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, sound recording, and nursing.[citation needed]

NCC offers Associate of Arts degrees in liberal arts, focused on humanities and social sciences, specialized Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees, and Associate of Arts and Science degrees and certificate programs designed to serve immediate employment goals of students.[6] Intern/work-study opportunities with local, national and international businesses and organizations are available for students in both career and liberal arts programs.[6]

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  1. ^ "Board of Trustees". Nassau COmmunity College. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Administration Directory". Nassau Community College. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Dean of Students". Nassau Community College. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  4. ^ "Nassau Community College". State University of New York. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  5. ^ Alba, Joseph (2020-02-03). "Mitchel Field - New York Aviation History". Metropolitan Airport News. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  6. ^ a b "Academic Overview". Nassau Community College. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
  7. ^ "Phil Baroni". UFC. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Jay Hieron". UFC. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ryan LaFlare". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  10. ^ "Al Iaquinta". UFC. Retrieved August 4, 2016.

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