North Country Community College

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North Country Community College
TypePublic community college
Established1967; 53 years ago (1967)
Endowment$8.8 Million
PresidentJoseph Keegan
Academic staff
140[1]
Administrative staff
49
Undergraduates1,777[2][1]
Location, ,
United States

44°19′09″N 74°07′10″W / 44.319166°N 74.119563°W / 44.319166; -74.119563Coordinates: 44°19′09″N 74°07′10″W / 44.319166°N 74.119563°W / 44.319166; -74.119563
CampusRural
100 acres (0.40 km2)
ColorsWhite and hunter green         
AthleticsMen's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Volleyball[3]
NicknameSaints
AffiliationsNational Junior College Athletic Association, Region III, Mountain Valley Athletic Conference
MascotSaint Bernard
Websitewww.nccc.edu
Hodson Hall
View of the Adirondack High Peaks from the campus

North Country Community College is a public community college in Saranac Lake, New York. It is part of the State University of New York system. Founded in 1967, the college's main campus is located in Saranac Lake, New York, and it has additional locations in Malone and Ticonderoga. The college is sponsored by Franklin and Essex counties.

The college's enrollment is 751 full-time students and 1,142 part-time students. It employs 70 full-time faculty and another 70 adjunct faculty. The college offers 25 degree and certificate programs, a 15:1 student-teacher ratio, six athletic programs and two national honor societies. The college awarded $8.6 million in financial aid in 2018-19 and provides $400,000 in institutional scholarships each year.

North Country is the only public college located within the Adirondack Park.

Academics[edit]

The college provides 25 degree and certificate programs. It offers Associate of Arts programs in Environmental Studies and Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science. The latter program also offers tracks in English, Psychology and Early Childhood Education.

The college's Associate of Science degree programs include Business Administration, Child and Family Services, Environmental Science, Fine Arts-Studio, Health Science, Liberal Arts: Math and Science, Sports and Events Management and Wilderness Recreation Leadership.

Associate of Applied Science degrees at North Country include Business Administration, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Computer Graphics and Design, Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship Management, Human Services, Individual Stuides, Massage Therapy, Nursing and Radiologic Technology.

The college offers Certificate programs in Community Residence Aide, Computer Graphics and Design, Health Science and Practical Nursing.

North Country's online degree programs include Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science (including English and Psychology tracks), and Business Administration (AS).

Transfer Paths[edit]

The college has numerous transfer paths within the State University of New York, as well as articulation agreements and transfer options to other four-year colleges and universities. In 2020, the college announced six new transfer pathways to allow NCCC graduates to earn bachelor's degrees from SUNY Empire in as little as one year after completing an associate degree.[4]

Athletics[edit]

College athletics are offered on the Saranac Lake campus and include men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's lacrosse and women's volleyball. These sports are based at the Sparks Athletic Complex, which includes a gymnasium, pool, fitness center and team locker rooms.

North Country athletics has won over 10 NJCAA National Championships in a variety of sports. In 2019 and 2020, the college's women's basketball team won the NJCAA Region III championship and advanced to the national tournament both years.[5]

Residence Life, Dining and Bookstores[edit]

The North Country Community College Association provides on-campus housing for up to 96 students at its Saranac Lake campus.

The Association also provides dining services and operates bookstores on the Saranac Lake and Malone campuses.

Student Life[edit]

North Country offers a wide array of student activities on all three campuses: student group activities, student government, volunteer opportunities, career exploration, transfer planning, leadership development and health lifestyles. Many of the college's activities are centered around its location in the Adirondack Park. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails, lakes, and streams provide excellent opportunity for outdoor recreation nearby. The college's main campus is located near Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, located in Wilmington and the Olympic Center and Ski Jumps and Bobsled Track.

Did you know?[edit]

North Country Community College was the Official College of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games held in Lake Placid, New York and maintains a working relationship with the Lake Placid - U.S. Olympic Training Center which is located ten miles from campus. Olympic Gold Medalist James "Jimmy" Shea, 2002 is an alumnus.

College Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.nccc.edu/employee-directory/index.html
  2. ^ https://www.nccc.edu/live/Viewbook2019.pdf
  3. ^ https://nccc.prestosports.com/landing/index
  4. ^ Staff, Reports (06-13-20). "NCCC, SUNY Empire partner on new transfer pathways". Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Retrieved 08-05-20. Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  5. ^ https://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2020/03/nccc%e2%80%88womens-hoops-headed-to-nationals/

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