North Country Community College
|President||Dr. Steven Tyrell|
100 acres (0.40 km2)
|Colors||White and hunter green|
|Affiliations||National Junior College Athletic Association, Region III, Mountain Valley Athletic Conference|
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 main campus in Saranac Lake, New York serves Franklin and Essex Counties; enrollment is approximately 1500 students. It employs 143 permanent and 300 adjunct faculty. North Country is the only public college located within the Adirondack Park. The college, located in New York's North Country Region, has additional locations in Malone and Ticonderoga.
The college provides programs in the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as in Allied Health, Business, Technical, and Vocational areas. The most popular majors at North Country include Sports & Events Management, Business, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Computer Graphics & Design, Massage Therapy and Wilderness Recreation Leadership. Many other transfer and professional degrees are offered.
College athletics includes Men's & Women's basketball, soccer and women's softball. North Country Athletics has won over 10 NJCAA National Championships in a variety of sports.
Beginning in 2015, NCCC will add athletic programs in Women's volleyball and Women's lacrosse.
North Country offers a wide array of student activities that center around its close proximity to Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, located in Wilmington and the Olympic Center and Ski Jumps located in Lake Placid. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails, lakes, and streams provide excellent opportunity for outdoor recreation are nearby.
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.