"Being responsive to the diverse communities we serve, our mission at MCC is to be an accessible, student-centered, comprehensive community college that promotes and fosters the intellectual, cultural, and economic vibrancy of our region."
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian...
's system of post-secondary vocational-technical education developed in response to conditions in New Hampshire following the end of World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...
. Recognizing that many soldiers, sailors and airmen, among others, would be demobilized and in need of retraining for civilian life, two State Trade Schools were developed. Since that time, the Community College System of New Hampshire
The Community College System of New Hampshire is an organization of seven public community colleges located throughout New Hampshire. 95% of enrolled students are New Hampshire residents.The colleges offer over 80 associate degree programs...
(CCSNH) has grown to include four colleges comprising seven institutions.
In the early 1980s, the school had a highly visible solar building facing Interstate 293
Interstate 293 is an long loop surrounding Manchester, New Hampshire, USA roughly shaped like two sides of a triangle. Completing the loop in the northeast is Interstate 93. The southern portion of the loop shares the road with NH 101 and passes near Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the...
. The building was demolished in 2007 to make way for a new Health Science & Technology building.
The New Hampshire Legislature and Governor passed a law enabling the Board to increase the number of Colleges from four to seven, "uncoupling" campuses that had been administratively merged prior to 2005. The Board's decision reflects the growth of the colleges, and the increasing demands and opportunities before the CCSNH colleges as they strive to be responsive to the needs of students, businesses, communities and the state.
On January 30, 2008, the name changed from New Hampshire Community Technical College (NHCTC) at Manchester to Manchester Community College.
Course of Study
- Arts & Design
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
- Fine Arts
- Automotive Technology
- Building Construction Technology
- Business Studies
- Administrative Professional
- Liberal Arts
- Computer Science
- Education & Human Services
- Electrical Technology
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- General Studies
- Health & Fitness
- Heat, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Liberal Arts
- Real Estate
The college enrolls about 3,000 students per semester and offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs as well as workshops and professional development programs. Its facilities include the Center for Academic Planning and Support, Library, state-of-the-art instructional labs, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and a full-service Early Childhood Education Lab School. The campus is accessible to anyone with a physical challenge.
Located on 57 acres (23.1 ha) near the banks of the Merrimack River
The Merrimack River is a river in the northeastern United States. It rises at the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers in Franklin, New Hampshire, flows southward into Massachusetts, and then flows northeast until it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Newburyport...
north of the city center, the Manchester campus offers classes and programs in three major connected buildings, and has ample room for future growth while retaining more than adequate green space and parking. A new 50000 sq ft (4,645.2 m²). building to house the Learning Resources, Allied Health programs, and science labs is now under construction, with occupancy planned for January 2008. As part of New Hampshire's largest city, the campus is actively engaged in community outreach and plays an integral role in the increasing ethnic and cultural diversity of the area.