188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
Norwalk, CT 06854
Accrediting Agency:New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Norwalk Community College (NCC) was established in 1961 and is Connecticut’s first publicly funded two-year institution. With this community college, students have the opportunity to earn their associate degree or certificate in business, health, education, engineering, the liberal arts, and many other academic disciplines. NCC is home to about 16,000 students and holds a few nationally recognized honors. These include being one of the 15 colleges to receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and MDC, Inc., named an Achieving the Dream Leader College, and a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Moreover, it boasts such alumni as Walt Disney, Walter Anderson, and actor Jim Belushi.
NCC offers 46 associate degrees as well as more than 20 certificate programs. Associate degree programs include Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts degrees in such disciplines as architectural engineering technology and nursing. NCC also offers online and hybrid courses to accommodate students’ needs. Online students will utilize NCC’s Blackboard Learn program in order to communicate with their professors, turn in assignments, and access course materials. Meanwhile, hybrid students do the same through NCC’s Blackboard Vista in addition to attending an on-campus classroom about half of the time.
In 1973, NCC officially become a New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredited postsecondary institution. It maintains that accreditation today; in 2004, NCC’s accreditation was renewed for another decade.
NCC makes admission simple with its New Student Checklist, which details exactly what students need to be admitted. Students must provide NCC with immunization records. They must also supply NCC with official high school and, when applicable, college transcripts. ACT/SAT scores must also be submitted, though students who did not take either of these standardized tests may take NCC’s placement test instead. Moreover, students are required to complete an application for admission into NCC, which can be done through a paper application or on NCC’s website.