Course Catalog 2023-2024

505 Amherst Street

Nashua, New Hampshire 03063

Telephone: 603.578.8900

Fax: 603.882.8690

Nashua Community College (NCC) is one of the seven colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire. For more information about CCSNH, call 800.247.3420, or visit

This catalog is a guide to NCC and its contents are subject to revision at any time. The College reserves the right to change tuition, fees, courses, policies, programs, services and personnel as required. A matriculated student must follow the curriculum of the program at the time of matriculation.

Nashua Community College is a smoke-free campus.

This catalog is current as of May 10, 2023

Admission to Nashua Community College is open to all applicants who are qualified according to the admissions standards of respective programs, and applicants will not be barred from admission because of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. First priority for admission will be given to New Hampshire residents, second priority will be given to students qualifying under the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) and third priority will be given to students not qualifying under the New England Regional Student Program or those not domiciled in the state of New Hampshire. However, in highly competitive programs with limited enrollment, the Admissions Office, while working as much as possible within the above parameters, may exercise discretion in admitting those applicants who best fit the needs and expectations of the department, the College and the local community.

In an effort to assist students in reaching their educational goals, NCC has partnered with the Adult Learning Center (ALC) to offer the preparatory coursework not offered by the College through a College Transitions Program at NCC. Students whose college placement test results indicate enrollment in these preparatory courses is necessary will be referred to the College Transitions Coordinator.

The facilities and services of the College will be available to all enrolled students, day and evening (except when restricted by judicial action).

DISCLAIMER: All financial aid information and policies are subject to change at any time. Please review your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient in the current year CCSNH Student Financial Aid Handbook at (

Fully aware that the value of the college experience for each student is greatly affected by personal life difficulties, needs and interests, the administration, faculty and staff of the College regard student services as an integral part of the total educational program. A conscientious effort is made to know students as individuals and to serve them accordingly.

The Student Handbook describes specifically the student-related policies and programs at the College. Students are expected to be informed about the policies published in this catalog and in the Student Handbook as well as subsequent policies and information that may be published or posted during the school year. Policies of the College may, and often do, change since the College must maintain flexibility to serve its students. It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand the College policies.

NCC Honors is a non-degree program open to all qualified students in all majors.

Nashua Community College recognizes that students enter the learning process at different levels of competency and is committed to supporting high achieving students in pursuit of their academic, professional, and personal goals through their participation in the Honors Program at NCC.

The Honors Program provides a supportive intellectual environment that encourages creative and critical thinking and varied opportunities to expand academic, cultural and social horizons. Honors participants take small discussion-oriented seminars that satisfy general education requirements through exposure to innovative and challenging curricula.

The Department of Multicultural Engagement offers support for non-native speakers of English including language evaluations, advising, tutoring, and social activities, such as International Café, Conversation Partners, and the Multicultural Club. There are a variety of multi-level classes to improve English for social, academic, and professional purposes. Courses to choose from cover conversation, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and writing domains. In addition, the Department provides non-credit world language instruction for part of a well-rounded, globally- minded education, for both personal knowledge and professional advantage.