Qualified and Accessible Faculty
At MCC, faculty members’ primary responsibility is teaching, not research and publishing. Many professors also have extensive practical experience in the subjects they teach. Faculty are accessible to students through office hours and advising and also act as sponsors to clubs and organizations.
Small classes are an important attribute of community colleges. This makes MCC a great place for students who like small classes and individualized attention. You won’t be a number or get lost in the crowd.
MCC offers over 90 degrees and certificates. Students can prepare for an immediate career or pursue the first two years of general academic course work required for a bachelor’s degree. The Honors College allows students to take rigorous courses supplemented by special opportunities. You can also work toward a degree that you started elsewhere. Community colleges have taken a leadership role in career programs by preparing students for occupations in both existing and emerging technologies. MCC is continuously evaluating the workforce needs of Connecticut and beyond, and adding new and varied programs of study.
At MCC, flexible course schedules allow students to fit their studies around work or home commitments. Classes are offered days, evenings and weekends, and we are also on the forefront of distance learning programs, which enable students to complete course work online. We are in easy commuting distance by car or public transportation.
College is about learning new ideas, meeting new people, and having varied experiences. At MCC, students will be introduced to a diverse group of students in terms of age, experience, abilities, ethnicity and goals. There is a wide spectrum of clubs and activities that celebrate and support the diversity that exists on campus and student government, campus publications, and cultural events all thrive on student involvement.
Community colleges are committed to meeting the wants and needs of their communities and its people, giving each a unique local focus. As an important resource in the greater Manchester community, MCC offers both credit and noncredit courses, technical training, and also recreational, social and cultural programs. The college has developed partnership programs with businesses and industry and often serves as learning centers for local employers. MCC works collaboratively with the local primary and secondary schools, as well as civic and government groups.
Connection to Baccalaureate Institutions
Many students begin their undergraduate studies at a community college and finish at a baccalaureate college. Studies show that students who spend their first two years at a community college and then go on to graduate from four-year colleges are as well prepared academically as those who go directly to four-year colleges. MCC has formed partnerships with UConn and the Connecticut State Universities to ease this transfer. Articulation agreements with other colleges and universities, detailing courses and programs for transfer, are growing in number, and counselors are available to assist students in the transfer process.
Technology plays a critical role in MCC’s growth and development. Computer labs are plentiful and accessible, offering state-of-the-art equipment and programs; smart classrooms put interactive learning tools in the hands of faculty and students, And, training for high tech workers often happens at community colleges.
MCC is committed to student success, offering a comprehensive array of support services that include tutoring, advising, career planning, counseling, and first year and new student programs. Plus, through developmental courses, students can improve skills in math, English and college success skills.
Solid cost savings is one of the major benefits of attending a community college. The low tuition cost makes a quality education available to many who may not have had access in the past. One semester of tuition at MCC is less than the price of a good computer system. And, for students in need of assistance, financial aid, grants and scholarships are available too!
Many people who began their higher education at a community college have gone on to make significant contributions and to achieve recognition in a variety of fields. Many leaders in communications, government, entertainment, business, and sciences were once community college students. The education they received prepared them for the changing world in which they live today.
We hope that you can see the many benefits of attending Manchester Community College, and recognize that MCC’s faculty and staff are committed to your college success. Applications are being accepted from new students now . Students can apply online at my.commnet.edu or obtain an application by contacting the Admissions office at 860-512-3210 for more information. You could be on your way to a new future starting today.
Come to Campus
An open house is held each fall and spring. Students and their families are invited to attend to learn about degree, certificate and credit-free programs, and on-campus, online and hybrid courses. Attend a workshop on admissions and financial aid, and participate in a campus tour. Registration is requested, but not required.
Admissions Information Sessions will be held on most Tuesday evenings, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Community Commons room in the Great Path Academy building. See the Admissions page for the current schedule.
Learn more about the admissions process, tour the campus and find out about financial aid, registration and more than 70 degree and certificate programs. Pre-registration is requested, but not required.
Open campus tours are held most Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Tours leave promptly from the Admissions office, in the Student Services Center, L156.