Manchester Community College Mission Statement
Manchester Community College advances academic, economic, civic, personal and cultural growth by providing comprehensive, innovative and affordable learning opportunities to diverse populations. We are a learning- centered community committed to access, excellence and relevance.
Shared Understanding • Shared Responsibility • Shared Leadership
College founded in 1963. Great Path Academy middle college high school opened Fall 2009.
- MCC serves over 15,000 students a year.
- 49% percent of the credit students come from the primary service area of Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Hebron, Manchester, Mansfield/Storrs, Marlborough, South Windsor, Tolland, Union, Vernon/Rockville and Willington.
- Fall 2014: 7,300 students (credit only); 4,258 (full-time equivalent).
- Spring 2015: 6,880 students (credit only); 3,911 (full-time equivalent).
- Average age: 25; 53 percent women; 34 percent full time.
- MCC serves “returning students” with associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees with workforce training and skills enhancement, special advanced certifications or retraining in a new field.
- Approximately 40 percent of the credit students are from under-represented racial and ethnic groups.
- The Continuing Education division serves over 5,200 credit-free and3,800 credit extension students each year.
- 280 students in inter-district magnet school, Great Path Academy, in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- MCC has 495 teaching faculty.
- Faculty earned degrees from over 100 institutions, including MCC.
- 39 full-time faculty and staff are graduates of MCC.
Degrees and Certificates
- MCC offers associate in art and associate in science degrees in over 40 disciplines. Broad areas of study include: accounting, business, business office technology, computer information systems, computer science and technology, engineering science and industrial technology, general studies, health careers, hospitality management and culinary arts, human services, humanities and the liberal arts and sciences.
- MCC also offers programs of a shorter duration in each of the areas listed above, resulting in the awarding of a certificate. The certificate programs range from 6 to 30 credits, and some may be completed in as little as one year.
- Through its Continuing Education division, MCC also offers a wide variety of credit-free certificate programs. Examples include Certified Nurse-Aide, Complete Microsoft Office, Emergency Medical Technician, Oracle Database Administrator, Personal Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Precision Machining, Principles and Practices of Real Estate, Veterinary Assistant, and many more.
- MCC graduates are guaranteed admission to the Connecticut State Universities (CSUs). The transfer compact between MCC and the CSUs provides special opportunities for MCC students to complete an associate degree in a program designed for transfer.
- Incoming students who have fewer than 16 college credits may enroll in the Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP), a collaborative program with the community colleges and the University of Connecticut, provided they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and graduate with an associate degree. The GAP provides MCC students access to more than 60 majors in UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or the School of Business.
- MCC also partners with Eastern Connecticut State University to offer a bachelor of general studies degree completion program in which MCC graduates can continue their studies seamlessly at ECSU.
- MCC graduates have successfully transferred to over 100 public and private universities, in Connecticut and throughout the country.
- Annual budget: $53 million.
- Tuition and fees: $2,016 for full-time, in-state student per semester.
Facilities, Programs, Special Events and Community Activities
- Library open to the public, SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium, Follett bookstore, Cougar Cave cafeteria, Tower Café, Child Development Center, College Career Pathways, career and counseling services, cooperative education, Academic Support Center, Alumni Association, MCC Foundation, transitional programs, intercollegiate athletics for women and men, customized training for businesses, Excursions in Learning youth and family programs, credit-free courses, Organization of Active Adults, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, athletic fields, fitness center, Bicentennial Band Shell, MCC on Main, and numerous student organizations.
- MCC hosts various seminars, workshops, exhibitions and guest speakers each year.
Accreditations and Memberships
Manchester Community College is accredited by the Board of Regents and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Eight programs of study offered by Manchester Community College have been awarded national accreditation. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. The Respiratory Care and Surgical Technology programs have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Paralegal program has been approved by the American Bar Association. The Foodservice Management and Culinary Arts programs have been accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute Accrediting Commission. The Early Childhood Education program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the American College and University President Climate Commitment, The College Board, League for Innovation in the Community College, several chambers of commerce, Campus Compact, the Council for Resource Development, the National Council on Student Development, the National Junior College Athletic Association, the New England College Council and several other organizations.
This catalog of Manchester Community College is provided as a source of information for prospective students and does not constitute a contract. It is prepared in advance of the academic period during which it is to be in effect; therefore, the college reserves the right to make necessary changes in any of the information appearing in the catalog.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
Manchester Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Affirmative Action and Staff Development Coordinator (Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator), Manchester Community College; Great Path; MS#2; Manchester, CT 06040; Lowe Student Services Center L-134c; 860-512-3107.
Manchester Community College is committed to access and equal opportunity. Should you require accommodations because of a disability in order to participate in any of the programs offered, please contact a counselor at Services for Students with Disabilities, 860-512-3332. Alternative formats of this material may be provided upon request.
Photo and Videotape Policy
The Manchester Community College Marketing and Public Relations department often takes or commissions photos and videotapes of students, faculty and staff, and campus visitors. These images are taken in classrooms and labs, in the library and other study areas, at college events and elsewhere around campus. MCC reserves the right to use these photographs/video clips as a part of its publicity and marketing efforts. Students who enroll at MCC do so with the understanding that these images might include them and might be used in college publications, both printed and electronic, and for publicity.