NHTI-Concord's Community College

Introduction

NHTI Concord’s Community College is a two-year college in Concord, New Hampshire that offers 62 academic programs along with a rich campus life. The school was founded as the New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1965 and initially offered just three engineering technology programs. In 2008, the college was renamed NHTI Concord’s Community College.

NHTI is situated on 240 acres along the Merrimack River in the capital city of Concord, NH. NHTI Concord’s Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).

The total enrollment at NHTI is about 5,000 students and the typical class size is 15 to 20 students.

Academics

Degree Programs

NHTI Concord’s Community College offers 29 associate degree programs. The associate degrees offered include both Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Arts (A.A.). These associate degrees are aimed at students who eventually want to transfer to a four-year university or college to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The college offers the Associate in Arts degree in areas such as Liberal Arts and Visual Arts, while Associate in Science degree students can also opt for numerous areas of specialization. These include Accounting, Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Animation and Graphic Game Programming, Information Technology, and Early Care and Education for Young Children with Disabilities.

Certificate Programs

NHTI Concord’s Community College also offers professional certifications in Dental Assisting and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Various career-oriented certificate programs are available for students in areas such as Accounting, Hotel Administration, Tourism Information Technology, Information Technology Applications Development, and Autism Early Intervention Specialist.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Students seeking admissions to NHTI Concord’s Community College are required to submit a completed admission application form, official high school/college transcripts, and a copy of high school equivalency/GED certificate. There are specific requirements for certain programs that students need to follow. Submitting of SAT/ACT scores are not admission requirements but the college recommends that students share the scores at the time of admissions. Students might also be required to appear for an interview. All students seeking admission in the NHTI-Concord’s Community College are required to appear for a placement test.

International students need to submit the application for admission, an essay, a letter of recommendation and a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance the education expenses for a year. They are also required to submit their high school and college transcripts. They are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores.

Financial Aid

NHTI Concord’s Community College participates in a variety of financial aid programs to help students meet their educational expenses. Four types of financial aid programs are available for the students of the NHTI-Concord’s Community College. These include scholarships, grants, loans and Federal work-study programs.

The merit-based awards include Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, Dr. Erwin M. Adams Scholarship, Frances H. Benton Women’s Engineering Scholarship, and Molly B. Hawthorn-Macdougall Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

The need-based awards include Federal Pell Grant and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. Students can avail various loan options such as Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Stafford loans, and Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans. Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions.

To apply for financial aid from the NHTI-Concord’s Community College, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. The NHTI-Concord’s Community College recommends a priority deadline of May 1 to apply for the financial aid.

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Students

Concord’s Community College believes in creating an environment where students are challenged to learn and grow outside the classroom, and the atmosphere on campus has a home town feel.

Student Services

The NHTI Service Learning Team strives towards creating service learning opportunities in the curriculum. The campus features a 26,000 square foot library comprised of study areas and computer areas and provides a comfortable environment for research and studies. The library stocks text books, reference materials, periodicals, CD-ROMs, video and audio recordings, maps, and photographs. The Learning Center provides an independent and self-directed learning environment. The services and facilities available include tutoring, Math lab, Writing Center, Study Skills and Reading Center, and a Computer Learning lab.

Student Organizations

The Student Government provides a platform for the students to develop individual initiative and a wider sense of responsibility. There are a number of student clubs and organizations which represent specific interest groups. Some of these include the Architectural Engineering Technology Club, Criminal Justice Club, Hall Council, Human Service Club, Outing Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the Running Club. The Leadership, Enrichment and Action Program (LEAP) offered by the college provides a number of training activities for imparting leadership training to the students. The Career Counseling and Placement Office provides guidance to the students in terms of career exploration, internships, and job search. The college also features a Child and Family Development Center for children ranging between 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

On-Campus Facilities

Dining options are available for students at he Capital Commons Cafeteria in Little Hall and the Sweeney Hall Bistro, which provides snacks, beverages, and light meals. The NHTI Concord’s Community College has three coeducational residence halls (North Hall, South Hall, and Strout Hall) with the capacity for accommodating 350 students. The facilities offered in the residence halls include bathrooms, kitchen areas, laundry rooms, meal plans, recreational equipment, and telephone, internet, and cable services.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

NHTI-Concord’s Community College is a member of the Yankee Small College Athletic Association (YSCAA) and the United States College Athletic Association (USCAA). The intercollegiate athletic teams include men’s soccer, cross-country, and basketball; women’s soccer, basketball, volleyball, and cross-country; co-ed golf and balling; baseball and softball. The intramural sports available on campus include 3 on 3 Basketball, 4 on 4 Volleyball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Wiffleball, and Indoor Soccer.

The NHTI campus features the Dr. Goldie Crocker Wellness Center with facilities such as a full gymnasium, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, baseball, soccer, and softball fields, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, and horseshoe pits.

Bibliography

  • NHTI-Concord’s Community College. Academics at NHTI. Web. 15 September 2011.
  • NHTI-Concord’s Community College. NHTI at a Glance. Web. 15 September 2011.
  • NHTI-Concord’s Community College. NHTI-Concord’s Community College 2011-2012 Catalog. 2011. Print.

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