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Study at North Country Community College

North County Community College, or NCCC, was founded by the people of Franklin and Essex Counties of New York in 1967. It is a community college based in Upstate New York, United States. The college is unofficially referred to as "The College of Essex and Franklin". The main campus of North County Community College is located in Saranac Lake, and additional campuses are in Malone and Ticonderoga.

North County Community College is associated with the State University of New York. The college offers associate’s and graduate degree programs, certificate programs, as well as distance learning courses in many subjects. Health care, law, computing, social sciences, and business are some of the Course Topics at NCCC.

At North County Community College, students actively participate in intercollegiate sports competitions. The college is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association. The athletics teams of NCCC are nicknamed the Saints. Ice hockey, basketball, soccer, and softball are some of the sports played here.

Profile of North Country Community College

North Country Community College is found in Saranac Lake, NY. Saranac Lake is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate s degree at North Country Community College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine and nutrition and exercise therapy.

North Country Community College Selectivity

North Country Community College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


North Country Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 1,739 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

North Country Community College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"North Country Community College is committed to providing, within Essex and Franklin counties, an innovative, challenging, supportive environment where the intellectual, career, personal, and creative aspirations of all interested individuals can be realized. The College promotes a desire for excellence, a concern for lifelong learning, and an ability to adapt to a changing society. The College offers programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences; Vocational, Technical and Business Careers; Lifelong Learning and Community Services. "

North Country Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine104licensed practical nurse, registered nursing
Liberal Arts61 humanities, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management35business management, retail
Security and Law Enforcement25 criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology22radiation therapist
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19 rehabilitation, parks and recreation management
Therapy and Counseling11substance abuse counseling
Family and Social Work8 community organization
Hospitality7 hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering 6computer support
office and Administration4administrative assistant

Contact: North Country Community College

North Country Community College

23 Santanoni Avenue

Saranac Lake, NY 12983-0089

General Phone: (518) 891-2915


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