MCC Education Options
Get a 2-Year Degree or Certificate
Whether you’re just out of high school, changing your career, re-starting the degree you began years ago, or just taking a course, Manchester Community College has a place for you! With affordable tuition, quality education, and flexible schedules to meet the needs of working students, we’re ready to help you achieve your educational goals.
Transfer to 4-Year Colleges
MCC’s courses transfer to four-year colleges and universities in NH and across the United States. Through our many articulation agreements with four-year colleges, you can plot the path to your bachelor’s degree before you complete your associate degree at MCC!
Accessible, Flexible Education
Whether you take a class or two or enroll in a certificate or degree program, Manchester Community College faculty will help you succeed, with courses designed to prepare you for whichever path you choose.
Founded in 1945 as a technical school for Veterans returning from World War II, today MCC is a NECHE-accredited comprehensive community college. Most of our programs are open-admission and the college is accessible to all students with a high school diploma. (We even offer Early College courses for students who are still in high school!)
Core Learning Outcomes
All academic programs work toward achieving competencies in the following areas:
A comprehensive, systematic process of exploring issues/objects/ideas/artifacts through the collection and analysis of evidence prior to and resulting from informed conclusions. The ability to gather and process pertinent information in order to develop potential solutions, while comparing and contrasting alternatives to achieve a viable outcome.
The ability to express thoughts and ideas in a professional, clear coherent manner. Oral Communication is a prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs or behaviors. Written communication is the development and expression of ideas in writing while learning to work in many genres and styles. Written communication abilities develop through iterative experiences across the curriculum.
The ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
A set of cognitive and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. Students should become informed, open-minded and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of difference. Students need to seek to understand how their actions affect others.
The technical skill standards or those abilities and knowledge necessary for competent performance in carrying out responsibilities associated with college and career success.
An understanding and disposition that a student must self-engage and own their learning process. Built across curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities, students’ behaviors and choices reflect their ability to create simple connections among ideas and experiences, ultimately synthesizing and transferring learning to new complex situations within and beyond the campus.
We work closely with area employers to ensure our educational programs will prepare students for careers. Employers serve on MCC academic department advisory boards and many participate in job fairs and other events on campus each year.
For more information about employment opportunities, visit the program pages you are interested in.
MCC Prepares Students to Transfer
High Pass Rates on Licensure Exams
Our students enjoy high pass rates, for example:
National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
Pass rate: 2019 (96.36%), 2020 (96.67%) and 2021 (97.83%)
American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 AWS Test
Pass rate: 2019 (100%), 2020 (100%), 2021 (100%) and 2022 (100%)
*Includes Early College