About MCC

A Destination for Excellence

As one of the largest of the 12 Connecticut community colleges, all of which are part of the state system of community-technical colleges, Manchester Community College strives to continuously set and raise the expectations of a community college education.

Mission

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 Values

MCC believes in:

Shared Understanding — Shared Responsibility — Shared Leadership

Overview

Academic excellence, technology-rich classrooms and learning spaces, flexible schedules, small class sizes and low tuition provide a quality education that’s accessible to all who wish to learn. Programs are designed to fit the varying needs of students. Classes are held days, evenings, weekends and online – in both traditional and accelerated formats – and they prepare students for entry into a growing career field or transfer to a baccalaureate institution for further study. Formal agreements with the state’s universities provide ease of transfer and maximize credits awarded. Financial aid is also available, including comprehensive packages of grants, loans, scholarships and work-study opportunities.

Partnerships with local business, and faculty members with both academic and professional credentials, provide an experience that extends beyond the classroom and connects students with practitioners in their field. In particular, the Institute for Community Engagement and service learning initiatives strive to sustain existing community relationships and foster new partnerships that are mutually beneficial to the college and community and are supportive of the college mission. Through numerous campus activities, student volunteerism, and a staffing commitment to community engagement, Manchester Community College partners actively with businesses and community organizations in order to:

  • Develop a clear understanding of the needs of shared constituents
  • Evolve program offerings to maintain relevancy
  • Link more effectively to the communities and people served

More than 200 faculty and staff hold leadership roles in their communities – in business associations, civic groups, faith communities and a host of volunteer organizations. Community groups interested in learning more about MCC or any of the disciplines or programs it offers can arrange for a faculty or staff speaker from the college’s active Speakers Bureau.

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