Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College (NCC) is a public community college in East Garden City, New York in Nassau County.

Nassau Community College
Motto"Stay Close, Go Far"
TypeCo-ed two-year Public Community College President - Dr. W. Hubert Keen
Location, ,
United States
Campus225 acres (0.91 km2)
ColorsNavy Blue and orange
AffiliationsState University of New York system
MascotLeo the Lion


Nassau Community College was created as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1959. When the college opened, on February 1, 1960, it had 632 students, and classes were held in an old courthouse. When Mitchel Air Force Base closed, the college obtained substantial property, including buildings to develop its new campus, on what is now known as Mitchel Field. (The government still retains some housing and other facilities in the vicinity of the Nassau campus.)


Nassau Community College annually awards the largest number of Associate degrees in the State of New York and the third largest number of Associate degrees for a single campus two-year public colleges in the United States. The strongest programs at Nassau Community College are music, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, sound recording, and nursing.

NCC offers the A.A. degree in Liberal Arts focused on humanities and social sciences, specialized A.A. and A.S. transfer degrees, and A.A.S. degrees and certificate programs designed to serve immediate employment goals of students.[2] Intern/work-study opportunities with local, national and international businesses and organizations are available for students in both career and liberal arts programs.[2]

Academic departments

  • Accounting and Business
  • Administrative Business Technology
  • Africana Studies
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics Finance
  • Engineering,Physics&Technology
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Health, Physical Education & Recreation
  • History, Political Science & Geography
  • Hospitality Business
  • Library
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing, Retailing, Fashion Buying & Merchandising, Fashion Design & Interior Design
  • Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Mortuary Science
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Reading Basic Education
  • Sociology
  • Studio Recording Technology
  • Student Personnel Services
  • Theatre & Dance

Notable alumni


  2. "Academic Overview". Nassau Community College. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
  3. "Phil Baroni". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  5. "Jay Hieron". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  6. "Ryan LaFlare". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  7. "Al Iaquinta". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
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