2012-2013 Student Catalog 
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2012-2013 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Education

 Department of Community Education

NCCC’s Department of Community Education offers a variety of creative, challenging, and action-oriented programs.  These courses, created in response to community needs and trends, let you explore and develop interests and prepare for new personal and career challenges.

Community Service Programs

Choose from a wide variety of programs in the following areas:

Driver Training, Safety and Education
Motorcycle Safety Training
Computers for Personal Use
Animal Rehabilitation
Health and Home
Recreation and Physical Activity
Summer Camps

Join us for such topics as driver safety training for point and insurance reduction, motorcycle safety training, driver improvement, the five-hour driving program, and driver education; health and wellness topics; and an array of fun topics like cooking, landscaping, sailing, pottery, jewelry making, web design, boat cruises, and aerobics.

Driving Safety Program

NCCC Department of Community Education offers several driving safety courses. They are Defensive Driving, Driving Improvement, Driver Education, and Motorcycle Safety training course.

The three (3) hour Driving Improvement Program offered by Community Education is for area traffic court defendants who have been referred by the local judiciary for a safe driving course. Admittance into the program is arranged with local traffic courts and the College Administrator. This course is under the auspices of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

The six (6) hour Defensive Driving course is an insurance and point reduction program that includes safe driving education. This course is cosponsored by the National Safety Council and is approved by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Driver Education course is designed for individuals 16 years of age and older. Students under 18 who successfully complete the program will receive the New York State MV-285 (Blue Card) and may qualify for an insurance reduction credit.

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles approved Motorcycle Training Safety course or Basic Rider Course is designed for beginning riders. Exercises in a controlled environment provide a complete introduction to motorcycling. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use during the course. The pre-requisite for this course is a motorcycle learner’s permit.

Course offerings and class schedules vary from semester to semester, so those interested in coursework should contact Community Education at (716) 614-6470 for an updated schedule.

Summer Camp


Niagara County Community College offers summer camps for youth between the ages of 7-18.  Choose from a variety of sports and/or fine arts camps.  Most camps are held during the month of July.  Past camps have included Baseball, Cheerleading, Digital Photography, Girls Soccer, Boys Lacrosse, General Sports Camp, Rockin’ Art, Potter, Culinary and Pastry.

All camps are held on NCCC’s beautiful 250-acre rural campus. Overnight campers reside in the  apartment-style Village College Suites and take meals in the College dining facilities.

Each camp is directed by knowledgeable coaches including NCCC’s collegiate coaches, professional coaches and assisted by coaches and players from other colleges and nationally recognized sports teams.