2015-2016 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2015-2016 Student Catalog
Message from the President
Welcome to Niagara County Community College (NCCC). The College’s administration, faculty and staff are committed to academic excellence and passionately dedicated to ensuring that you meet your goals. We commend you on choosing NCCC to begin your path to success, and we know that you will find that NCCC is truly The Smart Place To Start the next phase of your life.
If you are a new or recent high school graduate, we offer more than 70 degree and certificate programs designed to provide career entry upon completion or easy transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution. In addition, campus life includes over 40 clubs and organizations and an intercollegiate athletic program that has produced many academic and athletic All Americans. Whether you want to get involved a little or a lot, NCCC has the offerings that are right for you.
If you are an adult learner interested in taking your career to the next level, or are interested in changing careers, NCCC has programs designed to provide you with the skills you need to grow as a professional while earning the credentials you need to make a positive change in your organization and your community. If scheduling is an issue, we offer online courses that you can take from virtually anywhere during hours that are convenient for you. As life and technology have changed, our commitment has increased to provide quality education for busy students.
As a Niagara County Community College student, your success is critically important to us. The administration, faculty and staff of NCCC are proud to help you on your path to academic and professional excellence. You are in one of the most exciting times of your life, and we are grateful to be a part of it.
Again, welcome to Niagara County Community College.
Dr. James P. Klyczek
This Catalog is in Effect for Students Enrolled from September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016
The information presented in this catalog is intended to assist the student by providing estimates, approximations and projections of programs and facilities available at the college.
Since the nature of an educational enterprise depends so much upon individual circumstances and unforeseeable factors, the college shall reserve the right to change regulations or catalog contents at any time, alter or abolish programs, courses, or other terms as necessary, and hence makes no warranty, representation or contractual commitment as to any information contained herein.
Any estimates as to educational or living expenses, financial aid availability, educational quality or result, program content, or retention rates are intended to be approximations helpful to the student and thus constitute no institutional guarantee. As this is a one-year catalog, students, particularly those applying during the 2015-16 year, should request up-to-date information from the Office of Admissions at (716) 614-6200.
No officer or employee of the college has any authority to make statements inconsistent with the contents of the catalog or to make comments exceeding those stated herein.
What’s New in the Catalog?
Record and track your favorite degrees, certificates, and courses. Click on the My Portfolio link at the bottom of the left hand navigation, create an account with an email address and a password of your choice, and then start adding information while browsing the catalog.
While you browse the catalog, you will see the “Add to Portfolio” icon. Click the icon to save the item in your portfolio. It’s that easy!
Return later and start where you left off. You can also share your save items with your parents, faculty or academic advisors.
Course Listing Link
Click on the Course Description link in the left hand navigation pane. Choose a course and click the course link. Once the course is open, an active link to the course listing for the upcoming semester is located at the bottom of the dialog box. Click the link and it will direct you to the course description and schedule types offered for that semester. Click the schedule type you prefer and a listing of days and times the course is offered will open.
You will see the new Degree Planner icon at the top and bottom of each program. Select this icon for a printer-friendly version of your degree requirements presented in a checklist format.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Statement of Policy
The Board of Trustees of Niagara County Community College adopted an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policy in recognition of the College’s commitment to ensuring equal employment and educational opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, marital status, sex, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. The College is committed in practice to be non-discriminatory and to take remedial steps to correct inequities which exist.
The President, as chief executive officer, affirms this policy and will take appropriate action when the intent of state and federal policies and law, and Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Regulations have been willfully or habitually abrogated at Niagara County Community College.
Inquiries regarding questions on application of a compliance with state and federal policies and law may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer.
Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
Niagara County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.
The College’s Affirmative Action Officer and Disabilities Coordinator coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations.
Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, is available from the ADA Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer.
Write or Call:
Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone (716) 614-6222
Fax (716) 614-6700
NCCC is an AA/EEO SUNY Institution
The student must assume responsibility for knowing College regulations and for complying with all applicable procedures. In no case will a requirement be waived or an exception granted because the student pleads ignorance of the requirement or asserts that his or her advisor or other authority did not inform the student of the requirement. While the personnel of the College and the student’s advisor will endeavor to aid in every way possible, the responsibility for meeting requirements stated in this catalog rests with the student.