Posts Tagged ‘North Country Community College’

Thursday, June 13, 2024

North Country Community College hosts ‘Higher Education at a Crossroads’ Summit

man stands at podium during presentationStakeholders discuss how college can better serve students, communities

Saranac Lake, NY – Local leaders, stakeholders and supporters of North Country Community College outlined ways to enhance the value of the college to students and communities, and discussed how to better confront the challenges and opportunities facing the region during a day-long summit held at the college’s Saranac Lake campus. More than 60 people, including North Country’s education and workforce partners, key local employers, elected officials, donors, faculty and staff participated in the June 4 event, titled Higher Education at a Crossroads: Blazing a New Path Forward for North Country Community College.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

NCCC enrollment grows for Spring 2024 semester

North Country Community College students take a break during the first day of classes Monday on the steps of the college’s Saranac Lake campus library. Photo provided by Chris Knight, Director of Communications.

– Enrollment is up for the third consecutive semester at North Country Community College, which started Spring 2024 classes on Jan. 22.

The growth in enrollment this semester is fueled in part by the expansion of the college’s nursing program, the awarding of thousands of dollars in new scholarship funding, and successful student retention initiatives.

North Country has three locations – Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga – and also offers classes online and at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Administration Building. » Continue Reading.

Monday, January 15, 2024

North Country CC announces scholarship funding, microcredential programs

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Saranac Lake, NY  – North Country Community College has announced more than $50,000 in scholarship funds available to Franklin County residents who are interested in the college’s Human Services and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician programs. At the same time, the college is launching a trio of Human Services microcredential programs tailored to in-demand career opportunities in the region.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Colleges offer care package drive & raffle to support veterans, event runs through Nov. 10

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Malone, NY-  With Veterans Day right around the corner, North Country Community College is encouraging local residents to contribute to a pair of initiatives the college has launched to support veterans. North Country is partnering with Paul Smith’s College to organize a Care Package Donation Drive for veterans, which runs from Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 10. Items being accepted for care packages include magazines and pocket-sized mini games, powdered flavor additives, toiletries, protein bars, hard candies, canned meats, instant coffee, Darn Tough socks, and patriotic-themed decorations. Cards and notes thanking veterans for their service are also being collected as part of the drive.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

North Country Community College opens Fall Semester with Full Dorms and Enrollment Growth

– North Country Community College launched the Fall 2023 semester with an increase in enrollment, full residence halls, growth in online class offerings, and a series of late-starting courses designed to prepare students for in-demand career opportunities.

“A new academic year brings with it much excitement and promise,” said college President Joe Keegan. “Our hopes are that our students start the year off strong and finish it stronger.” » Continue Reading.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

North Country Community College announces new programs for 2023 

SARANAC LAKE – Aspiring teachers can get their start at North Country Community College by enrolling in a new Teaching Assistant certificate program – one of several new offerings available at the college in 2023.

The one-year Teaching Assistant certificate — offered at the college’s Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga campuses – was created to help fill a growing need for more teaching assistants in the region and the state.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Assemblyman Billy Jones secures $250,000 for NCCC Malone campus upgrades

MALONE — Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) joined leaders today at North Country Community College’s Malone campus to announce that he secured $250,000 in state funding for upgrades to the college’s science laboratories.

The current Malone campus science labs are in need of repairs to meet student needs.

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Monday, September 5, 2022

North Country Community College launches Fall 2022 semester

SARANAC LAKE – North Country Community College welcomed new and returning students back to its campuses on Monday, August 29 with new program offerings, a combination of in-person, hybrid and online classes, full residence halls and athletic teams, and a series of upcoming capital projects planned on its campuses.

This is the college’s 55th year of serving the communities of Essex and Franklin counties. North Country has three locations – Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga. The college will also offer classes this fall at Akwesasne, part of an ongoing partnership with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, and in correctional facilities in Ray Brook and Malone, as part of the Second Chance Pell program.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

North Country CC to offer EMT, Wastewater Management training this fall


SARANAC LAKE – North Country Community College will provide training this fall for two important and in-demand career opportunities in the region.

The college is once again offering New York State Emergency Medical Technician classes as part of an effort to address a shortage of emergency medical service workers in the North Country. Classes will take place in Malone and Saranac Lake this fall, and in Ticonderoga in the spring.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

PSC, North Country students complete winter expedition in High Peaks

winter expedition

Students at Paul Smith’s College recently completed an eight-day winter expedition in the Adirondack High Peaks led by instructors in North Country Community College’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership program.

The two colleges partnered to offer these students an experience in North Country’s Winter Practicum course, which includes instruction in snowshoeing, skiing, mountaineering and backcountry camping.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

North Country Live returns with focus on art and music

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SARANAC LAKE – North Country Live will explore and celebrate the art and music scenes in our communities with a series of free, online programs set to begin Sept. 23.

Hosted on Zoom by North Country Community College and its partners, North Country Live was launched in spring 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide programs that enrich our communities, spark conversation, and foster intellectual exploration. Since then, more than 25 free webinars, presentations and panel discussions have been presented on a wide range of topics including wellness, personal finance, history, and the outdoors.

The upcoming edition of North Country Live, sponsored by the North Country Community College Foundation, will focus on art and music. Each of the following sessions will take place at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All these programs are free and open to the public:

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

College upgrades gym floor in Sparks Athletic Complex

North Country Community College recently completed a resurfacing and rebranding of the gymnasium floor in the Sparks Athletic Complex.

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing on a newly resurfaced and rebranded court when they return to the hardwood this fall for the first time in more than a year.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

North Country Live web series returns

remote learningNorth Country Live returns this winter and spring with a variety of programs focused on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, history, and more.

The upcoming edition of North Country Live, sponsored by International Paper, will feature the following sessions, each of which takes place at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All these programs are free and open to the public:

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

North Country Live: Fall Series to focus on Indigenous Voices

North Country Live, a series of live webinars created over the summer in order to offer insight into topics such as wellness, personal finance, and Adirondack history, will be returning this fall with a focus on Indigenous Voices of the Adirondacks. Through three online programs, the North Country Live Fall Series will bring to light the history and traditions of the Mohawk Tribe at Akwesasne, and the challenges they have faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs are free, but require participants to register in advance at this link to receive an invitation to the session.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

NCCC offers free webinars on financial, workplace topics

Saranac Lake’s North Country Community college will be hosting a free webinar workshop series during July. These workshops focus on financial literacy and workplace skills. They are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  Pre-registration is required.

The first two webinars focused on budgeting your money and negotiating salary and benefits. This coming Thursday will feature Kyle Johnston, the vice president of marketing and enrollment at North Country Community College. His webinar is titled “Telecommuting in our New Virtual World.” Johnston will offer advice on the new norm, trends and what the future holds for telecommuting during Covid-19.

The last webinar on July 30, titled “Credit Reports and Credit Score” is hosted by Jerry Manor, Business Development manager for SeaComm. This webinar will offer tips for restoring bad credit and getting good credit.

Visit North Country Community College’s live page to register for the summer series at

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