White Mountains Community College Opens New Academic Center on August 29

White Mountains Community College Opens New Academic Center on August 29

August 29, 2016

White Mountains Community College Opens New Academic Center on August 29

The North Conway Academic Center will reduce commute time for students, host 20+ courses and offer newly-launched New Business Economy program

North Conway and Berlin, New Hampshire – This fall, students enrolled in White Mountains Community College (WMCC) will have an additional location to study and attend classes, along with a new program, New Business Economy. The North Conway Academic Center, located at 2541 White Mountain Highway, in the heart of North Conway Village, will open on August 29 for the start of the fall semester and host more than 20 courses including general education requirements, allied health, business administration, human services, and accounting.

“Our new Center adds more flexibility and options for students, many of whom commute from the Mt. Washington Valley area” said Matthew Wood, president of WMCC. “Along with saving class time, and mitigating lost time from unpredictable weather, the North Conway Academic Center will allow more students to access higher education through our many programs.”

The Center’s 3,000 square foot location encompasses three classrooms, a science lab, and study space, and is located in the heart of North Conway with access to restaurants, shops, parks, amenities, and the robust business culture that makes the White Mountains region unique. The facility allows for future expansion should demand for classes in North Conway require it, as well as the option for classes seven days a week. Initial response to the Center has been overwhelmingly positive, with all of the scheduled classes full and prepared to begin the week of August 29. WMCC also has an academic center in Littleton, New Hampshire, and its main campus in Berlin.

Among the classes taught at the North Conway Center, many are prerequisites for general education programs or nursing. It also hosts the newly-launched New Business Economy program that focuses on the changing technology, strategy and infrastructure needed to compete in today’s business landscape. Students may concentrate in sales and marketing management or technology management as a focused area of study. This program was created based on local research indicating a need for these skills in New Hampshire and is bolstered by job outlook projections through 2020 that predict workers with these skills will have an easier time securing employment after graduation.

For more information about the Center and its programs, or to learn about partnerships with local businesses in the Mount Washington Valley area, contact Kristen Miller at 603-342-3002 or 603-356-7926. WMCC plans to host an open house in the coming weeks, and information will be posted on the News & Events page at wmcc.edu. To register for fall classes, call the Student Services Office at 603-342-3000.

About WMCC

White Mountains Community College (WMCC) is located in Berlin, New Hampshire and is one of seven colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire. WMCC offers Associate Degree and Certificate programs, plus training options, preparing students for 21st century job opportunities as well as transfer pathways to four year colleges and universities. WMCC is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Our courses are the most affordable in New Hampshire and our Littleton Academic Center and new North Conway Academic Center makes us accessible to all students in the North Country Region. Courses are available day, evening and online. WMCC courses transfer to four-year colleges and universities in New Hampshire and across the country. The seven community colleges in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors and embraces the "65 by 25 Initiative," which calls for 65% of NH citizens to have some form of postsecondary education by 2025 to meet future workforce demands.