TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
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NVCC Recognizes First Class in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Abbott Tech

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NVCC Plans for the Future: Dreaming Big, Working Hard and Moving Forward for a Higher Purpose

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Area High School Students Get Head Start on Higher Ed through NVCC’s College Career Pathways Program

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NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

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Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of All College Meeting

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New England Association of Schools and Colleges Visits Danbury Campus

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Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

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Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

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NVCC’s GEAR UP, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Host Girls and STEM Expo

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NVCC Hosts College Transfer Fairs on Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

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English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

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A Community of Many Nations: NVCC Boasts Students from More Than 50 Countries

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Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid31663166Founders1-19-2017-(2)_edited.jpg Naugatuck Valley Community College Opens New Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Opens New Center for Health Sciences

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

A Regional Force in Education and Beyond

When you think of college, what kind of institution comes to mind?

In our experience, most people think of an ivy-covered four-year institution. It's rare that this question conjures up an image of a community college.

Yet, the 1,132 accredited community colleges in the U.S. enroll 44% of all domestic undergraduates. About half of all students at four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. attend community colleges prior to earning their degrees. In recent years that has translated into an annual community college enrollment of about 8 million students in credit programs and another 5 million for non-credit courses.

What is presented in NVCC's 2013-2016 Strategic Plan builds on the previous plan, maintaining the well-tested framework of five goals to serve as grounding forces in all that we do. Each goal then includes three initiatives, many of which got started or built momentum under our 2010–13 Strategic Plan. These goals and corresponding initiatives will drive activities on campus, focusing where in the higher education educational continuum—from pre-collegiate to program completion, graduation, employment and transfer—we think we can leverage significant impact to improve the 10 college-wide outcomes we will collectively strive for by 2016. Most importantly, they represent our efforts to even more fully realize our potential as a regional force in education and beyond.

Goal Framework
Institutional Master Plans
References

1 American Association of Community Colleges 2012 Fact Sheet. 2 Ibid. 3 College Board Center for Innovative Thought. Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America’s Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges. January 2008, p. 16.