Your Goals, Your Path: No two students are alike, and no two students will follow the same preparation for starting a career. While many high school graduates apply for college with a career goal in mind, there are also those who want the personal satisfaction of earning a degree but may not have a chosen program major. The General Studies program is designed to accommodate undecided students who may want to explore a variety of career fields. Upon completion of the program, those students often transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor's degree with a specific major in mind.
Flexibility: NCC is prepared to let students discover what programs suit them best. Students who arrive at the college with self-motivation and a desire to learn quickly discover that this flexibility may hold the key to their educational future. Starting in General Studies provides a unique opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary course of study that fulfills transfer requirements. The program will lead its graduates to think critically, communicate effectively and integrate knowledge from many disciplines. The result of these combined skills is the student's ability to become successful in a number of careers.
Success: However any student defines "success," the General Studies program can help. Participants of the program are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to completely explore which courses are professionally and personally useful. Working with an advisor throughout the duration of the program helps to ensure the greatest opportunity for a smooth transfer to a four-year institution.
A Benefit to returning students: The General Studies program is also beneficial for adult students, working students, and career changers. Without having to make a commitment to a specific degree plan, returning students focus on completing courses that can potentially lead them to new careers and lifestyles.