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Posted: February 10, 2014
Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Peter La Monica recently spoke with WMUR News 9 about security concerns with Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth, a wireless signal that lets cellphones connect to and communicate with other devices. People use it for wireless headsets and for hands-free control. However, leaving Bluetooth on…
Posted: January 23, 2014 by Union Leader
Manchester Community College and Granite State College formalized a new partnership Wednesday afternoon at the MCC Student Center to make bachelor degrees more affordable. MCC President Dr. Susan Huard said: "With this partnership, MCC students and others in Greater Manchester have a new, seamless and affordable option to earn a…
Posted: January 12, 2014 by Irene Labombarde, Nashua Telegraph
Shannara "Shea" Smith of Merrimack likes building things, big things. She has volunteered extensively with Habitat for Humanity and is one of two women who are seniors in the Building Construction Technology program at Manchester Community College. She has taken an accelerated course load so she can graduate this spring,…
Posted: December 11, 2013 by Pat Grossmith, Union Leader
The idea of Manchester Community College (MCC) students building an energy-efficient home began three years ago when David Fischer and Steve Duffley were watching their sons play basketball. Fischer, an MCC professor of building construction technology, asked Duffley if he wanted to buy one of the 1,000-square-foot modular homes his…
Posted: December 02, 2013
On the evening of November 19th, dodgeballers from around New England came together at Manchester Community College for a special charity fundraising event benefiting 'Give Kids the World Village' and MCC's Community Service Team. Manchester Community College (MCC) teamed up with the New Hampshire Sports & Social Club (NHSSC) and…
Posted: November 15, 2013 by NewHampshire.com
Manchester Community College is teaming with the New Hampshire Sports & Social Club for a charity dodgeball tournament and raffle to benefit the "Give Kids The World Village" in Florida and the MCC Community Service Club. While some grade schools say dodgeball is too dangerous for students, there's no such…
Posted: October 21, 2013 by Sam Howe
Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, and Manchester Community College (MCC), a leading community college in Manchester, New Hampshire, have announced a partnership that will expand the career offerings through MCC's Workforce Development Center. The programs, which include…
Posted: October 10, 2013
New Hampshire students can now graduate from high school with a college certificate in computer programming, thanks to a new offering from Manchester Community College and the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). The certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in computer programming, and provide the skills necessary…
Posted: September 09, 2013 by David Brooks, Nashua Telegraph
The last time you went to the doctor, were you suffering from "I-20.1"? Maybe "M-48.4"? Hopefully, it wasn't "A-20.0." This may seem a silly way to talk about chest pain, a stress fracture or bubonic plague, but it's part of what makes the world of health care go round –…
Posted: September 04, 2013 by Sheryl Rich-Kern
Tom Rolfe, of Temple, installed piping systems for 30 years and knew how to read blueprints, but he lacked the high-tech background in demand today. So when he was laid off in 2011, he took a computer-aided design certificate program at Manchester Community College (MCC). Before he finished, he was…
Posted: August 04, 2013 by David Lane, Union Leader
Not since it opened on Front Street in 1966 has Manchester Community College experienced so much construction activity at one time, all targeted at better preparing students for high demand careers and/or continuing their educations at four-year institutions. An expanded state-of-the-art welding lab, new computer lab, new advanced manufacturing lab,…
Posted: June 28, 2013
The trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire voted to freeze tuition in the coming academic year Thursday after passage of a state budget that boosts its funding by 25 percent in fiscal 2014. State university system trustees are scheduled to address tuition at a meeting Friday, spokesman…
Posted: June 25, 2013 by Pat Grossmith, New Hampshire Union Leader
Donna Pettengill of New Boston was unsure of herself and her skills after being laid off in March 2012 from Cobham, a defense contractor where she was a configuration manufacturing specialist. Newly unemployed, Pettengill felt she had no skills to get another job because her employment had been in such…
Posted: May 23, 2013
Manchester Community College held its 67th commencement May 22nd, celebrating the achievements of just over 200 graduates. The ceremony was held at the Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College. In keeping with the recent MCC tradition of having alumni serve as commencement speakers, Ron Pinard (MCC Class of 1970, with…
Posted: May 23, 2013 by Kathy Remillard, Special to the Union Leader
Perseverance was the theme at Manchester Community College's 67th graduation Wednesday at St. Anselm College's Sullivan Arena, as 204 students from diverse backgrounds and areas of study received diplomas. MCC President Dr. Susan Huard recognized a mix of students who earned their degrees while juggling other commitments, including those who…