Asnuntuck Community College

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ACC StudentAsnuntuck Community College is one of twelve two-year community colleges in the State of Connecticut. Located in Enfield, Connecticut, Asnuntuck was charted in 1972 to serve eight towns in north-central Connecticut including Enfield, Somers, Windsor Locks, Suffield, East Windsor, East Granby, Stafford, and Ellington.  Asnuntuck is one of the smallest community college within the Connecticut Community College system.

The majority of our students are focused on completing their studies at Asnuntuck and transferring to a 4-year institution.  Another large percentage of the student population is enrolled in curricula that focus on workforce development.  Our successful Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce.  95% of the MTC students are already employed upon graduation.

Asnuntuck Community College is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and College (NEASC).

Our Mission
The mission of Asnuntuck Community College is to offer quality education in an accessible, affordable, and nurturing environment.

The College fulfills its mission by:

  • offering associate degrees and certificate programs for transfer opportunities, career preparation, and enhancement, and lifelong learning;
  • providing individualized support services to develop critical thinking skills, strengthen self-confidence, and foster personal growth;
  • supporting community and workforce development with business, industry, and community partnerships.

Our History

Asnuntuck Community College was established in 1969 by an act of the Connecticut state legislature as the twelfth institution in the Connecticut state community college system.  Classes began in 1972 with an initial enrollment of 251.  12 Associate in Science degrees and 20 Associate of Art degrees were awarded to the first graduating class in 1974.  The college operated under provisional approval until it was first accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 1977 and accreditation has been reaffirmed through 2015.

Welcome to Asnuntuck Community College Radio, 107-7 WACC!

Communications - RadioACC Radio Station Mission Statement

WACC, 107.7 FM, is a noncommercial radio station providing educational, informational, and entertainment programming for Asnuntuck Community College and its surrounding communities and beyond on the Internet. The station’s primary purpose is to serve as a communications lab, engaging students and volunteers in audio production, programming, and distribution for listeners in the College’s service area.

Freshwater Literary Journal

Freshwater is a student-coordinated professional literary journal produced at Asnuntuck Community College since 2000.

Freshwater also sponsors the Asnuntuck Student Poetry Contest which is open to all Connecticut community college and state university students.  A nationally known poet judges the contest, and next year’s judge for the 20th Annual contest is Connecticut Poet Laureate Dick Allen.  In addition to having their work featured in Freshwater, the winning students read their work at the Freshwater Poetry Festival in May of each year.  The festival celebrates the publication of the magazine and features workshops and readings by Connecticut poets, such as Robert Cording, Margaret Gibson, Gray Jacobik, Bessy Reyna, Steve Straight, Ellen Dore Watson, Jon Andersen, Kate Rushin, and Lynn Hoffman.

WeldingAcademic Programs

We offer 19 Associate Degrees in areas such as Accounting and Business Administration to Technology Studies in Manufacturing Electronics & Controls Technology (A.S.) and Manufacturing Welding Technology (A.S.)

Certificates

We offer 24 Certificates in areas such as Accounting Assistant and Human Services Management to Team Leader Management Skills in Manufacturing and Wastewater Technology Studies.  Our courses are offered in Day and Evening Sessions.

Healthcare Certificate Programs

We offer 15 Healthcare Certifications that will give you the skills you need to enter or advance a career in the healthcare field. We look at projections identifying job growth opportunities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and provide classes in the skills you will need to be successful.

Many of our credit-free certificate programs lead you to national or state credentials / licensing.

For more information regarding admission to Asnuntuck Community College, please visit:

Admission Home Page:  http://www.asnuntuck.edu/admissions

Academic Programs: http://www.asnuntuck.edu/programs

Student Services:  http://www.asnuntuck.edu/student-services