Great Bay Community College will host open houses in January at its Portsmouth and Rochester campuses. Admission counselors, academic advisors, professors, staff members, and others will be on hand to talk with prospective students about opportunities at the college, answer questions, and assist with the application process as well as provide info on paying for college. Tours of campuses will also be offered throughout both events.
Great Bay is a student-first, outcome-oriented community college that offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in healthcare, business, STEM, and liberal arts taught by credentialed faculty with years of experience in higher education and industry.
Beyond its degrees and certificates, Great Bay offers transfer agreements with other colleges and universities in New Hampshire and beyond. Transfer advisors work one-on-one to help ensure a seamless transfer process for students, many of whom going on to top 4-year colleges and universities. Because of its academic excellence and economic value, Great Bay is one of the largest transfer feeder schools to the University of New Hampshire.
“Attending an open house is a great way for interested students to learn about programs, pathways, the admissions process, financial aid, and tour the campus,” said Director of Admissions Steven Gorman. “Great Bay is a dynamic place. We are changing lives with the opportunities that we offer, and we are eager to introduce our people, our place, and our curriculum to anyone who is interested.”
Open houses will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Portsmouth campus, 320 Corporate Drive; and from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Rochester campus, 5 Milton Rd. Unit 32.
The Open House in Rochester will focus specifically on technical programs offered through the campus. Hands-on programs include Automotive Technology, Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining, Nondestructive Testing and Welding Technologies as well as non-credit courses in manufacturing foundational skills.
In addition to the Open Houses, Great Bay will host an Express Admissions/Accepted Students Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 in Portsmouth and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., also in Portsmouth. At the Express Admissions/Accepted Students Day event, prospective and newly accepted students will have the opportunity to apply, register for classes, complete placement testing and stay for Orientation in time to begin Spring semester classes on January 17th.