Capital Community College
About Capital Community College
Capital Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution located in the city of Hartford, the state capital of Connecticut. Hartford includes Elizabeth Park, home of the oldest municipal rose garden in the country. Hartford is also home to Bushnell Park, the first park in the country purchased by a municipality for public use. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted before his Central Park in New York. The northern entrance is framed by the 85 foot Civil War Memorial the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch. History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House & Research Center on Farmington Avenue near the Mark Twain House. Art lovers will want to visit the Wadsworth Atheneum of Art, the oldest art museum in the U.S. The museum features a collection of Italian Baroque old masters and post-impressionist modern art.
CCC offers a 2-year AS degree in communication media. This degree prepares students for careers in broadcasting and the media production industry, or for transfer to a 4-year degree program in communication. Media careers include positions such as producer, director, video editor, reporter, and photographer. The degree program prepares graduates by developing a sense of visual composition and experience using technology such as video production equipment, film and digital still cameras, computer-based graphics workstations, and complex digital media production and editing systems. Coursework includes visual communication, basic photography, television production, and an internship at an area media outlet in the final semester.
CCC also offers the 2-year AS degree in architectural engineering technology. The program is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in the architectural field. Graduates of the program have basic skills for employment in architectural or engineering offices. They are also prepared to enter into professional degree programs elsewhere, in pursuit of becoming registered architects. Coursework includes architectural drafting, graphics, architectural design, computer-aided drafting, and environmental systems.
Capital Community College provides a variety of financial aid programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and jobs to eligible students. The amount and type of aid received is determined by the student¡¦s financial need. Scholarships may also be based on academic success or other factors such as the chosen field of study. Students are considered for all forms of aid automatically once they are accepted to the college and complete the application for financial aid.
CCC provides many resources to students, including Career Development Services, various clubs and organizations, Work Study programs, a Child Development Center, a Communication Media Center/TV Studio, Academic Advising, the College Learning Center, and the Center for Student Development. Academic help is available through online tutoring and reference guides, plus personal tutoring on campus at the learning, math and writing centers. The Career Development and Placement Center offers services including resume writing assistance and practice interviews, plus internship placements and an online employment database. Membership in student organizations is open to all enrolled students. Some clubs and organizations are created from the various disciplines and majors, such as the Architecture Club, the Capital Student News Club, and the Computer Club. Other clubs and organizations grow out of the particular interests and needs of the student members. Some examples include the Black Student Union, Chess Club, Golf Club, Martial Arts Club, and Ski Club. Other organizations are chapters of national groups, including the Society of Black Engineers, the NAACP, the Alpha Beta Gamma honor society, and the Phi Theta Kappa honorary fraternity.
Capital Community College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.