The NCMC Library continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our students and faculty. With the remodel of Geyer, our library is completely user friendly and adaptable to whatever needs our students might have. The quiet study rooms are in constant use, as an example of how the library accommodates the students individually or in groups. We work very hard to find ways to reach our students to offer our assistance. Our students can use Text a Librarian, Ask a Librarian, call us, email and, of course, walk right in to see us with our expanded hours! Students want and need, almost instantaneous help, and when they use Text a Librarian or Ask a Librarian, we are able to answer their questions immediately! Our library databases are available on our website 24/7 and we created self-help tutorials to walk the student through how to use each one to find that perfect, reputable article they need.
The NCMC library now includes the Testing Center. It is a natural fit for our Library because we ensure that the students can take tests in a professional, safe, and welcoming environment. Our Testing Center includes visual and audio capabilities to maintain the integrity of our tests. The Testing Center will continue to grow as we increase the number of tests we have available for our students to take, and also tests that our community members might need to take. The number of students who use our resources daily continues to grow and we love every minute of it!
New Programs Added
NCMC has recently added several new programs to better serve students and regional employers. The new Associate in Applied Science in Behavioral Health is a two-year program that prepares students to collaborate with mental health professionals and interact with clients having behavioral and mental health diagnoses. Graduates can seek employment at treatment and rehabilitation centers, substance abuse counseling agencies, half-way houses, correctional facilities, parole and probation, drug court, retirement facilities, schools, and other human service agencies. The Behavioral Health Support program is offered at the North Belt Center location in Country Club, Missouri and can also be completed entirely online.
The college has also added three new “stackable” business-related certificates: Agricultural Business, Business Management Essentials, and Business Technology Essentials. These short-term programs can be completed in a semester or two for those seeking immediate employment, and they can also be used as electives for students planning to transfer to another school with an Associate in Arts. More new programs are in the works and enrollment is up this year. We are always happy to answer questions about all the things we have going on at the college.
We hope you are excited to see your alma mater grow, and want you to know you are always welcome to stop by for a visit. If you want to get involved in other ways, you might consider volunteering at a college event, helping out in other ways with your time or a donation, or spreading the word about all the great things going on at NCMC.
NCMC’s Shooting Club
Students interested in shooting sports can enjoy the activities of one of NCMC’s newest student organizations. NCMC’s Shooting Club formed in 2017 to offer students the opportunity to enjoy firearm shooting sports. Initially focusing on clay target shooting, many of the events take place at the Trenton Trap & Skeet Range. As a student-led organization, participants can benefit from leadership opportunities while practicing organizational and interpersonal skills.
In addition to shooting practice rounds and local contests, club members are researching and forming teams in hopes of competing in regional trapshooting competitions. Tentative community service and fundraising events may include hosting an area competition for high school and FFA shooting teams.