Welcome to Capital Community College!
We are so pleased that you have made the decision to become a Capital student. This is now your college and we will do everything we can to make sure you get the support you need to succeed. What does success mean? It’s a term you hear a lot these days, but for each person the answer is different. Whether you are here to obtain your associates degree, transfer to a four-year college, improve your job skills or change careers, from the moment you step on campus, your success is our goal, and we will work with you to make it happen.
From the Welcome Center to the Career Center, from the Counseling Office to the Financial Aid Office, from the Veterans Drop In Center to the Academic Success Center (Tutoring), from the English-as-a-Second Language area to our library with 24/7 online accessibility and beyond, there are people at Capital who will help you find your way around what we know can be an overwhelming process. But since college isn’t just about academics, we will also present you with opportunities to make friends and develop leadership skills through our Student Senate and many clubs on campus.
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We are proud of the close relationships our students have with faculty and staff who care about each and every student - and equally proud of our rigorous academic programs. Our students transfer to the University of Connecticut, the colleges of the Connecticut State University system, Trinity College, Saint Joseph College, the University of Hartford and other colleges both within and outside Connecticut.
Everyone talks about diversity and the importance of preparing students for an evolving global society. At Capital diversity across the board is the norm, and students from different backgrounds all over Greater Hartford attain a truly global perspective of the world as they share classes with each other and students from dozens of nations around the globe. Capital’s downtown location and partnerships with business, cultural and historical institutions also create a multi-cultural learning experience that is uniquely stimulating, with classes and internships you won’t find anywhere else.
Capital has a long history of helping students achieve their dreams. Our supportive faculty and staff are in large part how that happens, and why most students say “it feels like home” here. I welcome you to Capital Community College --- whatever you want to achieve, we are dedicated to helping you get there!
Wilfredo Nieves, Ed.D.