North Country Community College to resume classes in Akwesasne | Education

AKWESASNE — North Country Community College will offer classes in Akwesasne, continuing an ongoing partnership between the school and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

NCCC will offer a pair of three-credit courses in business and psychology, including in-person classes at the Ionkwakiohkwaró:ron Tribal Administration Building at 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, in addition to online classes, according to a press release from Chris Knight, director of college communications.

The college first offered classes in Akwesasne during the fall 2019 semester, providing students from Akwesasne and surrounding areas with a local opportunity to pursue an academic career, Knight said. The spring semester courses will be the first courses offered at Akwesasne since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

“We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the Mohawk Tribe of Saint Regis to meet the educational needs of the Akwesasne community,” said Sarah Maroun, Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs for the college. “By offering core courses in a location close to home, we hope to open a pathway for students to begin or continue their careers and educational goals in a wide variety of degree programs.”

The introductory psychology course will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. on Tuesdays. The course is required for many college health and social service programs, including child and family services and chemical dependency counseling.

The psychology course is recommended for transfer degrees and serves as an introduction to the systematic study of human behavior and experience, Knight said.

The Business Organization and Management course will be offered from 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. on Wednesdays. This class is a requirement for students in college business programs, including entrepreneurship and business administration.

Classes will begin the week of January 24. Financial aid is available for eligible students through the college and the tribe.

Space for both courses is limited. To register, visit www.nccc.edu/akwesasne or contact Samantha Phillips, the College Enrollment and Financial Aid Counselor at 518-354-5194 or sphillips@nccc.edu.

Students enrolled in these courses must follow the State University of New York and college COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirements, which are listed online at www.nccc.edu/spring-2022.

Knight said students will be expected to follow protocols established by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe when taking classes in the Tribal Administration Building.

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