2023-2024 Academic Catalog

White Mountains Community College is student centered, providing opportunities for success, while enriching lives and communities through quality education and valued partnerships.
Interim President

Let me be the first to welcome you to White Mountains Community College!  Since 1966 our College has been an educational beacon for northern New Hampshire.  Our history of offering quality education and supporting students with their goals of entering high-demand careers or transferring to four-year institutions remains our primary focus.

Our mission of being a comprehensive student-centered educational institution providing opportunities for educational and career mobility while sustaining community development is not just a statement, it is our passion.  This mission is carried out academically through our comprehensive array of program offerings from Culinary Arts, Commercial Driver Training, Welding, Massage, and Nursing, to Criminal Justice, Business, Accounting, Liberal Arts, and many more.  With the student in mind, our courses are offered in a variety of formats and locations.  We currently offer online, hyflex, hybrid, day, and evening courses at our main campus in Berlin, as well as at our academic center in Littleton.

We have uniquely talented and dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators to help you be successful.  Our wrap around services and staff are ready to help you in this educational endeavor. We see you as a major component of the bright future we envision as the success of our College hinges on your many achievements.  As such, these great people are here to mentor, teach, coach, and advise you along the way and guide your path forward.

Recognizing the “community” in our name is of significance as there is a strong sense of service to others instilled throughout our College.  There are many ways to give back and be part of the surrounding community by being involved with student organizations, volunteering, fundraising, and eventually as a graduate!

We wish you the very best during your time at White Mountains Community College and beyond.  We sincerely hope you will become connected as an integral part of our community and seek support when needed.  Please stop by to see me as I look forward to personally welcoming you to our College.

Melanie Robbins
Interim President
White Mountains Community College



White Mountains Community College
2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, New Hampshire 03570
(603) 752-1113 or 800-445-4525 • FAX (603) 752-6335

Littleton Academic Center
646 Union Street, Littleton, NH 03561
(800) 445-4525 • (603) 444-1326

Visit our website at wmcc.edu • Email: wmcc@ccsnh.edu

At WMCC, students are exposed to various methods of instruction. While some courses are lecture based, others are laboratory based, performance based, and student directed. Learning that is performance based relies on an organized, systematic approach to education and training that identifies the knowledge and skills graduates need to perform competently and confidently in a rapidly changing world. Programs and courses are structured within a competency-based framework. By defining and insisting on competencies (knowledge and skills) in each course, educators (working closely with their students) enhance and maximize the learning experience. Intellectual, interpersonal, and physical-manual competencies are assessed continuously to ensure student engagement and improvement. WMCC strives to offer a physical, intellectual, and social environmental that supports the unique learning styles, backgrounds, and needs of every individual.

Admission to WMCC is open to anyone who has the ability and desire to pursue one of the College’s programs of study. It is the responsibility of all prospective students to review the associate degree or certificate requirements, standards, and expectations prior to submitting an official admissions application. For Nursing admissions requirements, refer to the Nursing program page.

For applicants seeking a degree or certificate, they must follow this procedure: first, they must take at least one course per year to maintain matriculated status, or they must apply for readmission and abide by any new requirements in place at that date. Applicants must also:

  1. File a WMCC admissions application form. To do so, applicants should visit wmcc.edu to apply online or print an application and send it to WMCC, 2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, NH, 03570.
  2. Applicants may need to submit evidence of high school graduation (or HiSET/GED) with an official transcript of courses, grades, and standardized tests. Homeschool students refer to the Admissions Policy for Homeschool Students.
  3. Submit an official transcript of all previous postsecondary work with course descriptions.
  4. Apprise the College of eligibility for Veterans Administration and other aid programs.

WMCC works directly with businesses, organizations, and subject matter experts to design and provide high-quality, targeted training for career and industry advancement. Along with first-rate business training with customized pathways for businesses seeking specialized training for their employees, WMCC also offers a variety of professional development programs on campus in Berlin, online, and at our Littleton Academic Center. To view the most recent offerings, visit our Business and Community website. To register for courses or to schedule a session to discuss customized training options for your business, contact the Berlin campus. 


WMCC is committed to providing affordable, accessible, high-quality education to help students achieve their educational and professional goals. Because we believe our learners bring with them a unique body of knowledge and skills developed over time, we provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their acquisition of college-level learning gained outside of the traditional classroom setting.

In accordance with the guidelines established by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE), WMCC provides options for students to progress more quickly toward program or degree completion through earning credit for prior learning, including transfer credit, credit by examination, and credit for experiential learning through prior learning portfolio assessment.

Few students can afford to pay for college without some form of educational financing. WMCC is aware of the financial burden of meeting college costs. The Financial Aid Office encourages students to apply for assistance. The available forms of assistance are grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.

To receive financial aid, the student must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by federal or state guidelines.
  • Submit any additional documentation the College requests.
  • Be matriculated (formally accepted) into a financial-aid eligible program (16 credits or more).
  • Be registered for a minimum of six credits per semester to receive federal loan funds.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Reapply for financial aid each academic year.
  • Not be in default on a student loan.
  • Not owe a refund on any federal (Title IV) financial aid.
  • Not be receiving financial aid from another institution for the same enrollment period.

Federal, state, and private scholarship funds awarded by the College are often limited. Students should apply for financial aid as soon after October 1 as possible for the upcoming academic year. Applications are accepted all year long; however, some aid is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

If a student has a credit balance after financial aid has paid the student’s tuition and fees, that student’s admission, registration, and class attendance must be confirmed before the student can receive refunds from grants or excess loan funds. To receive this disbursement, the student should allow at least forty-five days from the beginning of the first class. Books and supplies ($1,400 estimated per year) should be purchased before the start of the semester. If financial aid (grant or excess loan funds) exceeds the student’s tuition and fee charges for the semester, the student may qualify for a book advance, to be used at the WMCC Bookstore. For details, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Sources of Financial Aid

Below are brief descriptions of various programs, scholarship opportunities, and other financial support. More information can be obtained through the Financial Aid Office or its webpage. Students must complete the FAFSA form to apply for the federal programs.

White Mountains Community College (WMCC) provides its website, catalog, handbooks, and any other printed materials or electronic media for general guidance. The College does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page under the Domain Name System (DNS) registration of www.wmcc.edu  is up-to-date, complete, and accurate. Individuals assume inherent risks associated with relying upon such information without consulting credible sources such as their academic advisors. In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon information contained on the College’s website, or within catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute and should not be construed as a contract with the College. Further, the College reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program, whether during a student’s enrollment or otherwise.

White Mountains Community College (WMCC) is one of seven colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). For information on any of them, dial toll-free 1-800-247-3420.