North Seattle Community College

North Seattle Community College
North Seattle Community College
Established 1970
Type Community college
President Mark Mitsui
Academic staff 318
Admin. staff 174
Students 17,994 (average year)
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Sports Intercollegiate basketball

North Seattle Community College (NSCC) is a two-year community college in Seattle, Washington. It is one of the three colleges comprising the Seattle Community College District (the others are Seattle Central Community College and South Seattle Community College), and one of the 32 member colleges of the Washington Community and Technical Colleges system.

Founded in 1970, NSCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and offers more than 40 career training, continuing education, and college preparation programs.



The main campus occupies 62 acres, including 11 acres (45,000 m2) of environmentally sensitive wetlands, in the Licton Springs/North College Park neighborhood of the Northgate district of Seattle.[1] The campus is five miles (8 km) north of the Seattle city center. The college is easily accessed from Interstate 5, and several King County Metro bus routes.


NSCC programs include college prep and transfer, cross-disciplinary, continuing and senior adult education;[2] business, early childhood education, electronics and engineering, information technology, health and medical, nanotechnology, and real estate professions. NSCC is also home to the Watch Technology Institute, the only two-year program in the art of Swiss watchmaking and repair in the Western United States.[3]


The library at North Seattle Community College was founded in 1970. As of 2011 it contains 54000 books and subscribes to 594 periodicals.[4]


North Seattle has a local chapter of the national Phi Theta Kappa honors society.

See also


  1. ^ (1) ""North College Park"". Seattle City Clerk's Neighborhood Map Atlas. n.d., map .jpg c. 2002-06-17. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
    "NN-1030S", "NN-1040S".jpg dated 17 June 2002.
    (2) ""Northgate"". Seattle City Clerk's Neighborhood Map Atlas. n.d., map .jpg 2002-06-17. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
    (3) ""About the Seattle City Clerk's On-line Information Services"". Information Services. Seattle City Clerk's Office. Revised 2006-04-30. Retrieved 2006-05-21. 
    See heading, "Note about limitations of these data".
  2. ^ ""The College At-a-Glance"". "About NSCC". North Seattle Community College. n.d.. Archived from the original on 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
  3. ^ ""Professional/Technical Programs"". "NSCC Home > Programs of Study > Professional/Technical Programs". North Seattle Community College. n.d.. Archived from the original on 2006-04-12. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
  4. ^ American Library Directory. 2 (64th ed.). Information Today, Inc. 2011-2012. pp. 2568-2576. ISBN 978-1-57387-411-3. 


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Coordinates: 47°41′57″N 122°20′00″W / 47.69917°N 122.3333333°W / 47.69917; -122.3333333

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