NCCC's attractively landscaped campus sits on 250 semi-wooded acres, equidistant from the three major Niagara County cities—Niagara Falls, Lockport, and North Tonawanda. The college complex consists of eight architecturally striking buildings, connected by interior and exterior walkways. Three distinctive courtyards bring natural light to all parts of the campus and contribute to its open ambiance. NCCC's campus buildings are smoke-free environments.
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Notar Administration Building
NCCC’s Notar Administration Building contains the offices of the President, Academic Affairs, Student Services (including Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration and Records, and Student Development). Administrative Operations, Workforce and Community Development, Advisement, Testing, Institutional Research, Equity and Diversity Services, Affirmative Action, Public Relations, Cashier’s Office, Career Pathways, School to Work, Cooperative Education, Foundation Office and the Alumni Office.
The building is named in honor of Dr. Ernest Notar, the first president of NCCC, who served from 1962-75.
This building houses the Business Education Division and its management and administrative assistant programs. The building includes classrooms and labs for accounting, business administration, hospitality management, office technology, and computer/information science.
A distinguishing feature of the building is the networked, open access computer lab. Students have access to computers equipped with a variety of software programs including word processing, graphics, database and spreadsheet applications. Other modern computer labs in the building are used for classes.
Student Services housed in this building are Veterans' Affairs, Career Pathways, Cooperative Education, and Job Placement. The credit union is also located in B Building.
This building houses the academic programs in Life Science, Nursing, and Mathematics/Science and Technology.
The building contains generous lab space and lecture halls and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The Math Center provides tutorial support and the MESA Center provides mathematics, engineering and science academic enrichment.
The Wellness Center is located in this building, as well as the Offices for Community Education, Small Business Development Center, and the Law Enforcement Academy.
The most architecturally striking building of the campus is the Lewis Library, the heart of the College in many ways.
The building was named in October 2005 after Henrietta G. Lewis, founder of the Grigg-Lewis Foundation. The Foundation made a $1 million contribution to the NCCC Foundation Inc.
The Henrietta G. Lewis Library’s four floors house the College’s collection of books, periodicals, media and audio visual equipment.
The LLC has an online catalog (ALEPH) and web-based reference sources. The LLC is open 60 hours per week including Saturdays.
The V. James Renda Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence provides innovative services to assist NCCC faculty members in their teaching.
Located in D Building are Academic Computing, Administrative Computing and Technical Support Services. The College’s Digital Media Labs are also in this building.
The television studio is used for production of videos, as a lab for students in TV courses and as the control for the campus-wide TV network. Niagara County Community College is a member of the SUNYSAT system and has an earth station downlink to receive satellite transmissions.
The licensed and accredited day care center, an exhibition art gallery and the Distinguished Alumni Gallery are also in this building.
Humanities & Social Science
The Liberal Arts building houses the English, literature, linguistics, languages, philosophy, history, government, psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics departments. The Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Disability Studies and Chemical Dependency Counseling programs are also centered in this building.
The building is also home to the Academic Achievement Center and to the Language and Writing Center. Equipment and tutors are available for assistance in reading, writing and foreign language.
Arts & Media Building
Housing the division of the same name, the Arts & Media Building is the showplace of the College. Its auditorium, with a rising and lowering orchestra pit, is the scene of NCCC stage productions, musicals and concerts. The productions are supported by dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms and a set construction shop. State-of-the-art light and sound boards add to the atmosphere created on the NCCC stage.
The building also has five spacious art studios with floor-to-ceiling windows for optimum natural light. The ceramics studio includes motorized ceramic wheels for handicapped students. There is also a state-of-the-art fine arts computer lab.
Music majors will find rehearsal rooms, practice rooms and a listening lab. A large orchestra room is also provided.
Computerization has come to the arts too! A desktop publishing lab provides practical experience to students exploring the concepts of layout and design.
There is always a flurry of activity in the Student Center. It is the hub of student life on campus and has unsurpassed facilities for recreational, social and educational needs.
There are lounges, recreation rooms, six bowling lanes and game room area.
Also in the Student Center are offices for Student Government, student publications and conference rooms.
The College Bookstore, which has a complete line of supplies, sundries and NCCC souvenir items, is on the first floor of the Student Center.
Students may choose to dine in the College snack bar, large dining room/cafeteria (also used for social events), or small dining room which also is used for small group dinners and meetings.
Offices in the Student Center are the College Association, Security Department and Student Life.
The facilities in this building are used by students for recreation, physical development and curricular needs.
A large all-purpose gym, which seats 2,000, is used for instruction, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletics. A large multi-purpose area is ideal for archery, volleyball, badminton and aerobics.There are also regulation handball and squash courts, weight training rooms and a dance studio in the building.
In 2004-05, the Center underwent a major renovation with new flooring and seating installed in the main gymnasium, installation of a Fitness Center and a computerized “smart” classroom.
The swimming pool seats 250 spectators. In the lobby of the building are photos of NCCC students who over the years have given the College a deserved reputation for excellence in athletic competition.