Northeast Community College has come a long way
over the past 40 years. In 1973, Northeast’s campus
consisted of four new buildings on the northeast
edge of Norfolk and several older buildings located
in the downtown area. Today, Northeast’s 205 acre
main campus in Norfolk includes 27 buildings with
classroom and lab facilities; library/resource center;
a welcome center; student center; an activities
center with gym and theater; residence halls and two
apartment buildings for student living, and a farm and
an agriculture complex.
In addition, the College operates extended campuses in
O’Neill, West Point and at the College Center in South
Sioux City to better serve residents district-wide.
Northeast now offers over 80 programs and
concentrations of study. In 2011-12, total credit
enrollment was 7,323 students and non-credit
enrollment was 15,015.
In 2013, Northeast broke ground on its latest
building. The 66,613-square-foot Applied Technology
Education and Training Building will house the
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC),
Building Construction, Electromechanical, Electrical
Construction and Control, and a portion of the
Wind Energy Technology programs. The project
will completely relocate programs from the Building
Construction and Arlo Wirth Buildings and a portion
of the Weller Building. The vacated spaces will be used for program needs and expansion.
Northeast Community College is also expanding its
reach to the western portion of its service area with a
new $2.5 million extended campus in O’Neill. A capital
campaign is currently underway to secure funding
for the endeavor. The current facility in a former
elementary school building no longer meets the needs
of today’s highly technical learning environments and
does not have space to expand training for businesses
and industries. Plans call for the new extended campus
in O’Neill to open in 2015.
Northeast Community College has established a
reputation in the region, state and nation as being
a forward-thinking and responsive institution.
The College is committed to helping its students
be successful, as well as serving its communities,
businesses, and industries with workforce and
economic development initiatives.
The College has a long, rich history in serving and
meeting the needs of the 20 counties of Northeast and
North Central Nebraska. “We’re Northeast. Success
Starts Here” isn’t just a tagline; it’s a belief system
that clearly demonstrates Northeast’s commitment
to educational achievement of its students and to the
region today and for the next 40 years and beyond.