2024-2025 Catalog

Welcome to Great Bay Community College!

I want to extend a warm welcome to all new and continuing students. I am excited that you are joining us for the 2024-2025 academic year. I believe you will find that Great Bay Community College (GBCC) provides an environment in which you can thrive academically and prepare for your direct entry into a career or transfer on for further degrees. Our commitment to excellence and student success continues to be the driving force behind everything we do.  Use the catalogue as a guide to help you select courses, research program information, and become familiar with all that GBCC has to offer.

Great Bay Community College has been proudly serving the Seacoast region educating and enhancing the career skills of individuals in the communities we serve since 1945. We offer relevant training to ensure that you will have the appropriate skills needed by our business and industry partners for initial hire or advancement. In addition, we offer pathways to prepare students to continue to pursue their education at colleges and universities in New Hampshire and beyond.

Great Bay’s faculty and staff are passionate about supporting you in fulfilling your educational and professional goals. By choosing GBCC, you can be assured that your investment in education will provide benefits throughout your lifetime.

Embrace the opportunities available at GBCC while you are here. I hope we have a chance to meet and work together to accomplish your goals. Welcome to the GBCC community!


Cheryl Lesser, Ph.D.

President, Great Bay Community College

The Financial Aid Office at Great Bay Community College (GBCC) is on the first floor of the Portsmouth campus in the College Services One Stop suite.  The mailing address is: Financial Aid Office - Great Bay Community College - 320 Corporate Drive - Portsmouth NH 03801.  Phone: (603) 427-7600 x7501.  Fax: (603) 334-6308.  Email: gbfinaid@ccsnh.edu.  Website: Financial Aid.


All financial aid information and policies are subject to change at any time.

Early College at Your High School, Early College Online & Early College on a College Campus

Dual Enrollment, often referred to as concurrent enrollment, allows high school students to take college courses while still enrolled in high school and receive college credits that will be applied to both high school and college transcripts.  Great Bay Community College offers high school students three options for dual enrollment. 

The Business & Training Center is focused on building the skills and aptitudes needed by employers of the Seacoast region.  Programs provide short-term training for entry-level positions as well as professional development for middle level management.  The Business & Training Center faculty and consultants bring a depth and breadth of experience and expertise to evaluate needs and deliver training solutions to improve productivity and performance.  Customized delivery programming can be offered on-site and off-campus.