2023-2024 Catalog

Welcome to Great Bay Community College!

I am always excited about each new year, greeting continuing students and welcoming new students. 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.

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. Through our connections with industry and community partners, we continue to offer relevant training to ensure workforce preparedness upon graduation. Our alliances with four-year colleges and universities have opened further academic options for students seeking seamless pathways to a baccalaureate degree.

Our community of dedicated faculty have both high-level experience in industry and teaching at other colleges and universities. Our Advisors and support staff work one-on-one to provide students with support and to guide them throughout their degree. Our rich student life program allows for opportunities to socialize, develop, and learn.

Embrace your opportunities at GBCC and I hope we have a chance to meet and work together to accomplish your goals.


Cheryl Lesser Signature

Cheryl Lesser, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Education Studies with specialization in Educational Leadership in Higher Education, 2007

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.

Running Start, eStart & Early College

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.