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What makes us stand out?

At Northeastern Junior College students have the opportunity to significantly improve their “grade-point-average” for entrance to university programs.

NJC provides the extra time to decide on a future college and area of specialty while completing the basic two year requirements for transfer to four-year institutions.

Unique Career Programs

These programs are somewhat unique because of the working relationship that NJC has with other community colleges to share the responsibility of providing the training and internships for those careers. Pre-requisite work is completed at NJC. In some cases the lecture part of the program may be completed on-line and students travel to the clinical sites for the internship. In other programs the student may be required to transfer to another college for at least a semester to complete the program requirements. These unique programs would include: Biotechnology Technician, Radiology Technician, Surgery Technician and Respiratory Care.

It just makes sense.

We’ve been providing educational services to this area of Colorado since 1941. While students from all over the state, country and world make their way to Sterling to study at NJC, it seems that many of our area students think they need to leave here to find ‘something better.’ When it comes to an overall academic product, campus atmosphere, and being in a place geared totally toward individual student success, you’d be hard pressed to find a college any better equipped or inviting than Northeastern. And, we can save you some money, too. The reality is, students who want a four year degree can complete two years at NJC, save some money and get a solid collegiate foundation under them in the way of an associate’s degree, and then go virtually anywhere they want to go and finish out an advanced degree. It makes a lot of sense. Consider the fact that recent statistics show that less than 40% of those students who start a four year college degree will ever
finish a four year college degree—so starting out at a two year college is just plain smart on your student’s part.

Astronomy

Northeastern is a partner in the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Telescope Network (FTN). This partnership gives NJC access to a network of robotic observatory telescopes located at Sterling, La Junta, Grand Junction, and Durango, Colorado, and eventually, as the network is completed, to other locations around the world including locations in the southern hemisphere.  Access to the FTN will provide students with a unique opportunity to conduct hands-on scientific research in topics, such as satellite and space debris orbits, occultations, exoplanet transits, variable stars, supernovae discovery, and more. The astronomy program at Northeastern is intended to give astronomy students the background necessary to succeed as astronomy majors at a four-year institution. The curriculum includes astronomy, chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses generally required for a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy at a four-year institution.

Biology

Northeastern off ers a comprehensive life and health sciences program. It will meet most of the entrance requirements for many of the allied health professions such as physical therapy, pharmacy, chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, and pre-veterinary medicine. In addition, this program is advantageous for students interested in wildlife management, forestry, or teacher licensure programs with an emphasis in biological sciences. Students will have a broad preparation and will gain the skills needed to enter some professional programs, industry or other professions including biotechnology, agribusiness, food industries, cosmetics and sales. Students entering this program should have a strong science and mathematics background in high school.

Biotechnology

The biotechnology program gives students the skills needed to transfer to a four-year program in biotechnology or to gain an entry-level position in the fi eld of biotechnology. Upon completion of three semesters of coursework at NJC, students will transfer to the Community College of Aurora to complete the Associate of Science degree (through NJC) in state-of-theart laboratory facilities at the Higher Education and Advanced Technology (HEAT) Center at Lowry.

Geology

The geology program at NJC is intended to give geology students the background necessary to succeed as geology majors at a four-year institution. The curriculum includes geology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses generally required for a Bachelor of Science degree in geology at a four-year institution.

Physics, Math, Pre-Engineering

Students are able to complete the first two years of their physics, math and engineering program at NJC.  Classes provide students with a strong foundation to be successful at their transfer institution.

Life Sciences and Health Sciences

Northeastern off ers a comprehensive life and health sciences program. It will meet most of the entrance requirements for many of the allied health professions such as physical therapy, pharmacy, chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, and pre-veterinary medicine. In addition, these program are advantageous for students interested in wildlife management, forestry, or teacher licensure programs with an emphasis in biological sciences. Students will have a broad preparation and will gain the skills needed to enter some professional programs, industry or other professions including biotechnology, agribusiness, food industries, cosmetics and sales. Students entering this program should have a strong science and mathematics background in high school.