President's Message

Will Arvelo, Ed.D. - President GBCC

Great Bay is more than just a college; we are a COMMUNITY. From your first day at Great Bay Community College, you will meet people who will support, inspire, and challenge you to be the best person you can be. Because of our unique community, we can promise that when you leave, you will experience tremendous growth.  You will have developed into a new, more advanced more self-assured version of yourself.

At GBCC, we pride ourselves on our reputation for being a “caring college”, one that takes particular pride in assisting our students.  Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and will work with you daily to ensure a successful educational experience. Our student body is equally as welcoming, offering an environment of support, encouragement and friendship like no other.

As an accredited institution, uniquely aligned with business and industry, we also pride ourselves on being a center for academic excellence.  Once you begin at Great Bay, you will be exposed to a rigorous learning experience both in and out of the classroom. We will challenge you like you have not been challenged before, but the prize will be a better you. Get inspired and control your destiny.

Great Bay can serve as a path to UNH, or any of the other New Hampshire University System colleges as well as many other four-year institutions in New Hampshire and throughout the United States. Or, if you are seeking direct pathway to a career, we can train you for opportunities with a local New Hampshire company.  With over 50 programs, we offer degree and certificates in such areas as Advanced Composites, Biotechnology, Business, Criminal Justice, Digital Media, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality, Insurance, IT, Massage, Nursing, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology, Welding and many more. Great Bay will help you to develop the core aptitudes that both employers and four-year colleges are looking for.  Some of these include: math, communication, and computer, technical, analytical, problem-solving, and team-building skills.

Whether you want to gain an Associate Degree to start on a career path, transfer to one of our many four-year partner colleges, or just upgrade your skills, we offer a rich learning environment, flexible schedules and high quality, affordable programs and services to help you succeed.  Perhaps more importantly however, we provide you with tools to continue to evolve as a person and lead a richer and more rewarding life.

Imagine the possibilities and start something great with us today


Wildolfo Arvelo, Ed.D.

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