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Program Details

Northeast Community College (NCC) and Central Community College offer a joint online Library and Information Services associate’s degree, which is designed for students interested in learning about the expanding and involving responsibilities of libraries. This program is focused on teaching students how to customize databases and how to communicate and instruct individuals on the proper way to access data from computer systems.

The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to circulate, acquisition, and process all library materials, including learning about information resources and library management. Graduates from this program have the potential to seek employment in rural or urban libraries.  In order to increase the convenience and provide working adults with an opportunity to finish their degree, this program is offered completely online.

Northeast Community College has formed a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Through this partnership, students who complete the associate’s degree have the opportunity to apply for transfer at the University of Nebraska. Individuals interested in transferring to a bachelor’s degree program should work closely with an advisor and review all requirements for the transfer school. Students are able to apply for scholarships through the State Library Commission.

Students should complete a minimum of 60 credit hours to graduate. This AA degree requires individuals to take general education, major specific courses and electives. Students should be aware of when certain courses are available, since many are not offered every semester. The core library courses will be taken online through Central Community College and will be transferred back to NCC. The general education and elective classes will be taken directly through Northeast Community College.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission