“Serving the people and community of the Northern Mariana Islands through traditional and non-traditional academic programs and services”
Community Programs and Services: An Overview
Northern Marianas College also serves the NMI community through a variety of continuing and outreach programs in addition to its traditional academic degree and certificate programs. The Division of Community Progams and Services, also known as “COMPASS” facilitates life-long learning by providing quality workforce education and adult continuing education training opportunities for government, business, industry, other community organization, and the general public. COMPASS also facilities the offering of post-secondary education programs leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees from other U.S. institutions of higher education.
COMPASS strives to make NMC a center of learning by fostering the development of human potential and the growth of organizations through a variety of educational programs and services that are responsive to local needs. The Division responds to community needs through collaboration and partnerships with external, non-college organizations/entities. The programs and services from COMPASS are currently delivered by the Community Development Institute (CDI).
The Northern Marianas College is a Land Grant Institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association for Schools and Colleges.