Family & Community

Family. Community. Individualism. When someone goes to college, they bring their family and community with them. Earning a college degree is a great benefit for an individual but it is terrific benefit for the individual's family and community as well. Why? Because when someone can earn a degree and then enter the workforce with skills and knowledge, they can success professionally and financially and that helps not only the individual, but the family and the community as well. Going to college is a group effort. It takes a lot of support, a lot of help, and a lot of determination from the student, their family and community. At Corning Community College, we believe in community, we believe in support and we will work with you every step of the way to navigate the mysteries of financial aid, the array of programs and courses and guide you on your way to a 4-year college, the workplace or whatever future you choose. We believe in community so much, in fact, it's our middle name!

At SUNY Corning, we strive to provide your student with everything they need to succeed, be well, and enjoy their time on campus. This is an exciting time for them — and for you — as we welcome all parents, guardians, friends and family into the SUNY Corning community. Come join us!

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Community — it's our middle name!

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Top 6 reasons why your student should attend SUNY Corning

1. Programs needed to succeed

2. Caring faculty and staff

3. Academic support and applied learning opportunities

4. Affordable

5. Convenient

6. Start Here, then Transfer to Earn a Bachelor's or Beyond!

How to support your student at SUNY Corning

1. Know that students are expected to spend 2x the amount of time in class on out-of-class assignments (reading, researching, projects, essays).

2. Time management is one of the most challenging aspects of the transition from high school to college.

3. Students are expected to keep up with College information.

4. The student will need to regularly check their College email to keep up on information and process deadlines. 

5. The student will need to regularly check the Learning Management System (Brightspace) for College and course information. 

FERPA: Can the College share information about the student’s educational record with a parent?

Why community college is the right place to start college

By Jeff Macharyas, SUNY Corning Community College

Community college is a great way to start or return to college and in many ways better than jumping right into a four-year school.  Why? Community college offers students a fast start right into post-secondary education. There’s a lot to get accomplished in a short amount of time and it can be challenging. But, it does prepare students for the workforce and for life.

Community colleges are affordable and convenient. Being in “the community” students have the flexibility to work and study around their own schedules. It doesn’t matter if high school is a recent memory, or a distant memory, community colleges are right here in your community to help you meet your full potential and prepare you for your next great career, or the one after that, and for life.

Community colleges, such as SUNY Corning Community College, offer many pathways, such as healthcare, engineering, business, computer sciences and more. Consider cybersecurity. You can get started at community college, earn some certs, transfer, head to grad school and enter a very in-demand field.

A Journey of 1,000 Miles

A degree in just about any field can prepare you for opportunities in many fields you may not have even thought of! Cybersecurity skills can be applied to applications in marketing, publishing, manufacturing, and more. As just about every industry, and every job, relies on properly using, maintaining and securing computer data cybersecurity is more than just stopping hackers. It is as vital a skill as working a telephone. That’s one of the best benefits of community college you can explore a pathway that may seem pretty narrow but you can apply that knowledge in unimaginable ways later in life and career. Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” You take the journey; community college is the first step.

Community colleges offer first-rate education and hands-on learning. Courses often involve actual work in labs and may include workforce partnerships with industries in the community. At community college, you’ll focus on learning, not just “going to college.”

It’s not all work and no play!

Community colleges offer plenty of clubs, activities, theater, music, recreation, trips and sports may offer greater opportunity to stand out as athletes by not competing with juniors and seniors for parts or positions. SUNY Corning Community College has a 250-acre nature center, a planetarium, residence halls and a unique ceramics program with two wood-burning kilns. Not only that, SUNY CCC is in the Corning, NY community which was just voted the country’s #1 public square!

Not all community colleges offer on-site housing, but SUNY CCC does. Students can choose from a variety of room configurations and live right on campus to enjoy all the activities and opportunities right from their home on Spencer Hill in Corning. Students at SUNY CCC can enjoy the complete college experience while living at Perry Hall along with their fellow Red Barons. Whether you are from the Southern Tier of New York, Pennsylvania, or anywhere consider SUNY Corning Community College as the first step in the journey. Financial aid and other assistance is available give us a call and we’ll tell you all about it!

SUNY CCC is about community and it’s about you. Go to college. Then, go anywhere. Start at SUNY Corning Community College.

Start Your Journey

Summer and Fall 2022 semesters are right around the corner. Call 607-962-9151 or visit to find out more about starting your own journey or recommending one at SUNY Corning Community College. Thank you.

Community – Is Our Middle Name!