Three Rivers Community College (Connecticut)

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Three Rivers Community College
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Type Public community college [1]
Established1992 [2]
President Dr. Mary Ellen Jukoski [3]
Location, ,
United States

Three Rivers Community College (or TRCC) is a public community college in Norwich, Connecticut. It was formed in 1992 by the merger of Mohegan Community College and Thames Valley State Technical College [2] and is named after the three major rivers in the region: the Shetucket, the Yantic and the Thames. [4] It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. [5]

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The College was split between the Mohegan and Thames Valley campuses on opposite sides of Norwich In 2003, the state legislature approved funding to consolidate the College at the Thames Valley campus. In 2009, the college finally consolidated into the one campus on New London Turnpike. There are also two off-campus instructional centers, one at the nearby Naval Submarine Base, the other at Ella Grasso Technical School in Groton. [4]

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Three Rivers Middle College

Three Rivers Community College is also the home of Three Rivers Middle College (TRMC), a dual-enrollment magnet high school. [6] TRMC students combine the last two years of high school with up to one full year of college courses, giving them a head start on their associate degrees.

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  1. The College Board. "Three Rivers Community College: At a Glance" . Retrieved February 8, 2007.
  2. 1 2 "1992 merger marked start of consolidation dreams". Norwich Bulletin. July 9, 2003. Retrieved February 8, 2007.
  3. "TRCC - About the President".
  4. 1 2 "TRCC > About". Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved February 8, 2007.
  5. New England Association of Schools & Colleges. "Postsecondary Institutions – Connecticut". Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved February 8, 2007.

Coordinates: 41°30′38″N72°06′10″W / 41.5106°N 72.1028°W / 41.5106; -72.1028

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