NCC launches new website


From Contributed Reports

Monday, January 9, 2017

Nash Community College recently launched a redesigned website at www.nashcc.edu.

The new site features an updated overall graphic look and easy navigation designed with users in mind. The college contracted with a Raleigh web development and design firm to rebuild its main website following the creation of the Nash Online website. Nash Online was established to provide opportunities for students seeking degrees, diplomas and certificates entirely online without the requirement to visit NCC’s physical campus.

“More than ever before, the college’s site is accessed from mobile devices and tablets. The new website is responsive and effectively delivers content to users on demand, where they are. We have created a more user-centric experience across multiple platforms and devices,” NCC President Dr. Bill Carver said.

The college’s website redesign project began with a discovery phase in June 2016. A committee representing each academic and service area provided review and approval at various stages including the site outline, a working prototype, graphic presentation and beta site launch.

In addition to an entirely new layout and design, nashcc.edu’s new features include a more intuitive and logical navigation system, an improved site search function, enhanced availability of course and program requirements and information and a more advanced content management system.

“It is critical that we make website content decisions with our site visitors — prospective students, parents, community members, current students and other stakeholders — in mind. Just as we are always seeking to improve the on-campus experience, NCC replicates that same quality of service in its online presence,” NCC Dean of Marketing Kelley Deal said. “Using what we learned from analytics on the previous site, and applying website best practices, we worked with developers to design easy-to-use navigation that leads visitors to the content they need.”

NCC made available a staging site for key campus users to test the functionality and review content during a soft launch. The full site roll-out took place Dec. 28, 2016. For more information, call 252-451-8235.