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The Student Services / Enrollment Center at the Northampton County Community College is a 15,000 SF, one-story building which houses various college offices and is a prominent “Gateway” to the campus. The Center is highlighted by a sky lit, centrally-located Registration Concourse where students can wait to see their counselor, fill out forms, or utilize one of the many available computers to register for classes. The Concourse also acts as a pleasant introduction / waiting area for new students and their families who are arriving at the College for the first time.
The Registration Concourse is surrounded by the Admissions Office, the Registration Office, the Records Office, Financial Aid Office, and the College Processing Department. These departments are organized to allow utilization of cross trained employees and to assist students promptly and effectively. The building also contains a flexible Counseling and Registration room to be used at busy periods. The design concept was to make the building very user-friendly for students and efficient for staff. Service counters are highly visible and well-marked, enabling students to easily pay their tuition bills, register, or see a financial aid counselor without asking direction.
Each of the departments within the building takes advantage of the multi-purpose common spaces, including technical rooms with high-speed printers and high-volume copying equipment, and flexible conference rooms with multi-media facilities.