In support of Northern Marianas College’s commitment to the health and safety of its campus community, the College has announced that beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the COVID-19 vaccination would be part of the health clearance requirements for students who are enrolled in face-to-face or in-person classes.

The vaccination requirement allows NMC to offer a fuller range of in-person campus experiences in the fall, including co-curricular activities and events. Additionally, vaccination remains the most effective way to protect those who are not able to receive vaccination (children under age 12 and those who are medically exempted) and to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Further, the vaccine requirement furthers the CNMI’s goal of reaching herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus.




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Science, Math, Health, and Athletics

The Science, Math, Health & Athletics (SMHA) department is committed to providing students with knowledge, skills, and values in the arts and sciences that promote health and well-being, scientific inquiry, effective communication, and appreciation of arts and culture.

The Science, Math, Health & Athletics (SMHA) department is committed to providing students with knowledge, skills, and values in the arts and sciences that promote health and well-being, scientific inquiry, effective communication, and appreciation of arts and culture.

Programs / Partnerships

  • LSAMP Program
  • NSF-ATE
    The  NSF-ATE: Partnership for Advanced Marine and Environmental Science Training for Pacific Islanders provides funding for the purchase of technology for marine & environmental science labs. Professional development as it relates to marine & environmental sciences. As well as internship experience for NMC students in the marine & environmental sciences at, but not limited to the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ), Johnston Applied Marine Sciences (JAMS), & Koa Consulting LLC. The goal of the program is to improve scientific and technological education for undergraduate students and prepare them for STEM positions and careers. 
  • USDA-NIFA
    Through funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Distance Education Grants (DEG) Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas, NMC has developed and currently offers Food and Agriculture Science courses online.  The online courses expose students (including those on the islands of Rota and Tinian) to food and agriculture sciences by providing the option to enroll in online food and agriculture science courses while achieving college credit.  Additionally, the courses may provide a gateway for students interested in pursuing a future career in food and agriculture science.

Faculty / Staff