About Us


On May 5, 1992, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted Public Act 92-126 merging the community and technical colleges in five geographic areas of Connecticut. As a result, Thames Valley State Technical College and Mohegan Community College were officially combined to form a comprehensive, publicly supported college serving the diverse educational needs of the residents of the southeastern and eastern regions of the state, In November, 1992 our newly consolidated college was renamed Three Rivers Community-Technical College in recognition of the region's three primary rivers: the Shetucket, the Yantic and the Thames. The multi-campus commuter college, now called Three Rivers Community College. Now at a single location, was formed from the merger of Mohegan Community College and Thames Valley State Technical College.

In addition to the main campus at 574 New London Turnpike, the college also has one off-campus instructional center located at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

Our student population consisting of more than 5,000 enrolled students each semester and 1,800 Continuing Education students each year continues to grow. Through the integration of technical, career, and liberal arts programs within the college, Three Rivers' students are able to move with greater ease from one program to another.


Three Rivers is an accessible, affordable, and culturally diverse community college that meets varied educational needs by creating an environment that stimulates learning.

To accomplish its mission, Three Rivers Community College:

  • Offers post-secondary educational opportunities;
  • Encourages life long learning;
  • Provides a well-rounded and rewarding educational experience with an emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, and the College’s institutional values;
  • Fosters an appreciation of the natural and social sciences, humanities, technology and the arts;
  • Helps students achieve their goals;
  • Serves as a community resource for people and institutions within its service area;
  • Delivers its services efficiently and measurably; and
  • Contributes to economic development of this region and the state.
  • Vision Statement

    The Vision Statement: Three Rivers Community College will be a college of choice with a reputation for innovation, quality, and accessibility, serving a dynamic student population.

    TRCC Values Statement

    Three Rivers Community College values:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Integrity and Service
  • Community and Diversity
  • TRCC's Values in Action

    Teaching and Learning – Instruction that stresses close consideration, critical analysis, and careful design; collaborative, nurturing, learning communities that foster student success; active, innovative teaching strategies, including a commitment to learning through service; learning for lifelong achievement, growth, development and satisfaction;

    Integrity and Service – Responsibility to oneself, one’s peers, one’s colleagues and one’s community; trust and confidence in our academic programs; an atmosphere of collegiality across the academy;

    Community and Diversity – Access for all regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, orientation, or disability; civic engagement within and outside the college; academic, social and technical resources for citizens within our service area.