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Noncredit Courses & Programs

At the Center for Corporate & Community Education

The main lobby of the primary noncredit classroom space
Business skills and professional development

Enhance your business and professional skills to help land that new job or get ahead in your current career. At Northern Essex, you can earn a noncredit certificate or just take a single course.

Develop your abilities in areas such as accounting and bookkeeping, customer service, entrepreneurship, human resources, and more.

Advance your computer skills with these classes

Are you looking to upgrade your computer skills to improve your employment options or for your own personal computer use? From beginner to advanced, Northern Essex has many noncredit computer courses for you to choose from.

Topics include basic computers, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, web design and web hosting, and more.

Learn a new vocation or improve in your current one

If you are looking to acquire new job skills, receive training to remain current in your field, or prepare for industry-specific certifications, Northern Essex has something for you.

From teaching, home inspection, and bartending, to interior decorating, advanced manufacturing, and green training and certification, you are sure to find a program to fit your needs.

Personal enrichment classes

Whether you are looking to explore a new hobby, pursue a passion, or simply try something new, Northern Essex offers hundreds of noncredit personal-enrichment courses on a variety of topics. From art, cooking, and dance, to health, photography, and floral design, you are sure to find a course of interest to you!

We have lectures, study groups, seminars and trips for older learners too! Please check out our College for Older Learners (CoOL) and Life Long Learning (LLL) programs under Special Programs.


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View our online catalog, manage your schedule, and sign up for classes.
Find out all the ways you can register in the Registration FAQ.

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Pathways to credit

Some noncredit classes can count towards earning a certificate or degree.

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