Northern Essex Community College is here to help.
With the recent announcement of closures of all ITT Technical Institute campuses, many students are now seeking alternative ways to continue their education and earn their degree. While you still may have many questions, Northern Essex Community College is here to help.
Please complete the form to the right and an admissions counselor will get back to you and answer all your questions on how Northern Essex Community College can help you continue or complete your studies.
As an ITT Tech student, you have two options going forward:
- You might be able to have your federal student loans forgiven, and you can consider beginning at a new institution with a fresh start. More information on this option can be found here.
- If you would like to continue your education, especially if you are getting close to your graduation, you might be able to transfer to Northern Essex Community College. NECC has over 70 different programs, including business, criminal justice, technology, and the liberal arts. We also offer a number of medical and health-related programs, and because we have two locations, online courses, and classes offered on nights and weekends, our education is flexible, convenient, and affordable. Students can earn an associate degree and also continue on to their bachelor’s degree through our numerous partnerships with Lyndon State College for Computer Information Systems, Music Business and Industry, and, Visual Arts; Regis College for Nursing, Medical Imaging, and Public Health; and we have close relationships with the public colleges and universities in Massachusetts through programs like MassTransfer and the Commonwealth Commitment.
Many individuals came to ITT Tech to study computer- and technology-related fields, and NECC offers a number of these fields, with associate degrees like:
- Computer & Information Sciences: Applications
- Computer & Information Sciences: Computer Science Transfer, and
- Computer & Information Sciences: Information Technology
Plus certificate programs like:
- Computer Applications Certificate
- Computer Forensics Basic Certificate
- Computer Networking Certificate
- Computer Security Certificate
- Help Desk Certificate
- Information Technology Fluency Certificate, and
- Web Design Certificate
Complete your bachelor's degree on the NECC campus.
We will work with you to transfer some of your credits into these programs and continue working towards your degree. And our partnership with Lyndon State College means you can complete an associate and a bachelor’s degree in a very timely manner.
Earn college credits faster
For adults that are looking to streamline their education, we have many options that allow students to accelerate their programs and graduate more quickly. Competency-Based Education (CBE) is a format that gives students the opportunity to complete courses online when they fit with your busy schedule. You can move quickly through the material you already know, and take more time to focus on what you need to learn. With flexible course start dates (you may enroll in CBE courses through October 19, 2016 for the fall semester) and a learning coach to help you stay on track, you can complete the classes on your own schedule, at a pace that works for you. Students can also take a Prior-Learning Assessment, a test that is designed to recognize and value the breadth of experience and skills adults returning to college bring with them, and for which they may be entitled to college credit.
Get information on federal student aid
It’s understandable that cost and finances are an important consideration for students and families; the federal government has established a website that provides valuable information about next steps and options that students have moving forward.
We can help — contact us today
We understand that you still might have a lot of questions about what options you have and how you can continue with your education; Admissions, Financial Aid, and Academic Advising are happy to answer these questions and get your education back on track. You can call us at 978-291-7442 or visit our Lawrence or Haverhill campuses.