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Summer Session II & Fall Courses

Catch up or get ahead! Registration is open.
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FAFSA Workshops

Need help filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? We got you.
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Exhibit: Encounter The Real

BIPOC women/non-binary/LGBTQ+ artists feature in the beauty of monochrome photography.
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Career Focus

Programs tailored for in-demand careers and job preparedness.

  • Funding Internships for NECC Students
    The NECC Fund is expanding access to experiential learning by paying stipends to students in under-paid or unpaid internships.
  • NECC Joins Amazon Career Choice
    As a partner for the Career Choice program, Amazon will cover tuition and fees for eligible employees to enroll in courses at Northern Essex.
  • Cannabis Job Growth
    NECC is the first community college in northeastern Massachusetts training for the skills needed to succeed in this fast-evolving industry.
Home court advantage: A playbook for investing in athletics at community colleges

Home court advantage: A playbook for investing in athletics at community colleges

This viewpoint originally appeared in CC Daily on June 20, 2024. Written by Lane Glenn and Mike McCarthy.   When the #3 nationally ranked Northern Essex Community College (NECC) men’s basketball team hosted the National Junior College...

WHAV: NECC Hoops Standout Reynoso Goes Pro

WHAV: NECC Hoops Standout Reynoso Goes Pro

When the Dominican Republic’s top professional basketball league, the six-team LNB, begins its Super League season on June 18, Northern Essex Community College standout Luis Reynoso will be there.

Change of Plans Leads to Change of Heart for Liberal Arts Major 

Change of Plans Leads to Change of Heart for Liberal Arts Major 

When Ella Suchecki ’24 was a senior at Newburyport High School, she found herself with a tough decision to make. Her hard work and talent earned her acceptances at two selective schools: Salve Regina University...

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

Jun. 27, 2024

MassReconnect Information Session - Virtual Online

Learn how MassReconnect provides funding for adults 25 and older to earn a college degree at no cost.

Jul. 17, 2024

FAFSA Day Massachusetts - FAFSA Support Sessions

Sign up now for a one-on-one online support session through FAFSA Day Massachusetts!

Jul. 24, 2024

Lawrence Campus Tour and Information Session

Visit us on the for an information session and a tour led by one of our admission counselors.

NECC Spotlight

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NECC Connect

Introducing a new tool for students to network with alumni.
NECC alumni magazine, alumnecc, spring 2024 issue titled "Teaching Moments: Alumni share how NECC professors transformed their lives."

Teaching Moments: Alumni Share How NECC Professors Transformed Their Lives

Read the latest issue of the magazine for alumni & friends of NECC.

Stories of Us
The stories behind
Northern Essex Students, Faculty, and Staff

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Elijah Antunes, SGA President 2023-2024

“Student government is an organization where you can get your voice heard. Students should be motivated and inspired. If they are interested in making a change, I encourage them to get involved and be disciplined. That’s what’s going to make the world a better place.” Learn More
Brian MacKenna-Rice and Lisa Fabbri-Lopez, two faculty members at NECC

Brian MacKenna-Rice & Lisa Fabbri-Lopez

“We work out in the field. And we learn that anybody can talk about this, but this is about behavior and what are you doing about it?” reflects MacKenna-Rice. “Let’s not just pretend it’s a philosophy book. Let’s understand it’s about life and human beings.” Learn More
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Nayeli Almanzar-Lizardo

“I see a version of myself in each of my students; they inspire me every day. I remind them that everything works itself out in the end. I can’t imagine where else I’d be.” Learn More
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