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Spring 2 Classes Begin March 18

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Career Focus

Programs tailored for in-demand careers and job preparedness.

  • 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.
  • STEM Tech Career Academy
    NECC and Haverhill High School to partner on a $1 million grant to help students earn degrees and industry certificates in STEM fields.
Hitting the Road: Inter-Campus Shuttle is Huge Success

Hitting the Road: Inter-Campus Shuttle is Huge Success

With its new, custom graphics, the Northern Essex Community College Inter-Campus Shuttle is hard to miss. And oh-so-easy to catch. In fact, the demand for the service has been so high that several times a...

Board of Trustees February 2024 Update

Board of Trustees February 2024 Update

Haverhill, MA (February 14, 2024) – The Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees convened for its first open meeting of the calendar year on the Haverhill Campus. Among other topics, the Trustees heard updates...

CommonWealth Beacon: No Degree? No Problem

CommonWealth Beacon: No Degree? No Problem

When the bachelor’s degree is no longer the default credential that gets candidates in the door, employers have the freedom to develop a much wider range of educational and training opportunities.

February is Black History Month ✊🏽 ✊🏾 ✊🏿

Feb. 23, 2024

Tax Preparation Available

Free Tax Preparation By Appointment Only

Feb. 24, 2024

MassReconnect Information Session - Virtual Online

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

Feb. 27, 2024

UMass Transfer Fair

Come speak to Transfer Counselors from UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell.

NECC Spotlight

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NECC Connect

Introducing a new tool for students to network with alumni.


Deep Thinking - NECC Alumni Shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence.

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Northern Essex’s Students

Taryn Decker

Taryn Decker

“I’m in deaf studies/sign language interpreting. My dream job? Actually I would love to graduate and come back here as an interpreter then it’s like you’re learning and working at the same time." More
Jeremy Ramirez

Jeremy Ramirez

"I’m majoring in mechanical engineering…I think I will probably be good at it. I like math. I like technology. It’s a good career path too. I would like to get a job with Tesla." More
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