This site is best viewed in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge X
A photo of two students walking across the Haverhill campus in the middle of the fall, with autumn leaves in the foreground

Start Here
Unlock Your Potential

Student working on her laptop outside at Autumn

Fall 2023 Courses Now Enrolling

Start here and register today! Fall Session 2 classes begin October 30.


Over 25 and interested in earning a certificate or degree... For free?
Hispanic Heritage Month at NECC

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate with the Northern Essex community September 15 thru October 15.
Students walking together holding books

Career Focus

Programs tailored for in-demand careers and job preparedness.

  • Cannabis Job Growth
    NECC is the first community college in northeastern Massachusetts training for the skills needed to succeed in this fast-evolving industry.
  • Diversifying Nursing Pathways
    NECC is one of 10 colleges chosen to enhance opportunities for BIPOC and first-generation students through the Brave of Heart Fund.
  • Next-Gen Intelligence Careers
    NECC is partnering with UNH and UMass Lowell in the new Northeast Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.
WHAV: Northern Essex Community College Offers Live and Virtual Info Sessions on Free College for Those Eligible

WHAV: Northern Essex Community College Offers Live and Virtual Info Sessions on Free College for Those Eligible

Northern Essex Community College is having a series of information sessions for those newly eligible to complete their degrees at no cost to them.

Eagle-Tribune: Lawrence duo leading NECC volleyball

Eagle-Tribune: Lawrence duo leading NECC volleyball

Off to their best start in more than ten years with a 5-0 record, the Northern Essex Community College women’s volleyball team is among teams receiving votes in the NJCAA Week 4 national poll.

Daily News: NECC hosts first art exhibit of school year

Daily News: NECC hosts first art exhibit of school year

The first art show of the 2023-24 academic year opens Tuesday on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus.

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Sep. 25, 2023

Lawrence Campus Tour and Information Session

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

Sep. 27, 2023

Exploring AI in Higher Ed: The potential, the risks, and the unknowns

Join a faculty panel on a discussion on the emerging roles of artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education.

Sep. 27, 2023

Cannabis Industry Insights and Career Expo - Cultivating Your Future!

Learn about the booming cannabis industry, connect with employers, and explore career paths.

NECC Spotlight

NECC Connect image that says - You Ask, They Answer. NECC alumni and students are invited to network.

NECC Connect

Introducing a new tool for students to network with alumni.
Parnassus 2023 coverart, an orange gradient with a dark blue & black gradient for the ground with waveform like shapes

Parnassus 2023

First published in 1965, Parnassus is the literary arts magazine of NECC.

A “snapshot” of
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
View More Faces