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Flexible Classes for Your Success!

Think you can’t fit one more thing into your busy schedule? Think again. At Northern Essex, you can take courses when they fit into your schedule – days, evenings, weekends, or online. You can attend full-or part-time, and over 20 programs are offered completely (or 80%) online.


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Prepare for a Career in Health Career With iHealth@NECC

With iHealth@NECC, you can choose from over a dozen programs, complete most of your coursework online, and only come to the NECC Lawrence Campus once or twice a week, making it easier to fit college in with your busy life. Read more about our iHealth programs.


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Train for a Career in Human Services on the Weekend

Earn your alcohol and drug counseling certificate or community support human services practitioner certificate on the weekends in just 10 months! You will be prepared to work as a substance abuse counselor in residential programs, shelters, and more, or provide direct client services in residential or community programs. Read more about the Human Services program.


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Accelerate Your Criminal Justice Degree

If you have current or prior experience in the criminal justice field, you can earn your Associate Degree in Criminal Justice: Private & Public Safety in just 16 months! Courses are offered online, on campus, and as hybrids (a mix of online and on campus). You may also be able to earn credit for your relevant experience, further reducing the time you need to complete your degree. Read more about the Criminal Justice program.


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Get College Credits Faster

Complete courses online when they fit with your schedule with Competency Based Education (CBE). Move quickly through the material you already know, and take more time to focus on what you need to learn. Read more about Competency Based Education.


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Earn Your Certificate or Degree Online

Choose from 15 online (or 80% online) programs in Business, Health, Computer & Information Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Liberal Arts. Read more about online programs and courses.


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Take a Class Online

Are you looking to take an online class to supplement your in-class learning? You can choose from over 200 sections offered completely online or as hybrids (a mix of online and on campus.) View our Fall 2017 online course offerings.

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