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Prepare for a Career in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), Networking, Web Development, or more!

An Information Technology student sits at a computer with headphones on, engrossed in his work.

If you are seeking a career in Information Technology (IT), NECC can prepare you for a career as a computer operation, software technician, project manager, and more. You can also transfer to earn your bachelor’s degree in IT or a related field – and save thousands of dollars along the way.

Why Choose NECC?

NECC’s Information Technology Program covers the core aspects of IT, including hardware, software, networking and operations, programming, information security and development of web pages and interactive media. In this program you will:

  • Learn how each IT area interacts and work together to support the network
  • Understand the impact IT has on critical business functions, individuals, and society
  • Benefit from extensive hands on experience in NECC’s state-of-the-art computer labs
  • Have the opportunity to participate in internships at area businesses, gaining experience working in teams, communicating effectively, and learning day-to-day operations
  • Learn from faculty with extensive professional IT experience

Because of NECC

You will be able to join thousands of alumni who are succeeding in a broad range of IT positions, or be well-prepared to transfer to the four-year college of your choice.  After completing this associate degree you can:

  • Transfer to a bachelor degree program in computer science, information technology or computer security, or a related field
  • Pursue entry level jobs as a computer operator, software technician, project manager, and more
  • Save thousands of the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree while benefiting from NECC’s educational support staff and resources

 Top 10

Computer and Information Sciences: Information Technology is one of NECC’s top ten largest programs


Northern Essex was just as focused as I was in finding a career for me that I would be challenged in, excel at, and enjoy.”

Samantha Romano, Computer and Information Sciences


Courses, Requirements, and Program Notes


Program Pathway

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for Computer and Information Sciences: Information Technology.

Career Paths & Job Market

Helpful Links for Researching Careers

Helpful Links for Researching Careers

Job Search Links

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

See Transfer Information under Academic Advising. NECC’s Academic Support Services has an extensive list of colleges that regularly recruit NECC transfer students.


Department Chair

Department Chair

Jason Termini, Department Chair

Lawrence and Haverhill Campus Office: TC-205/LH305 Phone: 978-556-3874 Email:

Faculty Contact Information

Faculty Contact Information

Adrianna Holden-Gouveia

Haverhill Campus Hartleb Technology Center Office: TC-205 Phone: 978-556-3884 Email:

Michael Penta

Haverhill Campus Hartleb Technology Center Office: TC-205 Phone: 978-556-3892 Email:

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