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Prepare for a Great Career in Computer Science

Computer science transfer student Alex Bochman sitting in front of computers.

If you are planning on earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science, starting at NECC can save you thousands of dollars on your path to a career as a web developer, computer programmer, systems analyst, database manager, and more.

Why Choose NECC?

The program includes foundational coursework in computer science and mathematical concepts, as well as the liberal arts courses required to complete a bachelor’s degree. In this program you will:

  • Learn and work in computer labs with state-of-the-art hardware and software
  • Benefit from instruction in database management, programming, and information security
  • Have access to tutors and career advisers
  • Participate in career workshops designed to help you succeed in college and beyond.
  • Gain real-world experience through internships

Because of NECC

You will be prepared to transfer to a large number of bachelor degree programs to pursue many types of careers.

You can:

  • Transfer to bachelor degree programs in information technology, computer science, computer security, or a related field
  • Save on the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree while benefiting from NECC’s educational supportive staff and resources
  • Prepare for a career as a web developer, computer programmer, systems analyst, database manager, and more

Top 10

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


I looked and I thought ‘I can do Northern Essex.’…In addition to being affordable, it was close to home.”

Taylor Langlois, Computer & Information Science


Hear What Taylor Langlois, Computer and Information Sciences Student, Has to Say

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.


Courses, Requirements, and Program Notes


Program Pathways

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. The Computer and Information Sciences: Computer Science program has two pathways.

View the suggested pathway for the  Computer Science Transfer Concentration

View the suggested pathway for the Web Development Concentration

Career Paths & Job Market

Career Paths

Career Paths

Career opportunities in computer science are continuing to grow. You could choose to work as a computer programmer, systems analyst, database manager, and more depending on your level of education and training.

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

Faculty Contact Information

Faculty Contact Information

Ethel Schuster

Lawrence Campus
420 Common Street
Office: LH-305
Phone: 978-665-5811

Michael Penta, Department Chair

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

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