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Enhance Your Knowledge in Computer Security

If you have experience working as an IT professional, or college-level IT training, NECC’s Computer Security Certificate will give you a critically important skill upgrade! This one-year program will teach you how to keep communications, operations, and network infrastructures secure from hacks and breaches.

Why Choose NECC?

NECC provides an affordable way to augment your IT knowledge to either improve your professional capabilities, or to bolster your academic credentials to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree. With this program you will:

  • Understand how to assess network security and organizational risk for data breaches or operational interruptions
  • Learn how to improve security across all aspects of computer operations
  • Build your communication skills, especially as they relate to explaining complex technology to individuals without technical backgrounds
  • Benefit from extensive hands-on experience in NECC’s computer labs

Because of NECC

You will significantly upgrade your skills in knowledge in one of today’s most critical IT areas – if you are already working as an IT professional this will enable you to improve organizational security as well as your job security. After completing the Computer Security Certificate you can:

  • Pursue jobs as an IT technician, network technician, or other similar positions
  • Pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, computer security, or a related field
  • Contribute greater value to your current employer and/or clients, increasing your marketability



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


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

Michael Penta, Department Chair


Faculty Contact Information

Faculty Contact Information

Ethel Schuster

Lawrence Campus
420 Common Street
Office: LH-205
Phone: 978-665-5811

Adrianna Holden-Gouveia

Haverhill Campus
Hartleb Technology Center
Office: TC-218
Phone: 978-556-3884

Jason Termini

Haverhill Campus
Hartleb Technology Center
Office: TC-217
Phone: 978-556-3874

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment for the Computer Security Certificate
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