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Enhance Your Learning Experience

At NECC, we are committed to your success, and we offer unique ways to complete your classes and earn your degree or certificate. You can take advantage of accelerated programs and dedicated career coaches and mentors, or build your community with integrated courses. You can also participate in our Honors Experience or choose from a growing list of STEM programs that will prepare you for in-demand careers. We also offer several programs to help you prepare for college or improve your career options.

Check out the options below to enhance your learning experience at NECC.

Academic Preparation

Improve your English language skills, complete your GED/HiSET, or receive extra help in math, reading, or writing to prepare you for college-level courses and improve your career options. Learn More about Academic Preparation.

Accelerated Business Program

At NECC, we have an Accelerated Business Program that is designed for working adults, this program offers accelerated business courses that you can take online, as hybrids, and face-to-face. By attending classes only two evenings a week on the Haverhill Campus, you can complete up to 24 credits in nine months. Learn more about the Accelerated Business Program.

Competency-Based Education

Earn college credits at your pace while benefiting from one-on-one academic coaching through this unique online learning program. Learn more about Competency-Based Education.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may be able to earn college credit for your knowledge and skills. A few examples are; speaking Spanish or another language, proficiency with computers and software, and military experience.  With NECC’s Credit for Life Learning, you can save money, move through the sequence of courses at a faster pace, and graduate quicker! Learn more about Credit for Life Learning.

Honors Experience

Successful completion of the program guarantees admittance to the Commonwealth Honors Program at any of Massachusetts’ state colleges or universities where you are accepted. Learn more about Honors Experience.

Learning Communities

Learning communities bring together two different courses, as well as two faculty members, to provide you with an integrated learning experience that emphasizes hands-on, activity-based learning. Learn more about Learning Communities.

STEM Programs

By 2018, it is expected that there will be 300,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs in Massachusetts – start preparing for yours today! Learn more about STEM Programs.


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