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STEM Careers Are on the Rise!

Prepare for a Career in a Thriving STEM Career

By 2018, it is expected that there will be 300,000 STEM jobs in Massachusetts – start preparing for yours today! Learn in state-of-the-art science, health, and computer labs, gain real-world experience with internships and practicums, and be prepared to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college.

Choose from over 40 STEM programs including:

NECC and STEM in the News

Students Get Taste of STEM Options During Technology Camp

Student Success Stories

Herinell in the lab

Herinell Linares, Engineering Science

“I signed up for a digital logic class. After I took that class I knew I wanted to go into engineering. Northern Essex is a great place to start.” MORE about how this 'Lawrence man engineers a future'


Andrea Middleton, Respiratory Care

“Respiratory care is a great career path for me. I love working with the patients. This is what I’m meant to do. Every day I get up and I’m excited about work.” MORE about how this 'Newburyport CNA trains for career as respiratory therapist'

Lindsey Curole

Lindsey Curole, Lab Science

“The program is excellent. You are extremely well prepared for the workplace. You hone those hands-on technical skills that are so important. I am so glad I attended Northern Essex.” MORE about 'Lab Science degree transfers seamlessly to UMass Lowell'

Mark Hargreaves

Mark Hargreaves, Computer Information Technology

“My goal was to get as much experience as possible…I came to Northern Essex looking for the skills that would lead to a new career and that’s exactly what I got.” MORE about how this 'career changer lands a computer job'

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