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NECC’s Fall Semester Begins Sept. 3

Submitted by on August 7, 2014 – 5:47 pm

It is not too late to register for fall courses and programs starting September 3 at Northern Essex Community College, and this year there will be a new associate degree to choose from.

For the first time this fall, the college is offering an associate degree in health information technology.

Perfect for those with an interest in health care and computer technology, Health Information Technology includes medical coding, medical billing, and electronic medical records. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the Health Information Technician field is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.Jobs can be found in hospitals, medical clinics, physicians’ practices, intermediate care centers, or biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

In addition to this new degree, Northern Essex offers over 70 associate degrees and certificates in fields such as liberal arts, health care, criminal justice, computer science, paralegal, technology and engineering, arts & design, paralegal studies, and much more. Classes and programs are offered days, evenings, weekend, and online. Campuses are in Haverhill and Lawrence.

Walk-in hours for interested students are available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Haverhill (Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center, 100 Elliott St.) or Lawrence (Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Health & Technology Center, 414 Common St.). Please note that on Monday, August 18, Friday, August 22, Wednesday, August 27, and Thursday, August 28, walk-in hours will be extended until 8 p.m.

For more information, contact enrollment services at Northern Essex at 978-556-3700 or or visit