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NECC Offers a Day in the College Classroom

Submitted by on March 28, 2016 – 2:08 pm
Paul Cavan, coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program, teaching his class.

Paul Cavan, coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program, teaching his class.

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a Northern Essex Community College student was like? Are you a high school student thinking about attending Northern Essex or an adult who has always toyed with enrolling at Northern Essex for that long sought after degree or certificate? Well, NECC’s “College for a Day” on Wednesday, April 13, from 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the Haverhill Campus will give participants first-hand experience in a college classroom.

“College for a Day is a great opportunity for prospective students to see all that Northern Essex has to offer.  Visitors can sit in on a real college class, take a tour of the campus, attend a financial aid session or enjoy Spring Jam- an outdoor spring celebration,” says Daniel Richer, director of recruitment and admissions at Northern Essex Community College. “We’ll have staff from across the college available to answer any questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer opportunities, career and supportive services, too.”

This event is free and open to the public. Interested individuals can register to attend by contacting admissions at 978-556-3721 or

Participants will start their day in the lobby of the Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. From there they can attend any or all of the course samplings which change every hour. People can choose to sit in on just one course or spend the entire day. In addition, campus tours, and financial aid sessions will be available.

For additional information visit the college’s website at

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  More than 7,400 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 6,700 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  Northern Essex is the only state college located in the lower Merrimack Valley Region of Massachusetts. For more information, visit the website at