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NECC Announces Sleep Technology Open House

Submitted by on April 20, 2016 – 2:04 pm
Jennifer Canfield

Northern Essex Community College will host an open house for its Sleep Technology Program on Thursday, April 21. Jennifer Canfield of Haverhill, a 2013 graduate, is shown in the sleep technology lab on the college’s Lawrence Campus.

Interested in a career in health care?  Consider attending the open house for Northern Essex Community College’s Sleep Technologist Certificate Program which will be held on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center, Room 301, 414 Common Street, Lawrence.

Those attending will learn about the daily tasks and challenges associated with the sleep technology profession, as well as have the opportunity to observe full patient set ups and laboratory preparation techniques. Current students and faculty members will be available to answer questions about the program and career opportunities in the field and give tours of NECC’s new sleep technology center.

Careers in sleep technology are expected to grow 27 percent between now and 2027 and graduates of the program have a 75 percent placement rate in the field. Sleep technologists and technicians reported an average hourly wage of $23.17 and an average salary of $47,660 per year.

Northern Essex Community College’s 28-credit certificate program offers its students hands-on instruction in the evaluation, treatment, and diagnosis of sleep disorders.

To learn more about the program, please visit For additional information on the open house event, contact John Murray 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