NECC Hosts Info Session for Displaced ITT Tech Students
Northern Essex Community College is reaching out to local students who were impacted by the sudden closing of ITT Technical Institute, which announced earlier this week that they would be shutting down 130 campuses nationwide including a campus in Wilmington, MA.
On Monday, September 12, Northern Essex is hosting an ITT Tech Info Day where displaced students can learn about options available for them through Northern Essex including programs, transferring of credits, and financial aid. The 45-minute information session will be held at 9 a.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103A, on Northern Essex’s Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA. It will be followed by a tour of the Haverhill Campus and the opportunity to meet individually with a campus advisor until 5 p.m..
ITT Tech’s Wilmington Campus was located 20 miles from Northern Essex’s Haverhill Campus and 14 miles from the college’s Lawrence Campus.
“We’re hoping that Northern Essex will be a viable option for ITT Tech students who want to continue their education with as little disruption as possible,” said Danny Richer, NECC’s director of recruitment and admissions.
Many ITT Tech students are studying computer science or related fields; Northern Essex has three associate degree programs as well as seven certificate programs in computer and information sciences. Northern Essex offers over 70 degree programs, including business and criminal justice.
Students planning to attend Monday’s information session should bring a photo ID and ITT academic records, including official and unofficial transcripts. Students should also bring a list of courses taken at ITT Tech, including course syllabi or course descriptions, if possible.
Those using the GI Bill should bring the DD Form 214, which is issued on discharge, separation or retirement from military service, and a Veterans Administration Certificate of Eligibility. Veterans should also bring a copy of their Joint Services Transcript.
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 www.necc.mass.edu.