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NECC Now Offering More 8-Week Classes

Submitted by on February 22, 2022 – 2:46 pm

Haverhill and Lawrence, MA (February 22, 2022) – Northern Essex Community College is registering now for an expanded selection of accelerated, eight-week classes which start March 21. The 36 classes range from one to four credits each and many meet entirely online.

“Spring Session II offers an exciting opportunity for students who want to continue with their educational goals while prioritizing their work, family and academics,” says Donna Bertolino, dean of enrollment services. “Most courses are offered online, providing flexibility outside of a traditional in-person classroom setting.”

The decision to add more online courses is a direct result of lessons learned through the pandemic. “Northern Essex is keenly aware that student course-taking has changed over the past two years and some of those trends will likely continue,” says Dr. Paul Beaudin, the Northern Essex vice president of academic affairs. “It is the college’s desire to provide students with opportunities to take courses when they need them, in a modality and time frame that best fits their schedules. Expanding our late start offerings within a shortened time frame is key to that initiative.”

Spring Session II classes start on March 21. Students can add classes until just before the start date, however some are already filling up. Many of these courses are also designed to complement classes that will be offered in the first session of the summer semester, which starts May 16. Here’s a full list of Spring Session II classes.

Courses are offered in many different disciplines including business, science, public health, computer science, liberal arts, criminal justice, and engineering.

For more information, contact enrollment services, 978 556-3700 or

Northern Essex Community College has campuses in both Haverhill and Lawrence. It offers approximately 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, 6,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,000 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the website at or call 978-556-3700.