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New Noncredit Classes Now Available for Fall

Submitted by on August 22, 2022 – 7:57 pm

Haverhill and Lawrence, MA (August 22, 2022)— Whether students are looking to have fun and meet new people or enhance their professional skills, the Northern Essex Community College Center for Community Education is offering a robust slate of noncredit programs this fall. These courses are designed for personal and professional development. The schedule includes new classes, courses that are returning after a hiatus, and some perennial favorites.

“Non-credit classes are ideal for the student who is trying to choose a career and wants to quickly get into the workforce or wants to advance in their current profession,” says Program Manager, Community Education, Suzzette Turnbull, Ph.D. “The programs are short and equip them with skills they can use right away.”

woman stands in commercial kitchen adding mixture to white kitchenaid mixer

Fall noncredit offerings include a full slate of culinary classes.

New classes include Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program, CPR/AED & First Aid, Group Guitar for Beginners, Microsoft Office Basics: Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and Reiki I & II. Turnbull explains that local employers are eager to hire students who complete popular certificate programs like Human Resources and Home Inspection. “Our job-ready certificate programs are designed to teach students a set of skills that will make them more attractive to employers and demonstrate that they have the knowledge to successfully do the job.”

This fall will also see the return of dozens of popular culinary classes including Food & Wine Pairing and Latin Street Fare and new classes like Bread Baking Basics and the Great Christmas cookie exchange. “NECC has numerous personal enrichment courses where students have fun with other people who have the same interests or simply learn something new,” says Turnbull.

Classes meet at a variety of times. Many are entirely online while others meet in person. These classes are open to the general public, participants do not need to enroll in Northern Essex to take part. Registration is open now. View a full list of offerings here.

For more details, please contact the Center for Corporate and Community Education by phone 978-556-3060 or email