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Professional Development & Career Certificates

Professional Development

Learn new job skills! NECC offers certificates with classes leading to a new career and a pathway to earning credit towards a degree. MORE about Pathways to Credit

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Beyond Noncredit Classes

Pathways to Credit

Get college credit for some our most popular noncredit courses, and get a head start on that certificate or degree. MORE about Pathways to Credit


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Business Skills and Professional Development

Enhance your business and professional skills to help land that new job or get ahead in your current career.
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Computer Skills

Are you looking to upgrade your computer skills to improve your employment options or for your own personal computer use? From beginner to advanced?
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Occupational Training & Development

Northern Essex has something for you. From teaching, health care, and home inspection, to interior decorating, photography and advanced manufacturing, you are sure to find a program to fit your needs.
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Gain the skills necessary to land a job with some of the world’s leading employers. Northern Essex Community College is now offering new micro-credentials in Sales and Customer Service and Business Analytics.
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Featured Courses and Programs, Fall 2021

Cullinary Arts

Nonprofit Management

Certified Nurse Assistant

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Languages - Spanish

Online Career Training and Ed to Go

Courses are project-oriented and more. You can complete any of these courses remotely or entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night.

Personal Interest

Enhance your skills, hobbies, work, and personal life. Personal interest courses are offered days, evenings, weekends and online.
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Noncredit FAQs

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Returning to Campus

Although the last year and a half has been exceptionally challenging for the NECC community, we have made great accomplishments, becoming stronger than ever before. As we welcome everyone back to campus, please remember that we all have varying COVID-19 experiences and as a result, differing comfort levels. NECC and its community members must continue to support everyone despite any individual differences. We are in this together.

At this time, a COVID vaccination is not required to return to the NECC campus. However, NECC has joined the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, along with colleges and universities across the country. As a part of this initiative, participating colleges commit to three actions: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing campus communities around vaccine efforts; and delivering vaccine access for all. As a result, the NECC COVID Response Team strongly recommends receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. We have partnered with Greater Lawrence Family Health Centers to provide vaccinations to our community. Vaccinations are also available at multiple community centers, pharmacies, and doctor’s offices. More information can be found through Greater Lawrence Family Health Center or the Massachusetts COVID website.

Federal and state COVID guidelines continue to change rapidly. We monitor these resources and implement changes to our own NECC community guidelines as needed. In addition to email notifications, Facebook and Twitter announcements, please check back regularly for updates to the guidelines.



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