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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?
View all Computer Skills Courses

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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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

We are happy to answer any questions about Noncredit Courses. However, Do you need to know what other students have already asked?

Important Update

Plans for holding in person classes on the NECC campuses have been reviewed and a Return to Campus committee at NECC has made the decision to hold all NECC classes LIVE-REMOTE online, with very few exceptions, such as CPR, Nurse Assistant, and Culinary programs. These LIVE-REMOTE classes will be as much like a Face-to-Face course as possible. You will be able to see and hear the instructors, other participants and see the instructor’s computer screen. You are welcome to ask (or answer!) questions any time throughout the class.

  • You will receive an email with a Online Invitation and instructions from the instructor, one to two days prior to the start of class
  • If you do not have Zoom or GoToMeeting on your computer, it will be installed when you click the link. Please make sure that your computer or laptop has a microphone or PC speaker. A Windows PC or Apple Mac can be used.



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