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General Requirements

To earn an associate degree you will need to complete a minimum of 60 course credits. If you are a new student as of 2014, you must also complete one course, designated as an intensive, in each of NECC’s six core academic skills:

  • Global Awareness
  • Information Literacy
  • Public Presentation
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science & Technology
  • Written Communication

In most cases, coursework in the six core skill areas will be integrated into your program of study but you must confirm this with your faculty advisor or with a staff member in academic advising.

Please Note: Only the current associate degree requirements are listed here. If you have been attending NECC for a few semesters, it is your responsibility to check with your faculty advisor or academic advising to ensure that you are meeting all associate degree program requirements.

Requirements Specific to Each Degree Program

Below is a list of all associate degrees offered at NECC. Each degree listed will link you to a pdf that will reflect the following program details:

  • Required courses
  • Prerequisite courses (courses you must complete before taking other courses)
  • Credits earned for completing each course
  • Columns you can fill in to reflect courses you have completed, courses you will take in the coming semester, or course you need to complete in future semesters to earn your degree

You are encouraged to print out and complete these forms or Log on to Self Service to check your progress towards degree completion. Keep in mind that there are a large number of courses that may meet the degree requirements for multiple programs.

Degree Program Requirement Sheets

Business Management
Business Management: Computer Applications
Business Management: Healthcare Practice
Business Management: Hospitality
Business Transfer
Computer and Information Sciences: Applications
Computer and Information Sciences: Information Technology
Computer Science Transfer
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice: Private and Public Safety
Deaf Studies
Deaf Studies: Interpreting Transfer
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
Engineering Science: Advanced Manufacturing Precision Machining
Engineering Technology Option
General Studies: Art
General Studies: Health Specialization
General Studies: Individualized Option
General Studies: Movement Science Option
General Studies: Music Option
Human Services
Laboratory Science
Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts Transfer: Journalism/Communication
Liberal Arts Transfer: Middle/High School Teaching
Liberal Arts Transfer: Philosophy
Liberal Arts Transfer: Physical Sciences
Liberal Arts Transfer: Psychology
Liberal Arts: Writing
Medical Laboratory Technology
Nursing (ADN)
Nursing Advanced Placement: LPN to RN
Paramedic Technology
Public Health
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care

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