The key to success is to pursue your interest.

NSCC welcomes recent high school graduates and adult learners who are balancing the complexities of work and family life. Many of our open enrollment degree or certificate programs offer you the opportunity to start anytime, not just in the fall. Take advantage of affordable tuition, multiple majors, flexible schedules, pathways to Bachelor’s degrees, and personal support during your college experience.  Explore your interest today!

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Ryan Duggan

I can save money, stay close to home, and start on my goal of becoming an environmental conservationist.

Ryan Duggan

2019 AA, Environmental Studies

NSCC Honors Program students are guaranteed admission to the Honors Programs at all state universities and UMass colleges and universities.

Different Ways to Learn

There is no one way to learn something valuable. We invite you to see all the ways you can reach your academic or career goals.

Online Learning

NSCC offers online and blended courses. Flexible and convenient, distance learning courses always fit into your busy life.



Combine in-class or online coursework with an approved, faculty-supervised work experience.



Connect meaningful community service with academic learning, critical thinking, and civic responsibility.


Professional Education

Enhance your career skills, earn a certification or certificate, or update industry credentials.

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credits for learning obtained outside the classroom.

English as a Second Language

Improve language skills necessary for professional and academic advancement.

Seize today – it’s never too late to start.

NSCC’s Adult Learning Center offers FREE literacy, numeracy, and High School Equivalency Test prep courses to help students pursue further education and job training. Seize today – it’s never too late to start. Visit the Adult Learning Center

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