North Shore Community College is making changes!

You can start your application today! As always, there is no cost to apply to North Shore Community College.

For Fall 2020, most of NSCC's courses will be virtual – including online, hybrid, and videoconference – to ensure our community's safety and maintain social distancing. Targeted courses that need to occur face-to-face on campus will occur predominantly in lab based classes, using social distancing protocols.

Train for direct entry into the Culinary Arts and Food Service workforce.

Start cooking today. NSCC’s Culinary Arts and Food Service certificate program is aimed at students wishing to concentrate solely on hands-on culinary arts skills or students who already hold a degree. Lab classes focus on the kitchen, dining room and bakery with emphasis on providing quality customer service. Students are eligible to take any related courses offered in the Culinary Arts and Food Service degree program as electives. A certification in food sanitation is offered and encouraged within this course of study.

For students interested in continuing their education in the Agricultural and Food Services Pathway, courses in this stackable certificate program count toward the Culinary Arts and Food Service Associate in Applied Science degree.

Internship Opportunities

As part of this program, students will enhance their career development through participation in NSCC’s Cooperative Education/Internship.




2016 Boston-area Median Wage


Semesters estimated certificate completion time. Can be completed faster with winter intersession and summer classes!


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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2215.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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