Professional Education at NSCC offers career training at your convenience!

Professional Education at NSCC offers the largest resource of workforce development training north of Boston. You can explore a new career or upgrade your industry credentials with affordable, short-term, non-credit certificate programs, industry-recognized certifications, courses, and workshops. New classes start regularly and can be taken on our Danvers and Lynn campuses, as well as online.



For the most up-to-date list of workforce development opportunities, and to request a course schedule in the mail, visit the Course Schedule page.

Free short-term career training!

North Shore Community College offers free training for careers that are in high-demand on the North Shore. Students who successfully complete courses will have greater access to job opportunities with employers who are actively looking to hire trained employees. All classes are free thanks to grant funds provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the GE Foundation. Enrollment process and requirements may vary by course.


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Prepare for a rewarding, well-paying career in advanced manufacturing. Next class begins in Summer 2023.


Martin Trice
Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Preparation
Workforce Education and Corporate Training Division



Attend one of our online Information Sessions and learn how a career in manufacturing can change your life. 

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Program prepares you to become a Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide. Nurse Assistants/Home Health Aides provide personal care (bathing, dressing, feeding, changing, etc.) to patients in hospitals and nursing homes and also to people living at home who are receiving in-home health care. Nurse Assistants (NA) work under the direction of nurses and doctors. Home Health Aides (HHA) care for recovering patients, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

  • PREPARATION - High school diploma or equivalent recommended

  • WAGES - $28,725-$42,110 (entry level to experienced)

  • CERTIFICATION - Nurse Assistants must be certified in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • 10 YEAR JOB GROWTH - Massachusetts: 7.6%

  • RELATED ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES - If you decide you want to stay and grow in the healthcare field North Shore Community College offers an LPN program, an RN program and other related degree and certificate programs.


  • Age: 18 years of age or older

  • Unemployed or underemployed or belong to an under-represented population

  • Resident of Massachusetts and have Social Security Number

  • Agree to background check: CORI/SORI

  • Provide proof of required immunizations including Flu

  • Complete math and reading assessment (Accuplacer✶) and meet or exceed required

  • score OR submit a college level transcript so we may review.

  • Agree to and meet classroom and technical standards

  • Commitment to taking the State’s certification exam and finding a job as a

  • Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide or pursuing a college degree


  • Course fee covered

  • Required textbooks

  • State certification exam fee

  • State exam prep class

  • Coaching which emphasizes preparation for employment including resume writing and interviewing skills

  • Scrubs/Shoes

  • Stipend-$500 for passing the State certification exam and $500 once hired as CNA (and have been on the job for 30 days)

  • Meet prospective employers at job fair


Denise Deschamps
Corporate and Professional Education Training Program Grant Manager
Workforce Education and Corporate Training Division

Telephone: 978-236-1203



Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood from patients and prepare the samples for testing. Most phlebotomists work in hospitals and clinics, but some collect blood for donation purposes. Oftentimes they need to explain the blood drawing procedure to patients to put them at ease. Other common tasks include: taking blood pressure, pulse, and respiration readings; drawing blood; applying bandages after blood is drawn; sending blood, urine, or fecal samples to the lab for testing; sterilizing equipment; updating patient records. (Source: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science)

Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technicians are health care employees who perform diagnostic tests that help doctors identify cardiovascular problems in patients. The tests can help discover any irregularities in the heart that may lead to a heart attack or heart disease. They work mostly in hospitals, but can also work in long-term specialty care facilities or private practices. The EKG technician explains the test to patients prior to conducting them. Once the patient is connected to the machine, the technician monitors heart performance and the patient's blood pressure. (Source: Indeed)

Salaries vary widely based on level of experience, the nature of the position, and location. The median annual salary is $84,000 for an EKG Technician. The median annual salary for a Phlebotomy Technician is $47,000.

Employment of phlebotomists and EKG Technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

Potential Employee Settings: hospitals, Health Clinics, Private medical offices, Blood donation facilities


  • 18 years of age or older

  • Unemployed or underemployed or belong to under-represented population

  • Complete math and reading assessment (ACCUPLACER) and meet or exceed required scores OR submit a transcript from a college-level course you completed successfully

  • Certain immunizations may be required


  • Training fee and

  • Textbooks

  • Coaching (assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, and more)

  • Externship Program IF you successfully complete the course


Denise Deschamps
Corporate and Professional Education Training Program Grant Manager
Workforce Education and Corporate Training Division

Telephone: 978-236-1203


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