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What part of the journey are you interested in?

Whether you're interested in the Green Industry, or creating food solutions for better health, NSCC's programs are affordable and designed for direct entry to the workforce, or transfer to four-year colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor's degree. 

18-month associate degrees or 9-month certificates
Train for a job today or start on a path to  a bachelor's degree and save thousands of dollars.  

Experiential Learning
Take advantage of opportunities for real-world, hands-on training related to your program of study and career goals.

Credit for Prior Learning
Gain a head start toward your North Shore Community College certificate or degree by using the knowledge you have acquired through prior learning.

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Attending NSCC immediately puts you on the path to financial success by helping you avoid unnecessary student debt.

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Did you know more than half of NSCC's students are older than 21?

NSCC welcomes adult learners who are looking to start their college journey – or return to school in pursuit of a new career. 

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Still in high school?

If you’re looking for an excellent college education that’s affordable and close to home, come explore NSCC. Most programs are open enrollment and there's never an application fee to apply to NSCC!

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Explore NSCC's green-growth and nutrition programs.

Apply today for open enrollment programs starting January, May and September. 

Credit Certificate
Associate in Applied Science
Credit Certificate
Associate in Science


North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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