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Set yourself apart with the critical thinking skills in demand by today’s employers.

NSCC’s Liberal Arts program offers learning outcomes that can transfer to a bachelor's degree and your career.

Strong Communication
Strong speaking and writing abilities are important in every field whether you become a teacher or a doctor or an engineer.

Reading Comprehension
Understanding what you read and processing the meaning of the written word is fundamental to your career – whatever your choice!

Cultural Understanding
Liberal Arts students understand diversity and the importance of culture and society on the world’s stage.

Analytical Abilities
Critical analysis isn’t limited to STEM fields. Many liberal arts students go on to work in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields.

18-month associate degrees lead to Bachelor’s degrees. 
Earn your degree in 18 months or less and transfer to university to pursue your Bachelor’s degree. By starting at NSCC, you’ll save thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.
Experiential Learning
Take advantage of internship 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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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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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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NSCC's Liberal Arts Programs offer pathways to focus your studies.

North Shore Community College offers affordable open enrollment programs, as well as personal assistance with choosing your major, completing the federal financial aid application, and applying to NSCC. 


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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