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Explore programs that help save lives and keep communities safe.

NSCC’s associate degree programs in Criminal Justice and Fire Protection Technology offer education and training for direct entry into a career or transfer pathways to four-year colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor's degree.

18-month associate degrees lead to bachelor’s degrees and higher salaries. 
Earn your degree in 18 months or less and transfer to university to pursue your bachelor’s degree. 
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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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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Apply today for open enrollment programs starting January, May and September.

North Shore Community College offers associate degrees and academic certificates focused on public safety and criminal justice. 

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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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