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    Accounting

    A degree in accounting prepares the graduate for careers in the corporate, non-profit and educational fields or to manage a business.

    Applied Quality and Standards

    NCC’s Applied Quality and Standards program was developed with local manufacturing experts. New graduates will be prepared for work in a variety of technician positions and those currently working in the field will gain qualifications that could help them advance further in their careers.

    Architecture

    Northampton’s Architecture program is keeping pace with the dramatic shifts in the field, particularly in the use of computer-aided design. Our students gain a well-rounded education in architectural history, technical aspects of design, and computer skills.

    Aseptic Processing

    NCC’s program prepares students to start or grow a career in the expanding field of aseptic (ultra-clean) production immediately upon graduation. The region’s leading biopharmaceutical and biomanufacturing firms helped develop our program and its state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 clean room.

    Automation Control in Biomanufacturing

    The Automation Control in Biomanufacturing Specialized Diploma focuses on the practical applications of electromechanical concepts and process control in the highly-regulated production facilities of biomanufacturers and biopharmaceutical companies.

    Automotive Technology Online Degree for ASE Certified Technicians

    ASE certified technicians (A1 - A8 + L1) now have a convenient and faster option for earning an associate's degree.

    Automotive Technology

    As vehicles become more sophisticated, opportunities for well-trained and qualified technicians will continue to increase. NCC’s program includes options to qualify as GM or Chrysler technicians, or to take a comprehensive path.

    Biological Science

    With a curriculum that parallels the first two years of most four-year programs, NCC can save you thousands of dollars on your undergraduate degree. You’ll also benefit from NCC’s transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

    Biotechnology

    Biotechnology is changing our world in exciting ways. A career in a biotechnology-related field could lead you to the development of new products and processes to improve the quality of human life.

    Business Administration

    The Business Administration program develops general management skills to prepare graduates to enter the business, government, or non-profit world after two years of college.

    Business Management

    Are you looking for an educational opportunity that prepares you for the business world? NCC’s Business Management program provides you with general management skills you will need if you want to enter the business, government, or non-profit world after two years of college.

    Chemistry

    Northampton's Chemistry program prepares you for transfer to a college or university. Our agreements with four-year institutions allow you to complete the equivalent of the first two years of a baccalaureate program in Chemistry at Northampton.

    Communication Design

    Communication design is a dynamic and rapidly growing profession in the "new media" marketplace.

    Communication Studies

    Do you love sharing information with people? If you are considering a career in politics, journalism or public relations, a Communication Studies degree from Northampton can get you started. Our degree is designed to help you transition to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree.

    Computer Aided Design (CAD)

    Whether you’re new to the field or need additional training to stay on the cutting edge, Northampton's Computer Aided Design program can help you gain the design and drafting knowledge necessary for multiple disciplines, including mechanical, civil, architectural and electrical engineering and design.

    Computer Information Systems

    The Computer Information Systems program is designed to parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate information systems program.

    Computer Information Technology: Application Development

    The Computer Information Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment after you receive your associate's degree.

    Computer Information Technology: Application/Web Programming

    The Computer Information Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment after you receive your associate's degree.

    Computer Information Technology: Networking

    The Computer Information Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment after you receive your associate's degree.

    Computer Information Technology: Security

    The Computer Information Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment after you receive your associate's degree.

    Computer Maintenance & Service Technology

    Graduates of Northampton’s Computer Maintenance program are trained beyond A+ certification standards. Our students are prepared for real-world situations encountered by computer and LAN technicians, helpdesk representatives, sales consultants and others.

    Computer Science

    Planning to earn a four-year degree in Computer Science? Northampton’s two-year program is an affordable way to begin reaching for your goal.

    Construction Management

    The Construction Management Program is comprehensive and includes a mix of specialized courses, hands-on practical experience, and liberal arts courses that prepare students for managerial careers in the field.

    Criminal Justice

    Northampton's Criminal Justice program can prepare you to join the workforce or to transfer to a four-year institution. It’s also a great option if you’re employed in the field and looking to enhance your education.

    Culinary Arts

    Northampton’s Culinary Arts program has developed a reputation as one of the best of its kind. Our graduates are trained for careers including chef, line chef, banquet chef, executive chef, baker, pastry chef and caterer.

    Dental Hygiene

    Northampton’s Dental Hygiene graduates are in demand across the region. Our program includes hands-on clinical experience and training by professional hygienists working in the field.

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    The employment outlook in diagnostic medical sonography continues to be strong. Northampton offers both an associate degree and specialized diploma. Our sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

    Education - Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4

    Teaching young children is rewarding and inspiring! Highly qualified faculty prepare students to be effective teachers of children aged infant to nine years.

    Education - Middle Level Education: Grades 4 to 8

    The need for dedicated, caring, and highly skilled teachers in our nation’s schools is greater than ever before. This program focuses on teaching for these middle grades.

    Education - Secondary Education: Math & Science

    The need for dedicated, caring, and highly skilled teachers in our nation’s schools is greater than ever before. This program focuses on teaching skills for math and science at the secondary ed. level.

    Education - Secondary Education

    The need for dedicated, caring, and highly skilled teachers in our nation’s schools is greater than ever before. This program focuses on teaching skills at the secondary ed. level.

    Education - Special Education Paraeducator

    Special Education is an important and exciting field for persons interested primarily in the education of children with disabilities.

    Electrical Construction Technology IBEW

    The Five-Year IBEW Apprenticeship Program offers qualifying applicants occupational education under the sponsorship of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #375). The program provides an in-depth study of electrical fundamentals, wiring techniques, and the National Electrical Code applicable to residential, commercial and industrial installations.

    Electrical Construction Technology

    Electrical construction involves the installation, wiring and testing of electrical equipment in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

    Electrical Technology

    The need for good electrical maintenance technicians is strong as industry continues to automate its processes to stay competitive. Northampton’s program provides an in-depth study of electrical fundamentals, wiring techniques, and the National Electrical Code that is applicable to residential, commercial and industrial installations. We prepare our students to sit for municipal (PA) and state (NJ) electrician’s license exams.

    Electromechanical Technology

    Northampton’s Electromechanical Technology Automated Systems program curriculum was developed with the assistance of many of the areas leading manufacturers and engineering firms. The program meets the demands of local and national manufacturers for entry-level employees who have broad-based hands-on skills.

    Electronics Technology

    The program integrates comprehensive electronic circuit theory with practical hands-on lab work.

    Emergency Services Administration

    Emergency Services administrators are the managers who are charged with providing fire, police, emergency medical services and more. This program and course content has been developed to mesh with concepts established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and local emergency planning committees.

    Emergency Services Technology (EMT)

    Emergency Services Technology graduates are trained to carry out safely and effectively the difficult and dangerous duties of saving lives and property. A number of program electives are available to allow students to select and focus on their area of personal interest.

    Engineering

    For those whose goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering, NCC’s program can be an affordable and convenient way to get started. Many graduates transfer and complete degrees at Lehigh and Drexel Universities, Lafayette College, Penn State, Rutgers, Northeastern and other engineering schools.

    English

    This concentration is part of the college's liberal arts degree. For more details, please go to the Liberal Arts page.

    Environmental Science

    NCC's Environmental Science program can be customized to prepare you for the range of majors and fields that are based in the environment, including laboratory sciences, wildlife conservation, resource management, environmental law, human ecology, and more.

    Fine Art

    The program provides students with a thorough introduction to the basic areas of study in the visual arts. After completing the program, students will have prepared a portfolio of their work for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program (B.A. or B.F.A.) at a college, university or art school.

    Funeral Service Education

    Northampton’s Funeral Service Education program prepares students to work in the funeral home setting by providing the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to the practice of funeral service.

    General Studies

    A General Studies major allows undecided students to explore a variety of fields, and to discover what subjects best suit their interests. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in a wide range of majors.

    Graphic Design

    Communication design is a dynamic and rapidly growing profession in the "new media" marketplace.

    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC/R) and Refrigeration

    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC/R) and Refrigeration

    History

    This concentration is part of the college's liberal arts degree. For more details, please go to the Liberal Arts page.

    Honors Program

    The Honors Program at Northampton Community College provides an enriched educational environment in which students will be challenged to reach their full intellectual potential and to better prepare themselves for the academic demands of the four-year college or university of their choice.

    Hospitality Management - A.A.S. Degree

    NCC’s Hospitality Management programs teach basic hotel, restaurant, club and lodging operations, resort specialty subjects, hospitality management and marketing, guest services, food and beverage management. The program emphasizes the basic tenants of guest service, leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving.

    Hospitality Management - Dining Room Operations

    The Dining Room Operations diploma includes broad training in all aspects of restaurant management including front of the house business, supervisory duties and convention services/catering operations.

    Hospitality Management - Resort Management

    The Resort Management diploma prepares the student to efficiently and adequately deal with the guest services and managerial challenges faced in the resort, club, food and beverage and hotel operations.

    Individualized Transfer Studies

    Even if Northampton’s extensive selection of degree programs doesn’t include your intended major, you can still begin your studies here. The Individualized Transfer Studies option is intended for students who have identified a major they want to study at a four-year institution. The program allows students to pre-plan a program of to fulfill general distribution requirements and other courses that are transferable to the four-year institution.

    Interior Design

    NCC’s Interior Design program has been carefully organized to meet the demand for professionally trained interior designers in both residential and commercial design. With an associate’s degree, graduates may gain employment upon graduation or transfer for a four-year degree.

    Journalism

    If your career goal is to become a working journalist, you will need to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but starting with an associate’s degree program can be cost-effective and convenient. Our journalism students are expected to participate in the college newspaper, The Commuter, focusing on the community, both the College community, and the surrounding area.

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    This program prepares graduates to accept the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in the legal work environment. Graduates are hired by area law firms, insurance companies, title companies, large corporations, and government agencies.

    Legal Office Specialist

    The programs offer career-specific course work for the students wishing to complete their studies within two semesters. This program prepares graduates for the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in a legal work environment. Students gain proficiency in technology, human relations, time management and organizational skills.

    Liberal Arts

    The Liberal Arts program offers students who intend to seek a Bachelor of Arts degree a solid foundation in both general education and a selected field of concentration. Concentrations include English, Environmental Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies.

    Library Technical Assistant

    Northampton’s convenient online program focuses particularly on information resources, services for children and management of small public libraries. Courses address technical skills in such vital areas as acquisitions, electronic formats and cataloging of all types of materials.

    Licensed Massage Therapy

    The Massage Therapy Certificate Program integrates theory (classroom) and hands-on (lab) training for an entry-level career as a professional massage therapist. Students develop the knowledge necessary to develop therapeutic treatment plans and apply appropriate massage techniques with focus on whole body wellness.

    Marketing

    Marketing is a creative field that includes numerous career paths. NCC’s program is designed to provide students with the marketing skills needed to enter into the fields of marketing, advertising, public relations, sales, retail management, media planning, customer service or e-marketing upon graduation.

    Massage Therapy

    The Massage Therapy Certificate Program integrates theory (classroom) and hands-on (lab) training for an entry-level career as a professional massage therapist. Students develop the knowledge necessary to develop therapeutic treatment plans and apply appropriate massage techniques with focus on whole body wellness.

    Math/Physics

    The Math/Physics program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university by serving as the first two years of a baccalaureate program in the fields of mathematics, physics, or other physical sciences.

    Medical Administrative Assistant

    This program prepares students to accept the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in the vast professional medical field. Graduates gain proficiency in technology, communication, human relations, time management and organizational skills, decision-making, and creative thinking.

    Medical Assistant

    Northampton developed its Medical Assistant specialized diploma program in response to requests from physicians who were looking for workers trained in both office and clinical skills.

    Medical Billing

    Northampton’s two-semester Medical Billing Specialist program, offered at both the Main and Monroe campuses, was designed with the advice of area medical professionals to be more than an overview. Graduates understand coding concepts, methodologies, and the process of medical/health service reimbursement.

    Medical Office Specialist

    Are you interested in gaining employment in the medical office setting in a short time frame? This program will prepare you for the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in a medical work environment.

    Meeting & Event Planning

    NCC’s Hospitality Management programs teach basic hotel, restaurant, club and lodging operations, resort specialty subjects, hospitality management and marketing, guest services, food and beverage management. The program emphasizes the basic tenants of guest service, leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving.

    Mortuary Science

    Northampton’s Funeral Service Education program prepares students to work in the funeral home setting by providing the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to the practice of funeral service.

    Multimedia

    Multimedia production involves the creation of audio, video and interactive applications (including games) for the Internet. This specialized diploma program consists of two courses taught in the College’s state-of-the-art multimedia lab and includes hands-on instruction using the latest hardware and software.

    Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology

    While it was first used in the semiconductor (computer chip) industry, nanofabrication technologies are now used for a wide variety of applications. Northampton’s degee program prepares graduates for employment as entry-level nanofabrication technicians.

    Nursing: LPN

    Studying nursing at Northampton Community College is an exciting challenge. Our graduates find numerous employment opportunities, at competitive salaries, in a wide range of health care settings.

    Nursing: RN

    Studying nursing at Northampton Community College is an exciting challenge. Our graduates find numerous employment opportunities, at competitive salaries, in a wide range of health care settings.

    Office Administrative Assistant

    Our program prepares you to accept the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in businesses of all sizes, from small offices to large corporations.

    Office Skills Specialist

    There is a growing need for office professionals trained in the use of the Microsoft Office applications. The NCC Office Skills Specialist program prepares students to confidently enter a modern office setting. A diploma can be earned in just one semester.

    Paralegal

    Employers such as private law firms increasingly prefer graduates of college-level paralegal education programs. Northampton's program has been approved by the American Bar Association. This prestigious approval places our program in a select group of programs nationwide that are designed and operated to meet the highest standards of paralegal education. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

    Philosophy

    This concentration is part of the college's liberal arts degree. For more details, please go to the Liberal Arts page.

    Physics/Math

    The Physics/Math program prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university by serving as the first two years of a baccalaureate program in the fields of mathematics, physics, or other physical sciences.

    Political Science

    This concentration is part of the college's liberal arts degree. For more details, please go to the Liberal Arts page.

    Psychology

    This concentration is part of the college's liberal arts degree. For more details, please go to the Liberal Arts page.

    Radio/TV

    Northampton's Radio/TV program is a highly creative course of study that allows students to explore their potential in communicating ideas through the use of electronic media. Graduates gain practical hands-on experience in the College TV studio and media lab, in the recording studio, on a student produced cable TV show and radio show, and with local area broadcasters and businesses.

    Radiography

    As a radiographer, you are a member of a medical team that pinpoints an injury or even catches cancer early. Radiologists rely on their radiographers to produce optimum images for accurate interpretation. NCC’s Radiography program is innovative, educationally sound, and vital in providing medical imaging services for the community-at-large.

    Real Estate

    Northampton's Real Estate program is a special evening program approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission. After successfully completing the courses Real Estate Fundamentals and Real Estate Practice, students will qualify to sit for the state real estate salesperson license.

    Small Business Management

    The program is designed specifically for small business owners and managers, or potential owners and managers. The program can be completed in a year and can be completed online for added convenience.

    Social Work

    Because most positions in the field of social work require a bachelor’s degree, Northampton’s Social Work program is an affordable beginning to your baccalaureate degree. Our program transfers to many schools of social work in the region, including Cedar Crest College, Alvernia College, Kutztown University, Marywood University, and Misericordia University.

    Sociology

    This concentration is part of the college's liberal arts degree. For more details, please go to the Liberal Arts page.

    Sport Management

    For every professional player or coach you see on the court, the sports industry employs thousands more people off the court. Graduates can earn an associate’s degree from Northampton after four semesters of full-time study and enter the workforce at the entry level, however to be the most competitive job candidate possible, a bachelor’s degree in the field is recommended.

    Sports Medicine: Athletic Training

    The Associate in Science degree in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Athletic Training is designed to prepare students to successfully transfer to a four year CAATE accredited athletic training program.

    Theatre

    Northampton’s production-oriented program is designed to prepare acting/directing majors and design/technical theatre majors interested in continuing on for their baccalaureate degree. It can also serve as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in theatre education.

    Ultrasound Technician

    The employment outlook in diagnostic medical sonography continues to be strong. Northampton offers both an associate degree and specialized diploma. Our sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

    Veterinary Technician

    With more Americans than ever sharing their homes with companion animals, the need for formally trained veterinary technicians in veterinarian practices in particular continues to grow. Northampton’s program provides academic and practical experiences. One-third of veterinary technology courses include laboratory experience including exposure to small, large and exotic animal species.

    Web Development

    The Web Development Program combines the courses necessary for web design with the courses required for programming for the web. Graduates are equipped with the skills to qualify for positions such as web developer, web programmer, web designer, interactive web developer, web application developer, and director of web services.

    Web Site Design

    This specialized diploma 16-credit program provides hands-on training in designing compelling and functional web sites. The program is taught in NCC’s state-of-the-art Apple computer labs. Graduates design at least one fully functional web site to be used as a portfolio piece.

    Welding

    Northampton’s program emphasizes problem solving and material and joint analysis rather than simply rote welding exercises. As a result, we’ve earned a strong reputation and the respect of employers throughout the region.

    Women's and Gender Studies

    This concentration is part of the college's liberal arts degree. For more details, please go to the Liberal Arts page.

    X-Ray Technician

    As a radiographer, you are a member of a medical team that pinpoints an injury or even catches cancer early. Radiologists rely on their radiographers to produce optimum images for accurate interpretation. NCC’s Radiography program is innovative, educationally sound, and vital in providing medical imaging services for the community-at-large.

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