About Northampton Community College
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The College of Your Community

Since its establishment in 1967, Northampton Community College is where area residents turn to earn a degree, access workforce training, learn new leisure activities and bring their children for enrichment. NCC prides itself on its expansive breadth of programs and commitment to student success and access. It offers a highly engaging, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment to learn and develop.

More than 30,000 students a year are served by NCC through for-credit, community and professional education offerings. These programs provide students with the education and training they need to enter and advance in the workforce, earn their degree or to continue their studies at a four-year college or university.

NCC continually grows to meet the needs of the community. The addition of the Follett Family Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Fowler Family Southside Center has expanded NCC’s ability to provide excellent and accessible learning experiences and ensures the college’s position as a workforce pipeline for area industries.


Mission, Vision and Values

Recognizing that students are the primary reason that Northampton Community College exists, we seek to provide excellent, accessible and comprehensive learning experiences in partnership with the dynamic, diverse communities we serve.


Northampton's Statement of Values

We believe that learning thrives when there is a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world in which we live. As such, we value:

Quality in the educational and training experiences that we provide, which is based on our dedication to teaching and learning

Creative problem solving, responsiveness, entrepreneurship and our ability to adapt quickly to a changing world

Commitment to the long term health of the institution, the community, the economy and the environment

Institutional and individual responsibility for our actions, growth and development

Academic and personal honesty, fairness, ethical conduct and respect for others in our learning and working environments

An environment that fosters and values every person's contributions, celebrating the ways in which cultures, identities, and backgrounds enrich the college community and enhance our academic excellence

Involvement in and collaboration with the college, local and global communities

As one of the leading community colleges in the nation, we will:


  • Promote the highest level of student success in achieving academic, personal and professional goals
  • Provide state-of-the-art education and training in every community we serve
  • Be the college of choice for innovative programming
  • Encourage every member of our community to have a lifelong connection to the college
  • Respect and affirm the dignity of all people

Strength in Numbers

NCC continually grows to meet the needs of the community by expanding its opportunities to create accessible learning and ensuring the college's position as a workforce pipeline for area industries.


students are served each year by NCC through for-credit, community and professional education offerings making NCC the largest and most diverse student body in the region.


of students and recent graduates agree that NCC is a great place to start college and helps working adults gain the skills they need to succeed in their careers.


In addition to over 120 degree, certificate and specialized diploma programs, NCC offers over 800 personal and leadership development classes.

Welcome to your online connection to Northampton Community College.

There are many different ways to learn about the College and hopefully you will find the information on our web site helpful. As you become acquainted with Northampton, I am confident you will discover that we are a student centered institution devoted to learning. Our students and our alumni tell us repeatedly that our faculty and staff are demanding, but caring, and employers and four-year colleges report our graduates are well prepared. - Dr. Dave A. Ruth, President

News & Events

Stay up-to-date on all the latest news and happenings at NCC with our News & Events site. Read more about our students, alumni and faculty and how NCC has impacted their success.

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Campus Locations

Explore our three convenient and easily accessible campus locations in Bethlehem Township, the Poconos and Southside Bethlehem.

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Diversity & Inclusion

NCC is a college fiercely committed to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a "college of the community", we are uniquely positioned to do this work. It’s not something we do on the side; it is core to our mission and values.

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NCC Foundation

The NCC Foundation is a leader amongst community colleges nationally and it's main focus is to support our students by allowing access through scholarships and retaining them by providing the support systems they need to remain successful in their studies. 

The Foundation's endowment, valued at more than $85 million, is among the top 10 community college endowments in the country. Included in that endowment, are more than 200 individually endowed scholarship funds, giving Northampton the largest private scholarship program at any community college in the Commonwealth. 

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Campus Leadership

NCC's leadership is committed to providing educational opportunities in an environment that celebrates the diversity of our students and which treats everyone with respect and dignity. Learn more about our leadership today.

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Employment Opportunities

Discover the benefits of working at NCC and the opportunities currently available.

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Consumer Rights

Learn about all of your rights as a student at NCC and the resources available to ensure they are protected.

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Public Safety

Northampton Community College works to ensure a safe environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Safety at NCC is a shared responsibility that every member of the college community needs to take seriously. We believe that the key to preventing crime is awareness, which is best achieved through education and communication. Faculty, staff, students and Public Safety work together to promote a safe environment to learn in.

Bethlehem Campus has public safety personnel available 24 hours a day. A person may report any criminal action or any other emergency at any time by calling one of the numbers below, or by using call boxes located throughout the campus. Our office is located next to the Residence Hall off of Green Pond Road.


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Institutional Effectiveness

Learn more about the leadership, oversight, management, and integration of the College's institutional research, planning and assessment activities.

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NCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition to the college’s regional accreditation, our institution also holds several program level accreditations.

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Next Steps

With 120+ high-quality programs at a highly affordable cost, you can build specialized skills to advance in your career path — fast. And with flexible class formats and convenient locations, it's never been easier to join us.