New Year, New You!

January 03, 2013

It's a new year (hello, 2013!) and a time to reflect on where you've been and where you're going. Are there some changes you'd like to make? Here's a list of some common New Year's resolutions and how Northampton Community College can help turn them into a reality. Change your life today!

Go Back to School

This one's a no-brainer. With multiple locations, online options, and an excellent education at an affordable price, Northampton Community College is the perfect place to continue your educational journey. And you're in luck - there's still time to register! Spring classes begin on January 14.

Save Money calls associate degrees "just about the best bang for the education buck you can find." Starting your education at a community college can save you tens of thousands of dollars. You may also be eligible for Financial Aid.

Saving for a child's education, a house, retirement, or a trip to Tahiti? Take a noncredit financial planning class to help you crunch those numbers at any stage in your life. NCC's LifeLearn offers noncredit personal enrichment courses to the community.

Find a New Job

Education is the key to career change. For over 45 years, NCC has helped students of all ages and backgrounds answer one of life's biggest questions:  where are you going? You can choose from nearly 100 transfer and career programs leading to associate degrees, certificates and diplomas.

You can also get help focusing your career goals at the Work/Life Center, which helps adults and high school students explore their career options through career testing, personalized job coaching, career counseling, and resume consultation at affordable prices.

New Choices is a free program for single parents, homemakers returning to work, and people in transition. You can refresh your math/computer skills and explore career options while building confidence!

Get Fit

If you're a credit student, you can use the gym at Main Campus free of charge. Anyone can take advantage of LifeLearn fitness classes which include everything from belly dancing to boot camp!

Socialize More in Real Life Than on Facebook

There's more to college than classes, studying and exams! NCC has a vibrant campus life with parties, dances and special club events. We've also got an excellent Athletic Department - become a student-athlete, a fan, or both!

In our LifeLearn classes, you can meet people who share similar interests as you do. PrimeTime at NCC offers daytime classes and programs to appeal to our friends fifty years and older.

Learn Something New

We've got a ton of fun, interesting noncredit classes to match every personality. Want to learn to take better photos? Explore your creative side? Learn to play golf? Whip up a culinary masterpiece? There is something for everyone at LifeLearn!

Spend More Time with Family

Wondering what to do on date night with your significant other? Try Hampton Winds for a fine dining experience. Or indulge in a partners massage class, reflexology for couples, or couples yoga.

Bring the kids to the Cops 'n' Kids Reading Room for fun, free activities for children ages preschool - grade 6.

NCC is also home to many events that are open to the public and free or for a nominal charge. In addition to renowned speakers, NCC also has ongoing theatre, music, dance, and poetry performances, as well as art exhibits. You can also come and cheer on the Spartans at any home games!

Take a Trip

Our students have had the opportunity to study abroad in places like France, Russia, Denmark, Peru, Turkey and Costa Rica!

Learn a new language as a credit student or with LifeLearn courses.


NCC has a strong commitment to service learning and gives students the opportunity to help their community in conjunction with their classroom instruction.  Students have done everything from collecting canned goods for local food banks to rebuilding homes in New Orleans.

Are you looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity that can directly impact our community? Consider becoming a volunteer tutor who works with our adult literacy/adult basic education or ESL students!

Make 2013 a year to remember. It all begins right here at Northampton Community College. For more information, visit or give us a call at 610-861-5300. Happy New Year!

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