A College of the Community

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Since its establishment in 1967, Northampton Community College is where Lehigh Valley residents turn to earn a degree, access workforce training, expand their professional skillset, learn new leisure activities and bring their children for enrichment. Our arts, athletics and academic programs are second to none and provide students and community members with a breadth of options for their continued learning and education. 

Today, NCC serves nearly 30,000 students a year through degree and community education programs that can be completed in as little as 8 weeks (for a certificate) and up to two years for a full associate degree and a wide-range of options in between. For many, we provide the affordable training needed to enter the workforce or for a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university. We also provide community education opportunities for those looking to broaden their personal passions and interests with classes in areas like cooking, photography, health & wellness, theater and more!

With three locations, Northampton Community College is diverse in terms of age, ethnicity, economic background, and academic interest. The college grants degrees, certificates, and diplomas in more than 100 fields and is one of the largest employers in the Lehigh Valley. And we are the only community college in Pennsylvania to offer on-campus housing, so you can learn, live, experience and thrive!

Why not check us out today — we have something for everyone!



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Academic Programs

Explore our more than 120 degree, certificate and specialized diploma programs to help you get on a path to success. Our flexible programs have given students the opportunity to do more, go farther and build a future on their terms. Our programs are also some of the most affordable in Pennsylvania so you can boost your earning potential and save thousands of dollars on your education.

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Community Education

In addition to a wide variety of degrees and certificates, NCC also offers community education opportunities for those looking to broaden their personal passions and interests or want to learn new leisure activities with classes in areas like cooking, photography, health & wellness, theater and more!

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Workforce Training & Leadership Development

NCC also provides affordable, shorter-term workforce training and leadership development opportunities for those looking to broaden their skillset or make a career change. Many of which are in high-demand fields like healthcare, corporate and public safety, IT education, computer training and more!

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News & Events

Stay up-to-date on what's happening at NCC and and check out the latest news and events happening across our campuses.

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Our intercollegiate athletics programs offer diverse opportunities for participation and foster a sense of collegiality among the college community while promoting leadership, sportsmanship and academic excellence in our student-athletes.

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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

NCC's Follett Family Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a space that gives flight to the imagination and fosters innovative thinking and creative technology to develop skills that drive the mindset of success.

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Hampton Winds

NCC is also the home to our very own student-run gourmet restaurant, Hampton Winds, which serves as the training ground for Northampton's highly-regarded Culinary Arts program. 

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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.