New Programs Available Fall 2013

NCC's New ProgramsStarting this fall, Northampton Community College will offer two new Associate Degree programs and a new Certificate program. These areas of concentration will include Environmental Science, Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning, and Licensed Massage Therapy.

Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning
For those who wish to develop and enhance planning and coordination skills, sales techniques, research locations and activities available, and gain the business intelligence for success in providing the highest level of guest service and satisfaction. Extensive techniques are examined for increasing organizational skills and the attention to detail necessary to carry out events and meetings of all sizes. The program has a total of 66-67 credits.

Environmental Science
Students earning an associate in science degree will be taught to understand the biologic, hydrologic, geologic and atmospheric components of the Earth and the role of human beings on the Earth. This program prepares students for a range of majors and fields that are based in the environment, including laboratory sciences, wildlife conservation, resource management, environmental law, and human ecology. The program has a total of 62-65 credits.

Licensed Massage Therapy (Certificate Program)
The Massage Therapy Certificate Program integrates classroom theory and hands-on lab training for an entry-level career as a professional massage therapist . Students will have supervised clinical instruction designed to develop client-based skills and techniques. The curriculum is designed sequentially, to allow the students to master basic skills and competencies first. The program has a total of 36 credits

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