Toolkit of Resources for Student Success

 Academic Support


The Academic Advising staff is dedicated to providing students with the best possible advising that will assist them in accomplishing their Academic, Career, Transfer, and Personal goals.  Students can access their schedule and grades by utilizing myNECC.

myNECC Portal Help and FAQs

Blackboard and Atomic Learning:

The Center for Instructional Technology and Online Learning manages NECC’s learning management system, Blackboard, and provides instructional design and professional development on emerging technologies.  Blackboard provides not only access to all online, hybrid and web-based courses, but it also contains useful information and links to help faculty students access frequently used online services and training and computer literacy basics to pedagogical workshops and learning methodologies.  Other services available include community sites for committees, clubs and groups and quick access to online services across the institution.

Center for Instructional technology site

Learning Accommodations:

The Learning Accommodations Center determines the types of learning accommodations that provide equal access for students with adequately documented disabilities including students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing on a case-by-case, course-by-course, semester-by-semester basis.

Learning Accommodations Center

Library Services:

Information for Faculty: LibGuides – Library Instruction – Research Assignments – Online Courses and Distance Learning – Interlibrary Loan – Course Reserves – can be found on the Library website. In addition to the expertise of librarians and tech assistants, there is a computer lab, group study room, and media room for student use.   The information Literacy Lab is a new service area for students on the Lawrence Campus.

Information Literacy Lab

Student Success Center:

The Student Success Center (SSC) staff is committed to providing our students with resources, services, and programs that can help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.  NECC is committed to student success and holistically supporting students in multiple ways through their journey. email:

Tutoring Center:

The Center provides free academic support for NECC students on both campuses, plus online support from the ThinkingStorm online tutoring service.  Some of the different types of tutoring offered are Math, Science, ESL, Writing, Reading, Study Skills, etc.  Here’s what you need to know about tutoring at NECC:

 Broader Student Experience

Civic and Community Engagement:

Community Service:  NECC students can become engaged in their communities through service via various student clubs, volunteer opportunities, the Student Leadership Development Program, and Service-Learning, which connect service directly to their classroom experience.

For more information, Email –    mailto:

Janel D’Agata-Lynch , M.S.W. 

Coordinator Civic Engagement, Service Learning, and Community Resources
(p) 978-738-7530
Haverhill Office: C 200A (Spurk Building)
Lawrence Office: TBD

Service Learning:  For more information about the  Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program, please contact Paula Richards, NECC Service Learning Coordinator at .

Placements are available in a number of areas.

International Studies Program (Study Abroad):

Study abroad programs are available to students who have completed at least one semester of study and have earned at a 2.5 or better grade point average. Students in most fields of study will be able to find programs that will allow them to take courses that will fit into their curriculum.

Transfer Agreements

Student Engagement/Student Life:

The Student Engagement Center offers numerous opportunities for student development, engagement, and leadership through extra-curricular activities.  The links below allows you to access calendars, activities/clubs, photo IDS and student leadership programs.


Clubs and Organizations

Photo IDs

Student Leadership Program

Veteran and Military Services:

NECC Veterans’ Services can help you with referrals to other community resources that handle counseling, housing, transportation, etc. Northern Essex Community College is committed to assisting our U.S. military veterans with navigating the educational process so they can achieve their educational and professional goals.

Veteran and Military Services Coordinator; Haverhill – SC109 -Phone: 978-556-3631  

 Career Preparation

Candid Career:

This career exploration tool allows you to view thousands of informational interview videos of industry professionals.  Gain first-hand insights and advice about the educational and professional paths they took to get where they are today. Candid Career

College and Career Readiness Workshops:

Each semester, various departments across campus collaborate to offer students and alumni free workshops on college and career readiness skills.  Contact Ashley Moore at to find out how faculty have been using these workshops with students in their classes. 

Career Workshops

Finding Internships and Jobs:

Internships are a great way for students to gain relevant work experience and to enhance their resume while pursuing a degree. Additionally, please visit NECClink.  and view the “Jobs” tab to see an updated list of local employers who are hiring for internships, part-time, and full-time opportunities.

NECClink – For your Students’ Career Preparation needs including Resume Building:

Students can access our Career Services Management system by registering at NECClink .   A student can also apply to jobs and internships through this system.

Networking Night:

In order to improve student career preparation, an annual Networking night was established during    Commencement week..  The annual Networking Night is Thursday, May 17, 2018.  For more information Visit Career Services

 Financial Services

Additional Assistance:

The Lending Library aids students with retention, persistence to graduation, reducing the out of pocket cost of textbooks to students, and student debt. NECC students who have financial need and are unable to afford a portion or all of their textbook costs for the semester.
Financial Aid

Book Voucher allows students to use excess financial aid, after tuition and fees, to purchase their textbooks and supplies at the NECC Bookstore with proper authorization.  Book Vouchers


A student may be eligible for a scholarship based on their academic performance, financial need, or other specific criteria such as degree or program.  Receiving financial aid does not prevent the student from also receiving a scholarship. For more information contact us.

 Non-Academic Support

Campus Security: Emergency call 911, then call 978-556-3333

Contact Campus Security for immediate support for a student in crisis.

NECC Public Safety site

CCOT:  (Care & Concern Outreach Team)

Members of the campus community concerned about an individual are encouraged to involve the Care and Concern Outreach Team.

Care and Concern Outreach Team

For those students who need community resource assistance, please contact Vanessa Desani (Lawrence LC-129 ) 978-655-5921 – Community Outreach Counselor or Stephanie Wares (Haverhill CPAC,18 – Student Center) 978-556-3446 – Community Referral Liaison or  Joanna DePena’ (Lawrence, L109) 978-738-7432 – Community Support Services Merrimack Fellow.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services are available on both campuses.  A licensed mental health counselor, provides treatment, crisis intervention, support services, and referrals to off-campus therapists and specialized professionals.


Haverhill- Sport & Fitness Center D 117 & 119
Lawrence- El Hefni LC 125 & 137

Karen Hruska, Associate Director of Counseling & Psychological Services -Haverhill, 978-556-3732

View/download: NECC Crisis Information

Office of Student Conduct:

The Office of Student Conduct at Northern Essex Community College is aimed at creating a culture of civility, responsibility, and inclusion on campus. Through the implementation of a holistic and student-centered approach to potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct and a dedication to student advocacy and leadership, the office looks to forward Northern Essex Community College’s overall institutional mission.

Vengerflutta Smith, Interim Director of Student Conduct –  Haverhill D 105, Lawrence – L 135     978-556-3818 —  email:

CLERY ACT, Emergency Response Information and other Safety Measures:

CLERY ACT: Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Safety Act of 1990.  This act is now known as The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (“Clery Act”). Northern Essex Community College, in accordance with these requirements, publishes an annual Campus Safety & Security Report (Clery Report) and makes this report available to the campus community each September.

Emergency Response Information: Information on Emergency Procedures for Campus Violence/Active Shooter, Medical ER, Bomb Threats, Hazardous Materials, Severe Weather, Fire, Power Outage

Parking Information

Parking Decal and Parking Citations

NECC Alert: Receive important college text messages on your cellphone or by email.

Faculty & Staff Assistance:

Project SEARCH is a program designed to help people with intellectual disabilities learn job skills in order to gain competitive employment in their communities.  This is an international program that was started at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1996. Statistics show that 83% of adults with intellectual disabilities are unemployed.  However, employment increases from 17% to 70% for those who have completed Project SEARCH.

 Interns are placed in different jobs throughout the host site and do three different intern rotations during their time with Project SEARCH.  They receive hands on training in their jobs, with assistance from a job coach.  The job coach assists the host site in developing the specific internship and writes a specific task analysis for each department.  Currently, there are several departments at NECC participating including Buildings & Grounds, Public Safety, Library, Academic Affairs, Bookstore, Events, Student Engagement, Gym, Maintenance, Receiving and Inventory, Riverwalk Reception, Jitters Café and Health Sciences.

Please contact Jamie Nadeau, Project SEARCH Program Manager with any questions you might have about the program,, 603-305-0571.

Student Success Center:

The Student Success Center (SSC) staff is committed to providing our students with social services resources in the community. NECC is committed to student success and holistically supporting students in multiple ways through their journey. email: