Northampton Community College

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Northampton Community College (abbreviated NCC) is a two-year community college located in the township of Bethlehem, in the county of Northampton, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Northampton was established in 1967. In addition to its main campus in Bethlehem, the college has satellite campuses in Mount Pocono, Bartonsville, Hawley and another center in the southern end of the city of Bethlehem.

Northampton is fully accredited to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The college offers programs in over 100 fields of study and career-oriented disciplines including business, technology, education, humanities and allied health professions. Not only does Northampton produce graduates that fill positions throughout the Lehigh Valley (e.g. nurses, technologists, EMTs, teachers, etc.) it is also one of the largest employers in the entire region and an important contributor to the local economy. Nearly 40% of NCC’s students will continue on to a four-year college or university after graduation. About 60% will immediately pursue career opportunities. Northampton has a very high placement rate.

The Center for Business and Industry at Northampton Community College offers one of the state’s largest non-credit, workforce training programs designed specifically to help adults acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain and maintain gainful employment. NCC is also one of the few of Pennsylvania’s community colleges to offers a residential program where students can live on campus.

As previously mentioned, NCC trains a large number of the professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley region. What is also true is that nearly 25% of all high school students in the region choose to attend NCC upon graduating from high school. The other 75% of NCC’s student body comes from all walks of life, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The student body at NCC is very diverse in terms of academic background, religion, races, and interests.

For in-state residents, tuition is roughly $120 per credit hour. Students are expected to support the brunt of the cost of attending Northampton but the college does provide a substantial amount of financial aid for qualifying students each year through scholarships, grants and low-interest student loans.

General Information

Admission Office

3835 Green Pond Road

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(610) 861-5500

Fax: (610) 861-4560

Contact: James McCarthy

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3835 Green Pond Road

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(610) 861-5300

Total undergrads: 10,284

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,512

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,032


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for allied health, veterinary technician, and culinary arts programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A
Interior Design A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Biotechnology A
Biotechnology C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hotel/Motel Management A
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Real Estate C
Restaurant/Food Services Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A
Computer/Systems Security A
Web/Multimedia Design C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Electrician A


Education – General A
Teacher Assistance A,C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Electromechanical Technologies A
Quality Control A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C
Child Care Service A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Diagnostic medical sonography/sonographer and ultrasound technician C
Dietetic technician (DTR) C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Transcription C
Mental Health Services Technology C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Substance Abuse Counseling C
Surgical Technology A
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science

Library Assistance C


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Computer Installation/Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Electronics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Science Technologies

Biology Technician C
Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Services Administration A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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