Northampton Community College (NCC) is excited to launch several new programs for the fall 2022 semester as we continue to meet the demands of our students and the community. NCC is proud to now offer programs in craft distillery, baking and pastry, industrial maintenance and histotechnology.  

Craft distilling is the exciting art of creating spirits in small-format. NCC will offer a specialized diploma in craft distilling, which combines agriculture, science, and education. Students who are interested in becoming distillers, quality control managers, tasting room managers, or want to open their own distilling business, can find more information on the craft distillery specialized diploma here

If baking is more your sweet spot, the new hands-on baking and pastry specialized diploma is for you. This program gives students the skills to create, prepare and attractively present a variety of desserts and baked goods. Students can open the door to careers such as bakers, pastry chef, cake designers, bakery or patisserie owner/operators, and more.  

Manufacturing is booming in our community. If you like working with your hands, our industrial maintenance millwright A.A.S. degree program is designed to prepare you for the electrical and mechanical repair, install and maintenance of manual and automated machinery used in manufacturing products. NCC graduates are qualified to work as pipe fitters, maintenance mechanics, field service technicians, industrial machinery mechanics, millwrights and more. 

Histotechnicians are medical lab workers that help process tissue samples for the proper diagnosis and treatment of diseases. As a part of a cooperative agreement with Reading Area Community College (RACC), students can complete general education courses at NCC and complete the remainder of the Histotechnician (HT) A.A.S. degree program at RACC. Students interested in this field will train to process body tissues for microscopic examination, frozen section assistance, embedding techniques, microtomy, and special staining techniques.  

NCC recently added several other programs to our list of offerings. Check out our programs in creative writing, special education and data sciences.  

If you’re interested in these programs and majors, talk to an advisor to find the best path for you!