Northampton County Area Community College

Northampton County Area Community College

Northampton County Area Community College, also known as Northampton Community College, is a community college in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that was established in 1967. It offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees in business, technology, and allied health. Online distance education courses are also offered by the college. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Allied Health & Sciences Division
  • Business & Technology Division
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Division

The athletics teams of Northampton Community College are nicknamed as the Spartans. The college is affiliated with the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference. The college offers scholarships to freshmen and returning students. These scholarships are provided through the Northampton Community College Foundation. Work Study Programs are also available. The college has a vibrant student life with clubs, including Zeta Kappa Psi (Sisterhood), the Environmental Task Force, and Phi Theta Kappa (Tau Gamma).

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Contacting Northampton County Area Community College

Northampton County Area Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem , PA 18020-7599
General Phone: (610) 861-5300

Northampton County Area Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine171EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts152liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, library assistant
Family and Social Work142child care management, child care provider, social work
Medical Support and Technology135dental hygienist, medical coding, veterinary assistant, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer
Business and Management130business, business management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, marketing
Education and Teaching65education, teacher aide
Security and Law Enforcement61criminal justice and safety, fire services administration
Mechanics and Repair54computer repair, industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Media51communication studies, journalism, radio and TV tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts43chef training
Medical Administration40medical transcription, medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering40computer programming, computer science, web design, computer networking, computer security
Law26legal secretary, legal assistant
Science26biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics
Design25interior design, graphic design
Engineering Technician22architectural engineering tech, electromechanical tech, quality control tech, CAD and design
Hospitality20hotel management, restaurant and food services management, tourism promotion
Office and Administration19administrative assistant, general office occupations
Funeral and Mortuary Science15funeral and mortuary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14sports and fitness management, dietetic technician
Drama and Performing Arts12acting
Therapy and Counseling8substance abuse counseling
Production Trades4welding
Science and Laboratory Technician3chemical tech
Fine Arts2fine arts
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Construction Trades1electrician

Number of programs and degrees for Northampton County Area Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree96555
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11514
Award of less than 1 academic year21114

Northampton County Area Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northampton County Area Community College had a total enrollment of 7,912 students (6,261 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 8%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 29%
20-21 19%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Northampton County Area Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 36 %

Northampton County Area Community College Room and Board (2007)

Northampton County Area Community College offers campus housing for 250 of its 6,261 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northampton County Area Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,690
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,930
Room and board $ 6,658
Room charge $ 3,808
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,850
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 3,372

Financial Aid:
Northampton County Area Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 719100)

Northampton County Area Community College Faculty

Northampton County Area Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1736
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$80,65916$75,157
Associate professoracademic year15$59,41520$56,211
Assistant professoracademic year9$48,53630$48,832
Instructoracademic year5$50,0974$43,667
All faculty totalacademic year42$62,55070$56,662

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northampton County Area Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism Promotion Operations

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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