Non-Credit Courses

Nashua Community College offers non-credit classes which enhance the quality of life and economic development in the community. Courses are developed with an aim toward improving employee well being, upgrading skills, or providing entry-level training for new or prospective employees. Special interest classes offer an opportunity to learn leading-edge technologies which can be applied toward professional or personal pursuits.


English for Speakers of Other Languages & World Languages

Classes in Low-Intermediate ESOL to High-Intermediate ESOL begin Sept. 16 and Oct. 21

  • SAT     0171N   Low-Intermediate ESOL      18689      9/16 – 11/18                        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  $250

  • SAT     0171N   Low-Intermediate ESOL      18690      10/21 – 11/18                      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  $150

  • SAT     0172N   High-Intermediate ESOL      18691      9/16 – 11/18                        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  $250

  • SAT     0172N   High-Intermediate ESOL      18692      10/21 – 11/18                      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  $150

Other non-credit languages classes include Spanish, French, and Brazilian Portuguese:


  • MON   0104N   Intermediate Spanish IV       18693      9/11 – 10/16                        6:00 PM - 8:00  PM   $150

  • THU    0101N   Spanish I                                  18694      9/07 – 10/12                        6:00 PM - 8:00  PM   $150

  • MON   0105N   Intermediate Spanish V        18695      10/23 – 11/27                      6:00 PM - 8:00  PM   $150

  • THU    0102N   Spanish II                                 18696      10/19 – 11/30                      6:00 PM - 8:00  PM   $150


  • TUE    0121N   Beginning French I                18697      9/05 – 10/10                        6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   $150

  • TUE    0122N   Beginning French II               18698      10/17 – 11/21                      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   $150

Brazilian Portuguese:

  • SAT     0111N   Brazilian Portuguese I           18699      9/09 – 10/14                         9:00 AM - 11:00AM $150

  • SAT     0112N   Brazilian Portuguese II           18700      10/21 – 12/02                      9:00 AM - 11:00AM $150

For more information, contact Prof. Elizabeth Berry at 603.578.6912 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lean Manufacturing

Earn your White Belt in Lean Manufacturing with a fast-paced corporate training program at Nashua Community College!

Lean Manufacturing skills are perfect for corporate trainings in the manufacturing and medical industries. The non-credit training program includes hands-on learning and lectures delivered by experienced faculty members.

Training ends with a test that earns participants their White Belt in Lean Manufacturing.

Training to suit your needs:

At NCC, Lean Manufacturing training can be compacted into an accelerated three-day course or adjusted based on the needs of participants. Our staff and faculty will work with you to deliver the best program for your employees.

Take your training further:

Training hours are also transferable into credited courses at NCC, such as the “Lean and Green” class in our Precision Manufacturing department.

Sign up or learn more:

Contact Jon Mason, coordinator of the Corporate, Community and Continuing Education Department, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 603.578.8900 x1763.


 Microelectronics Boot CampA close-up image of a student working on microelectronics equipment.

The Microelectronics Boot Camp at Nashua Community College prepares students for entry-level wire bonding positions at local companies. On successful completion of this non-credit program, students are guaranteed an interview at BAE Systems. The program runs continuously throughout the year in 10-week sessions. The next session is currently recruiting new students, and begins October 2.

To learn more, visit the Microelectronics Boot Camp webpage.



A male instructor lectures before a classroom of adult students. Customized Business Training

NCC offers training on campus or at your office. The college has instructors with both corporate and teaching expertise in a wide range of business, health, and technical industries. NCC also the college partners with area vendors and community businesses to find the best solution to serve the community and prepare students for future careers.

NCC will work with you to find the business training solution you have been looking for.

To learn more, contact Jon Mason at 603-578-8900 ex.1763 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Project ManagementFour people speaking to each other in a collaborative project setting.

This course focuses on project management tools and techniques used to improve the five phases of a project; initiating, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, and closing (terminating). Topics such as project scope, project time, project cost, project risk, project resources, effective communication and how to be an effective project manager are discussed. This course prepares students to apply their project management skills to the industries of their choice.

Faculty Information: Ron Lachance

Phone: 603-689-6433

Required Texts: Larson, Erik & Gray, Clifford. (2013). Project Management. (6th Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education

Project Management Institute. (2013). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.(PMBOK® Guide), 5th Edition. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute

Course Objectives

  • Perform critical program management activities necessary to properly initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, and close a project on the customer-desired schedule.
  • Describe the relationship between scope, schedule, and cost of a project.
  • Describe the Integrated Change Process used for possible project changes, and how the organizational culture affects these activities.
  • Explain the process to assign resources to each work activity in a project schedule.
  • Use various cost estimating techniques to estimate project cost, and explain how each technique may be used in a project.
  • Identify project risks and create risk responses for the identified risks on a project.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze different project situations.
  • Utilize effective communication techniques.
  • Evaluate situations that present potential legal, ethical, and social sustainability issues and develop solutions for those issues.

Teaching/Learning Strategies

The subject matter is presented through lectures, weekly teleconference, Case Studies, and Course Project. The lectures are presented using PowerPoint presentations.

Review the Student Syllabus for more information.


Icon for medical interpreter training course. Medical Interpreter Training: Spanish - English

The online consecutive Medical Interpreter hybrid Course "Medtalk Training" is a self-paced, interactive program which offers the flexibility to access the educational material at your own time. In addition to the regular meeting times, instructors are available to do live practices and oral tests.

Our students are able to learn proper pronunciation of words and medical terminology by listening to prerecorded modules that are specific to the different systems of the human body. Students are asked to record assignments into the instructor's voicemail, the instructor provides continuous feedback on his/her fluency, pronunciation and accuracy

Live coaching sessions are conducted to practice the Roles of the interpreter, Code of ethics and Standards of practice and a medical interpreter certificate is issued to each student who passes the oral exam. A passing grade is 70 percent or higher in the written exam and 5 or less major deductions on the oral test.

Ideal candidates for this course should have basic knowledgein the health care field, basic computer skills and access to a computer and a telephone. Duration is 60 content hours. Our online medical interpreter Course follows the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) guidelines and the recommendations of National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC).

Medtalk Training is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a post secondary education program defined in RSA 188-G:1-10 License # MEWI - 161

Contact Jon Mason for more information, or to sign up: 603-578-8900 ex.1763 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Nashua Community College works with local corporations seeking to apply for and/or gain better understanding of the NHJTF grants. To discuss your training needs please contact Jon Mason at 603-578-8900 ex.1763 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Nashua Community College works closely with the NH SBDC. Meetings with Nashua Region Director, Hollis McGuire are available by appointment. Hollis can be reached at 603-397-8100 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Nashua Community College is a proud member of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce.