Courses FREE for SNAP Recipients

Students must be receiving SNAP benefits (not TAFDC or EAEDC)

Our ESOL Career Skills programs are geared towards English Language Learners that reside in the state of Massachusetts at an Intermediate to Advanced level. They are taught in English but supported with an ESOL instructor. Classes are taught by field experts along with experienced English Language instructors. Students expand their knowledge of the English language by applying it to the context of specific career areas.  ESOL instruction and activities closely follow the career skills learned in class.

All certificate programs begin with a two-week Digital Literacy course and end with a two-week Personal Finance course.


Currently all of our programs are ONLINE and being offered through the SNAP Path to Work Program with DTA. Students must have reliable access to a computer with internet access and be able to purchase a textbook.


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ESOL Supported Administrative Office Specialist Certificate Program  Next Session October 2024

ESOL Supported Medical Front Desk Certificate Program  Next Session October 2024

ESOL Supported Payroll Certificate Program  Next Session February 2025

ESOL Supported Coding Certificate Program Next Session February 2025


For more information email us at elsp@necc.mass.edu 


Nondiscrimination Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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