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Summary

Information Subject to Change
The college reserves the right to add or delete courses and programs or to revise tuition, fees, and insurance requirements to allow for unforeseen developments. The college cannot guarantee that the instructor whose name is printed by the course will teach that course.

 

Course Cancellation
Individual courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. NSCC makes every effort to notify students by phone and/or mail as soon as the decision is made. Noncredit courses are generally cancelled one week prior to start date. Students may choose another course or receive a refund.

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and/or the College’s Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504. A complete copy of the Affirmative Action Policy is available in the Library, in the Human Resources Office, and on the college website.

 

Disability Services
Students with disabilities who anticipate the need for accommodations are encouraged to visit www.northshore.edu/disability and follow the outlined procedure to request services at least four weeks before the start of classes. Disability Services provides academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities so that these individuals have equal access to programs and activities. Through collaboration, Disability Services works toward assisting students in maximizing their academic potential, while also promoting self-awareness, self-advocacy, and ultimately, personal responsibility and independence. For more information about Disability Services please visit our website: www.northshore.edu/disability, or call: Danvers Campus: 978-762-4000, ext. 4461, or ext. 4373; Lynn Campus: 781-593-6722, ext. 2193, or ext. 6226.

 

Community Notification of Where to Access Sex Offender Information
In accordance with federal law, the College is required to advise the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. Information concerning Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available to the general public by contacting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, located at P.O. Box 4547, Salem, MA 01970-4547, 978-740-6400, or the following Police Departments: Lynn Police Department (300 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901), Danvers Police Department (120 Ash Street, Danvers, MA 01923), Beverly Police Department (193 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915). Level 3 offender information is also available on-line at www.mass.gov/sorb. If you have any questions regarding access to sex offender information, please feel free to contact the Colleges Chief of Police, Douglas P. Puska at 781-593-7032.

 

Drug Free Schools and Campuses
North Shore Community College strictly adheres to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. For further information, contact Director of Human Resource Development: 978-739-5470 or 781-593-6722 x5470.

 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act
North Shore Community College is committed to assisting all the members of the college community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the North Shore Community College Website. If you would like to receive a booklet called the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Act, which contains this information, you can stop by the Campus Police Desk at our Lynn Campus or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling 978-762-4090. The website contains information on campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention, college police law-enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other important matters about security on campus. It also contains statistics for the three previous calendar years on reported crimes that occurred on campus and certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by North Shore Community College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by law and provided by the Campus Police Department.

 

Parking
Parking permits are available from the Campus Police Officer on duty at the Lynn and Danvers campuses. Free parking for students is provided within the white lined spaces.

 

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information
In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible to participate in such activities. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth's Criminal History Systems Board, Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. The College shall refer to regulations issued by the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 101 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 15.00-16.16, as guidance when assessing student CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

The three noncredit programs which currently require CORI/SORI checks are:

  • Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide
  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Weatherization Installer

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