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At NEC we acknowledge and are mindful of the real-life obligations and special circumstances that adult learners face while still maintaining high standards and expectations. We strive to provide continuing education opportunities, with special emphasis on online environments, for students who decide that the flexibility of online learning best serves their academic and professional goals.
We strongly believe that the online environment can provide many opportunities for solid and meaningful interactions among students and faculty. To achieve this goal, our faculty provide frequent one-on-one interactions with each student each week. These interactions are substantial and consist of regular and frequent assignments that include ongoing feedback in order to let students know early in a course if they are doing well or need to improve. Our faculty and staff provide proactive outreach to the students. The continuing education programs at NEC are based on the principle that removing obstacles to professional and personal advancement are key components in creating an environment where students thrive.