Getting Started at NERC?
Here are some admission events to help you along your next steps:
Ask Admissions Day
Get answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services, and how to enroll. A tour of the this campus will also be available during your visit.
Tuesday, September 11
12901 Townsend Road
Located conveniently off of Route 1, the Northeast Regional Center (NERC) is the College’s largest and most independently functional Regional Center. It has over 50 classrooms, a bookstore, a learning commons complete with a computer lab and several group study rooms, a biology lab, an art studio and a full service dining area.
The Regional Center’s recent expansion has been built with sustainable practice in keeping with Community College of Philadelphia’s vision of employing state-of-the-art technology to advance students’ learning experience.
Programs Offered at the Northeast Regional Center
The following programs can be completed entirely at the Northeast Regional Center:
- Health Care Studies, designed for students interested in entering the health care profession.
- Liberal Arts, for those students looking to learn about and possibly transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and/or mathematics.
- Liberal Arts – Social/Behavioral Science, for those students seeking exposure to areas such as social work, sociology, urban studies, political science, geography, anthropology, economics, history, or related fields.
The following degrees can be earned on-site at NERC combined with online classes:
The following certificates can be earned on-site at NERC combined with online classes:
Directions from I-95
Exit onto Woodhaven Road. Turn right at the Thornton Road exit and make a right onto Thornton Road. Take the first left onto Townsend Road. The Center is on the right.
Directions from the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Take Philadelphia Exit 351 and follow the signs to Route 1 South. Take Route 1 South towards Southampton Road. Turn left onto Southampton Road. Make a left onto Townsend Road and the Center will be on your right.
Directions from the Roosevelt Boulevard
Take Southampton Road east to Townsend Road. Turn left on Townsend Road and proceed to the Center, which will be on your right
Directions from the Ben Franklin Bridge
Take Ben Franklin Bridge to I-676 West/US-30 West/Central Philadelphia. Follow directions from I-95 beginning with, "Merge onto the Vine Street Expressway and continue on I-676 West."
Directions from the Walt Whitman Bridge
Take the Walt Whitman Bridge to I-95 North. Follow directions from I-95.
Bus route 14:
Bus route 84:
Take a Virtual Tour of the Northeast Regional Center: