About the New England School of Communications

The New England School of Communications (NESCom) is a co-educational institution offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Media Studies, and Entertainment Production. Students in Communications Technology may choose concentrations in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production, or WebMedia, while students in Media Studies can choose concentrations in Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting, or Sports Journalism. The college has been granted the authority to award degrees by the State of Maine and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). With an approximate population of 500 students, NESCom students share the Husson University campus in Bangor with 2,500 other students. The 200-acre campus at Husson University provides a safe and attractive setting for NESCom. The campus is only a short walk from a shopping center and two miles from the downtown Bangor area. The campus is along the Bangor Area Transportation (BAT) bus route, which is free to students. Campus amenities include but are not limited to: four residential halls, a newly renovated dining center, numerous computer labs, library, gymnasium, fitness center and swimming pool, and the Gracie Theatre. Husson has a busy campus life with many opportunities for students to join student organizations, compete in intercollegiate athletics, participate in numerous campus activities, and form life-long friendships. New England School of Communications

Our Mission

The New England School of Communications® prepares students for careers in the broad field of communications. We educate students in the applied technology and content consistent with the platforms that they will be using in their professions. Our instruction is designed to give students not only the critical knowledge but also the technical skills they will need to be successful in their chosen careers.

Statement of Core Values
The faculty, staff and administration of NESCom® share these values in pursuing our educational mission. 

Career-Focused
Career preparation is a primary focus to better prepare our students for the first day of work. 

Technology-Based
Technology is of extreme importance in the communications industry and we strive to train students with equipment and software that is currently in use.

Work Ethic
A strong work ethic and sense of humility are important characteristics that will help our students to be successful in the work force.

Broad-based Learning
Educating our students across a variety of media platforms broadens students’ abilities and allows them a wider range of future opportunities.

Life Skills
Creativity and problem solving capabilities, crucial in our college environment and in the communications industry, are taught and modeled by faculty. 

Practical Experience
Students are offered early and frequent opportunities to practice the knowledge and skills learned.

Value
Delivering value to our students for the tuition they pay is an obligation our school takes seriously. 

Diversity
Accepting students from a broad range of academic, economic and cultural backgrounds and giving them a fair opportunity to succeed enriches not only the life of our students but also the college.

Nondiscrimination Policy
The New England School of Communications and Husson University are committed to fostering a community which values diversity, ethical and social responsibility and an environment in which students can participate in the free and civil exchange of ideas. As part of that commitment, NESCom and Husson prohibit illegal discrimination or harassment against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or parental status, veteran status or any other status protected by law in matters of admissions, educational programs, housing, campus activities or other services they deliver. Retaliation against any individual who raises a good faith claim or cooperates within an investigation of such a claim is also a violation of this policy.

Our History

The New England School of Communications® began as the New England School of Broadcasting in 1981, to train students for positions in the broadcasting and allied fields. From a downtown location NESB purchased the "Broadcast House" in 1983, and an up-to-date facility was built.

The move proved to be temporary as the School grew rapidly. In 1985, NESB moved to a facility on the campus of Husson College and continued to grow by providing housing, dining, a gymnasium and other campus amenities.

In 1997, NESCom® merged with Husson College and became a wholly owned subsidiary. In 2001, a new Communication Center was established for the school with a new wing added in 2004. In 2008 Husson College became Husson University. The 140 acre campus at Husson University is an attractive setting for the NESCom® program.