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Northwest Technical College is the fastest growing two-year college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).

For more than 40 years, our open enrollment policy, affordable tuition and high quality education has attracted a diverse group of learners. There are more than 1,600 learners currently enrolled at NTC in business, health, human and protective services, environmental and industrial technology career programs. NTC offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs that meet the evolving needs of regional and global employers.

Northwest Technical College provides an inspiring and challenging learning environment with personalized services and access to industry-current technology. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both.

Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University's alignment partnership offers NTC learners BSU services, including: Resident housing, health care, Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center, and a BSU activity card that allows learners access to sporting events and campus activities.

Community and business training programs are available through NTC's Custom College.

Northwest Technical College history dates back to the early 1960s, when Bemidji High School teacher Jake Outwin recognized the region needed a workforce with practical skills and knowledge to fit professional opportunities. With community support and the state of Minnesota, he established the Bemidji Area Vocational Technical Institute, a two-year college, offering two programs: Carpentry and automotive mechanics.

NTC History

Northwest Technical College history dates back to the early 1960s, when Bemidji High School teacher Jake Outwin recognized the region needed a workforce with practical skills and knowledge to fit professional opportunities. With community support and the state of Minnesota, he established the Bemidji Area Vocational Technical Institute, a two-year college, offering two programs: Carpentry and automotive mechanics.

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