About NTC

Northwest Technical College prepares students for fulfilling careers in highly skilled, sought-after fields. Our certificate, diploma and degree programs are carefully designed to serve graduates and employers in northern Minnesota.

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NTC Commencement in the Sanford Center arena.

Unmatched Opportunity in the North Woods

There is no cookie-cutter at Northwest Technical College. Our students choose their own combination of certificate, diploma and degree programs in seven Career Paths. With expert guidance from faculty and staff advisers, they plan an academic journey to fit their specific goals and unique personal situations.

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Motorsports instructor Mark Johnson explains program options.

Our Multiple Advantages

  • Speed to degree: Newly streamlined program requirements and easy transferability between programs help students complete their studies on a fast timeline — or at their own pace.
  • Stackable credentials: Students typically begin by earning a certificate in as little as one semester. They can use that credential to begin working and earning in their chosen field.
  • Four-year options: Many associate’s degrees transfer directly into Bemidji State University and elsewhere. This is especially true of our Associate of Science (AS) degrees in Nursing, Health Sciences, Business, Young Child Education and Individualized Studies.

A Rewarding Partnership with BSU

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Lake Bemidji sunrise. (Bemidji Pioneer)

Another distinction is our unique partnership with Bemidji State University, giving NTC students access to on-campus housing, meal plans and other services at BSU, just 10 minutes away. You get the best of both worlds: a taste of university life, plus a focused, technology-based education at a much lower cost.

NTC also offers unmatched opportunities for fun when you’re not studying. We’re located in the big small town of Bemidji, MN, a dynamic regional center with outstanding services and options for entertainment and a gateway to world-renowned outdoor adventure in every season.