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.
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.
Our Multiple Advantages
- All online degree programs: Many degree options are completely online through Distance MN.
- 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 year. They can use that credential to begin working and earning in their chosen field.
- Four-year options: Some 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 and Young Child Education.
A Rewarding Partnership with BSU
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.