Student Life

Rich and Rewarding College Experience

Faculty and staff at Northwest Technical College create a community where students can stretch and grow while they learn. We also take a personal interest in the well-being of each student as we help to prepare you to achieve your goals.

Finding Your Niche

Joining one or more of our student clubs and organizations is a great way to make friends and develop new strengths in leadership and teamwork. Plus, because many student groups have a direct connection to a specific career field, they can help you build your professional networks for the future. Some of our clubs and organizations take trips that in the past have gone to Minneapolis, Chicago, and even Washington D.C.

For a Hot Meal or a Study Break

The NTC Café in the Campus Commons is a handy place to grab a delicious hot breakfast or lunch, a quick snack and your favorite coffee beverage. The Commons is also a gathering spot where students, faculty and staff enjoy conversation and downtime. Many restaurants are also close offering burgers, pizza, Mexican food — you name it.

A Place to Call Home

Although many students commute to campus or take classes online, NTC is rare among two-year colleges in offering on-campus housing at Bemidji State University. Our students can live in Bemidji State residence halls and enjoy campus life on the shores of Lake Bemidji, including the BSU library, recreation center and athletic and social events.

Student Support

A full range of support services are available at NTC. We’ll do all we can to make sure you are moving forward in your studies and staying on track toward your career goal. Faculty and staff will get to know you and make sure you’re achieving your goals and on track to graduate on time. Your health and wellness are our first concern. If you need medical treatment, you can visit Health Services on the Bemidji State campus. If you’re struggling with a personal matter, you can talk to the on-campus counselors at NTC or BSU.

The Student Lounge/Success Center

NTC has recently upgraded and remodeled both of our main student hubs in regards to community life and productive learning spaces. Our Success Center has been completely remodeled and includes multiple group study rooms, private nooks and corners, new furniture, and Rosie’s Room, a dedicated student conference room for group study, tutoring sessions, and student meetings. Our student lounge has a TV and Wii, couches and comfortable chairs, bubble hockey, carpetball, puzzles, and free PB&J’s!