Bemidji’s Technical College to Host Automotive and Building Trades Open House Dec. 2

Prospective students interested in Northwest Technical College’s automotive, commercial refrigeration, electrical construction and residential plumbing/HVAC programs can meet with representatives from the college during an information session on Dec. 2 from 4-6 pm.

During the event, attendees will receive an overview of each program and curriculum, tour campus and labs, and visit with student services. Attendee’s will also learn about the benefits of career education within each field.

About the programs

Automotive Service and Performance

Northwest Tech’s automotive service and performance program is a 66-credit diploma featuring classroom and hands-on training on topics including brakes, power-train systems, diagnostic assessment and hybrids. The program features a state-of-the-art lab equipped with current service and testing equipment so students are well-prepared to work with today’s technology. Throughout their training, they learn the theory and techniques behind a variety of service and diagnostic procedures necessary to maintain the vehicles operating on our roadways.

2021 Automotive Service and Performance Lab
2021 Automotive Service and Performance Lab

Commercial Refrigeration

NTC’s commercial refrigeration program is a 60-credit diploma combining courses from plumbing, heating & ventilation, electrical construction, and a 15-credit block of commercial refrigeration courses. It provides training and coursework that directly correlate to business and industry requests. Sixty percent of the program’s instruction will be in classrooms and forty percent occurring in hands-on training and field environments. Students pursuing a diploma in commercial refrigeration at NTC learn and train with state-of-the-art equipment

Electrical Construction

Northwest Tech’s electrical construction and maintenance program features a 74-credit diploma or an 82-credit associate of applied science. As a graduate, students may enter the workforce as a construction electrician apprentice and be equipped to work toward a journeyman or master electrician’s license. Related field advancement options include maintenance, sales, low voltage alarm services, data cabling and management.

Russell Mason, Northwest Technical College
Russell Mason, electrical student

Residential Plumbing / HVAC

At Northwest Technical College, students can obtain a 60-credit diploma in residential plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). NTC’s specialized residential plumbing/HVAC program provides an understanding of technology-driven, high-efficiency products and their proper installation, operation and repair. Classroom and hands-on courses will cover traditional heating systems, water-saving solutions, eco-friendly private sewage disposal systems, renewable energy solutions, thermal solar design and geothermal technology.

Malorie Grauman, Northwest Technical College
Malorie Grauman, plumbing/HVAC student

Dec. 2, 4-6 p.m. – Open House: Automotive, Building Trades, & Manufacturing
Location: NTC Campus


For more information, contact the NTC Office of Admissions at, call (218) 333-6600 and ask for admissions or visit



MN State logoNorthwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit