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Northwest Technical College

905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, MN

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Northwest Technical College started as Bemidji Area Vocational Technical Institute in 1960 offering only two programs: Carpentry and Automotive Mechanics. Over the years, this school was known in different names and along with its development is the creation of several new programs.

NTC campus is located at Beimidji, Minnesota. This school now offers two-year associate degree, diploma and certificate programs designed to provide vast learning opportunities in line with the current market needs with 698 courses to choose from. Among the top programs offered at NTC are business, health, human and protective services, environmental and industrial technology career programs.These programs are aimed at equipping students with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to pursue a professional career. NTC also offers continuing education courses for professional advancement and competency development to keep up with the current industry trends.

With its commitment to provide quality education at an affordable tuition, NTC employs an open enrolment system to accommodate more students wherein applicants are required to submit their high school diploma and GED. Students in this school are provided with a conducive learning environment which may be on campus, online or both with a flexible schedule.

As part of NTC’s career services, graduate students are assisted in finding a suitable job within a year and they are also provided with updates on job openings. NTC also established a Learning Enrichment Center, a resource center for tutoring, testing and future employment assistance to enhance the students’ learning experience.  Courses and an application for admission can be found on the NTC site or by requesting information from this portal today.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $5,200-$6,200 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $170 to $210 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$5,445
Receiving Student Loans46%$6,780
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Northwest Technical College may provide services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Minnesota, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Northwest Technical CollegeBeltrami CountyMinnesota
Graduation Rate29.1%-27.3%
Transfer-out Rate17.7%-21.3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1973)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Northwest Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Security and Protective Services

    Other Community Colleges Nearby

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    90%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    17:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    74

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $4,629