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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$5,445|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$6,780|
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Beltrami County||Minnesota|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1973)
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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Northwest Technical College.
- Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, MN (10 miles away)
- Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN (78 miles away)
- Hibbing Community College - A Technical and Community College in Hibbing, MN (90 miles away)
- Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, MN (100 miles away)
- Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in Virginia, MN (108 miles away)