Northwest Indian College, NWIC, was founded as the Lummi Indian School of Aquaculture in 1973. It was chartered as the Lummi Community College in 1983, but came to be known as Northwest Indian College on January 20, 1989. The main campus of NWIC is located on the Lummi Indian Reservation in Bellingham, Washington. The college also operates a number of outreach campuses in Washington, and Idaho.
Northwest Indian College offers associate's degree programs in arts, science, and technical arts. Bachelor's degrees are also awarded in native environmental science. In addition, NWIC provides certificate programs and distance learning opportunities.
The athletics department of NWIC fields teams in various intramural and club sports like cross country, basketball, volleyball, softball, bowling, and football. Students also publish a newsletter called the "NWIC Monthly". Apart from this, Northwest Indian College is home to several student organizations like the American Indian Business Leaders, AISES, Language and Culture Club, Art Club, Phi Theta Kappa-Beta Theta Beta Chapter, and the Associated Students of Northwest Indian College Executive Board.
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