Northwest Technical College

Northwest Technical College

Northwest Technical College, NTC, is a public, technical college in Bemidji, Minnesota. Established in 1965, the college was formerly known as Bemidji Area Vocational Technical Institute. NTC offers diplomas and associate's degrees in applied science. The study programs include industrial technology, business, health services, education, and marketing. The college also offers distance learning program facilities.

Students participate in intramural athletics through the Bemidji State University. The college has a Campus Government that plans student activities and looks after the interests of students. Skills USA-VICA and Delta Epsilon Chi: Bemidji Chapter are national student organizations at NTC. Financial aid is provided to students who require monetary assistance for their education. Northwest Technical College-Bemidji Foundation scholarships are given to students who are outstanding in extracurricular activities, leadership, service, and academics. Work-study programs are also available.

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Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji , MN 56601-4907
General Phone: (218) 333-6600

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Northwest Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine223registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Construction Trades47construction, carpentry, electrician, plumbing
Business and Management38business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, sales and marketing
Medical Support and Technology20dental assistant, medical coding
Medical Administration16medical records tech, medical transcription, medical billing, medical secretary
Therapy and Counseling14massage therapy
Mechanics and Repair13automobile mechanics, engine machinist
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Family and Social Work4child care management
Liberal Arts2interdisciplinary studies
Security and Law Enforcement2fire services administration
Conservation and Resource Management2forest technology
Computer Science and Engineering1computer networking
Engineering Technician1industrial tech

Number of programs and degrees for Northwest Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1319
Associate's degree11311
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10610
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years403

Northwest Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,226 students (870 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 9%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 21%
20-21 18%
22-24 17%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%

Northwest Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 35 %

Northwest Technical College Room and Board (2007)

Northwest Technical College offers campus housing for 200 of its 870 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bemidji, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northwest Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,763
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,763
Room and board $ 6,024
Room charge $ 3,824
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,200
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
Northwest Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 575900)

Northwest Technical College Faculty

Northwest Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year8$60,62517$61,706
All faculty totalacademic year8$60,62517$61,706

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwest Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Engine Machinist

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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