Northeast Wisconsin Technical College was founded as part of City Vocational Schools that were created when educators and lawmakers of the state of Wisconsin recognized an added need for higher education for local working young adults. The schools were founded in 1912 in Green Bay and Marinette. Then in 1967, the counties of Brown, Door, Kewaunee and Oconto grouped together to create the Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District 13. Other counties including, Marinette, part of Shawano and Florence joined the district between 1968 and 1970. After expanding in 1987, the institution adopted its current name, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Today, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is classified as a two-year, public, not-for-profit institution. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College serves its more than 9,500 students at campus locations throughout Wisconsin in the cities of Green Bay, Marinette and Sturgeon Bay. In addition to the main campus locations, there are also community and regional learning centers in the cities of Crivitz, Luxemburg, Green Bay, Niagara, Oconto Falls and Shawano. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College operates with the mission “to serve the area of Northeast Wisconsin by providing education, training and life-long learning opportunities for individuals and businesses leading to the development of a skilled workforce.”
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College retains full accreditation through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to overall accreditation, the Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapy and Nursing programs have all received independent, programmatic accreditation.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College offers a large variety of academic options, including associate’s degrees, certificates and diploma programs. There is a mix of nearly 100 academic programs including one and two-year programs. There are also over 90 available certificates that range from one to 28 credits and are designed by industry representatives in order to assist students desiring a change in career fields or hoping to enter a new field. Academic degree and certificate options are divided into eleven major fields, including:
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts & Multimedia
- Automotive & Transportation
- Education & Transfer
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- Environment & Energy
- Health Sciences
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Public Safety
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College recognizes the diverse needs of students, and offers a number of course delivery options. The most frequently offered format is through face-to-face classes. In-person classes are taught via traditional on-campus classrooms, through televised classes, on the weekends, and students may complete an accelerated schedule. Online classes offer students another option and are designed to accommodate students requiring greater flexibility. Students can also choose to take classes that blend in-person and online learning. There are more than 700 faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College maintains an open admission policy and a rolling admissions deadline.
On the campuses at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the financial aid office manages the distribution of grants and scholarships and helps students with the financial aspects of achieving higher education. Students may be eligible for grants, scholarships and loans. NWTC awards over 500 foundational scholarships based on:
- Student’s initiative
- Student’s desire to succeed
- Academic standing or financial need
A large number of grants include:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Federal Work Study
- Wisconsin Higher Education Grant Program
- Talent Incentive Program
- Wisconsin Minority Grant Program
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant
- Wisconsin Indian Assistance Grant Program
- Wisconsin Deaf/Blind Handicapped Program
- Wisconsin Nursing Student Loan Program
Students may need to access loans, and can apply for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized / Subsidized Loans, Federal PLUS Loan, or seek external resources. In addition, students may enroll in the tuition payment plan, earn credit for prior learning or participate in an apprenticeship program that allows students to earn a degree while employed. Furthermore, veterans and military personnel may qualify for Veteran Educational Benefits, including Northeast Wisconsin’s support of the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:4,965
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