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Northwood Technical College

Located throughout scenic Northwest Wisconsin, Northwood Technical College offers a premier education to thousands of residents every year.

Choose from over 100 programs and certificates that are designed to get you hired upon graduation. As a student, Northwood Tech's hands-on assignments, small class sizes and affordable tuition will empower you and provide you with the skills that are desired by employers.

With four campuses to choose from, three outreach centers and a variety of scheduling options that accommodate your life, Northwood Tech will meet you wherever you are. Campuses are situated among picturesque national forests, waterfalls, lakes or rivers, and the city life of Eau Claire, Twin Cities or Duluth is within two-hour driving distance from any campus. The region offers plenty to do all year round. From hiking and fishing to snowmobiling or skiing, the Northwest Wisconsin region has something for everyone.

  • Nationally top-ranked college
  • Designated Military Friendly® School for over six years
  • Simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit
  • Academic support available when you need it


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Admissions Requirements

Start your admission to Northwood Technical College with a few simple steps. Contact the admissions representatives at the college with any questions and for assistance along the way.

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Northwood Tech Experience

An education at Northwood Tech includes experienced instructors, hands-on education, small class sizes and graduates that get hired.

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Make the most of your Northwood Tech experience by getting involved. You’ll gain valuable experiences and make lifelong connections with Northwood Tech's clubs, organizations and student activities.

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Whether you're starting out, advancing your skills or pursuing a passion, Northwood Tech will help you reach your goals and prepare you for success in the workforce.

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Northwood Technical College

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1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Workforce Solutions

Maximize your business potential with Northwood Tech's customized training and business services. We'll work with you to increase your competitive edge and to drive success in a changing world. Whether you require specific training or want to utilize our industry experts for technical assistance, you will be confident knowing that Northwood Tech delivers the skills you need.

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Travis Nez

Travis Nez, Business Management

Travis started taking college credits in high school when he participated in dual credit courses through Northcentral Technical College to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. After he graduated from high school, he attended Northwood Tech and earned an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and a Supervisory Leadership Technical Certificate.

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Maria Reyes, Nursing Associate Degree

Maria Reyes moved around swiftly at the front of the large room, speaking enthusiastically about a subject that comes naturally to her: caring for elders with dementia.

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Northwood Tech News

WITC, UW-Superior to offer flexible path to academic degree

The University of Wisconsin-Superior and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College have partnered to offer flexible, online University Transfer Degree — Associate to Bachelor's programs. The new partnership, which was officially recognized May 26, allows students to combine classes from both WITC and UWS to earn either an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from WITC.

WITC, partners to host GED Boot Camp

The Quick Coupling Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has partnered with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), and Workforce Resource to host a GED Boot Camp at Parker's Chetek plant to help expand career opportunities for local area residents.

WITC creates interactive experience to engage prospective students

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College created WITC's Career Encounters: A Game of Opportunities to engage future students and highlight the programs and services the college offers.