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NWTC Gears Up for Sophomore Tours!

NWTC, Alva campus will be hosting Sophomores on the following days for Tours:

Alva High School – Thursday, February 16th

Freedom, Burlington, Cherokee, and Waynoka High Schools – Monday, February 27th.


NWTC, Fairview campus will be hosting Sophomores from Aline-Cleo, Canton, Fairview, and Ringwood – Wednesday, February 22nd.

Certified Welders

Industry Credentials

Industry certifications, credentials, and licensures are essential to the success of students in every workforce area. NWTC has established a goal that all career major students will earn at least one industry certification that has been aligned to the student’s career major. Certifications include, but are not limited to: ASE, Department of Labor Welding, Health certifications and licensures, ProStart.

WorkKeys Credentials

The ACT WorkKeys Assessment is administered to all full time students attending NWTC.  Results from WorkKeys scores are utilized to assess student performance, strengths, and validate student skills relating to industry standards.  NWTC utilizes the skill standards for Reading for Information, Locating Information and Applied Mathematics to measure and provide a baseline of data reflecting career readiness in core skills deemed critical for job success.

NWTC Staff Attends BISCP Training for Certification

Business and Industry Certification participants from around the state finished their final session at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno campus March 1-2.

This fun-filled, content rich, two-day session about sales and marketing was facilitated by Fran Topping from Gordon Cooper Technology Center. Participants also completed a mentorship and will be recognized for program completion at Oklahoma CareerTech’s Summer Conference. The hats worn in the picture represents the “many hats” each person does in BIS.

Northwest Technology Center, Alva campus BIS Health Training instructor/coordinator, Tammy Mustard, participated in the course to increase knowledge and networking. Mustard holds certifications in multiple areas of Health and BIS, including LTC Nurses Aid, Certified Medical Aid, Advanced CMA, AHA CPR, Medic 1st Aid/CPR, Restorative CareAide, Occupational Hearing Conservationist, Pulmonary Function Testing, H2S and multiple OSHA certifications. Tammy is product of NWTC as she attended the Alva campus Health Science Technology program in 1992-93, which is now called Health Careers Certification, then attended Autry Technology Center to receive her LPN certification. She worked at Share Medical Center for 10 years before coming back to NWTC, Alva campus as a BIS Health Training instructor. 

BPA Students Compete at State BPA Leadership Conference

Students from both the Alva and Fairview campus represented the Digital Design and the Computers & Business classes well at Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference held in Tulsa March 6-8.  Each program sent qualifiers in multiple events with two students placing in the top 3 qualifying for National BPA Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida May 9 – 13.

Alva campus, Computers & Business: Robin Edmondson placed in the top ten in the Fundamental Word Processing event and was a State Qualifier in Basic Office System & Procedures; Corie Evans placed in the top ten in both the College Accounting event and the Integrated Office Systems & Procedures event; Tracey Chapman placed in the top ten in Fundamental Word Processing and was a State Qualifier in Basic Office System & Procedures; Autumn Stout was a State Qualifier in Fundamental Word Processing; Moriah Clapp was a State Qualifier in Basic Office System & Procedures and placed 2nd in Fundamental Word Processing which qualifies her for the national contest. Instructor Andrea Long.

Fairview campus, Computers & Business: Shannon Corbitt was a State Qualifier and competed in the Advanced Interview Skills event. Ethan Sacket placed 1st winning the Interview Skills event and qualifying for National BPA Leadership Conference! Instructor Sharee’ Madsen.

Alva campus, Digital Design: Kaitlyn Robinson, Colton Sanborn, and Jacob Sanborn all qualified for state BPA contest in their respective events. Instructor Tami Frascht.

Fairview campus, Digital Design: Andrew Thomas competed in Financial Math & Analysis while Braden Deutschendorf and Kate Tovar each competed in the Presentation Management Individual event. Instructor Jessica Schanbacher.

Congratulations to each of the students and instructors for a strong compeition and good luck at National BPA Leadership Conference in Orlando!

Digital Design Student Goes Social for Tours

Each year Northwest Tech, Fairview campus creates a promotional poster for each individual student in our school for Sophomore Success Tours. Mrs. Schanbacher’s Digital Design class has been given the opportunity to create the artwork for the posters. This year Kate Tovar’s Instagram theme won the contest, which looks fantastic hanging in the hallways! Congratulations Kate! #waytogo