Career Counseling

Counseling Services

Professional staff members are available to advise students who desire help with personal and/or career-related concerns. A variety of assessment systems are available to help identify interest, aptitude and competencies, as well as to assist students in choosing career goals. Students needing support to deal with any problem that may be emotional, marital, financial, and/or alcoholic or chemical dependency are encouraged to take advantage of counseling services. A list of community support agencies is also available.

All information disclosed to counselors is confidential, with the exception of immediate threat of serious or foreseeable harm to self or identified others, suspicion of child abuse or neglect, or court-ordered disclosure.

 Career Placement Services

Career development is a lifelong process that includes self-awareness, career exploration, skill development and training. NWTC offers career planning and placement services to all students, graduates, and other qualified individuals within the NWTC district. The Career Center coordinates such services as resume preparation and critique, job search skills and interview practice. Career Readiness Certificates are earned through the ACT WorkKeys assessment. Student Services coordinates and maintains regular contact with students, instructors, Workforce Oklahoma and local businesses to assist in the placement of the students.

 Disability Services

Services to Students with Disabilities

Students who have disabilities, including those with mobility limitations, speech, hearing or sight impairment, learning or other disabilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990, may receive reasonable educational accommodations.  Students Services assists with program and curriculum modifications to meet the needs of special learners. Services may include tutoring, classroom accommodations and individual conferences to help students be successful in their program.

NWTC is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunities, offering full participation for students with disabilities, and providing assistance that will facilitate students’ independence and academic progress.

Contact Information

Let NWTC counselors help you discover your career potential.  Contact one of our Career Counselors to schedule a time with them that fits into your schedule.

You may contact Karen Koehn, Alva Career Counselor, by phone at 580.327.0344 or by email at You may contact Jane Harris, Fairview Career Counselor, by phone at 580.227.3708 or by email at