Some frequently asked  questions are listed below. Click on a question below to view corresponding answer.

What is the difference between Career Programs and Short-Term Classes?

Career programs are industry recognized career training programs targeted to high school students, as well as adult students, who want to attend either half-day or all day to obtain skills necessary for specific careers. Financial aid eligibility is listed for each career option on the Career Programs page. See the Financial Aid & Tuition page for more information.

Short-Term Classes are personal interest and individual development courses targeted to teach or enhance skills for specific areas within a career or special interest area. Examples of short-term classes would be an Introduction to Computer class, Certified Nurse Aide Long Term Care class, or EMT Basic Refresher class. Short-term classes are not eligible for financial aid.

How old do I have to be to attend classes at Northwest Tech?

Anyone age 16 and over may enroll in short-term classes. Most career options programs are open to high school juniors and seniors, and adults, although some courses are for adults only. Sophomores may enroll with the agreement of the sending school and the technology center. Enrollment information about who is eligible to attend is listed for each career option on the Career Programs page.

What classes are available for full-time students?

First select an area in which you are interested by visiting the Career Programs page. After you determine an area you are interested in such as Auto Collision Technology, you may select a career option such as Combination Collision Repair Technician. Detailed information is listed for each career option. If you have questions about the clusters and/or career options, you may contact the Northwest Tech counselors at each campus.

How do I enroll in Full-Time Career Option?

To learn about the admissions and enrollment process please visit the Admissions page. You may also call the Alva Campus at 580-327-0344 or the Fairview Campus at 580-227-3708 if you have questions or need more information about enrollment procedures.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available for qualified applicants enrolled in eligible career options. Financial aid is not available for short-term classes. Financial aid eligibility is listed for each career option on the Career Programs page. Please visit the Financial Aid & Tuition page for additional information.

Should I complete the FAFSA as part of my application process?

All adult students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.

  • Create a FSA ID to serve as an electronic signature
  • Identify NWTC as your school code choice on the FAFSA application.
  • NWTC’s Federal Code for both the Alva and Fairview Campuses is 026000

Please see the Financial Aid & Tuition page for more information.

What happens after I submit the FAFSA?

Once you have completed and submitted a FAFSA, the schools that you have selected will receive your application information in 5-7 days. If you qualify for financial aid at Northwest Technology Center, we will determine which types of aid you are eligible for and contact you either in person, by phone, or by mail. A student may receive aid from more than one source as long as that aid does not exceed the need calculation at that school. Need is the difference between the cost of attending a school minus the expected family resources for attending that school.

Will Northwest Tech grant credit for other educational or work experiences?

Yes, students are encouraged to submit transcripts from other schools they have attended or military transcripts.

Transfer credits/hours will be reviewed and approved or disapproved by the instructor.