Northeast Wisconsin Technical College


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is a community technical college in Green Bay, Wisconsin and a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System. There are branch campuses in Marinette and Sturgeon Bay, as well as five regional learning centers in Niagara, Crivitz, Shawano, Oconto Falls, and Luxemburg. Although it started as a modest program, today NWTC serves about 42,000 students in any given year. Over 85% of NWTC alumni find employment within six months of graduation, most of them within their field of study.


Information Summary

Ranks 46th in Wisconsin and 1865th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 65.9
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $6,439
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 10 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 58% / 56%
Enrollment Total (all students) 11,505


NWTC offers over 100 associate degrees and technical diplomas, as well as over 80 certificates. The college is especially well known for its Communication Technologies, Precision Production, and Criminal Justice programs.

Transfer Opportunities

Many students from NWTC go on to earn bachelor’s degrees from four-year institutions. The college has transfer agreements with nearly 30 colleges and universities in the area to guarantee an efficient and reasonably easy transition.

Corporate Training and Educational Development

NWTC’s Corporate Training and Educational Development department offers employee training and consulting services to a wide range of area businesses and industries. These programs serve over 1000 businesses every year.

Offerings By Campus

The Green Bay campus is home to all things business: the Business Assistance Center, the Business and Information Technology Center, the Building and Construction Trades Center, and the Center for Business and Industry. Green Bay is accessible by public transportation.

NWTC Green Bay is the home to the largest number of facilities among the locations of the college, including:

  • police training center
  • firefighter training center
  • business programs
  • information technology
  • health occupations
  • construction trades
  • manufacturing and engineering technologies
  • protective services
  • Student Center
  • Welcome Center
  • full-service cafeteria
  • Career Center
  • Digital Lounge and Cyber Café
  • bookstore
  • Library
  • Multicultural Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Center for Business and Industry
  • Business Asistance Center
  • Dental Clinic
  • low-cost healthcare teaching clinic

The Marinette campus serves the towns of Marinette and Peshtigo. It offers:

  • Career Center
  • counseling and admissions services
  • HSED and GED testing
  • Learning labs
  • Returning Adult Services
  • Special Needs Services
  • Job Center

The Sturgeon campus serves Northern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island. Facilities include:

  • counseling services
  • admissions services
  • Career Center
  • GED and HSED testing
  • Learning Labs
  • Returning Adult Services
  • Special Needs Services
  • Job Center

Regional centers offer the following:

  • computer classes, both credit and non-credit
  • general education classes for credit, counting towards degrees and diplomas
  • pre-program courses
  • seminars
  • full certificate programs
  • certification and recertification courses
  • assessment testing
  • corporate training for businesses
  • computer and internet access
  • equipment to support video and self-paced courses
  • English Language Learner (ELL) classes
  • Adult Basic Education classes
  • registration services
  • bookstore
  • preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) tests

Most Popular Fields of Study


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Unique Programs

In apprenticeship agreements, the employer is responsible to provide safe and adequate facilities for on-the-job training; qualified personnel to teach the apprentice; appropriate supervision; and wages for time spent in related instruction. The apprentice is responsible to be a reliable and responsible employee, work diligently throughout the apprenticeship, and complete all related instruction work as assigned by the classroom instructor. Normally, apprentices attend classes twice a month for 8 hours per session.

Apprenticeships play a key role in the education of many NWTC students. The college partners with employers who offer on-the-job training and the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Most apprenticeships vary in length from two to five years. Apprentices are paid a portion of the rate they can expect to earn after finishing their programs. Trades with apprenticeship programs facilitated through NWTC include: carpentry, construction electrician, masonry, plumbing, sheet metal, steamfitting, and HVAC installer/servicer.


In keeping with their mission to offer high-quality education to any adult who wishes to pursue it, NWTC offers open admissions. Applicants need to either have a high school diploma or a GED to begin college level studies; the college also offers basic adult education and GED preparation for students not yet ready to begin college level work. Some programs, particularly in nursing and other medical disciplines, have further requirements, so check with the department in which you wish to study before registering for classes.

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and federal financial aid options available to college and university students in Wisconsin, NWTC offers several of their own need- and merit-based scholarships, including over 300 NWTC Foundation Scholarships which are awarded based on initiative, desire and potential to succeed, and either need or academic progress. Other popular scholarships include the Cashe Scholarships, the School Soup Scholarship, and the Wisconsin Public Service Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Clubs and Organizations

There are a wide range of student clubs and organizations on the NWTC campuses. They include several business and health professional organizations, the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, multicultural associations, dozens of trade organizations, and a variety of other support and social clubs.

Dining on Campus

The Green Bay campus s home to the NWTC cafeteria, which is open from 7 AM to 6 PM Monday to Thursday and 7 AM to 1:30 PM on Fridays. The cafeteria features daily vegetarian specials and some vegan foods are available.

Shared Harvest

NWTC hosts the Shared Harvest Food Cupboard, a program providing nutritional food support for students in need. Any student in need can stop by the program and pick up a prepackaged bag containing a breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Service Learning

In the Service Learning program, students provide volunteer service to a community partner in a way that helps them meet core competencies for their classes. Students work on projects such as creating a meditation garden, tutoring children, and raising funds for cancer patients.

Student Enrollment Demographics


There is no formal athletics program at NWTC, although there are many club sports and intramurals for student enjoyment, including flag football, basketball, and volleyball.


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