Northwest College

Introduction

Northwest College opened in 1946 with nearly 100 full- and part-time students and three instructors who met in classrooms borrowed from the public school district.

Initially called the University of Wyoming Northwest Center, it was established through an agreement with the University of Wyoming and Park County School District No. 1. University support was discontinued in 1950.

In 1953 the name was changed to Northwest Community College, and in 1968 the college's tax base was expanded to include all of Park County. The name changed once more to Northwest College in 1989. Over the years, the quality of instruction matured, and a residential campus developed.

NWC is far more than a typical two-year college — consider the following points as evidence of that claim.

  • Program breadth: A wide variety of courses supports 54 transfer degrees, 19 technical degrees and 34 skills certificates. And with Northwest's low tuition, there's no need to feel guilty about exploring before committing to a major.
  • Strong faculty: Students get to know our superb faculty on a first-name basis. Even though they're often called on as experts in their fields, our faculty’s focus is on our students.
  • Rich learning opportunities: Learning awaits our students in and outside the classroom, including academic activities like Livestock Judging and Forensics as well as annual international travel opportunities.
  • Activities: An array of student activities includes intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, clubs and organizations, student government and more. If you’re on an athletic team, there's a good chance your family and friends can watch via live Webcasts produced by NWC students.
  • Environment: It's all here—a truly collegiate environment boasting five residence halls and more than 50 apartments (find more detail on our campus map and area maps).

Vision & Mission

Vision - Through a superior teaching, learning, and living environment, Northwest College will be a dynamic and distinguished educational leader that shapes a positive future for students and the many communities it serves.

Mission - Through exceptional, dynamic living and learning environments, Northwest College dedicates itself to individual student achievement, diversity, global citizenship, and community vitality.

Students

  • 1,719 credit students
  • 59% — full-time
  • 41% — part-time
  • 72% — Wyoming
  • 23% — other states
  • 4% — other countries

Campus

Main campus, Powell

  • 132 — total acres
  • 62 — buildings (includes West Campus buildings)

Four off-campus centers

  • Mickelson Field Station (50 miles west of Powell)
  • Cody Center
  • Worland Center
  • Trapper Arena

Programs of Study

  • 52 — transfer degrees
  • 19 — technical degrees
  • 30 — certificates
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Associate Degree

Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

The first two years of preparation for a career as an early childhood, elementary, middle school, or secondary teacher can be accomplished at Northwest College. The Education Department offers courses which teach the basic principles and theories of teaching and learning. [+]

Education The first two years of preparation for a career as an early childhood, elementary, middle school, or secondary teacher can be accomplished at Northwest College. The Education Department offers courses which teach the basic principles and theories of teaching and learning. Through the cooperation of public school personnel, our students observe and gain practical experience in public school classrooms throughout the Big Horn Basin. Academic advisors guide students in their career choices as well as advise them on course selection and transfer options. Since teaching requires state certification, it is important that students consult with their advisors frequently to become informed of program requirements at four-year colleges. The catalog of the four-year transfer college must be consulted by the student when selecting courses. Education – Early Childhood This program allows students to focus on Early Childhood Education for their associate of arts or science degree. Students completing this program can use this as a terminal degree and apply for CDA certification to work in a child care setting or apply for a substitute teaching certificate to work in the public schools in the state of Wyoming. Additionally, the transfer student could transfer to a university offering a four-year degree in early childhood teaching or other areas of service to young children. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. Program-specific Outcomes The student shall demonstrate knowledge of physical maturation, cognitive and language, and social/emotional development from pre-birth to approximately 8 years of age, including individual differences and the impact of early experiences. (WY Professional Teaching Standards I, II, III) The Student shall demonstrate competence in articulating rationale for implementation of developmentally appropriate practices in the education of all children including techniques of informal and formal assessment and the process of evaluating early childhood program. (WPTS IV, V, IX, XXII) The student shall demonstrate competence in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum through the facilitation of play and the design of appropriate learning environments to meet the needs of all young children. (WPTS XIII, IV, V, VII, VIII, XI) Core Courses All the Core Courses meet outcome standards for Wyoming Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education. EDFD 1101 - Introduction to Careers in Education (1) EDEC 1020 - Introduction to Childhood Education (3) EDEC 1100 - Child Guidance and Observation (3) EDEC 1200 - Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3) EDEC 1300 - Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children (3) FCSC 2121 - Child Development (4) LIBS 2280 - Literature for Children (3) EDEC 2200 - Early Childhood Practicum (3-5) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 23-25 Credits [-]

Education

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

Whether you want to introduce young children to the magical world of books, share your love of learning with a teenager, or help developmentally delayed toddlers catch up with their peers, you can get the classes you need at NWC's Education Program. [+]

Whether you want to introduce young children to the magical world of books, share your love of learning with a teenager, or help developmentally delayed toddlers catch up with their peers, you can get the classes you need at NWC's Education Program. Here's a little information about each of our programs. Contact us to find out if Northwest College has what you need to start a rewarding professional career in education. Early Childhood Education Associate of Science, Associate of Art Students learn about teaching children ages birth through eight years old in Early Childhood courses. Observation, participation, and a practicum with a mentor are part of the exciting educational opportunities provided at Northwest College. Elementary Education Associate of Science, Associate of Art Teaching in an elementary school is an exciting and challenging career. Learn how to become a leader of our nation's future leaders by taking beginning teaching courses at NWC. Interview teachers, observe classrooms, teach lessons to friends and real students in the schools. Learn about stages of development and how the brain works, examine the US mathematical system, and discover why being a teacher is so rewarding. Graduates of this two-year program may become a certified substitute teacher or a nanny, work with clubs and summer camps for kids. Most graduates transfer to a four year college or university and obtain public school teaching certification. Secondary Education Associate of Science, Associate of Art Do you want to teach at a middle school or high school? At Northwest you can take all the freshman and sophomore courses needed to become certified as a teacher of agriculture, art biology, chemistry, English, French, history, journalism, math, music, physical education, science, Spanish, or social studies. Graduates of our program transfer to colleges all over the United States and find employment throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. The Northwest College education program will help expand your personal and professional horizons. [-]

Graphic Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas in visual form. Design involves creative, analytical, and technical information – a good designer must learn to excell in all three areas. [+]

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas in visual form. Design involves creative, analytical, and technical information – a good designer must learn to excell in all three areas. The graphic design program at Northwest College provides students with conceptual and technical skills in visual communication. You will gain competence in using the creative process, design principles, form, color, image, and typography to craft clear and compelling messages. Take advantage of the same state-of-the-art equipment and software used by professionals in the field while developing your skills. Choose from an A.A.S. degree that gets you on the job in two years, or the A.S. degree that requires a four-year commitment but broadens the scope of your job opportunities. The Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Design is a course of study for students who intend to transfer to professional art schools or universities to complete a baccalaureate degree in graphic design. This major combines art and design foundations with an introduction to the field of graphic design. Coursework in the Associate of Arts Degree focuses on developing creativity and concept through the study of design principles and elements, color theory, art history, drawing, as well as introductory coursework in graphic design, web design, and printing processes. Utilizing both hand-created imagery and Adobe digital communication tools, students enhance their conceptual thinking and develop skills required for successful transfer and continuing study. Associate of Arts in Graphic Design Academic Map Semester One ART-1050 Drawing I 3 ART-1510 Intro to Graphic Design Prod. 3 MATH-1000 Problem Solving 3 or MATH-1400 College Algebra 4 ENGL-1010 English I: Intro to Comp 3 HLED-1270 Wellness 3 or HLED-1271 Diet and Exercise 2 ART-1101 Art & Graphic Design 1st Yr SE Semester Two ART-1110 Design: 2-D 3 ART-2100 Dgtl Ilstrtn - Adobe Illstrtr 3 ENGL-2030 Critical Reading and Writing 3 POLS-1000 American & Wyoming Government 3 ART-2155 Web Design I: Foundations 3 or ART-2165 Web Design II: Issues 3 ART-1810 Elctrnc Publishing: InDesign 3 or ART-1820 Elec Publishing: QuarkXPress Semester Three ART-2010 Art History I 3 ART-2120 Graphic Design I 3 ART-2465 Art Portfolio 3 JOUR-1000 Introduction to Mass Media 3 HIST-2120 Ancient Greece 3 or HIST-2130 Ancient Rome 3 ART-1120 Design: 3-D Semester Four ART-2020 Art History II 3 ART-1130 Design: Color 3 BIOL-1010 General Biology I 4 or ASTR-1005 Introduction to Astronomy 4 or GEOL-1100 Physical Geology 4 ART-2465 Art Portfolio 3 or ART-2750 Magazine Design & Production 3 ART (Elective) The Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design is a two-year technical program that prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of specialized design services such as publishing, prepress, and printing. Coursework in the Associate of Applied Science Degree focuses on developing an understanding of printing and prepress issues, gaining production skills for web and print media, as well as the study of art and design foundations. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and Adobe digital communication tools, students enhance their conceptual thinking and gain technical proficiency in electronic layout, pre-press, and offset printing. The Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design has three concentration options: graphics production, prepress production, and print production. Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design Academic Map Semester One ART-1050 Drawing I 3 ART-1510 Intro to Graphic Design Prod. 3 ART-1800 Survey of Digital Technology 3 ENGL-1010 English I: Intro to Comp 3 MATH-1000 Problem Solving 3 or MATH-1510 Technical Mathematics I (or above) 3 HLED-1270 Wellness 3 or HLED-1271 Diet and Exercise 2 ART-1101 Art & Graphic Design 1st Yr SE Semester Two ART-1110 Design: 2-D 3 ART-1610 Offset Production I 3 ENGL-1020 English II: Intro to Lit 3 or BADM-1020 Business Communication 3 POLS-1000 American & Wyoming Government 3 ART-2100 Dgtl Ilstrtn - Adobe Illstrtr 3 ART-1810 Elctrnc Publishing: InDesign 3 or ART-1820 Elec Publishing: QuarkXPress Semester Three ART-1130 Design: Color 3 ART-2120 Graphic Design I 3 ART-2110 Typography 3 ART-2465 Art Portfolio 3 ART-1720 Imaging for Print Reproduction 3 CO/M-1010 Public Speaking 3 or CO/M-1030 Interpersonal Communication 3 ART-1810 Elctrnc Publishing: InDesign 3 or ART-1820 Elec Publishing: QuarkXPress Semester Four ART-2010 Art History I 3 or ART-2020 Art History II 3 ART-2155 Web Design I: Foundations 3 ART-2130 Graphic Design II 3 ART-2750 Magazine Design & Production 3 or ART-2479 Special Projects: 2 or ART-2465 Art Portfolio 3 ANTH-1200 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3 HIST-1221 The United States from 1865 3 or MUSC-1000 Introduction to Music Program-specific Outcomes Program-Specific Student-Learning Outcomes for AA in Graphic Design Use media (tools, hands, materials, etc.) to produce artwork with a high level of craftsmanship Incorporate design elements, structures, and functions into art and design projects Demonstrate development of visual thinking and visual literacy Recognize a variety of artworks and demonstrate a foundational understanding of art/design’s relationship to history and culture Critique the form and content of artworks through use of art/design terminology and concepts Program Specific Learning Outcomes for AAS in Graphic Design Prepare students for entry-level positions in the graphics industry/profession Demonstrate the ability to reproduce printed materials with quality and efficiency Demonstrate the ability to plan, communicate, design and build efficient documents/files in software applications geared for the graphics discipline Utilize proper terminology, techniques and procedures common to the graphics industry/profession Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a strong work ethic Sample Careers: Graphic artist Web designer Prepress specialist Offset printer Account representative Creative director [-]

Associate of Arts

Associate of Art in Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

Psychology studies all aspects of human behavior, including how we sense and perceive the world, how desires and feelings affect what we do, and how we learn and remember and create ideas. These recurring mental activities constitute our personalities and attitudes, and when different personalities interact, they are changed. [+]

Psychology studies all aspects of human behavior, including how we sense and perceive the world, how desires and feelings affect what we do, and how we learn and remember and create ideas. These recurring mental activities constitute our personalities and attitudes, and when different personalities interact, they are changed. To study these varied behaviors, psychology draws upon the knowledge acquired by most other academic disciplines. Hence, you will most likely enjoy and do well in psychology if you have varied interests, and have studied many of the subjects available in high school, including math and science. Why study psychology at Northwest College? At Northwest College you can study everything in the first two years of a bachelor's degree program. Many psychology classes at most universities are large because psychology is a popular major, but at Northwest you will have small classes offering personalized attention from faculty who have worked in a variety of institutions, and you can interact with other students. A research course during final term will pull together many components of your other psychology courses and give you research skills needed in advanced work. Options for independent study include work with faculty who engage in mental health practice, education assessment, and psychological testing. What will I learn? Understanding of psychological goals, which include describing, explaining, predicting and shaping human behavior. Understanding of the many varied psychology concepts and theories and research findings used to describe and explain behavior. Abilities to describe, interpret, and evaluate research done by other psychologists, as well as to design, execute, and report your own research using measures, observations or experiments. Abilities to use psychological theories and research to enhance your personal, family, work, and community life. What are graduates of NWC's Psychology Department doing now? Most students who specialize in Psychology at Northwest College eventually transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor's degree. Many students transfer to the University of Wyoming Psychology Department, with whom we have a close working relationship and where a number of our graduates have been especially successful. Other graduates have transferred easily to numerous large and small public and private schools outside of Wyoming. If you do well in your studies at Northwest College, you will be well prepared to enter advanced studies in psychology at any college or university in the country. Core Course SOSC 1101 - Social Science First Year Seminar (3) * or equivalent First Year Seminar PSYC 1000 - General Psychology (3) PSYC 2000 - Research Psychological Methods (4) Total Core Courses: 10 Credits Core Electives Students must complete nine credits from the following list of approved courses. PSYC 1200 - Human Development (3) or PSYC 2300 - Child Psychology (3) PSYC 2080 - Biological Psychology (3) PSYC 2210 - Drugs and Behavior (3) PSYC 2330 - Psychology of Adjustment (3) PSYC 2340 - Abnormal Psychology (3) PSYC 2380 - Social Psychology (3) PSYC 2420 - Critical Thinking (3) Total Core Electives: 9 Credits Program-specific Outcomes Demonstrate a familiarity with and understanding of the concepts and language used to describe and explain the human behaviors covered in the course. Demonstrate introductory-level knowledge about the character and causes and effects of those behaviors examined in the course. Demonstrate an introductory-level understanding of the several varied and most widely held perspectives and theories used by different “schools” of Psychologists to describe and explain many of the behaviors covered in the course. Demonstrate an introductory-level ability to describe, interpret, and evaluate psychological research done by others. Demonstrate an introductory-level ability to apply psychological methods and knowledge to analyzing and changing behavior. Demonstrate an introductory-level ability to integrate diverse psychological concepts, theories, and research findings about human behaviors. Demonstrate an introductory-level ability to design one’s own psychological research about human behavior. Sample Careers: Forensic psychology Organizational psychology Clinical psychology Research Developmental psychology [-]

Associate of Arts in Art

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

The Northwest College Art Department offers a sequence of foundation courses and electives designed to build strong skills for work in the two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and graphic design areas. [+]

The Northwest College Art Department offers a sequence of foundation courses and electives designed to build strong skills for work in the two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and graphic design areas. Upon completion of these foundation courses, along with the general college requirements for graduation, a student may transfer to a four-year college or university, or seek employment with the confidence that comes from sound preparation. Although the foundation courses are planned with the art program in mind, any student interested in expanding their understanding and enjoyment of art may enrol. Total General Education Requirements: 39-42 Credits Six hours of Visual & Performing Arts will be fulfilled by taking Core Courses. Core Courses ART 1101 - Art & Graphic Design First Year Seminar (1) ART 1050 - Drawing I (3) ART 1110 - Design: 2-D (3) ART 1120 - Design: 3-D (3) ART 1130 - Design: Color (3) ART 2010 - Art History I (3) ART 2020 - Art History II (3) ART 2400 - Advanced Studio (3) (Capstone Course) or ART 2465 - Art Portfolio (3) (Capstone Course) or ART 2479 - Special Projects (3) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 22 Credits Core Electives Students must complete at least two courses from the following list of approved courses. ART 1060 - Drawing II (3) ART 1250 - Water-Based Media I (3) ART 1260 - Water-Based Media II (3) ART 2050 - Life Drawing I (3) ART 2055 - Art in the Wild (3) ART 2060 - Life Drawing II (3) ART 2090 - Printmaking I (3) ART 2100 - Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator (3) ART 2200 - Gender in Art (3) ART 2210 - Painting I (3) ART 2220 - Painting II (3) ART 2400 - Advanced Studio (3) (Capstone Course) ART 2410 - Ceramics I - Handbuilding (3) ART 2420 - Ceramics II - Wheelthrowing (3) ART 2430 - Advanced Ceramics (3) ART 2465 - Art Portfolio (3) (Capstone Course) ART 2479 - Special Projects (3) (Capstone Course) Minimum Credits for Degree = 64 Art Education For secondary education, to facilitate transfer to a four-year college as a junior, students planning to become middle school or high school art teachers are encouraged to complete programs in both Secondary Education and in the subject(s) they plan to teach. Consult your advisor every semester when selecting courses. [-]

Associate of Arts in Communication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

The communication area offers a variety of coursework for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution or better understand their communication patterns. [+]

The communication area offers a variety of coursework for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution or better understand their communication patterns. Students planning to receive a bachelor of arts degree in this area need to review carefully the degree requirements of the college or university to which they plan to transfer. Speech communication courses are available to students under any degree or certificate plan as either fulfilling humanities requirements or as electives. This program allows students to explore the field of communication as the basis for their associate of arts degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Northwest has a nationally recognized forensics squad which represents the college at tournaments throughout the western United States. Forensics is a form of rhetorical scholarship which involves various dimensions: debate, public address, and the interpretation of literature. Forensics serves as a curricular and co-curricular laboratory for improving students’ abilities in research, analysis, and oral communication. Typically, forensics activities are conducted in a competitive environment to motivate students and accelerate the learning process. In addition to the competitive speaking program, the Northwest forensics squad performs on campus as well as in the community and works with high school programs throughout the state. Six hours of Humanities and three hours of Visual and Performing Arts requirements may be fulfilled by taking Core Courses and Electives. Total General Education Requirements: 36-42 Credits Core Courses CO/M 1010 - Public Speaking (3) CO/M 1030 - Interpersonal Communication (3) CO/M 2485 - Sophomore Seminar: Communication (3) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 9 Credits Core Electives Students must take three courses (9 hours) from the following list of approved courses. Two of the three courses must have a CO/M designator. CO/M 1040 - Introduction to Human Communication (3) CO/M 2090 - Introduction to Persuasion (3) CO/M 2110 - Nonverbal Communication (3) CO/M 2120 - Small Group Communication (3) CO/M 2125 - Family Communication (3) CO/M 2150 - Argumentation (3) JOUR 1000 - Introduction to Mass Media (3) PHIL 2420 - Critical Thinking (3) THEA 2120 - Oral Interpretation (3) General Electives General Electives in consultation with advisor. Total General Electives: 12-18 Credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 64 [-]

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

Criminal Justice at Northwest College offers students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. [+]

Criminal Justice at Northwest College offers students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America, as well as their design structure and operation. An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice studies, those wanting to become a practitioner within the field, or professionals already working within the field who need educational upgrading. Students must successfully complete the core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements of Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Total General Education Requirements: 36-42 Credits Two semesters of foreign language (Spanish) could satisfy both Humanities and Comparative Cultural Awareness NWC general education requirements. Students transferring to UW in Criminal Justice Studies must have two semesters of a foreign language that could be acquired at Northwest College. Core Courses CRMJ 1101 - Criminal Justice First Year Seminar (3) CRMJ 2120 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) CRMJ 2210 - Criminal Law (3) CRMJ 2400 - Criminology (3) CRMJ 2230 - Law of Evidence (3) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 15 Credits Core Electives Students must complete six credits from the following list of approved courses. CRMJ 1020 - Introduction to Policing (3) CRMJ 2130 - Criminal Investigations (3) CRMJ 2350 - Introduction to Corrections (3) Total Core Electives: 6 Credits General Electives General Electives selected in consultation with advisor. Total General Electives: 1-7 Credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 61 [-]

Associate of Arts in International Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

This program provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in international studies and for a wide variety of employment opportunities, both domestically and abroad. [+]

This program provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in international studies and for a wide variety of employment opportunities, both domestically and abroad. The program is interdisciplinary, and students have a great deal of flexibility in designing their program of study to match their career interests. Students majoring in international studies take a total of 21 hours from the international studies curriculum and eight hours of a single foreign language. This program allows students to receive an Associate of Arts in International Studies degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Total General Education Requirements: 36-42 Credits Core Courses ANTH 1200 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) ECON 1010 - Macroeconomics (3) GEOG 1000 - Introduction to World Regional Geography (3) HIST 1120 - Western Civilization II (3) POLS 1200 - Non-Western Political Cultures (3) POLS 2310 - Introduction to International Relations (3) SOC 1000 - Sociological Principles (3) * Single Foreign Language (8) Capstone Course (3) Total Core Courses: 32 Credits General Education and Electives General Education and Electives selected in consultation with advisor. Total Transfer and General Electives: 32 Credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 64 [-]

Music

Campus Full time 2 years

Music is life. That's all you really need to know. If you don't believe it, the NWC Music Program will set you straight. All day long, you'll sing, play, mix it up in large and small ensembles, learn the foundations and practice an instrument or two (and yes, all musicians are required to learn piano, no matter what their music specialty is). [+]

Music is life. That's all you really need to know. If you don't believe it, the NWC Music Program will set you straight. All day long, you'll sing, play, mix it up in large and small ensembles, learn the foundations and practice an instrument or two (and yes, all musicians are required to learn piano, no matter what their music specialty is). Your new home will be in an individual practice room, a high-tech music software lab, or a digital recording studio. You'll get to work with guest artists and attend a million (or so) concerts. Plus log some road time on performance tours. Music. Is there anything else? Sample Careers: Music Educator Music Performer Private Teacher Music Therapist [-]

Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Accounting or Business Administration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

This program provides students who wish to concentrate in the study of accounting or business administration with coursework that is a common base for advanced study and/or careers in business. [+]

This program provides students who wish to concentrate in the study of accounting or business administration with coursework that is a common base for advanced study and/or careers in business. Students who study in this area typically seek degrees at senior institutions in the fields of accounting, finance, management, marketing and personnel administration among others. A degree in business is a popular choice for students planning to attend law school upon graduation. Northwest College’s Business Department offers students an opportunity to build a solid foundation for further study in these programs. Students planning to enter careers in business through advanced study at a four-year institution will need to have coursework beyond the program requirements at Northwest College. Students must consult closely with their academic advisor in the Business Department to determine which general education elective courses (social science, humanities, visual and performing arts, and lab science) will satisfy specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university. Most four-year institutions have prescribed requirements for admission to junior-level, upper-division status in their respective business programs. Note: Not all business courses offered at NWC are designed for transfer. Please consult with your academic advisor before selecting courses. Students will be required to complete each core course with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Total General Education Requirements: 31-37 Credits Six credits of Social Science and Humanities and nine credits of Mathematics may be fulfilled by taking Core Courses. Core Courses ACCT 2010 - Principles of Accounting I (3) ACCT 2020 - Principles of Accounting II (3) BADM 1101 - First Year Seminar for Business Majors (3) BADM 2010 - Business Law (3) CO/M 1010 - Public Speaking (3) ECON 1010 - Macroeconomics (3) ECON 1020 - Microeconomics (3) FIN 2100 - Managerial Finance (3) MGT 2100 - Principles of Management (3) MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing (3) IMGT 2400 - Introduction to Information Management (3) STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (4) MATH 2350 - Business Calculus (5) or MATH 2200 - Calculus I (5) MATH 2355 - Math Applications for Business (4) or MATH 2205 - Calculus II (5) Total Core Courses: 46-47 Credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 61 [-]

Associate of Science in Agroecology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

This program is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences to sustainable crop production. [+]

This program is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences to sustainable crop production. Students transfer into crop science or agronomy programs for careers in seed, fertilizer, and chemical industries, or in crop production. Transfer into a soil science or ecology curriculum can lead to land management and natural resource management positions. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Total General Education Requirements: 31-37 Credits Eleven credits of General Education may be fulfilled by taking Core Courses. Core Courses AECL 1000 - Agroecology (4) AECL 2010 - Introduction to Soil Science (4) AECL 2395 - Agriculture Science Research Methods (2) (Capstone Course) AGEC 1010 - Agricultural Economics I (3) Total Core Courses: 13 Credits Core Electives Students must take two courses from the following list of approved courses. BIOL 2400 - Ecology (Spring only) (3) CROP 2200 - Forage Crop Science (3) ENTO 1001 - Insect Biology (Offered on demand) (4) Total Core Electives: 6-7 Credits Transfer and General Electives General Electives selected in consultation with advisor. BIOL 1010 - General Biology I (4) BIOL 2400 - Ecology (Spring only) (3) CHEM 1000 - Introduction to Chemistry (5) CHEM 2300 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4) STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (4) Total Transfer and General Electives: 7-15 Credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 64 [-]

Associate of Science in Animal Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

The Animal Science curriculum provides a foundation in biological and physical sciences, augmented by applications to production in western environments. It prepares students to transfer into an advanced degree program in any of several options within animal science. [+]

The Animal Science curriculum provides a foundation in biological and physical sciences, augmented by applications to production in western environments. It prepares students to transfer into an advanced degree program in any of several options within animal science. Graduates find employment in feed and health product companies, livestock management and marketing, breed associations, government agencies, or the meat industry. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Sample Careers: Livestock manager or marketer Breed association representative Brand/Meat inspector Feed and pharmaceutical manufacturer Animal researcher Kennel keeper/gamekeeper Zookeeper Animal breeding technician Feed and health-product company employee Program-specific Outcomes Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate, orally and in writing, on agriculture issues Students will demonstrate the ability to productively participate as part of a team Students will exhibit ability to research, analyze, and critically evaluate production agriculture issues Core Courses AGRI 1101 - Agriculture First Year Seminar (2) AGEC 1010 - Agricultural Economics I (3) ANSC 1024 - Introduction to Animal Science (4) AGEC 2020 - Farm and Ranch Business Management (4) ANSC 2430 - Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (4) AGRI 2395 - Agriculture Capstone Project (2) (Capstone Course) or AECL 2395 - Agriculture Science Research Methods (2) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 19 Credits Core Electives Students must take at least five credits from the following list. AGEC 1020 - Agricultural Economics II (3) AGRI 1010 - Computers in Agriculture (2) ANSC 1022 - Livestock Evaluation and Marketing (4) ANSC 1210 - Livestock Judging I (2) ANSC 2020 - Feeds and Feeding (4) FDSC 2060 - Fresh Meat Processing (3) RGMG 2000 - Principles of Range Management (3) Total Core Electives: 5-8 Credits Transfer and General Electives General Electives selected in consultation with advisor. AECL 2010 - Introduction to Soil Science (4) CHEM 2300 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4) CROP 2200 - Forage Crop Science (3) STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (4) Total Transfer and General Electives: 14-17 Credits [-]

Associate of Science in Athletic Training

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

Being on the sidelines during the big game is tough for an athlete. You can make it easier with the knowledge and understanding of the body and injuries that will keep those athletes playing the sport they love! [+]

Being on the sidelines during the big game is tough for an athlete. You can make it easier with the knowledge and understanding of the body and injuries that will keep those athletes playing the sport they love! NWC’s Athletic Training program starts you on the exciting track to help prevent, evaluate, manage, and rehabilitate those injuries. In a competitive and collaborative setting, you will learn how to tape, treat, and rehabilitate athletes. After graduating, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year school and the next step in becoming a Board Certified Athletic Trainer. This program provides a solid foundation for students planning a career as an athletic trainer. It prepares students to transfer to institutions offering bachelor’s degrees in athletic training. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. At the beginning of the spring semester of their sophomore year, students must make application for admission to an accredited athletic training education program at a four-year institution. Program-specific Outcomes Students will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of an injury prevention program for athletics, including strength/conditioning, nutrition, protective equipment, and taping and wrapping techniques. Students must demonstrate knowledge and application of emergency procedures for athletics, along with the ability to design an emergency action plan for individual and team events. Students must demonstrate comprehension and application of injury assessment and evaluation of the body’s upper and lower extremities. Students must demonstrate knowledge and application of athletic training professional practice and competencies Sample Careers: Athletic Trainer Physical Therapist Occupational Therapist Physician's Assistant Academic Map Semester One HLSC-1101 Allied Health 1st Year Seminar 2 ENGL-1010 English I: Intro to Comp 3 FCSC-1141 Principles of Nutrition 3 KIN-1005 Intro to Kines & Health Prmotn 2 PEPR-2050 Care & Prev. of Ath. Injuries 2 HLED-1225 Standard First Aid and CPR 2 PEAC-1273 Weight Training/Conditioning Semester Two MATH-1400 College Algebra 4 ZOO-2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 ZOOL-2010 Human Anatomy & Phys I Lab 0 ENGL-2005 Technical Writing 3 or ENGL-2030 Critical Reading and Writing 3 KIN-1052 Intro to Athltc Training 3 KIN-1058 Emer. Mgmt. Ath. Inj/Ill Semester Three ZOO-2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 ZOOL-2020 Human Anat & Physiology II Lab 0 PSYC-1000 General Psychology 3 STAT-2050 Fundamentals of Statistics 4 KIN-2057 Assess & Eval Ath Inj/Ill I 3 KIN-2068 Athletic Training Clinical I 1 PEAC-1274 Adv Weight Trn & Conditn Semester Four CO/M-1010 Public Speaking 3 POLS-1000 American & Wyoming Government 3 or HIST-1221 The United States from 1865 3 or HIST-1251 Wyoming History 3 KIN-2058 Assess & Eval Ath Inj/Ill II 3 KIN-2078 Athletic Training Clinical II 1 NRST-1200 Medical Terminology 2 ANTH-1200 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3 or ART-1010 Introduction to Art [-]

Associate of Science in Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

The study of biology includes courses designed to help students acquaint themselves with the structure and function of living organisms and to appreciate some of the ecological relationships existing in the world of life. [+]

The study of biology includes courses designed to help students acquaint themselves with the structure and function of living organisms and to appreciate some of the ecological relationships existing in the world of life. The biology courses required in this program parallel those found at four-year institutions and should transfer without difficulty. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Recommended courses are designed to aid students in completing their four-year degrees. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Total General Education Requirements: 31-37 Credits Eight hours of Science are fulfilled by taking Core Courses. Core Courses (Required) Eight hours of Science are fulfilled by taking Core Courses. BIOL 1010 - General Biology I (4) BIOL 2020 - General Biology II (4) BIOL 2385 - Research/Life & Physical Sciences (3) (Capstone Course) or BIOL 2395 - Biological Research (1) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 9-11 Credits Core Electives Students must take 12 credits from the following list of approved courses. BIOL 2023 - Biology of Plants and Fungi (Offered on demand) (4) BIOL 2200 - Genetics (Offered on demand) (4) (offered alternate years) BIOL 2400 - Ecology (Spring only) (3) BIOL 2410 - Field Ecology Lab (Spring only) (1) BOT 2050 - Taxonomy of Flowering Plants (Offered on demand) (4) ENTO 1001 - Insect Biology (Offered on demand) (4) MOLB 2210 - General Microbiology (4) ZOO 2010 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) ZOO 2400 - Vertebrate Natural History (Spring only) (4) Recommended Transfer and General Electives General Electives selected in consultation with advisor. Track I and Track II courses are designed to fulfill degree requirements at different four-year institutions. Track I Students seeking a degree more advanced than a Bachelor of Science should pursue Track I. CHEM 1020 - General Chemistry I (5) CHEM 1030 - General Chemistry II (4) CHEM 2320 - Organic Chemistry I (4) CHEM 2340 - Organic Chemistry II (4) MATH 1450 - Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry (5) MATH 2345 - Survey of Calculus (5) PHYS 1110 - General Physics I (4) PHYS 1120 - General Physics II (4) STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (4) Track II Students stopping at an associate of science or bachelor of science degree should follow Track II. CHEM 1000 - Introduction to Chemistry (5) CHEM 2300 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4) MATH 1400 - College Algebra (4) PHYS 1110 - General Physics I (4) STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (4) Recommended General Electives for either Track CO/M 1010 - Public Speaking (3) PHIL 2420 - Critical Thinking (3) Total Transfer and General Electives: 16-20 Credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 64 Biology Education For secondary education, to facilitate transfer to a four-year college as a junior, students planning to become middle school or high school biology teachers are encouraged to complete programs in both Secondary Education and Biology. Consult your advisor every semester when selecting courses. [-]

Associate of Science in Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

The various fields in engineering are related in that they all require a thorough understanding of basic scientific laws. [+]

The various fields in engineering are related in that they all require a thorough understanding of basic scientific laws. Engineers apply scientific knowledge and principles to the design and operation of machines, to the selection of materials, to the environmental betterment of humankind, and to the economical use of personnel, money, and energy. The Associate of Science in Engineering degree emphasizes the traditional core of engineering at the freshman and sophomore level. The program provides basic education in engineering with sufficient flexibility to allow students to transfer to a variety of four-year schools offering bachelor of science degrees in engineering. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Total General Education Requirements: 31-37 Credits Three hours of Mathematics may be fulfilled by taking Core Courses. Core Courses The following courses are traditionally considered to be the core of the first two years of an engineering curricula, as dictated by the American Board of Engineering and Technology Education (ABET) and by the content of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE). ES 1000 - Orientation to Engineering (1) ES 2110 - Statics (3) ES 2120 - Dynamics (3) MATH 2200 - Calculus I (5) MATH 2205 - Calculus II (5) MATH 2210 - Calculus III (5) MATH 2310 - Applied Differential Equations I (3) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 25 Credits Transfer and General Electives Transfer and General Electives selected in consultation with advisor. The student who plans to transfer to a four-year program in engineering will need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest. These students should take courses from the following list of suggested electives in consultation with their advisors. CHEM 1020 - General Chemistry I (5) CHEM 1030 - General Chemistry II (4) ENGL 2005 - Technical Writing (3) ENTK 1500 - Engineering Graphics (3) ENTK 2500 - Computer Aided Drafting I (3) ENTK 2505 - Computer Aided Drafting II (3) ENTK 2530 - Computer Aided Drafting 3-D (3) ES 1060 - Introduction to Engineering Computing (3) ES 2070 - Engineering Surveying (3) ES 2210 - Electrical Circuit Theory (3) ES 2310 - Thermodynamics (4) ES 2330 - Fluid Dynamics/Mechanics (3) ES 2410 - Mechanics of Materials (3) PHYS 1310 - College Physics I (4) PHYS 1320 - College Physics II (4) Total Transfer and General Electives: 8-10 Credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 64 [-]

General Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

If you don't know yet which career path is right for you, General Studies will give you a foundation for almost any degree. You can explore your interests, plus we'll work with you in your freshman year to narrow your focus so your classes take you in the right direction. [+]

If you don't know yet which career path is right for you, General Studies will give you a foundation for almost any degree. You can explore your interests, plus we'll work with you in your freshman year to narrow your focus so your classes take you in the right direction. General Studies A.A. Degree Requirements Government 3-6 credits English 6 credits Mathematics 3 credits Lab Science 4 credits Humanities 9 credits Social Science 6 credits Comparative Cultural Awareness 6 credits Wellness 2 credits General Studies A.S. Degree requirements Government 3-6 credits English 6 credits Mathematics / Lab Science 10 credits Lab Science 4 credits Humanities / Social Science 9 credits Comparative Cultural Awareness 1-4 credits Wellness 2 credits [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Applied Science in Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

This program offers students who are preparing to enter the outdoor and adventure job market a diverse background in multi-season land and water based outdoor programming. [+]

This program offers students who are preparing to enter the outdoor and adventure job market a diverse background in multi-season land and water based outdoor programming. Students in the Outdoor Education and Recreation program develop skills and experience related to leading groups in adventure based outdoor recreation activities. This program is not designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution. General Education Requirements POLS 1000 - American and Wyoming Government (3) ENGL 1010 - English I: Introduction to Composition (3) ENGL 1020 - English II: Introduction to Literature (3) BADM 1005 - Business Mathematics (3) CO/M 1030 - Interpersonal Communication (3) BIOL 1080 - Environmental Science (Spring only) (3) Total General Education Requirements: 18 Credits Two hours of Wellness are fulfilled by taking Core Courses. Core Courses BADM 2100 - Small Business Practices (3) BOT 2100 - Forest Management (Fall only) (3) HLED 2010 - Wilderness First Responder (4) OEAC 1170 - Introduction to Mountaineering (2) OEPR 1100 - Introduction to Adventure Education (Fall only) (2) OEPR 1210 - Snow-based Activities (3) OEPR 1260 - Water-based Activities (3) OEPR 1550 - Introduction to Outdoor Recreation (3) OEPR 1620 - Challenge Course Facilitation (2) OEPR 1720 - Advanced Rock Climbing (2) OEPR 1740 - Backcountry Traveler (4) OEPR 2100 - Outdoor Education Practicum (2) OEPR 2250 - Outdoor Leadership (3) OEPR 2400 - Teaching Methods for Outdoor Education (2) OEPR 2200 - Outdoor Program and Administration (3) (Capstone Course) Total Core Courses: 41 credits Core Electives Must complete 7 credits from the following list: BIOL 2310 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) EMT 1500 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (5) OEAC 1180 - Mountaineering II (2) OEPR 1200 - Winter Outdoor Survival (1) OEPR 1600 - Basic Search and Rescue (3) OEPR 2110 - NOLS Rocky Mountain Outdoor Education (4) PEAC 1600 - Ice Climbing (1) HLED 1222 - Wilderness First Aid (2) Total Core Electives: 5 credits Minimum Credits for Degree = 64 [-]

Associate of Applied Science in Photographic Communications

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Powell

The Photographic Communications Program prepares students for a career in professional photography. [+]

The Photographic Communications Program prepares students for a career in professional photography. Areas of commercial photography emphasis include studio illustration, portraiture, new digital media, and photojournalism. With the latest in multimedia and digital technologies combined with traditional and historical processes, this all-encompassing program provides students with a wide array of skills as they develop a personal photographic vision. From academic to professional endeavors, our full-time faculty bring into the classroom their expertise in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Then through project-based assignments and a hands-on approach, students learn real world visual problem solving. The framework of the program also incorporates courses in business and general education to better prepare the student for a successful career in photography. For the applied science degree in photographic communications, students must complete both the General Education Requirements and the Core Courses. General Education Requirements ART—Any ART course meeting the Visual & Performing Arts requirement (3) BADM 1005 - Business Mathematics (3) or MATH—Any College-Level Mathematics (3-5) BADM 1020 - Business Communication (3) CO/M 1030 - Interpersonal Communication (3) or JOUR 1000 - Introduction to Mass Media (3) ENGL 1010 - English I: Introduction to Composition (3) POLS 1000 - American and Wyoming Government (3) or HIST 1210 - United States History I (3) and HIST 1250 - History of Wyoming (3) Wellness Education (2) Total General Education Requirements: 20-25 Credits Core Courses PHTO 1101 - First Year Seminar: Outdoor Photography 3 PHTO 1600 - Survey of Photography (3) PHTO 1610 - Introduction to Photography (4) PHTO 1630 - View Camera and Basic Lighting (4) PHTO 2350 - Media Photography (3) PHTO 2510 - Studio Illustration I (3) PHTO 2520 - Studio Illustration II (3) PHTO 2610 - Commercial Portrait I (3) PHTO 2620 - Commercial Portrait II (3) PHTO 2650 - Digital Imaging I (3) PHTO 2710 - Professional Portfolio I (4) PHTO 2720 - Professional Portfolio II (4) (Capstone Course) PHTO 2740 - Digital Color Photography (3) PHTO 2750 - Digital Photo Applications (3) PHTO 2760 - Introduction to Digital Multimedia (3) Total Core Courses: 49 Credits Electives ART 1110 - Design: 2-D (3) ART 1510 - Introduction to Graphic Design Production (3) JOUR 1100 - Reporting and Newswriting I (3) PHTO 2385 - Photography Theme Seminar (2) PHTO 2960 - Photo Field Studies (1-2) Total Credits for Degree = 69 [-]

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