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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

About Northwest State Community College

Summer Semester 2024

June 10 Classes Begin
June 19 Juneteenth - College Closed
July 4 Holiday - College Closed
August 2 Last Day of Semester
August 5 Grades Due by 12 p.m.

Fall Semester 2024

August 21 Classes Begin
September 2 Labor Day Holiday - College Closed
October 16 Second 8 weeks begins
November 11 Veterans Day - College Closed
November 27 Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Break - College Closed
December 9-14 Exam Week
December 14 Last Day of Semester
December 16 Commencement
December 16 Grades Due by 12 p.m.

Spring Semester 2025

January 13 Classes Begin
January 20 MLK Day - College Closed
March 10-16 Spring Break
March 17 Second 8 weeks begins
May 5-10 Exam Week
May 10 Last Day of Semester
May 10 Commencement
May 12 Grades Due by 12 p.m.

College Phone Numbers

Main Number: (419) 267-5511


Admissions Office: (419) 267-1320
Advising Center: (419) 267-1390
Business Office: (419) 267-1311
Financial Aid Office: (419) 267-1333
President’s Office: (419) 267-1366
Registrar’s Office: (419) 267-1395


NSCC Bookstore: (419) 267-1256




Library Services: (419) 267-1274



Student Services

Accessibility Services: (419) 267-1334
Career Services/Student Activities: (419) 267-1330
Success Center: (419) 267-1457

Academic Divisions

Vice President for Academics: (419) 267-1301
Arts & Sciences: (419) 267-1247
Business & Public Services: (419) 267-1345
Nursing and Allied Health: (419) 267-1246
Science, Technology, Engineering Tech, and Math & Industrial Technologies: (419) 267-1394

About Northwest State

Northwest State Community College is a state supported, public, two-year college which awards the following degrees: Associate of Applied Business, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of lndividualized Studies, Associate of Science and Associate of Technical Studies.


Northwest State Community College is located in the last region of the Buckeye State to be claimed by settlers. Since the Ohio Board of Regents approved the formation of the Four County Technical Institute, this community-serving institution has progressed steadily, discovering and meeting the diverse and ever-changing needs of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams Counties.

Studies in 1966 and again in 1967 established that a need for technical education existed and would grow in northwest Ohio. Consequently, in 1968, the Ohio Board of Regents approved the formation of Four County Technical Institute. The first college classes were held in the west wing of Four County Joint Vocational School beginning in September of 1969. In 1972, Northwest Technical College moved into its own building (the current ‘A’ Building). The change made it possible to accommodate 600 daytime students with laboratories, general classrooms, a large meeting room, commons, student services area and library.

Phase II of the College Master Plan in 1987 nearly doubled the size and capacity of the College. An open Atrium linked the original renovated structure and the new wings. The Business Technology Division would now occupy the ‘B’ Building, with those rooms available to other courses as needed. Student services, food services, a conference room and an exercise area would be housed in the ‘C’ Building. Also in the fall of 1991, a new Child Development Center was opened.

The State Community College status, earned in 1994, brought about growth which led to additional building and renovations that have continued on the present 80 acre site.

  • In 1997, the Engineering Technology and Science Center was opened. The 54,000 square foot facility allowed the College to provide significantly upgraded science and technology laboratories, as well as additional equipment to better serve the workforce development training needs of northwest Ohio.
  • In January 2002, a new 12,000 square foot Technology Training Center was opened. The Center included five technical labs that support the Plastics, Industrial Electrical and CAD Technologies.
  • A total renovation of the first floor in the ‘A’ Building took place in 2003. At that time, the maintenance department moved to its own building, creating additional classroom space. The bookstore and food services areas were also enlarged, and more student seating was created.
  • In 2004, classes were offered at a satellite location in Van Wert, Ohio.
  • In the spring of 2007, the second floor of the ‘A’ Building was renovated to create a lab for the Medical Assisting program. In addition, five classroom and faculty offices were renovated.
  • Classes began at a satellite location in Bryan, Ohio in 2008, a year which also saw the expansion of Custom Training Solutions (Workforce Development Division) to The University of Toledo’s Scott Park Campus.
  • In 2011 the Allied Health & Public Services Building was opened. This building featured a new, state-of-the-art nursing lab.
  • In 2012, a total renovation of the second floor in the ‘A’ Building created space for new classrooms and study areas for students.
  • In 2014, additional space was added to the ‘E’ Building, creating a new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center to meet workforce development needs for employers throughout the region.

Accreditations and Approvals

Northwest State Community College takes pride in its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

Professional approval and/or accreditations are given for quality programs. Many of the majors at Northwest State Community College have received this distinction.

The Human Services students who have successfully completed the major can apply for registration as a social work assistant with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, 22 South High Street., 24th Floor, Room 2468, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-0912.

The Ohio Department of Education has approved the Associate Educator Licensure Programs in Pre-Kindergarten and Educational Paraprofessional. Ohio Department of Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, (877) 644- 6338.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. CAAHEP 6355 - 113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited:
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High St., #660, Columbus OH 43215, (614) -466 3947.

The Business Technologies programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356.

Affiliations and Memberships

Northwest State Community College maintains memberships in national, regional and local professional organizations including: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing; Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs; American Association of Community Colleges; Association for Institutional Research; Association of Community College Trustees; Association of Fundraising Professionals; (Association of Title IX Administrators); Behavioral Health Professionals of Northwest Ohio; Black Swamp Safety Council; (Council for Adult Experiential Learning); (Center for Innovative Food Technology); College & University Professional Association for Human Resources; Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.; Council for Advancement and Support of Education; Council for Higher Education; Council for Resource Development; Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist Board; ECHHO, Inc.; Fulton County Economic Development Corporation; Higher Learning Commission; (Kappa Beta Delta); League for Innovation in Community Colleges; Midwest Institute for lnternational/lntercultural Education; National Association for Developmental Education; National Association of College and University Business Officers; National Association of Student Financial Aid Officers; National Council for Marketing and Public Relations; National League for Nursing; National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing; Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association; Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling; Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; Ohio Association of Community Colleges; Ohio Coalition of Associate Degree Early Childhood Program; Ohio Coalition of Associate Degree Human Service Educators; Ohio Council of Associate Degree Nursing Education Administrators; Ohio Council of Chief Academic Officers; (Ohio Council of Student Affairs Officers); Ohio League For Nursing; (Ohio Two Year College Career Services Association); Paulding County Economic Development; (Phi Theta Kappa); (Sloan Consortium); Williams County Economic Development Corporation. Chambers of Commerce Memberships: Archbold, Bryan, Defiance, Delta, Montpelier, Napoleon/Henry County, Swanton, Van Wert, and Wauseon.

NSCC Mission, Vision and Values


To serve by providing access to excellent and affordable education, training, and services that will improve the lives of individuals and strengthen communities.


Northwest State Community College will be an innovative leader in education and training, a first-choice institution that empowers individuals and communities to achieve a sustainable quality of life.


Integrity - We believe that honesty, respect, and accountability are the basis of building trust.

Learning - We believe that the acquisition and application of knowledge is the key to success, and to that end, we provide access to greater opportunities through education, training, and services.

People - We believe in the power of teamwork, bringing people of diverse backgrounds and communities together to excel.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Graduates from Northwest State Community College will become professional, lifelong learners and responsible global citizens through achievement of the following outcomes:

  1. Communication - Graduates from Northwest State Community College will demonstrate effective communication skills.
  2. Computation - Graduates from Northwest State Community College will perform basic algebraic problem-solving and interpret and communicate numerical data.
  3. Critical Thinking - Graduates from Northwest State Community College will comprehend the implications of a topic or problem, draw on appropriate evidence, and construct well-reasoned conclusions.
  4. Diversity - Graduates from Northwest State Community College will demonstrate awareness of the impact of cultural differences.
  5. Sustainability - Graduates from Northwest State Community College will evaluate the impact of economic, political, social, and/or ecological systems on this and future generations.