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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Student Support Services

Accessibility Services (C140C)

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, a student with a disability may obtain assistance to help achieve educational goals. The College is committed to providing qualified students an equal opportunity to access the services appropriate to the student’s needs. No student shall, on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any College program or activity.

Any student who wishes to investigate available college resources should first meet with the Accessibility Services Coordinator. To be qualified for assistance regarding a disability, a student will need to provide recent documentation of the disability from a qualified professional. Documentation should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably at least three months prior to the semester start date. Each student is expected to:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the Accessibility Services Coordinator.
  2. Apply for accommodations and other aids as necessary,  and in a timely manner.
  3. During the first week of class, meet with the instructors and discuss implementation of the accommodations.
  4. Make arrangements with instructors and Success Center Coordinator for testing accommodations, if applicable.

For more information contact Shannon Floyd, Accessibility Coordinator at 419-267-1334 or sfloyd@northweststate.edu

Advising Center (C140)

Academic advisors are here to help you navigate academic programs and resources at NSCC.

Academic advisors assist students in the first 15 credit hours of the degree or certificate program. An academic plan will be developed using DegreeWorks. DegreeWorks provides a more accessible way for students to know where they are academically and how they can plan the rest of their college careers. The academic advisor will also walk the student through myNSCC to register for classes.

Contact the Advising Center at advising@northweststate.edu or 419-267-1390 to schedule an appointment.

Success Center (A101N)

The Success Center is located on the first floor of the ‘A’ Building just inside the east entrance doors of the library, and is open during the day Monday through Friday to assist students. The Success Center offers free assistance to students experiencing difficulty with a course despite regular attendance and hard work. Students interested in receiving tutoring services are encouraged to contact the Success Center and request assistance. For more information, call (419) 267-1447 or email success@northweststate.edu

The Success Center houses walk-in academic labs (Accounting, Nursing, Math, Writing, and Life Sciences), Tutoring Services, and Make-up Testing Services.

Library Services (A101)

The Library has many resources available for students: books, print journals, DVDs, research databases, interlibrary loan service, access to other college resources through OhioLINK, and individual and group study space. The N card (or other photo ID) is needed for checking out materials. For more information call (419) 267-1274 or email library@northweststate.edu

The following are especially helpful to students working on class papers and projects:

  • Access to the resources of over 90 libraries in the state of Ohio
  • On-demand electronic delivery of full-text journal articles
  • 100+ research databases on a variety of subjects
  • Personalized research assistance on request (ask at the circulation desk, call, or send us an email)

Career Services (A105J)

The Career Services Office helps you explore your personal, academic and professional interests throughout your academic career at Northwest State and beyond.

Centered on supporting students and alumni, the Career Services Office delivers information on effective resume writing, interview skills, job search techniques through classroom presentations, workshops and on campus events.

Career Services also assists employers who wish to post job listings on Northwest State’s on line job board. 

Visit Career Services on Northwest State’s website for more information!



Internship Education

Internship Education combines practical work experience with an academic program. This combination can create an excellent learning environment in a paid or unpaid experience for the student. If the student is already employed in their field of study, the internship program may allow him/her to receive college credit for the work the student is currently doing. The internship duties need to be consistent with the student’s program of study and should include approximately 100 hours per credit hour. For further information contact the division dean.

Student Activities (A105J)

All students are encouraged to participate in campus-sponsored activities outside of the classroom. The Student Activities Department, along with individual and group student input, plans and coordinates an ongoing calendar of activities which are promoted through various campus announcements.

Student Organizations and Activities (A105J)

Northwest State is proud to offer a variety of social and academic activities and events. Take advantage of networking opportunities and resume builders offered by the numerous student groups on campus. For more information, please contact the advisor associated with any of the groups listed below.

Active Minds

Active Minds is a national organization that started 18 years ago. Today it has almost 550 chapters in the U.S. Each year, nearly 16,000 college students join Active Minds as passionate advocates and educators for mental health. Advocates encourage their peers and networks to learn about, talk about, and seek help for mental health issues just as they would for a physical issue, without shame or silence. This peer-to-peer approach is unique to Active Minds and one that works. Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued on college campuses!

Meetings are every Wednesday from noon until 1pm in room C150G.

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Advisor - Heather Galbraith

AG Grows Here

Ag Grows Here is an agricultural studies student organization exclusive to NSCC. This group is open to any NSCC learner interested in learning more about agriculture, whether it’s their major or not! Members gain exposure and the ability to network in one of the leading industries in Northwest Ohio. Guest speakers, field trips, and meet and greets with NSCC Ag alumni punctuate the academic year. Additionally, the group raises awareness about the agricultural studies program at NSCC and agriculture in general on and off campus.

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Advisor - Kayla Miller

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society

The goal of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of associate degree nursing. The group works to promote scholarship and academics in the profession of nursing, as well as encouraging the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession. As provisional members or candidates of the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor society, students have had to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have earned a grade of “B” or better in each of their nursing classes. Students have also had to demonstrate conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflects the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.

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Advisor - Melanie Hicks


Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

Cru meets at 7:30pm most Thursdays.

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Advisor - Greg Tefft

Dean’s Leadership Cluster (DLC)

The Dean’s Leadership Cluster (DLC) is a group of high impact students who have earned Presidential and Honors Scholarships. Members have earned a high school or college GPA higher than 3.5 and an ACT score of at least 24, majoring in a wide range of disciplines throughout the college. They attend courses full-time and have part-time jobs in their respective fields of study. They also serve their institution and community by volunteering for diverse initiatives. These students represent the future leadershi in northwest Ohio. Part of their experiential learning is in meeting business leaders locally and across the country.

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Advisor - Lisa Becher


NWO Gamers is a student group that loves to have fun and socialize through gaming. We host weekly events where we play board games, video games, and even build stuff with Legos. The group also has a competitive club esports team.

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Advisor - Ethan Eberly and Dylan Guthrie


The future of transportation is changing. This group will be working each year to prepare an electric powered go-kart for a collegiate evGrandPrix racing event. The event represents an innovative approach to developing the next generation of automobiles powered by electricity.

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Advisors - Dave Mohring and Colin Doolittle

Kappa Beta Delta Honors Society (KBD)

KBD is an honor society for students who are enrolled in a business major and attaining a 3.5 GPA after completing 18 or more credit hours. An induction ceremony is held for eligible students during the fall and spring semesters.

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Advisor - Lisa Becher

Northwest State Cryptic Cyborgs

Affiliated with FIRST Robotics, this group will problem solve, design and build a robot to solve an obstacle course at competitions. The team is comprised of high school students enrolled at Northwest State through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.

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Advisor - Jim Drewes

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society (PTK)

The Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society is an honor and service organization for students attaining a 3.5 GPA after completing 18 or more credit hours. An induction ceremony is held for eligible students during the fall and spring semesters.

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Advisor -  Amy Drees

Student Body Organization (SBO)

SBO (Student Body Organization) is responsible for promoting academic, recreational and social activities for students. Some of the events that SBO is responsible for are Welcome Back Week, Chili Cook-Off and Spring Fling.

Want to help plan the next fun event on campus? Email Mike for more information!

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Advisor - Michael Jacobs

U.S. Military and Service Members

Northwest State Community College is proud to support the educational and career goals of the local veteran community. The Registrar’s Office helps students apply for the various GI Bills ®, maintain eligibility and troubleshoot payment and other issues. The certifying official submits enrollment and tuition information to the VA Regional Processing Office and/or to the student’s Vocational Rehabilitation counselor. In addition, the Certifying Official serves as a central resource regarding other programs and resources available to the veterans and military-connected students both on campus and in the surrounding community. Stop by room C120 or email registrar@northweststate.edu for assistance.

NSCC has a single point of contact for veterans and active duty service members that serve as a pre- and post-admission advising resource to help them understand what is involved in earning college credit for their military training, experience, and coursework; learn about their options; collect the necessary documentation; and make decisions about the various education and training pathways available in Ohio. Please contact Todd Hernandez at thernandez@northweststate.edu or 419-267-1445.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

U.S. Military and Service Members - Priority Registration

In June of 2014, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 488 to help veterans and service members. One of the provisions includes priority registration for veterans and service members. At NSCC priority registration means veterans and service members can register beginning at 12:01 A.M. on Friday through 11 :59 P.M. on Sunday before open registration begins. Once open registration begins veterans and service members will compete for class spaces along with all other students.

Additional information can be found at https://ohiohighered.org/valuing_ohio_veterans.

The term “veteran or service member” refers to an individual who:

  1. Has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component and the National Guard, and
  2. Was discharged or released from such series with a condition other than dishonorable.

The DD214 Member page 4 must identify a period of duty OTHER THAN SOLELY FOR TRAINING. Reservists must have participated in a deployment or have completed their initial reserve obligation. Active duty service members who have completed their initial obligated service should send a letter from their command stating such along with their dates of service.

To exercise this benefit, complete the Priority Registration form and send a copy of the Member 4 section of your DD214 (indicating character of discharge) to the Registrar’s Office by 4 P.M. the Wednesday before priority registration begins. Service members currently receiving VA benefits are already included in prior registration. Contact the registrar’s office for the priority registration form at 419-267-1395 or stop by room C120.

Child Development Center

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission’s Head Start Program offers free preschool to children ages three to five years old at the Child Care Center, located on the campus of Northwest State Community College. The program:

  • Prepares children for kindergarten success
  • Provides healthy meals and snacks
  • Is free to families who meet the income guidelines
  • Has transportation available in most areas
  • Offers full-day classes (7 hours)

To complete an application, call the NOCAC Central Office at 419-784-5136 ext. 1105.

NSCC Bookstore (A124)

For the convenience of the students, a well-stocked bookstore is available on campus. The bookstore hours are posted on the college website northweststate.edu/bookstore. In addition to new, used and rental textbooks, the bookstore also offers class supplies and materials, laptops and software, clothing items and grab-and go snack and food items. The cost of books and supplies is separate from, and in addition to, instructional fees.

For more information call 419-267-1256 or email rdurham@northweststate.edu

Food Service

Food Services offers dining options in the NSCC Cafe, on the second floor of the ‘C’ Building, cooler items, a salad bar, and daily specials. Cafe hours are posted on the college website northweststate.edu/food-services. For your convenience, cold sandwiches and salads are also available in the NSCC Bookstore on the first floor of the ‘A’ Building.

Student Facilities

The Fitness Room, located in E2005, is for use of students and employees of Northwest State Community College.

M -TH 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Game Area -Atrium
Cafe - Second Floor ‘C’ Building
Shower and Locker Rooms - Women’s - E2007
Shower and Locker Rooms - Men’s - E2007

Student Lockers

Atrium and fitness room lockers can be rented through the Student Activities Office. Rental by the semester or the entire academic year is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of a campus emergency, authorized College and/or emergency personnel may open these lockers.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Policy

Northwest State Community College in accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This policy is limited to tuition funds paid by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Student N Cards

All students are required to have a Student N Card. These cards are used to identify individuals as a current NSCC student in all administrative and advising offices, and allows a student to participate in college sponsored activities both on and off campus. Along with use as an I.D. card, a student can load money on the N Card through the Bookstore for use in the Snack Bar and Bookstore. There is no charge for a Student N Card. However, if the card is lost, there will be a $10.00 replacement fee. Student N cards are available through the Campus Police Department located in the Atrium.

Quick Alert Emergency Communication System

Northwest State Community College utilizes the Quick Alert system as a fast and reliable means of sending urgent information to the campus community. It is important that all students login to their Quick Alert account to update their contact information and communication preferences.  This can be done by logging into myNSCC and clicking Tools & Resources at the top, then under Tools click RAVE - Quick Alert System.

Announcements made through the Quick Alert system include, campus emergencies, school closings and important student information and reminders.

Adverse Weather - Closing or Delays

Northwest State Community College will operate under the premise that it will be in session according to the College calendar. However, the president or administrative designee will have the prerogative to close school (including off-campus sites) under extenuating circumstances, and under such conditions the students will not be expected to report. Such closing information will be sent via Quick Alert to participating students, and will be announced over local radio and television stations. You will also find closing information at NorthwestState.edu or through a recorded message at (419) 267-5511.