Below is an alphabetical listing of degree and certificate programs offered at Northwest State Community College. All programs are offered at the College’s main campus in Archbold, but select classes are also offered at satellite locations in Scott Park (Toledo), Van Wert and online. For more information on the opportunities waiting for you at NSCC, visit Ready to take the next step? Contact the NSCC Admissions Office at 419.267.1320 or email

Allied Health, Business & Public Services

The Division of Allied Health, Business and Public Services offers a variety majors in the fields of business, criminal justice, human services, early childhood education and health care. Many of the graduates from these programs are ready to join the workforce after they earn their diploma. However, there are also opportunities for these graduates to transfer on and earn their bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university. For more information, please visit

Degree Programs

  • Accounting*
  • Agronomy
  • Banking & Finance**
  • Business Management*
  • Computer Programming**
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity**
  • Entrepreneurship**
  • Human Resource Management**
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology*
  • Law Enforcement Academy Option
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management**
  • Marketing**
  • Medical Assisting
  • Network Administration**
  • Office Administration*
  • Office Administration-Medical Support**
  • Office Management**
  • Paralegal
  • Paraprofessional Education
  • Pre-Business Administration*
  • Pre-Kindergarten

*ACBSP Accredited program
**ACBSP Accredited major

Northwest Ohio Allied Health Consortium

  • Health Information Technician (Coding & Reimbursement or Clinical Health Informatics)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Radiographic Imaging
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner

Certificate Programs

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Law Enforcement Academy
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Office Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician Short-Term Certificate
  • Real Estate

Possible Career Paths and National Median Salary

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks: $39,240
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: $57,410
First-line Supervisor, Non-retail Sales: $71,650
Human Resources Assistant: $39,480
Medical Assistants (AAMA): $32,4800
Logistics & Supply Chain Manager: $105,610
Phlebotomy Technician: $33,670

Arts & Sciences

The Division of Arts & Sciences is responsible for most of the general education core, which are courses, such as composition and algebra, which students may be required to take regardless of their major. Many of the students who pursue an associate degree in the arts or sciences plan on transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Choosing to earn an associate degree at Northwest State gives students a broad-based background in liberal arts that will allow them to meet the general education requirements at most four-year colleges and universities. For more information, please visit

Degree Programs

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Transfer Module

Possible Career Paths and National Median Salary

Fine Artists: $49,520
Historians: $59,120
Writers and Authors: $61,820

Industrial Technologies

Northwest State Community College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs in the field of Industrial Technologies. Students enrolled in an Industrial Technologies program will benefit from the small classroom sizes as they learn to analyze problems and, more importantly, how to fix them. Students will be prepared to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. They will also have the option of transferring into a four-year degree program at a partnering college or university. For more information, please visit

Degree programs

  • Industrial Technologies
  • Maintenance Technician/Mechatronics

Certificate Programs

  • CNC Operations Short-Term Certificate
  • HVAC-R Climate Control
  • Industrial Automation Maintenance Short-Term Certificate
  • Industrial Electrical
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • IT Specialist Short-Term Certificate
  • Machining
  • Millwright
  • Programmable Controller (PLC)
  • Welding Short-Term Certificate

Possible Career Paths and National Median Salary
Computer Network Support Specialists: $62,340
Electricians: $54,110
Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Mechanics: $47,080
Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters: $40,240


The Nursing Division at Northwest State Community College offers nursing degree and certificate programs that prepare students to meet the rapidly changing demands of the healthcare industry. Students enrolled in the Nursing Division will benefit from small class sizes as they work one-on-one with faculty members who are dedicated to inspiring and challenging students. Graduates of the Nursing Division are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and enter directly into the workforce. There are also opportunities to transfer into a four-year degree program at partnering institutions. For more information, please visit

Degree Programs

  • LPN to RN Advanced Standing Program
  • Registered Nursing

Certificate Programs

  • Practical Nursing

Possible Career Paths and National Median Salary

Practical Nurse: $45,030
Registered Nurses: $70,000

Science, Technology, Engineering Technology & Math (STEM)

The Science, Technology, Engineering Technology & Math (STEM) Division offers a variety of majors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, housing the transfer courses in mathematics and natural sciences, as well as the engineering technology degrees in alternative energy, CAD/CAM, computer science, electrical, mechanical, and plastics engineering Technology. Students that graduate from the STEM fields are critical thinkers and problem solvers who will provide the innovation that leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy.  Most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding and application of math and science, as noted by the U.S. Department of Labor, indicating 15 of the 20 fastest growing occupations require significant mathematics or science preparation. While graduates of these programs are ready to join the workforce, many choose to transfer and earn their bachelor’s degree in the STEM fields from various colleges and universities. For more information, please visit

 Degree Programs

  • Computer Science Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Project Management Technology

Certificate Programs

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Technician
  • Cybersecurity Short-Term Certificate
  • Plastics Manufacturing
  • Quality Control

Possible Career Paths and National Median Salary

CAD/CAM Operator:$52,550
Computer Scientists: $114,520
Mechanical Engineers: $85,880

Gainful employment information for NSCC’s certificate programs can be found online at Gainful employment information includes: estimated cost of the program, average student loan debt and types of jobs available.

Median salaries are midpoint earnings for all workers in the profession. Starting salaries will be lower and more experienced workers can expect higher levels of pay.
All salaries from 2017.