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Graduation Requirements

To earn an associate degree, a student must successfully complete the curriculum in effect when they began the program and demonstrate their competencies on performance assessment tasks. Twenty-five percent of these credits must be taken through NTC. A student must also complete 25 percent of the credits in the occupational courses in their program at NTC. Credits received through transfers or other advanced placement procedures do not count toward the 25 percent requirement for total credits or the occupational credits.

To earn a technical diploma, students must successfully complete the curriculum in effect at the time of starting the program and demonstrate their competence. Twenty-five percent of the credits must be taken through NTC. Credits received through transfers or other advanced placement procedures do not count toward this requirement.

Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA in their occupational courses and an overall 2.0 GPA to graduate. The courses needed to graduate are set when a student enters a program.

Before a student receives their associate degree or diploma, they must return all school equipment and books, and pay all school debts.

Educational Guarantee
If a student obtains a technical diploma or associate degree, the Wisconsin Technical College System guarantees up to six free credits of additional instruction within the same occupational program if they cannot find a job in the field for which they were trained and have actively pursued, and not refused, employment and job placement assistance or within 90 days after beginning employment, their employer certifies to the local College Board that they lack entry-level job skills and specifies, in writing, the areas of deficiency.

Student Right-to-Know Act
The “Student Right-to-Know” Act states colleges must disclose, upon request of current and prospective students, information concerning the completion or graduation rates of certificate or degree‑seeking full‑time students who enter the institution. For additional information, please contact Student Services at 715.803.1029.

Student Achievement at Northcentral Technical College

The academic success of students is Northcentral Technical College's highest priority. The Student Success Framework for the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) defines and measures student achievement. The WTCS Student Success Scorecard provides student achievement measures for all WTCS colleges in the areas of course completion, retention/persistence, credential completion/graduation, transition/transfer, job placement, and graduate salary and wages. 

Listed below are NTC's key retention/persistence outcomes as well as credential completion/graduation outcomes from the WTCS Student Success Scorecard. To view NTC's job placement results for each academic program, please go to our Graduate Employment Report.

Northcentral Technical College Student Achievement Key Metrics
Indicator 2012 WTCS1 2013 NTC
WTCS Retention/Persistence Outcomes
2.1: Program students retained from fall to spring term  74% 75%
2.2: Program students retained from year to year  52% 47%
WTCS Credential Completion/Graduation Outcomes
3.3: Program students graduating in 3 years  39% 43%2
3.4: Program students graduating in 6 years  47% 48%
WTCS Job Placement/Wage & Salary Outcomes
5.1: Program graduates attaining employment 6 months after graduation 88% 86%
6.1: Average wages of program graduate 6 months after graduation $15.00 $15.11
 

1. 2013 WTCS Data not available yet.  2. Many students enrolled in programs are getting jobs prior to graduating.

Data Definitions:  2.1: Percent of program students retained from fall term to spring term. 2.2: Percent of program students retained from year to year. 3.3: Percent of program students graduating in 3 years.  3.4: Percent of program students graduating in 6 years. 5.1: percent of program graduates that attain employment 6 months after graduation. 6.1: Median wage of program graduates 6 months after graduation.

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