Why Choose NTC | Northcentral Technical College

Why Choose NTC?

You can develop a competitive advantage in today's highly technical, knowledge-based economy by beginning your education at NTC. A Harvard University report predicts that by 2018, 57% of all jobs will be skilled labor positions requiring technical credentials. With affordable tuition, exceptional job placement and numerous transfer opportunities NTC is more than a line on your resume. NTC prepares you with high demand, employable skills that make you successful in the new economy.

Affordable Tuition

We believe in providing the highest quality education possible, while still keeping costs to students low. Compare our average yearly cost to other colleges, and it’s easy to see — with our affordable tuition, beginning at NTC just makes sense.

College Type Average Cost Per Year
NTC $3,852.00
2-Year UW $4,750.32
4-Year UW $6,964.82
Private $28,553.00
Private, For-Profit $18,918.07

Financial Aid

The cost of a college education can be daunting, but financial aid and scholarships are available to qualifying students. Last year alone, the NTC Foundation awarded more than $52,325 in scholarships to incoming freshmen.

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I think NTC is a very good place to start because of how much money you save; I know that was a big factor. I can still work while I’m going here because of the flexible schedules, and the one on one with the teachers because of the small school is something I really enjoy.

Brittanie Boeck, General Studies Transfer Student

Employable Graduates

93 percent of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation. In fact, many students get jobs even before they’ve crossed our graduation stage. Combine that with an average starting salary approaching $35,000 and you can see we’re not the “tech” you remember.

Program Average Annual Salary
Agriculture Equipment Technician $30,950
Business Management $36,652
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement $39,150
Dental Hygienist $51,983
Graphic Communication Technologies $29,725
IT Computer Support Specialist $38,407
IT Network Specialist $44,443
IT Software Developer $37,286
Machine Tool Operation $38,220
Mechanical Design Technician $35,529
Medical Laboratory Technician $35,289
Nursing $46,392
Paramedic Technician $41,848
Surgical Technologist $41,813
Welding $34,947
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I posted my résumé on TechConnect. It was great because they sent me job postings and matched my skills to the right employer. I would just like to give a big thank you to the Placement team for taking time to help me prepare for my interview. I can honestly say I don’t think I would have got the position without their help.

Meagan Cahn, NTC Marketing Graduate, Marketing Assistant, Trig’s

Transferable Programs

Northcentral Technical College is committed to providing options for students to ladder from NTC to other colleges offering advanced degrees. All NTC associate degree programs offer an opportunity to transfer to an institution with junior status. NTC has more than 300 agreements with 40+ different four-year colleges.

A sample of four-year colleges that have agreements with NTC:

  • Bellevue University Online
  • Capella University
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Concordia University
  • Lakeland College
  • Marian University
  • Michigan Tech University
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Minnesota State-Mankato
  • Rasmussen College
  • Silver Lake College
  • University of Phoenix
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Viterbo University
  • UW-Eau Claire
  • UW-Green Bay
  • UW-La Crosse
  • UW-Madison
  • UW-Marathon County
  • UW-Oshkosh
  • UW-Parkside
  • UW-Platteville
  • UW-River Falls
  • UW-Stevens Point
  • UW-Stout
  • UW-Superior
  • UW-Whitewater
  • Western Governors University
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I knew I wanted to transfer after NTC and that a master’s degree was my goal. Transferring is a life changing decision and the people in the Transfer Office gave me the information I needed to feel comfortable with my decision and answered all my questions.

Cristin Bauch, NTC Graduate, Master’s in Social Work at UW-Oshkosh

Get Started Today

At least 54 percent of Wisconsin’s jobs in the next decade will require more than a high school diploma, but less than a baccalaureate degree. Brighter futures start here:

  1. Determine a program of interest

    Browse program offerings or connect with an NTC Career Coach.

  2. Submit an application with related materials

    This includes your application, application fee, high school transcript, and test scores.

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