Northwest State Community College


Adult education at Northwest State Community College is made up of students in a diverse range of background, ages, and experiences. Many Northwest State students are considered an adult or non-traditional student, meaning they are starting or returning to college after the “traditional” age of 18 to 20.

Through the Adult Diploma Program, Northwest State offers:

  • Commercial Driver License (CDL)/Truck Driving
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Electric Technician
  • Certified Production Technician
  • Heating, Vacuum, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industrial Automation Maintenance
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Information Technologies (IT) Specialist
  • Machining
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  • Welding/Pipe
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance

With the adult education course work, priority is placed on schedule flexibility, since many adult students have a full-time job and a family. A full schedule of evening, weekend, and flexibly-scheduled classes work in tandem with accelerated 8-week classes. This helps students with time crunches successfully complete their training.

Located on State Route 34 in Archbold, Northwest State Community College offers a wide range of courses, and extra support for those who need it. For example, if it’s been a while since the student’s last classroom experience, The Student Success Center offers one-on-one tutoring. This tutoring is customized to the needs and schedule of the student.

To receive more information about the Ohio’s Options Adult Diploma Program at Northwest State Community College, click here.