Skip to content

About NWTC Merging tradition, innovation, and inclusion – so all can soar higher

Home » About NWTC
Founded in 1912, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is a nationally-recognized, two-year public college, serving nearly 20,000 individuals annually. Focused on student success and the economic vitality of our communities, we transform, strengthen, and inspire the people of northeast Wisconsin and beyond.

The search is underway for the next NWTC President. Get details now.

Innovative Technologies are showcased in the Engineering Atrium


Newly launched at NWTC:  

  • Industry 4.0 technology degrees, classes, and workforce training – in data analytics, additive manufacturing, and integration of augmented and virtual reality in the manufacturing process. 
  • Associate of Arts/Associate of Science Transfer degrees – expanding the College’s four-year transfer opportunities. 
  • Biomedical technology education – responding to the region’s need for talent to maintain machines and technology in hospitals and clinics.  
  • Expanded maritime public safety training – making NWTC the only college in Wisconsin (and one of few in the U.S.) to offer boat patrol and dive classes.
  • NWTC Green Bay East – providing increased access to NWTC resources in Greater Green Bay.

NWTC Graduates stand in their regalia


What We Believe

We believe everyone has worth. We are not limited to age, gender, social status, religion. We are unified in dignity and diversity.  

We believe everyone – no matter where they are in their personal and professional journeys – can dream big and rise above their current places. We believe everyone can soar higher. 

We are working to create and maintain an inclusive culture for students, employees, and community members. Learn more about our efforts.

Map of NWTC locations

NWTC Locations

Throughout Northeast Wisconsin, NWTC locations include:

  • Three main campuses
  • Five regional centers
  • Additional specialty centers

NWTC’s district includes:

  • All of Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Marinette, and Oconto counties
  • All but a small sliver of Brown county
  • The eastern half of Shawano county
  • A very small part of Outagamie and Manitowoc counties

Land Acknowledgement

Did you know the NWTC Green Bay campus is located on the ancestral homelands of the Oneida Nation? Read our Land Acknowledgement Statement and learn the powerful meaning behind the words.

Cyan Hite

Cyan Hite

Laboratory Science student and NWTC 2022 DREAM Scholar
I hope anyone who hears my story recognizes the magnitude of the diversity around them.

We are #NWTCProud

Our college community has received many honors for excellence. NWTC is a leader in diversity, environmental efforts, international collaboration, and other impactful areas.

One of our highest recognitions: being designated as an Achieving the Dream Leader College for student success.

Learn more about our innovations, awards, and accreditation.

What are NWTC's mission and vision?

NWTC Mission

We are a two-year technical college, serving Northeast Wisconsin by providing education, training, and life-long learning opportunities for all individuals and businesses leading to the development of a skilled and culturally inclusive workforce.  Our customers stimulate the economic vitality of our district as a result of the application of skills and knowledge acquired through the completion of certificates, degrees, diplomas, and courses.

NWTC Vision

NWTC is a cutting-edge, lifelong learning college that transforms, strengthens, and inspires.

What is the history of NWTC?

For over 100 years, NWTC has built a pipeline of highly-skilled workers for our region by providing education and training to thousands of individuals. Along the way, the College has become the area’s resource for affordable excellence, a champion of student success, and a pioneer of programs that meet the current and future needs of students and community. See how the College has evolved.

Who are the leaders of NWTC?

NWTC’s Executive Leadership Team includes Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, college president; Dr. Kathryn Rogalski, Dr. Jennifer FlattMeridith Jaeger, and Dan Mincheff . Learn more about NWTC leadership.

How successful are NWTC graduates?

In 2021, 2,520 students graduated from the College, joining thousands of NWTC alumni who are valued for their expertise and contributions to their communities.  

2021 Graduate Outcomes

  • 91% were employed; 77% of those grads are employed in their career field. 
  • 69% work in the NWTC district. 
  • 95% work in the state. 
  • 98% are satisfied very satisfied or satisfied with the training.
  • $50,000 – median annual salary of associate degree graduates.* 

Learn more about graduate success. 

Findings for NWTC associate degree and technical diploma graduates, Summer 2020 through Spring 2021.  
*Employed full-time in field.  

How safe are the NWTC locations?

NWTC is a remarkably safe place to be, with a very low occurrence of theft and no reported violent crimes in the last two years. Learn more about safety and security at NWTC.

How is NWTC funded?

What is the student retention rate?

  • Fall to Spring: 79.3%
  • Year one to Year two: 56.2%

Licensure Rate

Please see individual academic program pages for licensure rates:

Looking for NWTC’s policies?

NWTC has guidelines, policies, and procedures in place to ensure all our students can learn in a safe and welcoming environment. In addition, the College has policies on academic progress, affirmative action, public assembly, non-discrimination, accommodation for religion beliefs, privacy, technology use, and snow closing.  See all NWTC policies