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Ways of Learning

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Take a course or earn your degree without putting your life on hold. NWTC programs and classes are offered in a variety of ways to make learning convenient for you.

How do you want to learn?


Your instructor and fellow students are with you, face-to-face, in the classroom and/or lab. Classes are held on specific dates/times.

My Way

My Way learning is a choice of attending class in-person (live in the classroom) or online live (web conference).  Each week, you choose to attend the classroom or online live at the scheduled time.  In addition to live sessions, there will be online activities as part of weekly requirements. Learn more about My Way.


Learn anytime and anywhere you have access to the internet. Instructors are just a click away. Test your computer and connection to see if it meets NWTC’s system requirements. For more information on this delivery, see

Online Live

Learn anywhere you have access to the internet. At least half the class is delivered through live virtual meetings, at specific dates/times. Access the remaining instruction anytime. For more information on this delivery, see


Learn through a combination of in-person and online instruction. Meet with your instructor and other students on campus while the other portion of your class is delivered remotely -- either through live virtual meetings at specific dates/times; or online, anytime and anywhere you have access to the internet. For more information on this delivery, see

Learning in Community (LinC)

Study and work in a group of no more than 24 students. Together, the group will take two or more classes which will be linked in multiple ways.

Where do you want to learn?

In addition to classrooms and learning labs specifically designed for your academic program, NWTC offers many more ways to gain knowledge and experience in your chosen career field.

Experiential Learning

  • Study Abroad
  • Internships
  • Clinicals and Field Experience - Opportunities vary by program. Talk to your instructor for more details.

Mobile Labs

On-Campus Labs

What kind of class works best for you?

Regular Session Class

Classes that are 9 or more weeks in length.

8-Weeks Class

Classes that are 8 or less weeks in length. Click here to learn more.

Self-Paced Class

Student driven completion with available instructor support to be completed within class dates.

Weekend Class

Classes are held Friday after 4pm, and/or Saturday, and/or Sunday.


Step up your skills and knowledge with short, non-credit seminars offered through NWTC’s Corporate Training and Educational Development department.

To view available classes, go to the Find a Class page and narrow your search by delivery method and schedule.