One Thing to Know: How to Determine the Class You Need Right Now

So you’re thinking about taking a class at NWTC. We’re not talking total commitment here. You know you need skills and knowledge to level up your life, but you don’t want to enroll in a full degree or diploma program - does that sound about right?

First of all, good news: You're not alone - and of course you can take individual classes without being enrolled in a program. Maybe you're looking for a class that enables you to upskill and move up at your company? Or you might want a complete career change, but you’re not quite ready to do more than a class or two at a time. Maybe you’d like to refresh your tech skills to stay relevant in today’s workforce?

Touko Thao

It can be pretty daunting to think about the career skills you need to succeed and how to get them. That’s why Touko Thao, NWTC academic advisor, wants you to know one thing: Take a look at your goals and prioritize what’s most important to you right now. Choose the NWTC class that matches your highest priority.

And how do you find that perfect class? If you're the do-it-yourself type, you can search for classes by subject, location, date, and more on the Find a Class page. That's where you'll also find important information like registration dates. For example, if you want to take a summer class, you can already start registering. Summer classes begin May 30. 

Need help? Connect with an NWTC academic advisor to talk about your goals. Academic advisors like Touko are ready to answer your questions and help you choose which courses to take. Learn more about academic advising at NWTC.
Touko Thao - Advisor, Academic

About the Expert

Touko Thao - Advisor, Academic

What I enjoy most about my job is being able to walk the journey with our students to ensure they receive the support and resources they need to accomplish their educational goals here at NWTC. What is most rewarding is when I see students graduating and hearing their stories of how each one of us has helped them along the way. In addition to this, I work with a great group of people who cares about our students’ success and their future. Beyond work, I enjoy spending time and creating memories with family and friends since time just seems to go faster as you get older, at least from my point-of-view. During my personal time, you can find me doing home improvement projects around the house.