Northwest College

Academic Programs

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Aeronautics

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Agriculture Business

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Agriculture Education

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Agroecology

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Allied Health

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Animal Science

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Anthropology

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Archaeology Technology

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Art

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Athletic Training

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Biology

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Chemistry

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Communication

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Computer Science

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

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Criminal Justice

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Early Childhood Education

  • A.A. (transfer degree)
  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Elementary Education

  • A.A. (transfer degree)
  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Engineering

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

English Studies

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

General Studies

  • A.A. (transfer degree)
  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Graphic Design

  • A.A. (transfer degree)
  • A.A.S.

History

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

International Studies

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Liberal Studies

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Mathematics

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Music

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Nursing: Registered Nurse

  • A.D.N. (transfer degree)

Physical Education

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Physics

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Political Science

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Pre-Optometry

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Pre-Pharmacy

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Pre-Physical Therapy

  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Psychology

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Secondary Education

  • A.A. (transfer degree)
  • A.S. (transfer degree)

Social Science

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Also available online

Sociology

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

Also available online

Spanish

  • A.A. (transfer degree)

A.A. = Associate of Arts Degree
A.A. = Associate of Arts Degree
If you're not sure where you plan to transfer to after Northwest, or if you're not convinced you'll stick with your current major, consider an Associate of Arts degree. You'll take a broad spectrum of classes and probably more arts and humanities courses than with other degrees. An AA degree will put you on the road to a Bachelor of Arts degree.
A.S. = Associate of Science Degree
A.S. = Associate of Science Degree
If math and science rock your world, or if you have your eye on a pre-professional course of study at a four-year institution, the Associate of Science degree is worth looking into. Regardless of your major, if you're working toward an AS degree, you'll find yourself in more higher-level math and lab science classes. An AS degree prepares you for a Bachelor of Science degree.
A.A.S. = Associate of Applied Science Degree
A.A.S. = Associate of Applied Science Degree
If you're headed straight into the work world after graduating from Northwest but want to hold your options open for a management position later on, the Associate of Applied Science is your best choice. It can also lead to a job in community college technical teaching. With this degree, you'll take more classes directly related to your major and fewer general education classes like English and math. An AAS degree will work toward a Bachelor's of Applied Science degree or a Bachelor of science in career and technical education.
C.S.C. = Comprehensive Skills Certificate
C.S.C. = Comprehensive Skills Certificate
If you want a technical job (in graphic design, radio production or drafting, for instance), or if your major is in a field where having a degree won't necessarily boost your paycheck, a Comprehensive Skills Certificate may be right for you. Your classes will focus almost exclusively on your field of study. Hardly any math or English courses are required.
S.C. = Skills Certificate
S.C. = Skills Certificate
If you need a particular skill set to get a job or a promotion, a Skills Certificate is the way to go. Depending on the skill, it's possible to earn a certificate after as few as six credits. You'll be more employable without investing the time and money a degree requires. Also consider this option if you want to get a feel for college classes before committing yourself to a degree program.