Registration Workshops

Do you need help registering for summer or fall classes? Stop by an upcoming Race for Registration Workshop! Before attending, meet with your advisor or run a DegreeWorks audit and bring the information to the workshop.

There are four sessions to choose from, and all sessions will take place in A109.

Monday, March 17: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19: 3 -6 p.m.
Thursday, March 20: 3-6 p.m.

Everyone who participates will be entered to win a $20 gas card!

IT Specialist Training

Do you need a job? Do you enjoy working with computers? Consider enrolling in the short-term iSTAR IT specialist certificate program. In 16 weeks, you will be prepared for a wide variety of entry-level IT positions like software engineer, system analyst or computer programmer, just to name a few.

As an added benefit, students may qualify for FREE training through a grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Labor.* Qualifying students will receive tuition, books and support services through the grant. The grant also supports employer partnerships that offer up to 18 weeks of on-the-job training.

Classes are offered at Northwest State in Archbold, Scott Park Campus in Toledo and at Rhodes State in Lima.

There are two upcoming events where you can learn more about the program, ask questions and find out what is needed to qualify for the grant:

Friday, March 21, 10 a.m.-noon
at Ohio Means Jobs of Lucas County (formerly The Source)
1301 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43604

Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-noon
at Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502

For more information, visit the iSTAR website, contact Sarah Stubblefield at 419.267.1512 or email sestubblefield@northweststate.edu.

*The grant is funded through fees from the H-1B visa program, which requires employers to pay for authorization before bringing foreign workers into the United States. The grant is intended to raise the technical skill levels of American workers and help businesses reduce the need for foreign workers.

Nursing Students Needed

Volunteering is a great way to network with area employers, build your resume, gain new skills and connect with fellow students. The NSCC Nursing Division has two events coming up and is looking for nursing student volunteers.

NSCC Breast Cancer Symposium, March 21
Ohio Consortium of Nursing Learning Labs Conference, April 24 & 25

There are several options, depending on your interests and availability. Please contact Bette Hughes at 419.267.1385, email bette.hughes@NorthwestState.edu or visit the nursing lab for details.

Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

The NSCC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. Developed in 1998, the Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who have achieved recognized prominence in their careers and made significant contributions to their communities and the lives of others.

To be eligible, at least three years must have elapsed since the nominee graduated from NSCC with an associate degree. All who are nominated will receive a letter announcing their nomination and a form requesting additional information.

Nominations are due by March 29, 2014. Details on how to submit a nomination can be found on the nomination form.

1098-T Forms Available

Hard copies of the 1098-T form will be mailed to students by January 31, 2014. To access your 1098-T electronically, log in to your myNSCC account and follow these instructions:

  • Go to the billing and financial aid tab
  • Click Banner self service, students, student account then tax notification
  • Enter the tax year
  • Click submit

Breast Cancer Symposium

Northwest State Community College and Susan G. Komen of northwest Ohio are pleased to offer a breast cancer symposium for healthcare professionals on Friday, March 21, 2014. The event will take place at NSCC and will feature six guest speakers.

Six continuing education credits will be available for nurses, social workers and counselors who attend all sessions. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. The day will also feature a vendor fair through 1 p.m.

Speakers and topics include:

Jan Tipton, MSN. RN, AOCN – Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Toledo Medical Center – Topic: Patient Care and Compassion Fatigue

Iman E. Mohamed, MD, MRCP (UK), FACP, MPH – Board Certified: Internal Medicine and Oncology – Topic: Breast Screening and Diagnostic Modalities

Nicole Brennan, MPH – Chief of the Bureau of Health, Ohio Chronic Disease Director, Primary Investigator for the Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Grant – Topic: Impact of Breast Cancer in Ohio—Breast & Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP)

Diane Cherry, MA – Executive Director of the Victory Center – Topic: Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Cancer Patients

Nasfat Shehadeh, MD – Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology – Topic: New Developments in Diagnosing and Treating Breast Cancer

Erin Macrae – MD, Medical Oncology; Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine – Topic: Current Breast Cancer Research

Limited seating is available, so early registration is encouraged. Click here to register. For more information, contact Sandie Markley-Dick at 419.267.1405 or sandie.dick@northweststate.edu.

College Goal Sunday Offers FAFSA Help

Often, financial aid can make the difference between someone earning a college education and dreaming of a college education. Students who believed they could never afford college tuition are finding financial assistance through grants, loans and scholarships that they never knew existed. The first step to obtaining financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and their families can receive free help during the national College Goal Sunday event on February 9, from 2-4 p.m. at Northwest State Community College. The event is open to all students, regardless of where they plan to attend college.

The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant student loans and need-based state grants, and it is applicable to all colleges and universities. Many colleges and universities require a completed FAFSA to be eligible for private scholarships as well. Students who plan to enroll for the summer 2014, fall 2014 and/or spring 2015 semester(s) should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, as some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The FAFSA can be confusing, and the College Goal Sunday event is great, because we can walk people through the forms,” said Carling Belknap, financial aid counselor at NSCC. “Anyone is welcome, even if they plan on attending a college or university other than Northwest State. College Goal Sunday is about helping make a college education more affordable, no matter where that education is earned.”

Walk-ins are welcome, but students are encouraged to register for the event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org, or by calling 1.800.233.6734. Students (and parents where applicable) should bring the following documents for the FAFSA:  2013 IRS 1040 tax returns and W2s, social security card, driver’s license and any other benefit and income information.  If parents and/or students have not completed 2013 tax forms, income can be estimated.

College Goal Sunday will take place in room A225 on the east end of campus at Northwest State Community College.  A map of the College can be found at NorthweStstate.edu.  Every student who completes the FAFSA during College Goal Sunday will be entered into a drawing to win one of several Barnes and Noble gift cards.

The free event is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals involved in the administration of higher education financial aid within the State of Ohio. As an educational organization, it strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.