Race to Registration

Do you need help registering for spring classes? Stop by an upcoming Race to Registration Workshop! Before attending, follow these steps:

  • Schedule a meeting with your advisor
  • Print this form and take it to your advising session
  • Bring the completed form to the workshop of your choice

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

  • Monday, October 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Everyone who participates will be entered to win a $25 gift card to the NSCC Bookstore!


Ebola Virus: Planning & Protecting

In an effort to provide accurate, factual information on the Ebola virus and it’s impact on Ohio, the Black Swamp Safety Council hosted a panel discussion with representatives from the Williams County Health Department this week. Because this topic is of great interest to the campus community and general public, the Williams County Health Department granted permission for us to share the presentation.

It includes information on the history of the virus, how it is transmitted, the Ohio connection and plans that are in place to help protect the US. Additionally, it provides a list of trustworthy sources for those who want to follow the latest developments.

Thank you to the Black Swamp Safety Council for organizing the presentation and to the Williams County Health Department for helping to keep the community well informed.

Unity Day

The AmeriCorp completion coaches invite the campus community and the public to show support for bullying awareness by wearing orange on Unity Day, Wednesday, October 22. The goal of Unity Day is to send a message hope and support.

If you would like more information and resources on bullying and how to prevent it, visit the National Bullying Prevent Center website or stop by the display table in the Atrium. The table will be available October 20-23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Discover NSCC Day

Mark your calendar to explore the opportunities waiting for you!
Saturday, November 1 • 10 a.m.-Noon


  • Become captivated by the science of 3-D printing, examine an electric vehicle and watch chemistry come to life
  • Put your leadership skills to the test in our team-building challenge, and experience a new twist on the game of Life
  • Picture yourself in scrubs as you observe a birthing simulation, cardiac arrest and more in NSCC’s state-of-the-art nursing lab
  • Test specimens in the medical assisting lab, explore the in-demand field of respiratory care and watch law enforcement professionals showcase their defensive tactics
  • Control a robot and try out the technology that makes manufacturing tick
  • Be one of the first to apply for scholarships and find out how Northwest State can help you start on the path to a bachelor’s degree for less

For more information, contact the NSCC Admissions Office at 419.267.1320 or admissions@NorthwestState.edu.

Entrepreneurship Forum

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own business or turning an idea into a product, Northwest State’s upcoming Entrepreneurship Forum may be the launching pad you’re looking for. Attendees will have five minutes to present their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurship experts who will provide feedback and advice.

“Televisions shows like ‘Shark Tank’ have helped put entrepreneurship in the spotlight. However, many who have great ideas for a product or business never pursue them because they don’t know where to go or what to do,” said Lisa Becher, business faculty at Northwest State. “Our goal with this event is to provide an opportunity for people to share their ideas, receive feedback from experts in the field and walk away with an outline of how to make their dream a reality.”

The Entrepreneurship Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Voinovich Auditorium at NSCC. Lunch, sponsored by First Federal Bank, is included. The event is free, but reservations are required by Friday, October 24. To reserve a presentation time or for more information, contact Lisa Becher at 419.267.1264 or lbecher@NorthwestState.edu.

The panel of experts will include:

  • Jerry L Zielke, director of Paulding County Economic Development
  • Joel Miller, executive director of Henry County Chamber of Commerce
  • Diamond Zimmerman, coordinator for the Williams County Economic Development Corporation
  • Matt Gilroy, executive director of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation
  • Isaac Lee, president/CEO of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Wolfe, Ph.D., dean of business at NSCC
  • Representatives from the commercial lending department at First Federal Bank

It’s a Fiesta

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture at Northwest State Community College with “It’s a Fiesta” on Saturday, October 4. Free food, entertainment, music and other activities will be featured from noon to 3 p.m.

The day’s schedule includes:

  • El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Piñatas: 12:45 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Templo Christiano Praise Band: 1:15 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Zumba demonstration: 1:15 p.m.

Throughout the day, guests can enjoy food, crafts for the kids, a Latino military heroes display, information on tracing your family tree, music by Loco Sounds and tours of NSCC. Activities will take place in and around the NSCC Atrium.

Hispanic specialties including homemade tortillas, baked goods and more will be available courtesy of local restaurants, churches, and NSCC students and staff.

“It’s a Fiesta” is free and open to the public, with freewill donations benefiting Hispanic student scholarships at NSCC.

NSCC’s Practical Nursing Program Ranked Sixth in State

PracticalNursing.org, a website designed to help people who want to become nurses, recently ranked Northwest State Community College’s practical nursing program sixth in the state. Rankings are based on the five-year average pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses, which is required for being licensed as a practical nurse. Northwest State’s average pass rate is 97.47 percent.

“We’re very proud of our practical nursing program and the faculty who have helped make it so successful,” said Lori Bird, dean of the Nursing Division at Northwest State. “The statewide average pass rate for the NCLEX is approximately 84 percent. I think it says a lot about the quality of NSCC’s program, instruction and students that our average pass rate is over thirteen percent higher.”

Employers have taken note as well. Northwest State’s most recent graduate survey indicates that 96 percent of its practical nursing graduates are employed.

“Our goal is to provide training that leads to career opportunities, which is why we work closely with local healthcare facilities,” said Bird. “Our curriculum aligns with what employers need, and that helps provide an edge for our graduates when they are looking for employment.”

Other local institutions’ rankings include Owens Community College, seven; the Professional Skills Institute, eighteen; and Rhodes State College, twenty-eight.

The practical nursing program is available at Northwest State’s main campus in Archbold and the NSCC satellite site in Van Wert.

Mini Job Fair

What: Mini job fair with Sauder
When: Monday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. both days
Where: ‘E’ Building lobby at Northwest State
Who: This event is free and open to NSCC students and the general public

Sauder has immediate openings for full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees. There are opportunities in retail, engineering, maintenance and more. Stop by the mini job fair at NSCC to speak directly with hiring managers, drop off your resume or complete an application.