Adult Learning

Are you looking to enhance your job skills, change careers or pursue a passion of yours? Here at Northwest State Community College (NSCC) we offer many opportunities for adult learners to grow and acquire practical experiences to lead you to your dream job.

At NSCC we understand life can get in the way. Whether it is family, work, parenting, or military service- we are here to help you where you left off or start from the beginning. It is never too late to start your journey.



BOLD: A new experience with the learner in mind.

Balance - courses will be held one night a week on campus with an online component to ensure you have time for other obligations

Opportunity - we allow you the chance to build relationships with potential employers, peers, and professors

Learn - courses are tailored to effectively provide consistent and meaningful content in an 8 week format

Degree - programs are designed for you to complete your certificate, earn a degree, and begin your career


Now enrolling for Fall 2023 for the following degrees:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing

Turn Your Experiences Into Credit Hours

At Northwest State, we value your hard work and achievements. Our Credit for Prior Learning Program allows us to discuss your previous experiences and potentially turn them into credit hours. A simple conversation could turn into a huge opportunity for you. Please contact us to see how your experiences can turn into credits!


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Learn more about the Be BOLD program at Northwest State

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Our application for admission is free and can be completed in a few quick steps. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a campus visit, call the NSCC Admissions Office at 419.267.1320. Northwest State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion or age in its programs or activities. Apply Now

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to discuss your next steps please contact the NSCC Admissions Office at 419.267.1320 or by emailing

Northwest State Community College welcomes veterans, military service members and their dependents. Our staff and faculty are dedicated to assisting you in transitioning into college and supporting you in meeting your educational goals. At NSCC, we understand that the transition to student life can be challenging, yet rewarding. With that in mind we have worked very hard to ease this transition for you.
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You can send official transcripts from institutions you have previously attended to be evaluated and any applicable credit will be recorded on your NSCC transcript. You will receive an e-mail notification stating that an update to your transcript has been made. Please follow the link for more information.
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Investing in a college degree could be the best financial decision you ever make. At Northwest State, you may be eligible to earn some form of financial aid to help offset the cost of tuition.
Financial Aid
Financial Aid for Adult Learners FAQ

The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend Northwest State Community College and is used to determine how much Financial Aid a student is eligible for. Your cost of attendance (COA) doesn’t just cover your college tuition; it takes into account your basic living expenses too. It is important for you to budget and make wise decisions regarding how to utilize the financial aid funds you receive. Students are not allowed to receive aid that exceeds their cost of attendance.
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We have many evening and night class options paired with small class sizes and state of the art lab spaces, NSCC works to make sure you are immersed in hands-on learning experiences that prepare you for over 60 in-demand jobs and programs of study.
Academic Catalog

You will fit right in at Northwest State. As you begin to explore your career options, you will have nearly 70 degree and certificate programs to choose from – and that number continues to grow. Each academic division at NSCC offers its own specialized listing of degree and certificate programs. Students who are unsure which course of study to follow can choose to declare an undecided major within a specific academic division, or they can follow the guidelines for general undecided students.
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Whether you want to earn an associate degree from Northwest State or start taking classes here and transfer to another institution, starting your path towards a bachelor’s degree at NSCC is a smart idea.
In addition to a variety of programs, NSCC has a Bachelor's Bound pathway that provides several different transfer options. Such options include Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs), Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs, a Transfer Module curriculum, as well as articulation agreements with several different colleges and universities.
Seamless transfer pathways that promote timely degree completion at NSCC and transfer into Ohio public four-year colleges and universities.
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