NSCC Proud: MatthewMcKown

Matthew McKown shared why he is NSCC Proud.

“Northwest State has taken me to places I never would have dreamed! This photo is me at the Toledo Museum of Art, researching a masterpiece for a class at NSCC. Being an amputee and non-traditional student, getting out to learn and experience new things has often proven to be an almost Herculean effort, but being a student at NSCC has given me confidence to pursue the best in life! The faculty and staff at the College are truly hands-on and passionate about the students’ achieving the highest level of success in class as well as in life. Northwest State has inspired me to be a lifelong learner and a better human being. Thank you to everyone at NSCC who has made the magic of learning their selfless mission. “

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Nursing Program Announces NCLEX Passage Rates

The need for skilled nurses continues to grow nationwide, and Northwest State Community College is leading the way in preparing students to meet the healthcare demands of our communities. The practical nursing graduates from 2019 at NSCC earned a 100% pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), while the registered nursing graduates earned a 92.86% pass rate.

“The faculty and I are pleased to announce the NCLEX results for both the practical nursing and associate degree nursing programs. Our graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX examination and qualify for entry-level nursing positions,” noted Dr. Kathy Keister, dean of the Nursing & Allied Health Division at NSCC.

“Keys to graduate success include the dedication of our experienced faculty and the strong partnerships with area hospitals and healthcare facilities who provide highly effective clinical experiences,” Keister continued. Dr. Keister also noted that within six months of graduation, 100% of NSCC nursing graduates are either working or enrolled in a baccalaureate program.

“Having consistently high passing rates, with multiple times 100% pass on the first try, is a testament to a dedicated group of faculty that ensures high-quality learning environments and student success,” said Dr. Michael Thomson, NSCC president. “As Northwest State’s premier community institution, local hospitals depend on our medical programs, like nursing, so they can ensure high-quality medical care. We’re so proud of our nursing students, and look forward to their success serving our local families,” Thomson continued.

Nursing careers are hard work, but are also potentially lucrative, which makes the NSCC education worth the time and effort. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage from May 2018 for a registered nurse is $75,510, while the mean annual wage for a licensed practical nurse is $47,050.

Both the practical nursing and registered nursing programs are accepting applications at Northwest State’s main campus in Archbold. 

[1] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm

[1] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm

Applied Geometry & Trigonometry Instructor (Part-Time)

NSCC is seeking a qualified applied geometry & trigonometry instructor for the Archbold and Scott Park (Toledo) locations. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of relevant education/experience/training totaling a minimum of 5 years.

  • Topics include geometric terms, theorems, propositions dealing with straight lines, triangles, polygons, and circles, as well as perpendicular and parallel relationships. The course also introduces basic trigonometric functions; trigonometric tables; solutions for right and oblique triangles; use of sine, cosine, tangent and their reciprocals in the solutions of unknown angles; logarithms; and practical shop problems.

Northwest State Community College is an innovative leader in higher education serving northwest Ohio. We offer an excellent benefit program and competitive wages. The College values integrity, learning and people and is committed to hiring a top-performing workforce that believes in the power of education and training. NSCC team members are motivated and results-orientated individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative work environment to enhance the lives of individuals and strengthen the communities we serve.

Interested candidates need to submit an employment application, cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation. All information should be submitted to careers@NorthwestState.edu using “Geometry (PT)” as the subject line.

Industrial Pipefitting Instructor (Part-Time)

NSCC is seeking a qualified Industrial pipefitting instructor for the Archbold and Scott Park (Toledo) locations. The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of relevant education, experience and training totaling a minimum of 5 years.

  • The instructor will introduce working with specifications, and the application, installation, and maintenance of various kinds of pipe, fittings, valves, pumps and hand tools. Job requirements, materials, time utilization and operations sequencing will also be discussed.

Northwest State Community College is an innovative leader in higher education serving northwest Ohio. We offer an excellent benefit program and competitive wages. The College values integrity, learning and people and is committed to hiring a top-performing workforce that believes in the power of education and training. NSCC team members are motivated and results-orientated individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative work environment to enhance the lives of individuals and strengthen the communities we serve.

Interested candidates need to submit an employment application, cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation. All information should be submitted to careers@NorthwestState.edu using “Pipefitting (PT)” as the subject line.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics Instructor (Part-Time)

NSCC is seeking a qualified hydraulics and pneumatics (Fluid Power) instructor for the Archbold and Scott Park (Toledo) locations. The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of relevant education, experience, and training totaling a minimum of 5 years.

  • In the introductory course, the instructor will introduce concepts and practical applications of the physics of fluids, components, troubleshooting and design applications for hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • In the advanced course, the instructor will introduce electro-pneumatic and electro-hydraulic components controlled by PLCs. The students will design, build and troubleshoot machines using pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical components.

Northwest State Community College is an innovative leader in higher education serving northwest Ohio. We offer an excellent benefit program and competitive wages. The College values integrity, learning and people and is committed to hiring a top-performing workforce that believes in the power of education and training. NSCC team members are motivated and results-orientated individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative work environment to enhance the lives of individuals and strengthen the communities we serve.

Interested candidates need to submit an employment application, cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation. All information should be submitted to careers@NorthwestState.edu using “Hydraulics (PT)” as the subject line.

NSCC President Announces Retirement in 2018

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on April 28 where President Thomas L. Stuckey formally announced his intent to retire by June 30, 2018.

During the meeting, Paul Siebenmorgen, chairperson for the NSCC Board of Trustees, thanked Dr. Stuckey for his continued leadership as the board launches a presidential search in hopes of having a new president named by spring 2018. Board members John Bridenbaugh, Sue Derck and Dr. Robert Hall will serve on the search committee that includes faculty, staff and administrative representation from the College. Dr. Stuckey has served Northwest State in various capacities for 31 years.

The board approved giving the president authority to increase tuition for 2017-18 to the rate allowable by the state of Ohio, should the current tuition freeze be eliminated. Ohio public colleges and universities have been operating under a four-year tuition freeze implemented by Governor Kasich. Also, the board discussed the pending renovations for the machine shop and welding lab that will support the maintenance and integrity of training equipment. An authorization to award a contract for an architect utilizing funding provided through the state of Ohio capital budget was approved.

In other board action:

  • Approved employment contracts for: Roger Spears, cyber-security training coordinator and Shannon Floyd, assistant-senior registrar
  • Approved transfer of Andrea Morrow to secretary-community and workforce development and Laurie Storrer to secretary-ISTAR grants and industrial divisions
  • Approved the retirement and rehire of Timothy Nelson, director of plant operations, construction & renovation
  • Approved the retirements of Lora Bird, dean of nursing; Mary Kruse, division secretary allied health and public services; and John Ordway, technician-maintenance
  • Approved various resignations and part-time employment contracts
  • Approved the March 31, 2017, financial report

Request for Proposals

Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio, was awarded an advanced manufacturing educational grant #TC-26481-14-60-A-39, under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training TAACCCT Round 4 grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. NSCC is seeking advance manufacturing training equipment in accordance with the requirements of the grant.

  • Industrial wiring/electrical wiring training units
  • Industrial pipefitting trainer
  • Rigging training unit
  • Pumps uraining unit
  • Siemens S7 portable training units
  • AC and DC machines training units
  • Electrical power benches
  • AB Contrologix training units (portable)
  • Portable motor control/wiring unit

Download the RFP. For more information, contact Sarah Stubblefield, iSTAR project manager at sestubblefield@northweststate.edu. Written proposals for providing services in this RFP are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016.