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Northwest State offers a variety of face-to-face classes in Van Wert at Vantage Career Center, along with online classes that can be completed from anywhere. Increase your skills or take classes that will transfer to a four-year college or university through our Bachelor’s Bound program. Contact the NSCC Admissions Office to get started.


Van Wert Career Center

NSCC offers several short-term certificate programs at Vantage Career Center, located at 818 North Franklin Street, Van Wert, Ohio. Students can earn twenty-nine college credit hours in as little as eight months. Available programs include computer numerical control (CNC) operations and industrial automation maintenance (IAM). Over 30 students have completed CNC and IAM programs at the Vantage location in the last two years. Programs are scheduled when classes meet minimum enrollment requirements based on student demand.

Workforce development training and consultative solutions to companies (at your facility or Vantage) are also available. We specialize in advanced manufacturing, computer applications and programming, safety and leadership, industrial automation and maintenance.

See our complete listing of classes offered at Vantage Career Center (818 N. Franklin St., Van Wert, Ohio), as well as online and hybrid courses. For more information, please call NSCC Admissions at 419.267.1320 or email

Van Wert Career Center Building


Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Sites

NSCC is a proud partner of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), offering apprenticeship training in the electrical field at locations throughout Ohio. Students must be accepted into the program and can apply apprenticeship credits toward completion of an associate degree. For more information, please contact Dr. Larry Zachrich at or 419.267.1350.

  • Akron Area Electrical JATC 2650 S. Main St., Suite 100 Akron, OH 44319-1883
  • Canton Electrical JATC 3855 Wales Ave. NW Massillon, OH 44646
  • Cincinnati Electrical JATC 5455 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45238
  • Cleveland Electrical 9333 Sweet Valley Drive Valley View, OH 44125
  • Dayton Electrical JATC 6550 Poe Ave. Dayton, OH 45414
  • Hamilton Electrical JATC 4300 Milikin Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Lima Area Electrical JATC 2285 N. Cole St. Lima, OH 45801
  • Lorain County Electrical JATC 2235 W. Park Drive Lorain, OH 44053
  • Marietta Electrical JATC 27754 State Route 7 Marietta, OH 45750-5147
  • Newark JATC 5805 Frazeyburg Rd. Nashport, OH 43830
  • Portsmouth Electrical JATC 175 Beaver Creek Rd. Piketon, OH 45661
  • Toledo Electrical JATC 803 Lime City Rd. Rossford, OH 43460
  • Youngstown Electrical JATC 350 E. Western Reserve Rd. Youngstown, OH 44514