May 21, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog

Academic Support Services



Career Planning

Northwest offers a variety of resources to help students with career planning, and the best place to start is the Office of Academic and Career Advising. The Advising Office provides innovative support and resources to help students plan their academic and professional careers. Career assessments are available to students to assist in exploring their career options. It also makes referrals to other on- and off-campus resources.

Visit the Career Planning section of the NWC website for more information.

Academic Advising

Degree-seeking students are assigned an academic advisor who is usually a professor within the student’s program of study. Any student may request an advisor by contacting the Advising Office. General Studies Students are advised in the Advising Office.

The Mission

The mission of academic advising at Northwest College is to make appropriate interpersonal connections so that students are provided with advice, information, and referrals to services that will help them determine and reach their educational and career goals in the most effective way.

The Academic Advisor provides information and advice about:

  • general education and program specific requirements,
  • institutional services and policies of which students should be aware,
  • transfer issues, and
  • career choices.

Northwest College encourages students to be academically informed and self-sufficient. The final responsibility for academic success lies with the student.

Visit the Academic Advising page of the NWC website for more information.

 

Student Success Programs

Student Success Center  

The Student Success Center provides students with Counseling and Disability Support Services as well as referrals to other campus and community resources so they can persist in meeting their educational and career goals.

  • Personal counseling by appointment (307) 754-6135 during campus hours 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; crisis counseling support and/or referrals to local providers after business hours by calling (307) 254-3736.
  • Disabilities support services for students who qualify under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments (ADAAA). Call (307) 754-6135 or access the DSS registration link from the student portal.

Visit the Student Success Center section of the NWC website for more information.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a grant-funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO SSS provides support for qualified students to help them earn their degrees then transfer to a university or obtain a career. Areas of focus include academic sucess, career and transfer success and financial success. 
Visit the TRIO SSS section of the NWC website for more information.

Tutoring Center

Tutoring Services strives to be a dynamic and supportive learning environment by providing free quality peer tutoring services for students’ individual learning. We aim to foster personal responsibility while helping students achieve their learning potential in a collaborative learning environment.

Peer Tutoring offers FREE tutoring for Business, History, Math, and Science courses and Writing tutoring for any written assignment in any course. Our peer tutors are recommended by the academic departments for which they tutor, and they represent both academic excellence and service to others. 

We are located on the second floor of the Hinckley Library. You can reach us by email at peertutoring@nwc.edu or by calling 307-754-6052

Visit the Tutoring Center section of the NWC website for more information.

 

Office of Intercultural Programs

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office serves as a central resource hub for NWC students, faculty, and staff. We provide a wide range of services and programs to promote the academic and personal success of our international students and scholars within our NWC community. These services often include assistance with the application and admissions process, immigration regulations and visa processes, cultural adjustment support, orientation programs, advising on academic and personal matters, advocacy for international students’ rights and interests, and organizing cultural events and activities that foster cross-cultural exchange and understanding on our campus and in our surrounding communities. The ISSS office plays a vital role in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for international students and scholars and in supporting NWC’s efforts to internationalize.

Visit the Intercultural Programs section of the NWC website for more information.

Hinckley Library

Professional librarians provide information resources and services to support curricular and personal information needs of NWC students.  When classes are in session, library services are available six days and evenings per week. Hours are posted on the library’s website https://nwc.edu/library/hours_maps_parking.html

Students have access to library-provided information and services both in person and online. The library collection includes 10s of thousands to millions of reputable books, ebooks, audiobooks, music, videos, DVDs, journals, magazines, and newspaper titles and articles. Our collections focus on program and degree areas, specific curricula, and student and community interests. The library also provides federal and state government documents. Faculty place course items “on reserve” at the circulation desk for student to use as part of class assignments.

Students may borrow books, paper journals, and government documents for four weeks; audiovisual materials for seven days; and graphing calculators for one semester.  Community members may check out materials by registering for a NWC community card or by using their Wyoming public library card.

The library makes available a large collection of online full-text databases, giving students access to a vast and diverse collection of information.  Because the library is a member of the WYLD Library Consortium, students have access to holdings of other Wyoming libraries and databases provided through the Wyoming State Library.

Students have free wireless access for their own devices and/or may use MAC and PC computers, laptops, scanners, FAX, and free color and black/white printing. Students may checkout or use graphing calculators, phone and computer chargers, headphones, and dry erase markers. The library provides equipment to support older formats such as DVDs, VHS, CDs, cassettes, and LP Vinyl records.

There are spaces for collaborative work, relaxation, and individual reflection and reading. Two family-oriented spaces with games and activities support students with infants and children.

The library staff teaches students how to use information resources and services to find credible information through their classes and by drop-in or appointments through in person, chat, email, or by phone.

Access to the library’s hours, policies, catalog and digital resources, and chat are available at the Hinckley Library website https://nwc.edu/library/    Email librarian@nwc.edu  or call for assistance 1-307-754-6207.

Visit the Hinckley Library section of the NWC website for more information.

Computing Services

Computers for student use are accessible throughout the main campus and at college facilities off campus. Registered students automatically get a MyNWC account through which they access campus and other resources such as WebAdvisor, Moodle, email, and the Internet. Wireless service is widely available on campus and in residence hall lounges.

Visit the Computing Services section of the NWC website for more information.

Job Placement Services

Current students seeking employment opportunities should see Employment .

Students and alumni may use the following NWC support services:

  • many faculty advisors assist in placing students in positions across the country. Students should make connections with their advisors prior to leaving campus. After graduation, contact advisors through the online campus directory
  • see Powell Workforce Center  to learn about the Powell Workforce Center and Wyoming Workforce Services for help identifying jobs available in Wyoming and across the country
  • The Advising Center can help students with resumes, cover letters, job search and interview skills

Visit the Career Planning section of the NWC website for more information.

Powell Workforce Center

This center is on campus and part of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. See Powell Workforce Center  for more information.

College Bookstore

Northwest’s full-service bookstore provides books and class materials required for NWC courses. Complete lists of textbook and special project requirements are maintained. A wide assortment of sundries, special interest items, and books by local authors are also available.

Visit the Bookstore page of the NWC website for more information.

Transcripts

Students may obtain copies of their official transcripts by completing a Transcript Request Form online. The college reserves the right to withhold transcripts from students who have not met financial or other institutional obligations. Appeals to this policy are made to the Grievance Officer.

Visit the Transcript Request page of the NWC website for more information.

Degree Audits

A degree audit document shows students what courses they have completed and what courses they may still need to take to complete their degree. It can also show all the requirements needed to complete a second or different degree. Get more information about obtaining an unofficial degree audit or requesting an official degree audit online:

Visit the Official Degree Audit page of the NWC website for more information.
Visit the Unofficial Degree Audit page of the NWC website for more information.