Northland Community and Technical College-Avia.Ctr

Thief River Falls, MN, US - Community & Technical College

Greetings from the President, Dr. Orley D. Gunderson


Our new comprehensive college has an excellent faculty and staff who are available to assist you to receive financial assistance, register for classes, obtain part-time employment receive supplemental services to help you in the teaching/learning process, receive personal counseling, and to obtain a position in the world of work, or transfer to a four year university or college to earn a baccalaureate degree.


Our college provides flexibility for you to explore careers in many majors designed for transfer and over 75 different career fields designed to prepare you for jobs in the world of work. The college has a wide range of extra-curricular and intra-mural activities. We have approximately 30 different types of student life activities designed to serve students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests We have excellent inter-collegiate athletic program and field teams in football, women's volleyball, men's and woman's basketball, baseball and women's softball.


Most importantly, we have an excellent faculty, excellent facilities, and modern high-tech equipment in all our occupational and academic programs. We believe you will see and feel our commitment to excellence and quality as you meet our friendly faculty and support staff.

Our Mission

Northland Community and Technical College is a two-year comprehensive college offering associate degrees, career programs, professional certificates, diplomas and certificates in over 50 different programs including Transfer Programs. Northland is fully accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Northland offers preparation for Transfer Programs and has agreements with nearby four-year institutions.

Northland can save you money. Tuition costs at Northland are lower than many other institutions in Minnesota. Compare the costs. At Northland the cost per credit is $72.00 for Minnesota and Manitoba residents, The exact rate for North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, residents is yet to be determined. Residents of Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska are charged, $108.00 and all other students are charged, $144.00.

Northland offers new career opportunities. About half of the students who take courses for credit at Northland do so to prepare for employment or to acquire or upgrade skills for their current job.

Northland�s associate degrees are nationally recognized by professionals and universities as important measures of educational achievement. Many of the key careers of the 21st century require this certification of accomplishment including aviation maintenance technology, health careers, and a host of others.

Northland Community and Technical College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

A Northland degree will also increase lifetime earning potential by literally hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, students who transfer to four-year colleges after earning the associate degree perform as well in higher-level classes as those who began their education in the four-year colleges.

Your Northland degree will be widely recognized as proof of your ability to be productive, achieve goals and to meet the challenges of the global marketplace.

Advantages at a Glance

Two year colleges provide the very best quality teaching and learning experiences.

Two year colleges offer a caring environment.

Faculty instructors are known for excellent teaching skills and for meeting students at their level of individual needs.

Two-year colleges are affordable. Annual tuition and fees at two-year colleges average approximately half of those at public four-year colleges and one-eighth of those at private four-year institutions.

Two year colleges offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. College transfer, technical fields and lifelong learning are usually included as two-year college programs.

Two year colleges have partnerships with business and community.

Distinguished Faculty

Northland�s faculty excel in teaching because their primary concern is student learning. All faculty in the career programs have substantial experience in business and industry along with advanced academic training. Northland�s faculty use a variety of teaching methods that students find exciting and rewarding. These include: multimedia instruction; internships with employers; computer assisted learning; distance learning by TV, teleconference, videotape, etc.; hands-on experience; and self paced and independent study.

Register online with Northland! You can now register for classes, find out what classes are available or filled, and also see your current grade status!

Direct inquiries to:
Ms. Susan Dowers
Northland Community and Technical College-Avia.Ctr
747 Airport Drive
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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