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About Us

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) offers degrees and certifications in over 80 areas of study in Traverse City. We offer 2-year degrees (Associates), Certificates and a small number of nationally recognized 4-year (Bachelor's) degrees. NMC also has many transfer agreements to colleges including Northern Michigan University (NMU), Michigan Technological University (MTU) Michigan State University (MSU), Central Michigan University (CMU), and more! There are many ways attending NMC can save you time and money as you discover and pursue the next step in your career path.

Dual enroll as a high school student or enroll concurrently at a university and your community college to get ahead!

(GVSU & NMC concurrent enrollment form.)

NMC uniquely provides every enrolled student with a Success Coach to help work through barriers and enable every student to achieve their full potential. A nearly $2M scholarship fund enables many students to qualify for and receive need-based and/or academic scholarships. 

NMC has a program that can help you gain skills and experience for almost every career on the Career Investigator!

Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686


Airline Pilot
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo.
Audio & Video Technician
Do you want to work with computers and technology? Are you interested in the science behind sound?
Automotive Mechanic
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment. May troubleshoot, install, and maintain medical devices used in patient treatment and diagnosis.
Commercial Pilot
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters.
Computer Systems Analyst
Code multifaceted, immersive VR apps and games that can run on the web and various platforms.
Cyber Security Analyst
Protect computer networks and the information within them.
Dental Assistant
Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
Drone Pilot
Operate a drone safely. Launch, land, and navigate the skies!
Drive the design and development of manufactured products and manage manufacturing processes such as quality control and process optimization.
Engineering Technician
Support engineers to plan and design tools, engines, machines, and other manufacturing equipment.
Environmental Scientist
Work to help improve humanity's understanding of the environment, how to protect it, and our place in it.
Healthcare Technician
Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system.
IT Support Specialist
Provide technical support, advice, and assistance to consumers and businesses with technical, hardware, and software system problems.
Marine Technologist
Work with technology specifically designed to operate in a marine environment.
Registered Nurse
Assist doctors to assess patient health problems, determine needs and develop and implement care plans.
Ship Captain, Mates, Watercraft Pilot
Pilot all types of watercraft, making sure they reach their destination safely.
Software Developer and Programmer
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software.
Surgical Technologist
You'll prepare operating rooms and patients for surgery and help surgeons and nurses during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies.
Surveyor Technician
Make exact land measurements and determine property boundaries.
Systems Administrator
Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system.

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