The Ammonia Refrigeration Program is centered around the industrial Ammonia Refrigeration field. Theory of refrigeration and related subjects are covered to provide an understanding of the task-oriented topics and activities experienced in the classroom and laboratory. Refrigerant flow, system layout, and component synergy are covered with emphasis on safe work practices. OSHA's Process Safety Management Program and EPA's Risk Management Plan are studied as they relate to Ammonia Refrigeration. The students are challenged to understand fully the operation and maintenance of industrial Refrigeration Systems. For more information see Catalog.
The Automotive Service Technology program is designed to prepare students to enter the automotive field as responsible members of the workforce with a basic knowledge in all eight ASE certification areas. The program holds a current certification from the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). A diploma in Automotive Service Technology will be issued upon successful completion of the basic program. A diploma in Advanced Automotive Service Technology will be issued upon successful completion of the advanced course. For more information see Catalog.
The Collision Repair Technology Program, based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum developed by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) and I-CAR, prepares students for careers in the collision repair industry. Students learn to use hand and power tools to prepare and finish paint-damaged surfaces, repair and replace metal, glass, and electrical components, straighten and repair damaged frames, use modern collision estimating and parts look-up software, and perform basic electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repair of the complex systems in today’s automobiles.
The primary goal of this program is to prepare the student with the necessary qualifications to obtain an entry level position and advance in the field of architectural drafting. In order to meet the growing needs and changes of industry, the student is prepared in the field of manual drafting as well as computer aided drafting. For more information see Catalog.
The post-secondary business education program at Northwest Technical Institute is dedicated to the task of preparing students to meet the demands of rapidly changing business offices. Vocational business education prepares men and women for a career in office work. It helps to develop proficiency in one or more of the many techniques and procedures used in the office of today. The departmental instructors seek to support attitudes and social adaptations which will benefit students when they enter the work force. Students may qualify and choose one of the following program areas for emphasis: Medical Office Assistant, Accounting Assistant, or Administrative Assistant. For more information see Catalog.
The curriculum is structured along the lines of the career interests and job skills required by students who plan to enter the computer information systems (CIS) field. The CIS department offers two program options: Web Programmer and Network/Computer Technician. These programs have been established to correspond with perceived needs within the labor market. For more information see Catalog.
The Diesel & Truck Technology program offers training in the diagnosis, repair, service and maintenance of heavy-duty diesel equipment and trucks. The program offers students the opportunity to become adept at analyzing truck component failure, servicing the components, using testing procedures, and troubleshooting. Preventative maintenance is stressed as well as the importance of high-quality workmanship in order to prevent expensive downtime on diesel equipment. Classroom instruction is integrated with shop assignments to provide each student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the diesel service field. For more information see Catalog.
The eighteen-month program is designed to provide the student with a saleable skill in the field of electronics technology. Students are taught proper safety procedures to assist them in safe work practices on and off the job. Students are also taught the importance of human relations when associating with employers, other employees, and customers. Student learning will include, but is not limited to, basic understanding of the use and control of electricity, electronic component nomenclature, circuit and component analysis, introduction to computer usage, and electronic troubleshooting techniques. For more information see Catalog.
This program is designed to instruct the student in the related field of industrial maintenance and prepare the student for an entry-level position in maintenance and repair of industrial machines, equipment, rigging and power distribution. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting skills, preventative maintenance techniques, and safety. Students will gain the knowledge and performance potential to work in the industrial, commercial, or private sector. For more information see Catalog.
The Machine Tool program emphasizes the basic skills and knowledge needed in the operation of all common machine tools and equipment utilized in a machining environment. Each student will have the opportunity to use the hand tools of the trade and to learn how to perform the operations of the trade, including the evaluation of the completed work. For more information see Catalog.
The Automated Industrial Process Technology (AIPT) program is a part of the Machine Tool Technology Department. AIPT provides advanced skills and knowledge. MTT is a diploma pre-requisite. AIPT graduates receive a diploma in Advanced Industrial Process Technology. In-depth studies of key industrial technologies provide comprehensive skills and insights about the flow of labor and materials through modern automated industrial processes. As industrial automation grows, AIPT skills give individuals greater ability to advance in and change with their work environment. For more information see Catalog.
The Practical Nurse program was originally established to meet a critical need for trained nursing care in the immediate area of Northwest Arkansas. Training at this institute therefore provides local employers with a potential workforce of men and women who will practice in this area. Since graduates of this program will venture into other areas of the state and nation, it is of utmost importance that this educational institution strives to provide the highest standard of education to their graduates. For more information see Catalog.
The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to become skilled operating room technicians. The program prepares students to function under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. Sterile technique, operative procedures, anatomy and microbiology as applied to surgery are studied. Upon completion of this program, the student will be prepared to accept employment as a surgical technologist. For more information see Catalog.
Northwest Technical Institute does not offer Associate Degree programs. However, partnerships with Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville and Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri allow some articulation. Both schools accept the transfer of certain credits allowing students the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree. The programs involved in the articulation include Automotive Service Technology, Diesel and Truck Technology, Electronics Technology, Business, and Computer Information Systems. Additionally, graduates of the Practical Nursing Program, who are licensed, can transition to Northwest Arkansas Community College for the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing and/or continue on to the University of Arkansas to complete a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Students interested in transferring credit are encouraged to seek assistance from their advisor. Students are responsible for applying for transfer credit at other institutions.