New Sterile Processing Technician Program at NWTI for 2020-2021! Classes begin September 8th!

Information about the Coronoavirus and related policies and procedures here at NWTI.

As of August 1st 2020, NWTI is a smoke and tobacco free campus.

Admissions Policy
Now taking applications for Spring 2021!

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, NWTI is adopting a temporary admissions policy to make it easier to apply for diploma programs.

Applicants are able to complete an online application and use the new drop box in front of the administration building to drop off admission documents.

Additionally, NWTI will not be requiring students to submit Accuplacer or ACT test scores for admission to most programs, but this is subject to change.  Practical Nursing requires the Accuplacer for admission.   

Please review the full Temporary NWTI Admissions Policy here.

Contact Information

Admissions and Applications

High School Programs:  

Bookstore, Payments and Billing
Contact by phone: (479) 751-8824 xt 144
Tuesday and Thursday 12pm – 4 pm

Financial Aid, Scholarships, VA Benefits: 


Northwest Technical Institute is applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission of COE in compliance with Commission criteria.

Diploma Programs

The Northwest Technical Institute currently offers nine diploma programs in the health services, industrial and information systems fields.

NWTI’s diploma programs are twelve to eighteen months in length and provide students the opportunity to quickly prepare for employment in the workforce in some of Arkansas’ largest sectors.

High School Programs

The NWTI Secondary Career Center (SCC) is a secondary career and technology center that serves the public schools in Northwest Arkansas.  We provide training for current high school students to earn high school credit in career and technical fields. 

The SCC is available to junior and senior high school students. The SCC is supported by the Arkansas State Department of Career Education.  We provide students with access to high quality career and technical certification programs and concurrent college academics

Adult Education

The Adult Education Center at NWTI offers free instruction to adults who need to obtain a high school equivalency diploma (GED®) or wish to improve basic academic skills.

Classes are also offered for non-native speaking adults who desire to speak, read, and write the English language, or obtain United States Citizenship. In addition, academic computer skill training, workplace training and WAGE certifications, career support, and test preparation assistance are available.

Our Vision

Northwest Technical Institute is dedicated to empowering diverse student populations to realize their potential by providing quality and affordable life-changing learning experiences in a safe environment.

The philosophy of the postsecondary career and technical schools in the State of Arkansas is to serve the training needs of all individuals who wish to enter a recognized occupation or, for those who have already entered an occupation, to upgrade or update their occupational skills and knowledge so that they may achieve stability or advancement in employment and to provide academic instructions so that they may attain advancement or create for themselves a better life.