Academic Support Services

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Northwood Tech's academic support services are available to guide you in achieving your educational and career goals.


Northwood Tech promises you a hands-on college experience tailored to fit your needs. The goal is to help you gain the practical skills and valuable knowledge to succeed wherever you go. Students say what sets Northwood Tech apart is the support for students that comes in a variety of forms.

Support staff are not only caring and responsive, but also down-to-earth. They care about you as the learner and want to make your academic experience at Northwood Tech one that is memorable as well as enjoyable.


The Four Areas of the Innovative Teaching and Learning Center (iTLC)

Academic Support Center

A student receiving academic support

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center is committed to providing you with services and resources to successfully complete programs and courses, achieve personal goals or prepare for GED/HSED certifications to maximize your full academic potential. Support is student-centered, accessible, inclusive, and free of charge! 

Academic Support Center

Math, Science and Writing Labs

The Math, Science and Writing Labs help you with content-specific skills. You can get help and guidance with daily assignments, test preparation and projects such as research papers, care plans and resumès. 

 

Learning Technology Center

A student working on homework in the Learning Technology Center

Learning Technology Center

The LTC provides on-the-ground support for all your technology needs: Northwood Tech online applications, online resources for your classes, your computers or personal devices, software installs and much more. Use the computer lab and access printers, copiers, and scanners.

Learning Technology Center

Library

A student studying at a computer

Library

Find the information you're looking for to complete your coursework and projects. Stop into the Library for access to computers, printers, scanners, books, journals, newspapers, and research help.

Online you can access the library catalog, journal databases, eBooks, streaming videos and check out our FAQ for 24/7 support.

Library


Headshot of Maria Reyes

"Success is really dictated on the person’s perception of themselves and their attitude. It doesn’t have to happen right out of high school. When you’re ready for what it is that you want, focus on it and it’s yours." 

Maria Reyes, Nursing Associate Degree Graduate


Course and Program Support

Staff collaborates with program faculty and staff, as well as other campus partners, to provide a range of services, programs, and resources to support student learning. Through individualized and group instruction you can:

  • Participate in foundational skill building classes in math, writing and reading

  • Learn test taking strategies and study skills

  • Enhance critical thinking skills

  • Obtain basic computer skills

  • Acquire employability skills including resume writing and interview techniques

  • Develop strategies that fit your learning style

  • Receive free peer tutoring services

  • Academic Coaching: individual one-on-one support

Students studying

An older adult student working at a computer

General Education Diploma (GED)/High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Individuals interested in obtaining their GED/HSED participate in a State required orientation and assessment. Instructors work with students to develop an individual learning plan.

Northwood Tech offers free classes in math, writing and reading as needed prior to GED/HSED testing.

Learn more about GED/HSED


Adult Learner Education

Have you been out of school for a while? Would you like to brush up on your academic skills and build confidence?  Classes are personal and flexible, with a variety of options including lab and structured classes to meet your needs. These classes are available to those 18 and older.

  • Learn at a comfortable but challenging level, from the very basic to pre-college.

  • Subject areas include reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, problem solving, and math.

  • Get a personalized study program built around your own learning level and learning style.

  • Work toward your own goals, on your schedule.

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English Language Learner (ELL)

English language learner classes are designed to provide you with an academic environment to learn the English language as quickly as possible. An English language instructor is available to provide support in reading, writing, speaking and career skills.

  • Spanish: Clases de aprendizaje de inglés están diseñadas para proporcionarle un ambiente académico para aprender inglés lo antes posible. Un instructor de lengua inglesa está disponible para proporcionar apoyo en lectura, escritura, habla y habilidades de la carrera.

  • Somali: Casharrada barashada luuqada Ingiriisiga waxaa loogu talagalay inay ku siiyaan jawiga tacliinta si ay u bartaan luuqada Ingiriisiga sida ugu dhakhsaha badan. Tababaraha luuqada Ingriiska ah ayaa diyaar u ah inuu bixiyo taageerada akhriska, qorista, xirfadaha xirfadda iyo hadalka.

  • Hmong: Cov tub ntxhais xyaum kawm lus Askiv yog tsim los qhia koj txog qhov chaw kawm ntawv kom kawm lus Askiv sai li sai tau. Tus kws qhia lus Askiv muaj los pab txhawb kev nyeem ntawv, sau ntawv, hais lus thiab kev ua haujlwm.


 

Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made to ensure access to academic programs, activities, services and employment in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA). 

Northwood Tech provides confidential, student centered-planning to help ensure educational success. It is your right to request services to assist in your educational experience. 

Request Accommodations

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Academic Advising

During the first term of attendance at Northwood Tech, you will be assigned an academic advisor. Academic advisors help you with academic issues such as determining appropriate classes and sequencing of the courses and registration activities. The advisor will often be the person best qualified to assist a student in working out the specific procedures for their academic pursuits and frequently is best informed about local career opportunities in the student’s field. Academic advisors are available for questions or special help during office hours.

Contact

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Academic Support Center – Ashland

Terri Perry

Academic Coach

800.243.9482, Ext. 3103

Academic Support Center – Superior

Hillary Olson

Academic Coach

800.243.9482, Ext. 6413

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Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Susan McInnis

Academic Coach

800.243.9482, Ext. 5781

Academic Support Center - Superior

RaeAnn Johnson

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 6210

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Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Marsha Iverson-Smith

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5439

Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Brian Tarwater

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 5308

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Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Carla Cornwall

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4302

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Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Becky Peterson

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4291

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Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Todd Kittel

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4325

Academic Support Center – New Richmond

Heather Hinz

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 4257

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Academic Support Center – Ashland

Lisa Fiorio-Martinsen

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 3132

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Academic Support Center – Ashland

Jennifer Olson

Academic Support

800.243.9482, Ext. 3118

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Academic Support Center-Superior

Twila Sauve

Academic Support

800.243.9482 ext. 6382

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Academic Support Center - Superior

Sonja Von Frank

Academic Support

800.243.9482 ext. 6330

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Academic Support Center - Rice Lake

Don Pashby

Academic Support Instructor

715.234.7082 ext. 5439

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Accommodation Specialist Contacts

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Accommodations

Heidi Diesterhaft

Accommodation Specialist

800.243.9482 Ext. 5522

Contact

Ashland Accommodations

Donna Jones-Ilsley

Accommodation Specialist

800.243.9482 Ext.3157

Superior Accommodations

Chris Fries

Accommodations Specialist

800.243.9482 Ext.6327

Contact

New Richmond Accommodations

Lori Denzine

Accommodations Specialist

800.243.9482 Ext.4393

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