Hospitality Foundations Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, Northwood Tech is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, Northwood Tech has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 


Hospitality Foundations Petition Process

To ensure success and college readiness, students in the Hospitality Foundations program must petition for the program. The petition process includes: 

  1. Schedule & and complete an information session
  2. Complete all required forms
  3. Submit all forms included in the petition packet



Program-Specific Requirements

Step 1

Participate in a program informational meeting

  • Call Northwood Tech to schedule a Hospitality Foundations program information appointment with our Program Coordinator:
    • For New Richmond / Rice Lake Campuses, call: Erin McDonough at 715.246.1881
    • For Ashland Campus, call: Karen Mattson at 715.685.3069
    • For Superior Campus, call: Eric Lockwood at 715.246.1871


Step 2

Complete and return all required forms

  • High school transcript (include most recent attendance record if not included on transcript, if available)
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Functional Abilities Disclosure
  • Northwood Technical College paper application form
  • Professional Reference form from a teacher or community agency (this document can be submitted separately if preferred)

Download the Packet

Step 3

Notification of college admission

  • Northwood Tech will review completed application materials and notify students of their college admissions status

Step 4

Register and pay for classes

  • Once students are notified of admission, they can enroll in classes. This program is not financial aid eligible. Payment, or an authorization of payment from an agency, must be provided at the time of registration.

Note: Northwood Tech will review completed application materials and notify students of their college admissions status.

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Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your Northwood Tech email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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New Richmond / Rice Lake:
Erin McDonough
Program Coordinator

Karen Mattson
Program Coordinator / Instructor

Eric Lockwood
Director, Apprentice & Academies

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