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  • Crow Named as Shooting Sports Coach

    Goodland, KS. (10/15/2019)  – Northwest Kansas Technical College Athletic Director Rory Kling announced last week that Melvin Crow will lead the Shooting Sports program as head coach.

  • Northwest Tech Moves Up National Graduation Rankings

    Northwest Tech is moving up the national graduation rate rankings according to a recent report published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Almanac, an annual publication produced by The Chronicle of Higher Education, provides national insights on data and trends throughout higher education. While the college has had steady success with graduation rates, this year Northwest Tech was ranked as #9 among 876 two-year publicly-funded colleges in the United States. The new ranking places the college on the verge of breaking into the top 1% of colleges nationwide. It also reflects a 10 position jump from the prior year. 

  • Northwest Tech Launches Shooting Sports

    Goodland, KS. (7/8/2019) With the rising popularity of competitive trap shooting, Northwest Tech has announced they are launching a shooting sports program for students attending the rural technical college. The move to add shooting sports pivots the college towards an extracurricular program that creates stronger ties with area high schools and 4-H shooting sports programs.

  • August Wesley to Lead Maverick Wrestling Program

    Goodland, KS. (07/02/2019)  – There is a new face in the Northwest Tech wrestling room this summer. After an extensive search for a coach with the skills and character to build on the success of the program, Athletic Director Rory Kling is pleased to announce that August Wesley will be leading the Mavericks Wrestling program.


    "We're excited to welcome someone with the success August has experienced, both as a coach and an athlete, to lead the program," Kling said. “His philosophy of developing students both as athletes and young men on the mat and in the classroom will serve him well as he leads our program.”

  • Engineering and Drafting Technology Program Simulates Industry Standards

    Goodland, KS. (05/20/2019)  – The Engineering and Drafting Technology program at Northwest Tech has always been focused on giving their students the most practical, real-world, and hands-on experience during their time in the classroom.


    The Engineering and Drafting Technology program at Northwest Tech encompasses a well-balanced curriculum in drafting, design and related subjects by covering two basic areas of mechanical and civil computer-aided drafting. Students develop the necessary job skills and related technical information in an “on the job” atmosphere similar to an actual engineering firm.


    This year, with a special thanks to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, the program updated their classroom to better simulate industry standards. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation awarded funds to the Engineering and Drafting Technology program to construct a Design and Manufacturing lab. The lab integrates system modeling, interface design, and sensor applications to develop laboratory technologies for practical industry application. The principle goals of the Design and Manufacturing Lab are to educate students in traditional manufacturing processes, understand concepts of the design phase, and become familiar with manufacturing equipment.


    The Engineering and Drafting Technology program provides a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree as well as a shorter-term technical certificate. For more information on how to enroll visit our website at or call admissions at 1-800-316-4127.