Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, WI 54401

Located in Wausau, Wisconsin, Northcentral Technical College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of Wisconsin Technical College System that operates 10 campuses in Eau Claire, Appleton, Cleveland, Madison, Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Rhinelander, Wausau, Green Bay, Fennimore.

Northcentral Technical College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Northcentral Technical College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,911 and fees $402. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,806 and $402 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. BSN
  4. ADN

    The Northcentral Technical College ADN program prepares students to promote optimal health in delivering patient care in the nursing process. The program requires 70 credits for graduation. Students are prepared to provide supervision and direction in the handling of basic nursing care.

    Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs as licensure for practice.

    Pre-program Admission Requirements:

    • Application for Admission
    • High School transcript or GED
    • Transcripts for college level coursework
    • Admission Testing

    After successfully completing pre-program admission requirements students can fulfill particular requirements to prepare for petition:

    • College level pre-requisite courses
    • CPR certification for healthcare providers
    • Criminal background check
    • Attend a mandatory orientation
    • Register for core courses by registration deadline
    • Certified Nursing Assistant certification

    Students who are unable to register for the core program by the deadline, not attend the program orientation or who fail to take core courses before the start of the semester will lose their seat and need to re-apply for the program in the future.

    The program requires CPR certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the nursing program, as well as a criminal background check and complete the college’s health requirements, to meet documentation of immunization.


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 431
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 94
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 81

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Northcentral Technical College

Mid-State Technical College
41.52 miles away
Nicolet Area Technical College
44.48 miles away
Fox Valley Technical College
75.91 miles away
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
81.98 miles away
Chippewa Valley Technical College
91.78 miles away
Moraine Park Technical College
102.7 miles away
Gogebic Community College
105.65 miles away
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
106.12 miles away
Western Technical College
112.84 miles away
Minnesota State College Southeast
117.47 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/1992 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,888
30k to 48k$10,409
48k to 75k$12,096
75k to 110k$13,880
Over 110k$14,207
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $130.00 $194.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Northcentral Technical College
1000 Campus Dr
Wausau, WI 54401

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