Education Department

Division of Education students at Northwest have several options from which to choose. Students complete their Associate of Arts degree at Northwest and then transfer to a senior institution to earn a bachelor’s degree. The Northwest Education Association gives students an opportunity to network with other education students, graduates and guest speakers already in the field while getting real-world experience observing in area schools.

Students may study one of the following areas:
Elementary Education—designed to prepare students to enter a bachelor’s degree program leading to K elementary education certification.
English-Math-Science-Social Science Education—designed to prepare students to enter a bachelor’s degree program leading to 7-12 secondary education certification.
Health and Physical Education—designed to prepare students to enter a bachelor’s degree program leading to physical education certification.
Recreation—designed for students intending to continue their study at a senior college and seek employment as a recreational professional in public, private or volunteer agencies.
Communicative Disorders—designed to prepare students to transfer to a senior college’s communicative disorders program, leading to career opportunities in audiology, speech-hearing science, speech-language pathology and teaching the deaf.
Exercise Science—intended primarily for an exercise science pathway student who intends to continue on to the bachelor’s degree and beyond. May be qualification for, or a first step toward, a broad range of career options, including personal trainer, sports medicine physician, coach and physical therapist.

For degree plans go to myNWCC and click on the  Degree Plans tab.


Family & Consumer Science (FCS)
FCS 1253 Nutrition

Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPR)
HPR 1131 Varsity Sport
HPR 1141 Varsity Sport
HPR 1213 Personal and Community Health I
HPR 1313 Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Recreation
HPR 1512 Volleyball Techniques
HPR 1513 Fitness Walking
HPR 1531 Indoor Cycling I
HPR 1541 Indoor Cycling II
HPR 1541 Tennis
HPR 1542 Tennis/Badminton Techniques
HPR 1551 Fitness and Conditioning Training
HPR 1561 Fitness and Conditioning Training II
HPR 1571 Pilates II
HPR 1581 Pilates I
HPR 1591 Fundamentals of Golf
HPR 1751 Nutrition and Wellness
HPR 2131 Varsity Sport
HPR 2141 Varsity Sport
HPR 2213 First Aid & CPR
HPR 2571 Aerobics
HPR 2581 Aerobics II

Learning & Life Skills (LLS)
LLS 1121 The Electronic Library
LLS 1311 Orientation
LLS 1321 Career Exploration
LLS 1331 Introduction to Health Professions
LLS 1411 Improvement of Study
LLS 1423 College Study Skills
LLS 1721 Employment Readiness

Reading (REA)
REA 1213 Reading Enhancement I
REA 1223 Reading Enhancement II