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NWIC Vision Statement: We are committed to our students, the Tribes we serve, and advancing Tribal sovereignty for the protection and enhancement of our homelands and future generations.

Message to Students from the Dean:
Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year!

Whether you are a new or returning student, we are delighted and honored you have chosen NWIC in pursing your education. NWIC offers an exceptional learning environment in which students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be leaders in their communities. NWIC exposes students to the values and ways of knowing of their Tribal peoples and communities through experiential learning, community engagement, and interactions with Tribal elders in the communities that we serve.

Our academic community consist of faculty who are current in their respective disciplines and are dedicated to our students. At NWIC, our faculty members make teaching their first priority. They are committed to helping students starting in their 1st year and continuing through graduation.

Please know that my door is open. If you want to talk with me individually I would be happy to meet. Please just let me know or contact my assistant, Jessica Solomon (see contact information to the right). Your input matters and it helps me do my job better.

Dean of Academics

Destiny Petroske

Dean of Academics

Dean of Academics

Destiny Petroske
Building 17, (360) 392-4219
DPetroske@nwic.edu

Jessica Solomon
Assistant to the Dean
Building 17
jjsolomon@nwic.edu

Note from Destiny

Programs of Study and Awards of Completion

Educational Programs Offered at NWIC

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Native Studies Leadership

Learn more about this BA Degree

Tribal Governance and Business Management

Learn more about this BA Degree

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Native Environmental Science

Learn more about this BS Degree

  • Environmental Science Option
  • Interdisciplinary Concentration Option

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Business and Entrepreneurship

Learn more about this AAS Degree

General Direct Transfer

Learn more about this AAS Degree

Public and Tribal Administration

Learn more about this AAS Degree

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE TRANSFER

Life Sciences

Learn more about this AS-T Degree

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE – TRANSFER

Early Childhood Education

Learn more about this AAS-T Degree

ASSOCIATE OF TECHNICAL ARTS

Chemical Dependency Studies

Learn more about this ATA Degree

Individualized Program

Learn more about this ATA Degree

NOTE: Not all programs of study and training opportunities are available at all NWIC Instructional Sites. All programs
may or may not be completed via distance education. See an Advisor or Instructional Site Manager for more information.

Definitions of Delivery Methods

  • An In-person Class is where students are in the same physical location as the instructor.

Definitions of Class Types

Prepare for College

College Prep offered at NWIC

Northwest Indian College wants to help prepare you for college! We are offering an introductory, interactive, and engaging course that walks you through every step of the process of becoming a college student from interest to enrollment at NWIC.  We know that this may be the first time you’ve thought about college and it’s overwhelming. It may have been a long time since you’ve graduated high school, or maybe you just got your diploma or GED.  Whatever the case is, this Canvas page is designed to help answer some of your questions and guide you through the process of becoming an NWIC student! Start the course at any point in preparation for college. For every module you complete, you’ll earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

To sign up for this course, click the link below!

Student Life

NWIC students are encouraged to engage and integrate into the life of the institution. Students are offered opportunities to participate in enrichment activities through Student Affairs, student government, and residence life.

Financial Aid

Northwest Indian College administers a broad range of financial aid, scholarships, and work-study programs for students who can demonstrate financial need.

NWIC Extended Campus Locations

Northwest Indian College‘s main campus is located at the Lummi Nation. The College also has six full service extended campus sites located at Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Swinomish, and Tulalip. Please use the location links to view details for each extended campus site.

Build Your Future.