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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:
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Academic Year!

Valued Northwest Indian College Students,

As we embark on our quest to fill the Dean of Academics position, we thank our faculty and staff and especially you — our incredible students — for baring with us through this time of change. If in need of assistance, please contact our Interim Dean of Academics, Rudy Vendiola.

Dean of Academics (Interim)

Rudy Vendiola

Dean of Academics (Interim)

Dean of Academics

Rudy Vendiola
(360) 392-4304

Jessica Solomon
Assistant to the Dean
(360) 392-4340

Programs of Study and Awards of Completion

Educational Programs Offered at NWIC


Native Studies Leadership

Learn more about this BA Degree

Tribal Governance and Business Management

Learn more about this BA Degree


Native Environmental Science

Learn more about this BS Degree

  • Environmental Science Option
  • Interdisciplinary Concentration Option


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


Life Sciences

Learn more about this AS-T Degree


Early Childhood Education

Learn more about this AAS-T Degree


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!

Financial Aid

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

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.

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.

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