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  • Veterinary Assisting | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

We're thrilled to welcome students and staff back in person for what is shaping up to be a great school year! If you missed our Welcome Webinar, feel free to catch up by watching our video of the event.
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Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Welcome to Northwest Career & Technical Academy

WHERE STUDENTS experience Real-world Learning Opportunities in a Hands-on Environment
At Northwest Career and Technical Academy, we believe that all students deserve to learn real-world skills that will benefit them after high school. That's why we're committed to providing hands-on learning opportunities for high school students throughout Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish County.

Who We Are

Northwest Career and Technical Academy works with local school districts to provide supplementary learning opportunities for students and individuals in the Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish County School Districts. Our hands-on courses equip students with the technical and professional skills they need to succeed after high school.
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Students We Serve

Our experiential-based hands-on courses are ideal for all types of students - including college-bound students, those looking to enter a trade, and non-traditional learners. Northwest Career and Technical Academy is available for 11th and 12th grade high school students as well as individuals age 16 to 20 who have not received a high school diploma.
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Credits & Certifications

There are a variety of courses for students to choose from based on their interests and goals. Upon course completion, students may earn high school credits, college credits, and industry-specific certifications*.
*Credits and certifications vary by course.
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Tuition Free Program

Our courses are provided free for students through the Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish County public school systems as well as through some private schools.
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Who We Are

Northwest Career and Technical Academy works with local school districts to provide free technical and professional training for high-school-age students.
learn more

Students We Serve

Our experiential-based hands-on courses are ideal for all types of students - including college-bound students, those looking to enter a trade, and non-traditional learners. 
am i eligible?

Earn Credits

Upon course completion, students may earn high school credits, college credits, and industry-specific certifications*. 
*Credits and certifications vary by course.
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Tuition-Free Program

Our courses are provided free for students through the Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish County public school systems as well as through some private schools.
find a course

Who We Are

Northwest Career and Technical Academy works with local school districts to provide free technical and professional training for high-school-age students.
learn more

Students We Serve

Our experiential-based hands-on courses are ideal for all types of students - including college-bound students, those looking to enter a trade, and non-traditional learners. 
am i eligible?

Earn Credits

Upon course completion, students may earn high school credits, college credits, and industry-specific certifications*.
*Credits and certifications vary by course.
browse courses

Tuition-Free Program

Our courses are provided free for students through the Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish County public school systems as well as through some private schools.
find a course

Empowering Students for Success

Northwest Career and Technical Academy courses are designed to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed after high school. Our experience-based learning models provide hands-on education in the student’s desired area of study. Upon successful completion of our courses, students have the opportunity to earn high school credits, college credits, and industry-specific certificates. Armed with these credits and certifications, students are well prepared to continue on to college or go directly into the workforce.
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  • Veterinarian Technician Training | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Skagit County
  • Marine Services | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Anacortes, WA
  • Construction Skilled Trades | Northwest Career & Technical Academy | Anacortes, WA

How the Program Works

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Explore our diverse course catalog and choose which areas of study interest you!
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Enroll

Fill out our simple enrollment form right here on our website. During the enrollment process, you'll select your preferred courses and schedule.

Once we receive your application, we'll contact your school counselor to work out the details of your enrollment.
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Learn, Do, Lead

Attend NCTA for three hours Monday though Friday throughout the school year. Participate in your normal high school classes and activities for the remainder of the school day!

While at NCTA, you'll experience hands-on learning opportunities that will keep you engaged all year long! Our motto at NCTA is, "Learn, Do, Lead." We believe that learning by doing is the best way to forge the future of tomorrow's leaders.
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  • State-of-the-Art Facility

    I finally found a school in which my son is excited to attend. The two principals are wonderful, the teachers are engaging, and the building is state-of-the-art. Thank you, NCTA, for providing my son with a great skill to have when he graduates high school.
    anna | ncta parent
  • Engaging Program

    "This is the first time in all of my daughter's formal education, that I've seen her truly engage!"
    Scott B. | Parent of ncta student
  • Favorite Part of the Day

    "I was worried about missing out on things at my High School, but quickly found my Skill Center class to be my favorite part of the day!"
    Emily J. | 2021 ncta student

A Note from Our Director

I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning.

I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning. I'd like to welcome students back to in-person learning at NCTA! Our staff is excited for the return of hands-on learning.

Lynette Brower
NCTA Director

Academy Courses

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Aerospace Manufacturing Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Aerospace Manufacturing

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Graphic Design Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Animation & Graphic Design

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Medical Science Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Applied Medical Science

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Automotive Services Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Automotive Services

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Aviation Technology Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Aviation Technology

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Construction Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Construction - Skilled Trade

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Criminal Justice Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Criminal Justice

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Culinary Arts Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Culinary Arts

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Dental Assisting Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Dental Assisting

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Drone ROV Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Drone & ROV

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Fire Science Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Fire Science & EMS

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Marine Services Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Marine Services

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Money and Business Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Money & Business

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Veterinary Assisting Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Veterinary Assisting

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Video Game Development Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Video Game Development

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Welding Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Welding

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