Northwest State Community College, established in 1968, is a two-year public college offering associate degrees in arts, science and technical studies to more than 10,000 students throughout northwest Ohio. The various academic programs offered by the college include accounting, business management, banking, finance, marketing, retailing, real estate, international business, computer programming, network administration and visual communications. The technical courses offered by the college include architectural, construction engineering, automotive technology, graphics designing, and manufacturing engineering and welding. The services offered by the college include transfer assistance, career planning, financial aid and placement assistance. Northwest State Community College is located in Archbold, Ohio, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.