Northwestern Technological Institute admits as regular students, persons who have a high school diploma or the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a General Education Development Certificate (G.E.D.). Applicants not meeting these criteria, but who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance, or for students who do not possess a high school diploma or G.E.D, may be admitted if they demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training by obtaining a satisfactory score on the appropriate ability to benefit test. Please note: Effective July 1, 2012, students admitted under the ability to benefit test will no longer be eligible to receive Title IV funding.
It is the responsibility of the student to provide satisfactory documentation regarding their high school diploma, G.E.D., or to achieve a passing score on the Ability to Benefit entrance exam no later than the second week of the program. Failure to provide the necessary documentation will result in the student being required to cease attending until he / she is able to provide the appropriate documentation, or until the student achieves a passing score on the Ability to Benefit test. All G.E.D., high school diplomas and/or transcripts submitted to the Institute are subject to validation in accordance with the Institute’s High School Diploma/G.E.D. Validation Policy.
Program: Climate Control Technology
Required ATB Test: Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST)
Required ATB Minimum Scores: As prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education
Minimum Verbal Skills Score: 200
Minimum Quantitative Skills Score: 210
Program(s): (H-102) Electrical Theory and Application (H-202) Heating, (H-302) Air Conditioning, (H-402) Refrigeration, (H-502) Troubleshooting, (H-602) Installation, (H-702) Hydronic Heating Systems, (H-802) Property Maintenance, (H-902) Heat Pumps.
Required ATB Test: Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam
Minimum Score: 15 (as determined by Wonderlic)
Retesting Procedure: If an applicant does not achieve a passing score on the first testing attempt, the applicant may be permitted to retest on an alternate form of the test at the discretion of the School Director. If the applicant does not achieve a passing score after re-testing, the applicant will be deemed not to have the ability to benefit from the training programs, and will be referred to the appropriate adult education center. After a waiting period of 60 days, an applicant may be permitted to re-test a third time at the discretion of the School Director.