Nicolet Area Technical College, otherwise also known simply as Nicolet College, is a pubic technical and community college located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Interestingly, while the campus’s first building was under construction, the college held its first classes in 1968, in what is now the Rhinelander Fire Department. Nicolet College offers associate, diploma, and certificate degrees in applied science, arts and science, with emphasis on Natural Resources and Elementary Education. With a relatively small student body of about 2000, the school places importance upon alternative energy, and has set up sustainable energy initiatives and solar powered facilities across the campus. Set on the shores of Lake Julia, upon 280 acres of wooded area, the school acts as a haven for the adventurous nature lover.