It was a day of a celebration for hundreds of NTC grads and their families.
More than 750 Northcentral Technical College students graduated Saturday.
Organizers said about 430 students took part in the ceremony.
School leaders said it's an exciting day, as the students take on their next challenge.
"For a lot of them, it's a strong sense of accomplishment. Some of our students, they never felt like they'd be able to graduate from college. For others this is the exact path that they envisioned themselves going. So I think that today is just a great day for all of them," said NTC Director of Student Development, Shawn Sullivan.
School officials said about 42% of Saturday's graduates finished with a 3.5 GPA or higher.