WITC to Highlight Program Growth at Open House Events
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College wants to help its
students make the most of the future. By offering more than 50 smart career
options, WITC prepares its graduates for a future of employability.
Attend an open house at one of WITC’s four campuses to
learn more about career-focused education.
will host its open house April 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WITC-New Richmond will host its open house April 16 from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
WITC-Rice Lake will host its open house April 15 from 1 p.m. to 5
WITC-Superior will host its open house April 22 from 3 p.m. to 6
Guests are invited to tour the campus, talk to an
instructor, learn about financial aid and find out how easy it is to apply.
While at the open house, be sure to check out the new and expanded offerings for
fall 2009, including accounting, accounting assistant, marketing, and IT-web
programmer/analyst, which are now offered completely online.
Previously offered as a two-year program, the Marine Repair
Technician program has been revised as a three-semester technical diploma. This
program is unique in the state and is a member of the American Boat and Yacht
Council (ABYC) and the Association of Marine Technicians (AMTECH).
In cooperation with Lakeshore Technical College, WITC has
added a two-year associate degree Judicial Reporting program to its fall 2009
catalog. Employment opportunities are expected to be excellent as the demand for
court reporting services will be spurred by the continuing need for accurate
transcription of proceedings in court and pretrial depositions.
A new, one-year Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
program offers a combination of classroom/ITV lectures, practical skills labs,
laboratory simulations and clinical experiences.
Available at WITC-Ashland, Early Childhood Education is as
a collaborative evening offering with WITC-Superior. Information sessions will
take place at 5:15 p.m. during the open houses at those campuses.
WITC also offers a variety of short-term certificates for
learning new skills or upgrading existing skills.
The Renewable Electricity Certificate will begin in August
2009 at the Ashland Campus. "Sustainability is really becoming the norm,"
according to Ted May, WITC Academic Dean of General Studies, Renewable Energy
and Sustainability Program Developer. "As resources become more limited,
business and industry are seeking more sustainable options. We hope to be at the
forefront, providing the necessary education and skill-development to meet those
New certificate offerings include Professional Inclusion Credential, which
expands Early Childhood Educators’ knowledge in special education to help meet
the needs of children and families. A Barber/Cosmetologist instructor
certificate prepares students to become a licensed instructor. A Medical Claims
Examiner/ Billing Specialist Certificate is offered at WITC-Ashland and
Superior, and a Business Graphics certificate, now offered at all four campuses.