The computer hardware, software, and the Internet connection that is used for accessing coursework are the
primary means of participating in online (and some on-ground) courses and therefore are significant contributors to academic success
in your online course and/or program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. It is essential that you own
or have ready access to a computer that meets the following minimum specifications.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is primarily Windows PC-based and, therefore, we are not able to
actively support documents from Macintosh or Linux based computers.
Minimum 2GHz processor
4 GB Recommended
High-speed DSL or Cable Internet Connection - especially if enrolled in online courses
Web Camera and Microphone/headset may be required for online courses
High Speed Internet Access
A high speed Internet connection with minimum connection speed of 1.5 MB or better.
The use of satellite and cellular connections may result in slowness or errors (timeouts or access problems) when accessing the classroom and course materials.
The use of public access computers and internet (for example, at restaurants and public institutions such as libraries) may result in slowness or errors (timeouts or access problems) when accessing the classroom and course materials. Public access computers may not permit any access to certain course materials or systems due to security limitations.
Microsoft Office 365 is provided through WITC student email
Supported Operating Systems*
Microsoft® Windows 7 and Windows 8
Additional Software Requirements for Online Programs*
ACCOUNTING PROGRAM > >
Quickbooks (most recent version typically used - check with course instructor)
If you have any questions about the content of your course, please contact
your instructor using the information provided to you at the beginning of the
course. Your course always includes e-mail support and may include
telephone support depending on individual instructors.
*Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is proud to be part of the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC). This online catalog enables students to purchase software packages at substantial discounts. More information can be found at the web link http://www.witc.edu/technology/software.htm
Student Login Information > >
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Read the following instructions carefully as Student Login to Email, Blackboard and the Network has changed.
Below are descriptions of available student login accounts used for accessing the WITC Network, your student email, the MyWITC Portal and the Blackboard Online Learning System.
Login with your 8-digit
Student ID Number. Example: 12345678
All lower case. First 2 initials of your first name + first 2 initials of your last name + last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. Example: ffll1234
Plagiarism > >
Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community
Using someone else's ideas or phrasing and representing
those ideas or phrasing as our own, either on purpose or
through carelessness, is a serious offense known as
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
Academic writing in American institutions is filled with
rules that writers often don't know how to follow. A
working knowledge of these rules, however, is critically
important; inadvertent mistakes can lead to charges of
plagiarism or the unacknowledged use of
somebody else's words or ideas.