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SUCCESS

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60+ career areas. Countless possibilities.
Discover how your passions and goals can be realized at WITC.

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Austin Ellias
Austin Ellias

Austin Ellias | Marine Repair Technician

Bringing in experience.

Austin is a Marine Corps veteran, who had a job in the service using similar skills as he is learning in the Marine Repair Technician program.  

Earning national scholarships.

He was awarded the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Technical School Scholarship. 

Skills for his own business.

Austin currently works full-time at Bretting Manufacturing and plans to use his marine repair skills to have his own business on the side. 

An active leader.

Austin is an active leader in Student Senate on campus. 


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Angie Ramos
Angie Ramos

Angie Ramos | Architectural Commercial Design

Angie is a first-generation college student. 

Before attending WITC, Angie started her college experience at a four-year university. A lack of knowledgeable instructors caused Angie to explore other colleges, which brought her to WITC. 

A fast track for success. 

Angie was amazed at the work the students in her program are able to do after being in the program for just a short time. 

Angie works overnights, full time. 

While attending courses full time at WITC, Angie also works full-time as an overnight registrar in an emergency department. 

Ambitious and hard working. 

Angie knew immediately that WITC was the college for her. She believes she's exactly where she needs to be to receive the education she needs to fulfill her ambitious dreams. 


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Carter Hartling
Carter Hartling

Carter Hartling | IT-Systems Administration Specialist

Carter started college in high school. 

In high school, Carter took several free dual-credit classes such as Excel, Word, business management and accounting at the advice of his teacher. 

Carter saved time, money and commute.

Carter is thankful he spared himself time, money and commute by earning several WITC college credits ahead of his high school graduation. He also liked the freedom and pace of his dual credit classes. 

He felt confident entering college. 

Carter felt the transition to WITC was easy, already having done college-level work and being in-the-know of how college classes operate. 

Carter changed programs. 

Carter originally started in the business management program and later switched to IT-Systems Administrative Specialist after becoming familiar with other WITC programs. 


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Anessa Lawrence
Anessa Lawrence

 

 

 

Anessa Lawrence | Occupational Therapy Assistant &

University Transfer Degree: Liberal Arts-Associate of Arts

 

 

Anessa transferred to WITC from a four-year college. 

After going to college out-of-state for two years, Anessa moved back home to Superior and transferred her credits to WITC. 

Savings & Scholarships. 

Living at home with her parents, Anessa is saving money on both living and tuition costs – spending less than half of what she would spend as a freshman at a UW campus. She also received scholarships to cut her costs. 

A deeper relationship. 

Anessa enjoys the smaller classes and feels the instructors truly know and support her. She says she gets a response to questions quickly from her instructors, even on the weekends. 

Flexible classes to fit her life. 

Anessa does classes online, in person and through ITV. Because of the flexible classes, some of which are self-paced, she can work a job on the side of college, managing her schedule well. 


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Bringing in experience.

Austin is a Marine Corps veteran, who had a job in the service using similar skills as he is learning in the Marine Repair Technician program.  

Earning national scholarships.

He was awarded the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Technical School Scholarship. 

Skills for his own business.

Austin currently works full-time at Bretting Manufacturing and plans to use his marine repair skills to have his own business on the side. 

An active leader.

Austin is an active leader in Student Senate on campus. 


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Angie is a first-generation college student. 

Before attending WITC, Angie started her college experience at a four-year university. A lack of knowledgeable instructors caused Angie to explore other colleges, which brought her to WITC. 

A fast track for success. 

Angie was amazed at the work the students in her program are able to do after being in the program for just a short time. 

Angie works overnights, full time. 

While attending courses full time at WITC, Angie also works full-time as an overnight registrar in an emergency department. 

Ambitious and hard working. 

Angie knew immediately that WITC was the college for her. She believes she's exactly where she needs to be to receive the education she needs to fulfill her ambitious dreams. 


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Carter started college in high school. 

In high school, Carter took several free dual-credit classes such as Excel, Word, business management and accounting at the advice of his teacher. 

Carter saved time, money and commute.

Carter is thankful he spared himself time, money and commute by earning several WITC college credits ahead of his high school graduation. He also liked the freedom and pace of his dual credit classes. 

He felt confident entering college. 

Carter felt the transition to WITC was easy, already having done college-level work and being in-the-know of how college classes operate. 

Carter changed programs. 

Carter originally started in the business management program and later switched to IT-Systems Administrative Specialist after becoming familiar with other WITC programs. 


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Anessa transferred to WITC from a four-year college. 

After going to college out-of-state for two years, Anessa moved back home to Superior and transferred her credits to WITC. 

Savings & Scholarships. 

Living at home with her parents, Anessa is saving money on both living and tuition costs – spending less than half of what she would spend as a freshman at a UW campus. She also received scholarships to cut her costs. 

A deeper relationship. 

Anessa enjoys the smaller classes and feels the instructors truly know and support her. She says she gets a response to questions quickly from her instructors, even on the weekends. 

Flexible classes to fit her life. 

Anessa does classes online, in person and through ITV. Because of the flexible classes, some of which are self-paced, she can work a job on the side of college, managing her schedule well. 


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WELCOME to CAMPUS LIFE

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Make the most of your WITC experience by getting involved. You’ll gain valuable experiences and make lifelong connections with WITC’s clubs, organizations and student activities.

DEGREE PROGRAMS & MORE

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Know what program you're interested in or want to browse your options? Check out associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates. 

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Taking a class at WITC has never been easier. 

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Featured Continuing Education Classes

Professional Development: Early Childhood Education Classes

All online classes—register anytime before July 2. Licensing classes, Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care & Skills/Strategies for the Child Care Teacher.


 

Life & Leisure: Motorcycle Courses

The open road awaits! We offer courses on multiple dates and at all WITC campuses—find one that works for you.

Professional development gives you the training, skills, certification and licensure classes to keep you on top of your career and fulfill your continuing education required for your work. 

Explore Professional Development Options

Upcoming Events

Come one, come all. WITC-Rice Lake Summer Open House
Rice Lake Summer Open House
July 24, 2018   |  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  |  WITC-Rice Lake

Come explore all that WITC has to offer! Hands-on activities for all ages.


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New Student Orientation
August 24, 2018

All new students must attend New Student Orientation either online or in person. 


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Fall Term Classes Start
August 27, 2018
  • 16-week session: Aug. 27 - Dec. 21
  • 1st 12-week session: Aug. 27  - Nov. 16
  • 1st 8-week session: Aug. 27  - Oct. 19
  • 1st 4-week session: Aug. 27  - Sept. 21

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Holiday
September 3, 2018

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2nd 4-Week & 2nd 12-Week Sessions Starts
September 24, 2018
  • 2nd 12-week session: Sept. 24 - Dec. 21
  • 2nd 4-week session: Sept. 24 - Oct. 19

Join WITC's community of graduates who experience success.
Whether that means obtaining a career or continuing your education, WITC will work with you to create a plan of action that enables you to achieve your goals.

WITC graduates have some pretty cool careers.

WITC graduates have some pretty cool careers.

Success After WITC
Success After WITC

WITC graduates have some pretty cool careers.


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Maria Reyes
Maria Reyes

Maria Reyes | Associate Degree Nursing

 

At 15, Maria moved to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico.

Although Maria was a high achieving student in Puerto Rico, she knew only Spanish when she arrived, so language was a barrier. She eventually learned English through school and on her own with a dictionary.

Setting school aside. 

At 17, Maria left high school to take care of her new baby. Ten years later she walked into WITC for her GED to create a better life for herself and her children. 

From GED to nursing student. 

With a community of support, Maria was able to complete the nursing program while holding down a job and taking care of her two boys. 

Empowering herself and others.

Maria has now worked in the nursing field in various roles including as a nurse, a manager and as an instructor to others. She says caring for others has always come first for her ever since she helped take care of her grandmother when she was young.


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Jeff Engelbretson
Jeff Engelbretson

Jeff Engelbretson | Management and Leadership

The right fit. 

Jeff got a flyer from WITC after deploying to Iraq and thought he'd check out the Management and Leadership program. After hitting it off with his instructor and taking his first class with other working adult students, he knew it was the right fit. 

Classes around his schedule. 

The evening classes allowed Jeff to be active in the Army National Guard and a part-time student, taking one class per semester on average with his military tuition assistance. 

Starting a new life. 

Jeff spent 25 years in the military before retiring and taking on his new career. He says the people skills and learning how to create a good working environment were the most helpful in his transition to civilian-life management. 

A strong foundation. 

Within two years of working at Verizon, Jeff was promoted to management where he managed three staging facilities and about 30 employees throughout the Midwest. He also was able to transfer all of his WITC credits to continue his education and obtain a bachelor's degree. 


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Amber Popplewell
Amber Popplewell

Amber Popplewell | Human Services Associate

 

Amber was a single mother who wanted to further her education.

Although Amber wasn't sure what career she wanted to pursue, she was sure that she wanted to do something important and she wanted to help people. 

The support needed to succeed. 

The staff were always supportive to Amber and her daughter as they spent many evenings studying in WITC's Learning Resource Center. 

Paying it forward. 

Amber felt passionate to apply her education to the community she was living, so in addition to working and taking classes, Amber also volunteered for the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse.

Making a difference in the live's of others. 

Amber is now a program coordinator in the sexual assault program at the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse. She looks back on her time at WITC as a fantastic, accelerated program. 


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Chet Banger
Chet Banger

Chet Banger | Architectural Commercial Design

Exploring his options. 

Chet had several jobs, tried a university and community college and was in the military before landing at WITC, using his military tuition assistance. 

Help from a career survey. 

He decided on the architecture program after taking the career survey online. He had taken AutoCAD (2D drafting software) classes in high school and had a construction background, so the program was relevant to his interests and past experiences. 

Networking opportunities. 

Chet met what would soon be his employer through a class assignment to interview an architect, which led to an internship that turned into a full-time job. 

The skills for success. 

Chet helped lead the firm's transition to Revit (a new 3D drafting software), and helped teach others how to use the software. One of Chet's first major projects was a bank in River Falls. He credits his drafting skills and construction knowledge for helping him launch his career. 


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At 15, Maria moved to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico.

Although Maria was a high achieving student in Puerto Rico, she knew only Spanish when she arrived, so language was a barrier. She eventually learned English through school and on her own with a dictionary.

Setting school aside. 

At 17, Maria left high school to take care of her new baby. Ten years later she walked into WITC for her GED to create a better life for herself and her children. 

From GED to nursing student. 

With a community of support, Maria was able to complete the nursing program while holding down a job and taking care of her two boys. 

Empowering herself and others.

Maria has now worked in the nursing field in various roles including as a nurse, a manager and as an instructor to others. She says caring for others has always come first for her ever since she helped take care of her grandmother when she was young.


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The right fit. 

Jeff got a flyer from WITC after deploying to Iraq and thought he'd check out the Management and Leadership program. After hitting it off with his instructor and taking his first class with other working adult students, he knew it was the right fit. 

Classes around his schedule. 

The evening classes allowed Jeff to be active in the Army National Guard and a part-time student, taking one class per semester on average with his military tuition assistance. 

Starting a new life. 

Jeff spent 25 years in the military before retiring and taking on his new career. He says the people skills and learning how to create a good working environment were the most helpful in his transition to civilian-life management. 

A strong foundation. 

Within two years of working at Verizon, Jeff was promoted to management where he managed three staging facilities and about 30 employees throughout the Midwest. He also was able to transfer all of his WITC credits to continue his education and obtain a bachelor's degree. 


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Amber was a single mother who wanted to further her education.

Although Amber wasn't sure what career she wanted to pursue, she was sure that she wanted to do something important and she wanted to help people. 

The support needed to succeed. 

The staff were always supportive to Amber and her daughter as they spent many evenings studying in WITC's Learning Resource Center. 

Paying it forward. 

Amber felt passionate to apply her education to the community she was living, so in addition to working and taking classes, Amber also volunteered for the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse.

Making a difference in the live's of others. 

Amber is now a program coordinator in the sexual assault program at the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse. She looks back on her time at WITC as a fantastic, accelerated program. 


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Exploring his options. 

Chet had several jobs, tried a university and community college and was in the military before landing at WITC, using his military tuition assistance. 

Help from a career survey. 

He decided on the architecture program after taking the career survey online. He had taken AutoCAD (2D drafting software) classes in high school and had a construction background, so the program was relevant to his interests and past experiences. 

Networking opportunities. 

Chet met what would soon be his employer through a class assignment to interview an architect, which led to an internship that turned into a full-time job. 

The skills for success. 

Chet helped lead the firm's transition to Revit (a new 3D drafting software), and helped teach others how to use the software. One of Chet's first major projects was a bank in River Falls. He credits his drafting skills and construction knowledge for helping him launch his career. 


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WHAT HAPPENS after WITC

"As a student at WITC, I have learned the life-changing skills and much-needed confidence to be successful in today's tough job market."

–Brittany Magnuson

54.4%

salary increase after five years for graduates working in a related field to their training

"WITC was the smartest two years of my life and has set me on a path that I can follow for the rest of my life."

–Brad LaRoche

EXPLORE STARTING SALARIES

See some of the highest paying average annual starting salaries 2016 WITC graduates have reported:

Graphic: Average Wages for Top WITC Programs

 

 

Graphic: 93% of graduates employed within six months of graduation

 

 

97%

of students were satisfied or very satisfied with the training they received at WITC.

"WITC was the way to go for me. It was affordable and provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed to be successful. I discovered the sky was the limit at WITC."

- Jordan Barningham

"WITC offered a flexible schedule, which provided the time I needed to be a full-time mom and student."

- Davena 

At WITC, learning is our passion and it shows. Ranked among the top two-year colleges in the nation, WITC's graduates leave WITC with the confidence and experience needed for success. 

GROW your SUCCESS

Have you taken classes at other colleges or in high school that count for college credit? Do you have military or other career or life experience that may count?  See if you can start a step ahead. 

Get Credit for Prior Learning

Do you need to teach your employees specific skills to get the job done right? From trades skills to management and leadership soft skills, WITC will work with you and your employees to provide customized business training that works for your business goals.

Consult with a WITC Business Advisor

Have you already completed a class or certificate that counts toward a high technical diploma or associate degree? Find your program and see what the next step is.

Find the Next Step in Your Career Pathway

Need to get licensed or complete continuing education classes for your job? You'll find options here to hone your skills and stay up-to-date in your industry.

Renew Your Certification

TAKE the NEXT STEP

Are you ready to experience success? WITC staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.