Academic Support Services

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Here to Support You

WITC promises you a hands-on college experience tailored to fit your needs. The goal is to help you gain the practical skills and valuable knowledge to succeed wherever you go. Students say what sets WITC apart is the support for students that comes in a variety of forms.

Support staff are not only caring and responsive, but also down-to-earth. They care about you as the learner and want to make your academic experience at WITC one that is memorable as well as enjoyable.

Academic Advising

During the first term of attendance at WITC you will be assigned an academic advisor. Academic advisors help you with academic issues such as determining appropriate classes and sequencing of the courses and registration activities. The advisor will often be the person best qualified to assist a student in working out the specific procedures for their academic pursuits and frequently is best informed about local career opportunities in the student’s field. Academic advisors are available for questions or special help during office hours.

The Three Areas of the Learning Commons

Learning Resource Center

Find the information you're looking for to complete your coursework and projects. Stop into the LRC for access to computers, printers, scanners, books, journals, newspapers, and research help.

Online you can access the library catalog, journal databases, eBooks, streaming videos and check out our FAQ for 24/7 support.

Learning Resource Center

Educational Technology Center

The ETC provides on-the-ground support for all your technology needs: WITC online applications, online resources for your classes, your computers or personal devices, software installs and much more. Use the computer lab and access printers, copiers, and scanners.

Educational Technology Center

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center is here to support and guide you in achieving your educational and career goals. We are committed to providing you with the services and resources to meet program and course entrance requirements, gain or maintain employment, achieve personal goals or prepare for the GED/HSED exams to maximize your full academic potential. Support is student-centered, accessible, inclusive, and free of charge!

See more below. 

"Success is really dictated on the person’s perception of themselves and their attitude. It doesn’t have to happen right out of high school. When you’re ready for what it is that you want, focus on it and it’s yours." 

Maria Reyes, Nursing Associate Degree Graduate

Course and Program Support

Staff collaborates with program faculty and staff, as well as other campus partners, to provide a range of services, programs, and resources to support student learning. Through individualized and group instruction you can:

  • Participate in foundational skill building classes in math, writing and reading

  • Learn test taking strategies and study skills

  • Enhance critical thinking skills

  • Obtain basic computer skills

  • Acquire employability skills including resume writing and interview techniques

  • Develop strategies that fit your learning style

  • Receive free peer tutoring services

  • Obtain academic support within the classroom based on faculty and student needs

  • Participate in a variety of workshops focused on student learning

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Academic Coaching: Individual One-On-One Support

Academic coaching provides you with a chance to work individually with professional staff members to enhance your academic skills, gain confidence, discover motivation, and improve performance. You will meet on an individual basis at times determined by you and your academic coach.

  • Identify and work through obstacles getting in the way of academic success.

  • Develop study skills and habits necessary to be a successful college student.

  • Get motivated and stop procrastinating.

  • Prepare for tests and reduce anxiety.

  • Establish a balance between academic rigor and extracurricular activities.

  • Improve time management skills.

  • Learn the importance of making notes and acquire the “how to”.

  • Develop short and long-term goals for success.

  • Learn self-discipline, self-motivation and self-efficacy.

Pre-College Support

Students can work with Academic Support Center instructors to obtain the math, reading and writing skills required for admissions and/or course placement.

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General Education Diploma (GED)/High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Individuals interested in obtaining their GED/HSED participate in a State required orientation and assessment. Instructors then work with students to develop an individual learning plan.

WITC offers free classes in math, writing and reading as needed prior to GED/HSED testing.

Learn more about GED/HSED

Adult Basic Education

Have you been out of school for a while? Would you like to brush up on your academic skills and build confidence?  Classes are personal and flexible, with a variety of options including lab and structured classes to meet your needs. These classes are available to those 18 and older.

  • Learn at a comfortable but challenging level, from the very basic to pre-college.

  • Subject areas include reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, problem solving, and math.

  • Get a personalized study program built around your own learning level and learning style.

  • Work toward your own goals, on your schedule.

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English Language Learner (ELL)

English language learner classes are designed to provide you with an academic environment to learn the English language as quickly as possible. An English language instructor is available to provide support in reading, writing, speaking and career skills.

  • Spanish: Clases de aprendizaje de inglés están diseñadas para proporcionarle un ambiente académico para aprender inglés lo antes posible. Un instructor de lengua inglesa está disponible para proporcionar apoyo en lectura, escritura, habla y habilidades de la carrera.

  • Somali: Casharrada barashada luuqada Ingiriisiga waxaa loogu talagalay inay ku siiyaan jawiga tacliinta si ay u bartaan luuqada Ingiriisiga sida ugu dhakhsaha badan. Tababaraha luuqada Ingriiska ah ayaa diyaar u ah inuu bixiyo taageerada akhriska, qorista, xirfadaha xirfadda iyo hadalka.

  • Hmong: Cov tub ntxhais xyaum kawm lus Askiv yog tsim los qhia koj txog qhov chaw kawm ntawv kom kawm lus Askiv sai li sai tau. Tus kws qhia lus Askiv muaj los pab txhawb kev nyeem ntawv, sau ntawv, hais lus thiab kev ua haujlwm.



Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made to ensure access to academic programs, activities, services and employment in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA). 

WITC provides confidential, student centered-planning to help ensure educational success. It is your right to request services to assist in your educational experience. 


Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Ashland Accommodations

Donna Jones-Ilsley

Accommodation Specialist

800.243.9482 Ext.3157

Rice Lake Accommodations

Heidi Diesterhaft

Accommodation Specialist

Heidi Diesterhaft


New Richmond Accommodations

Lori Denzine

Accommodations Specialist

800.243.9482 Ext.4393

Superior Accommodations

Kent Lundahl


800.243.9482 Ext.6306



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.