General Studies Certificate

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General Studies

Technical Certificate

21 Credits | 1 Year

Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

The General Studies certificate is designed for students who would like to take introductory courses before deciding on a technical diploma or associate degree program. It provides time to develop learning skills and clarify career/educational goals while earning credits that may be applied to a full-time WITC program.

Program Outcomes

General Studies graduates will be able to:

  • Develop learning skills
  • Clarify career/educational goals
  • Recognize and be more aware of their abilities
  • Complete general education requirements prior to choosing their program
  • Match interests and abilities to today’s technical careers
  • Improve their study habits, writing skills, academic performance, and employability skills

Academics

 

General Studies courses are available at each WITC campus (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and the two outreach centers in Hayward and Ladysmith. 

 

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable, and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.

Transfer Options

Some credits may also be transferable to other technical colleges, the UW System, or private four-year colleges.

Associate Degree

Apply the General Studies certificate credits toward Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees to increase your skills. 


Curriculum

Complete courses from four main areas of study: communications, math or science, social science and behavioral science. 

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Featured General Studies Courses

10806134
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.
10809195
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

General Studies

21 Credits | 1 Year

$3,108


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC General Studies Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a General Studies certificate. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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