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General Studies

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

General Studies offers courses in communication, mathematics, science, social science, and behavioral science that provide the foundation for degree, certificate, and diploma programs at WITC.

Overview

General Studies offer individualized and group instruction in English, social studies, science, reading, mathematics, English Language Learning (ELL), civics, health, career exploration and employability skills. You may choose to complete General Studies courses to prepare for entry into specific WITC courses, to receive academic support with current program course materials, to prepare for employment, to increase knowledge of oral and written communication and to fulfill personal goals. GED/HSED® preparation and testing services are also available.

Collegewide Outcomes

Collegewide Outcomes are universal in nature and are intended to develop personal awareness, career effectiveness and professionalism. These outcomes are tied to program outcomes. Achievement of these outcomes builds a strong foundation for future mobility in your chosen field.

As a student, you are expected to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in these areas of study:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science/Technology
  • Social Interaction
  • Local/Global Perspectives
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WITC is collaborating with Nicolet Area Technical College (NATC) to offer you a full slate of Liberal Arts and General Studies courses. Many NATC course are provided IPV to each WITC campus, while others are offered online. The combination of WITC General Studies courses and NATC courses enable a WITC student to work toward a full Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, while still living, working and going to school near home.

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Academics

General Studies courses are available at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses. 

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. WITC's experienced instructors are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help you. 

Start Here, Transfer into a Program

Whether you're on a waiting list for a program or you're not ready to commit to a program, you can always start with completing general studies courses. 

Multiple Course Start Dates

You can begin taking classes in the fall, summer or spring.


Courses

Complete courses from nine different areas of study such as English, Speech, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Natural Science, Health/Wellness, Diversity and Ethnic Studies, World Language and electives. 

Explore the Courses

Featured General Studies Courses

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UGRD
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Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism, and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion, and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues.
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This is an introductory course that emphasizes the structure of the human body and the functional interrelationships of the body's systems. Consideration is given to the human body and disease, human genetics, human ecology, and the role that humans play in the environment. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week. Note: This course does not meet requirements for or substitute for General Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I and II.

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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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Contact

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

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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