Flexible Learning Options

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Flexibility Where It Counts for You

WITC students come from all walks of life. Some may be coming straight from high school, others are changing careers mid-life with a family and full-time job on the side of college.No matter what your educational goals, WITC offers a wide variety of accredited programs and credentials including associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships. Upon completion, you'll be able to jump straight into your career or transfer to a four-year college or university to complete you bachelor's degree.


WITC Course Delivery Options

Need classes that fit your life? WITC is continuously innovating to offer better ways for you manage college on your schedule. Many programs include options to take classes a variety of ways without skimping on the support to help you experience success.

  • NEW - Your Choice
    • Your Choice courses are designed for individuals who need flexibility in completing their coursework by allowing the student the choice between fully classroom-based instruction including ITV/BlueJeans remote connections, fully online instruction, or a combination of the two. It is your choice to attend class in person or virtually during the scheduled class time or to complete activities and assignments online at another time. Your Choice courses provide the flexibility of online with the advantage of access to a face-to-face instructor.
  • Blended
    • This course is 50% or less online and the remainder is in-person or flex lab. You are expected to attend all scheduled in-person class meetings. Check the class notes for details when you register.
  • Blended/ITV
    • This course is 50% or less online and the remainder is ITV. You are expected to attend all scheduled in-person class meetings. Check the class notes for details when you register.
  • Flex
    • The WITC Flex method of instruction allows you to customize class hours within the scheduled class time with an instructor present. You will work at your own pace while meeting assignment and exam due dates free of large group lectures/presentations. You are not required to attend all scheduled class times; however, you are required to complete a flex course orientation before beginning the course.
  • Flex/ITV
    • Flex/ITV offers multiple courses in an individualized self-study environment with real-time live video/audio instruction via network or broadcast technology that includes students at the same site as the instructor and at one or more remote sites. The video signals may be one-way or two-way; audio interaction is two-way.  This allows you to customize class hours within the operational hours of the ITV/flex labs schedule with an instructor available at set times to offer face-to-face help/guidance. Although there will be no large group lectures or presentations, you will be provided with a variety of learning tools to work at your own pace while meeting assignment and exam due dates to ensure successful course completion. You are not required to attend all scheduled class times; however, you are required to attend a course orientation before beginning the course. 
  • Hybrid
    • More than 50% of this course is online and the remainder is in-person or through online synchronous class meetings. You are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings in person. You will need to use a computer and the Internet to access course content and materials from WITC’s online learning software - Blackboard. Check the class notes for details when you register.
  • In Person
    • This is the "traditional" way that classes are offered. You are expected to attend all scheduled in-person class meetings.
  • Independent Study
    • ​​​​​​​This is a self-paced format.  It is your responsibility to meet with the instructor the first week of class for orientation and contract signing (instructor meeting may be through Skype web conferencing, telephone, etc.).  You must be highly organized and self-motivated to succeed.  Your instructor may require you to meet on a one-on-one basis at some time. Check the class notes for details when you register.
  • Interactive Television (ITV)
    • ​​​​​​​This course involves real-time live video/audio instruction via network or broadcast technology that includes students at one or more remote sites. The ITV class may be composed of students at the same site as the instructor and students at one or more remote sites. The video signals may be one-way or two-way; audio interaction is two-way. You are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings in person.
  • Interactive Television (ITV)/Hybrid
    • ​​​​​​​More than 50% of this course is online and the remainder is real-time live video/audio instruction via network or broadcast technology that includes students at one or more remote sites. The ITV component may be composed of students at the same site as the instructor and students at one or more remote sites. The video signals may be one-way or two-way; audio interaction is two-way. You are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings in person. You will need to use a computer and the internet to access course content and materials from WITC’s online learning software - Blackboard. Check the class notes for details when you register.
  • Online
    • ​​​​​​​This course is offered via the Internet and accessed by using a web browser. Off-line supervised tests/exams at specified sites may be conducted in conjunction with these courses. Check the class notes for details when you register.
  • Web Enhanced
    • ​​​​​​​This course is in person but requires you to use a computer and the Internet to access course content and materials from WITC’s online learning software - Blackboard.​​​​​​​ 
  • Work Based Learning
    • ​​​​​​​Work based learning is a work-based educational experience that provides you with the opportunity to work in the field that correlates with your program instruction.

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    NEW - Start Now!

    You don't have to wait weeks or even months to get started on your education. Select programs offer nine start dates each year, so you can apply after the traditional semester start and get rolling right away.

    Learn More about Start Now Classes


    Career Pathways

    Several programs are part of a Career Pathway that allow you to build upon your education in increments. Along the way you earn valuable, employer-recognized embedded credentials that develop your skills, your potential for higher earnings and your marketability to employers. In case you need to stop-out of you education as any point, you'll be able to take home your embedded credentials such as certificates or technical diplomas that you've earned to improve you career in the meantime until you can come back to finish your larger goals.

    See Which Programs are Part of Career Pathways


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    Online Programs and Classes

    WITC's online learning offers you the ultimate flexibility with the same academic rigor and support from instructors as courses taken in the classroom. You'll have to make sure you have the self-motivation and proper access to internet to be successful in these courses or programs. 

    Discover Online Learning Options

     


    Interactive Television (ITV)

    ITV brings learning opportunities to you. ITV classes offer you the flexibility to take classes from locations closer to home, even if the instructor is teaching from a campus much further away. WITC's ITV classes are interactive and connect you to others for in-depth discussion. 

    WITC can connect to hundreds of sites in the State of Wisconsin and around the United States, including:

    • Libraries
    • Museums
    • State Capital
    • Business & Industry
    • University of Wisconsin System
    • K-12 Schools
    • Private Colleges
    • Tribal Colleges
    • Technical Colleges

    WITC is a member of the NWECS distance learning network (Northern Wisconsin Educational Communication System), which is one of 32 distance learning networks in the State of Wisconsin.

    Learn More About NWECS

    Contact Distance Learning to learn more.

    800.243.9482, ext.5252

    distancelearningstaff@witc.edu

     

     

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    Free Webinars

    WITC's webinars are a free, no pressure option to explore different career fields or gain insight and grow in your current field. You can attend the live webinars from anywhere or view the recordings at a time that works for you. 

    Discover WITC's Free Webinars

     

    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.