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This page is your one-stop-shop for information about how to register for WITC Continuing Education classes, as well as other important information, policies and commonly asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I pick up a catalog?
- You may pick up a catalog from any WITC campus or complete the catalog request form and a copy will be mailed to you.
- What is a non-credit or non-degree course?
- A non-degree or non-credit course is a class you would take for personal enrichment, professional development, certification, licensure or for informational purposes. Non-degree or non-credit also means that these classes will not transfer or have a credit value for any technical diploma, two-year or four-year degree here or at other degree institutions.
- When do classes start?
- Fall courses are in session September through December. Most spring non-degree courses run late January through May. Summer classes are held June through August.
- How are ITV, webinar (BlueJeans) and online classes different?
Online courses are offered via the Internet and accessed by using a web browser. You can access the course at any time. Offline supervised tests/exams at specified sites may be conducted in conjunction with these courses.
Webinars (BlueJeans) are courses offered during a specific time period that can be accessed from your home computer using a free BlueJeans software download (download and instructions can be found here). Your computer must have a reliable internet connection, microphone and camera. You can interact with the teacher during the class.
ITV (Interactive Television) courses involve real-time live video/audio instruction via broadcast technology that includes students at one or more WITC campuses. The classes are offered during a specified time and students attend at their nearest WITC campus. The class may be composed of students at the same site as the instructor and students at one or more remote sites.
- When should I register?
- Registering early is the best way to insure that your course will be held as scheduled. Be sure to register at least two weeks prior to the start of class. Classes fill rapidly, and are filled on a first come basis. If fewer than ten (10) students enroll in a class, it may be canceled. The decision to cancel a class due to insufficient registrations will be made within a week prior to the start of the class.
- Will I receive a confirmation or reminder about class?
- If you register online, WITC will notify you by email to confirm your enrollment. However, if you register by other methods, you will not receive confirmation. Mark your calendar for the dates, time and location of your classes.
- Can students age 16 and under enroll in classes?
- 1989 Wisconsin Act 24 allows Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College to enroll persons age 16 or under in classes. The law provides that persons under age 16 must meet regular admission criteria, provide written permission of parent or guardian, and not attend classes during the normal school day.
- When am I eligible for the Senior Fee Waiver?
- For life & leisure courses (the catalog number begins with 60), the senior fee waiver provides up to a 50% discount. (Amount varies based on material fees.) Student's age must be 62 plus at the start of the term (6/1 for summer, 8/27 for fall and 12/26 for spring). Sample catalog number: 60-815-605
- For professional courses (catalog number begins with 42 or 47), students ages 62 plus by the first date of class are exempt from program fees under State Statute 38.24 (1)(b) and are only required to pay the material fee, which is approximately $4.50 for many courses. Sample catalog numbers: 42-810-415 and 47-531-405
- Do I need to purchase books or extra supplies for my class?
- In some classes, students are expected to purchase textbooks and/or other supplies. For complete details, please review the Class Description and Class Notes for your class(es), or contact Continuing Education at the campus nearest you.
- What if I need to cancel?
- If your plans change and you can’t attend class, you need to notify the Continuing Education office at the WITC campus prior to the start date of your class. We'll give you a 100 percent refund.
- What if WITC cancels a class?
- WITC will make every effort to inform students when classes must be cancelled. It is important that student telephone numbers are kept up-to-date with Student Services. If there is low enrollment in a class, we will cancel or postpone the class. If we have to cancel your class, we'll give you a 100 percent refund. If you don't hear from us, your class will meet as scheduled.
- How will I know if there is a weather-related cancellation?
- If a campus is closed due to inclement weather, it will be posted on the WITC homepage. In this case, all classes at that location are cancelled.
- How can I request accommodations for persons with disabilities?
- Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made to ensure access to academic programs, activities, services, and employment in accordance with 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 standards. If you need accommodations, contact your campus Disabilities Specialist or Cher Vink, WITC Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX, Section 504, and Title VII Coordinator, at 715.468.2815, TTY 711 30 days in advance of needed assistance.
Payment & Refunds
- When is payment due?
- Payment in full must be received at the time of registration. By enrolling in classes, you agree to be responsible for the payment of related tuition and fees according to the college payment policy. Should you choose not to attend a class, you will need to drop it prior to the day it begins to avoid any charges. Any drops that occur on or after the first day of class will result in tuition charges to your account. Failure to pay your tuition bill can result in suspension of registration and records access, collection agency action and additional collection fees added to your balance.
- Will I receive a refund if I drop a class?
- 100 percent refunds will be issued to students who drop the class prior to class start date.
WITC is an equal opportunity employer/educator functioning under the affirmative action plan. The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or other applicable legislated categories, in its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admissions, treatment, and access. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Amanda Gohde, Director, Human Resources, Equal Opportunity/Access & Affirmative Action Officer, Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake WI 54871, 715.468.2815 ext. 2240, TTY 711, Email Amanda Gohde. Program information or assistance regarding requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act can be obtained from the College Affirmative Action Office.