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WITC has decades of experience successfully teaching students virtually and over a century of providing hands-on learning. 

During the 2020-2021 academic year, WITC will continue to offer classes that include hands-on and in-person learning and will also have several virtual classes, which offer students a wider range of flexibility.

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What will the fall term classes look like at WITC?

WITC will have in-person classes fall term. For some classes, there will be modifications to labs to ensure safe environments that adhere to social distancing guidelines. Other classes will be offered remotely – either online or through web conferencing. The extent to which students will meet in-person versus virtually will vary based on the program or particular class.

Hands-on and lab-based program classes will meet on campus for the hands-on portion of the course.

  • This means you will continue to get experience and real world equipment, tools, and machines.

General Education courses will be offered in “synchronous virtual” or online delivery methods.

  • Synchronous virtual means that the classes will meet at regularly scheduled times through web conferencing and is very similar to being in a classroom.
  • Online courses do not have specific meeting times, providing students greater flexibility in scheduling their life.

If you’re looking for a more typical classroom experience, look for the “computer conferencing” or “blended” delivery modes when registering. If you’d like more flexibility with your schedule, online learning might be a better fit.

Student Clinicals and Practicums

These will vary depending on program requirements and external host facility guidelines.

Class Field Trips

Student field trips will not be scheduled until further notice.

 

Registration

Register for your classes as soon as possible. Search courses at "Find a Class." 

Find class delivery mode definitions and other flexible learning options here.  

How to Register

Fall Semester FAQ

  • Will WITC be offering in-person courses on campus or will everything be online?
    • Yes, we do have some in-person courses available in many of our trades, industry, allied health, nursing, EMS, fire safety, and Law Academy courses. For some classes there will be some slight modifications to labs to ensure social distancing and class sizes may be reduced. For these programs at WITC that require hands on training, we are committed to following all the health department and CDC guidelines that are in place.
  • What happens if there are further restrictions in the fall?
    • WITC will adjust schedules and delivery options as necessary and will balance the need to follow health department and CDC guidelines with the need to provide the most optimal learning environment possible.
  • Will there be a face-to-face option for general studies courses?
    • General studies courses will be offered in a “synchronous virtual” delivery method. This means that the classes will meet at regularly scheduled times and will be very similar to being in a classroom. Students will be able to ask questions directly to their instructor and interact with other students during class.
  • Will I be able to meet with my instructor face-to-face if I need to?
    • WITC would prefer if you met with your instructor virtually at a time convenient for you and your teacher to limit the footprint on campus.
  • Will the campus be available for student services, academic support, and the use of computer labs?
    • Essential campus facilities and services will be available in a limited capacity. We are committed to ensuring all services that are needed for students to succeed are available and we will strive to ensure they are all available virtually and also available face to face whenever possible. View Student Services Here.
  • How will WITC ensure a good learning experience?
    • WITC has been doing virtual learning for decades. While the College had to quickly react this past spring to move several in-person classes to a virtual environment, many of the classes with hands-on competencies had teach-out plans in person with safety measures in place. Upon completion of spring term, WITC surveyed both students and faculty about their experience, so the College could learn what worked, address further training needs and continue to improve student learning for fall term. 
  • Will everyone be required to wear a mask?
    • WITC is currently following the Wisconsin state mandate in which every individual, age 5 and older, shall wear a mask indoors if others are present in the same room or enclosed space. This mandate will be in effect through the end of September. WITC will continue to follow the CDC and local health department guidelines that are in place, which sometimes evolve rapidly. 
  • Should I wait to apply or register for classes until closer to the start of the term?
    • Because WITC has reduced capacities in some programs, the College suggests you go through the admissions process and register for classes as soon as possible. In the unlikely event that there are significant changes to safety requirements in our community that require modifications, you can rest assured that you will not owe tuition or fees if courses are dropped prior to the start of the term.
  • What if the program I want is already full?
    • You have a number of options that could still allow you to attend WITC this fall.
      • You can go on a waitlist and will be contacted when an opening occurs.
      • It is possible that WITC may be able to expand capacity for some of the programs and courses prior to the start of the fall term.
      • Additionally, you may want to meet with a counselor to discuss other similar programs that still have openings.
  • What if I want to take classes, but I’m concerned about taking face-to-face courses and don’t want to come to campus?
    • WITC does offer many programs and courses that can be completed in a virtual environment. In addition, you will be able to complete the admissions process and have access to all services virtually if that is your preference.
  • Will WITC continue classes as planned after Thanksgiving break? 
    • WITC plans to continue with class delivery modes in place at the start of fall term as long as CDC and health department guidelines allow the College to continue that way.
  • What technology do I need for fall classes?
    • For virtual classes, you will need a working computer with a web camera and microphone (most modern computers have these built-in). You will also need a good connectivity to the internet. WITC also recommends creating a space where you can focus on your classes without having distractions in the background or other family members walking through. 
    • Further Technology Needs Details
  • Do I still have to pay incidental fees?
    • Yes, these fees have continued, including fees related to students activities on campus. Staff continue to plan virtual motivations speakers and other events that students can attend. Learn more about student tuition and fees.

Contact

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

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

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

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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