Northcentral Technical College provides many different options that can be of assistance to members of the community, including current and potential NTC students, dislocated and incumbent workers and those in need of a high school credential. We strive to help in any way possible related to academic achievement.

Everything You Need to Get Started

NTC’s district-wide College Prep Centers offer a wide variety of academic services. Whether you are just beginning your college journey or returning to school after many years, the College Prep Center instructors and staff are here to help you succeed. Get started on the path to a brighter future today!

College Prep

Intended for adults of all academic backgrounds, College Prep courses help students increase their academic skills in order to meet NTC entrance requirements.


Adult Basic Education offers individuals who are over 18.5 years of age a self-paced, friendly environment to earn the General Education Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Upon completion, students are prepared to begin their job search or apply for college.

Learn More About GED/HSED

English Language Learning

The English Language Learning (ELL) program at NTC is designed for adults over 18.5 years of age whose native language is not English. There are two types of classes available to help students meet their language goals.

English Language Learning (ELL)

These classes are available at all levels from Beginning to Advanced with class times in the morning and the evening. ELL instructors and staff will help students set goals and choose classes to meet their needs. This option is tuition-free (students are required to purchase textbooks).

Learn More About ELL

Intensive English Program

These classes offer educational opportunities to enhance academic English language skills at the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. This program is credit based and tuition bearing.

Math, Reading & Writing Skills

Learning plans are catered specifically for each individual student depending on their needs and future career goals. Instructors will assist students with developing a self-paced plan to increase their math, reading and writing skills in a lab setting.

Employment Readiness

NTC can help you improve upon your level of professionalism and soft skills, which are traits employers value. Assistance is available in the following areas: job search, cover letter, resume, and interviewing.

Computer Literacy

Technology plays a large role in today’s world, and many businesses require employees to have at least basic computer literacy. Northcentral Technical College (NTC) provides class options that can increase your skills in this area.

Computer Basics 1

Students will become familiar with common computer terminology, the basics of Windows, the basics of Word, and file/folder organization. Students will learn how to log on and off, manipulate the mouse, work with gadgets, switch between programs, use the Ribbon in Word, use common tool bars, insert and delete text in a document, spell check, cut, copy, and paste.

Computer Basics 2

Students will become familiar with the Internet and computer safety while using the internet. This course will teach students how to use the address bar, links, navigation buttons, e-mail, and how to protect themselves against viruses, malware and spyware.


By the end of this course, students will be able to use the computer to produce a typed document using their keyboarding skills. Students will learn to use proper alignment of fingers and body during typing, touch typing and basic Word functions.

Get Started Now

To schedule an orientation time or to receive additional information about services provided, call NTC’s Wausau College Prep Center at 715.803.1152 or email

Receive Additional Information

Courses are held in open lab, online, and instructor-led formats. Below is a list of College Prep Center locations within NTC’s district.

Antigo College Prep Center
Northcentral Technical College
312 Forrest Avenue, Room T129
Antigo, WI 54409
715.623.7601, Ext. 7737

Medford College Prep Center
Northcentral Technical College
1001 Progressive Ave – Room M111
715.748.3603, Ext. 7170

Medford Adult Diploma Academy
Northcentral Technical College
1001 Progressive Ave, Room M126
Medford, WI 54451

Merrill Adult Diploma Academy
Merrill City Hall, 1004 E 1st St, Lower Level
Merrill, WI 54452

Phillips College Prep Center
Northcentral Technical College
1408 Pine Ridge Road, Room P139
Phillips, WI 54455
715.339.4555, Ext. 7601

Spencer College Prep Center
Northcentral Technical College
808 N. Pacific Street, Room S110
Spencer, WI 54479
715.659.5120, Ext. 7954

Wittenberg College Prep Center
Northcentral Technical College
402 N. Genesee Street, Suite 3
Wittenberg, WI 54499
715.253.3500, Ext. 0

Wausau College Prep Center
Northcentral Technical College
1000 W. Campus Drive, Room C170
Wausau, WI 54401

Marathon County Job Center
731 N. 1st St., Suite 4000
Wausau, WI 54403