NTC is pleased to offer a variety of credit recovery options for high school students that are available through customized contracts with area K-12 school districts.

These options can be scheduled on their own or as a supplement to existing summer school offerings. To request additional information, districts are encouraged to indicate their interest in NTC’s credit recovery options.

  • For options noting a tuition cost, the district is agreeing to support that cost via a contract with NTC.
  • Your district will determine how the credits earned at NTC online transfer back to your district. Students will be responsible for providing a transcript to their home district. 
  • Transportation to NTC campuses is the responsibility of the student (or K-12 district).
  • Appropriate technology and/or internet access for online learning is the responsibility of the student and/or district.

Foundational Skill Building In Core Subjects

The College Prep Centers (CPC) at all NTC campuses provide instruction to students to improve academic skills in math, reading and writing. In order to provide instruction to high school students, contracts for services can be developed with individual K-12 districts. Working in CPCs will allow students to remediate in core areas and fill in gaps they may have missed — the learning is customized based on the needs of each student.

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Two Sessions Available: Session 1: April through May (up to 8 weeks), Session 2: June/July (Dates to align with your district’s summer school schedule)
  • Four hours per week minimum
  • Cost: $100 per student
  • Location: All NTC Campuses

Explore Your Path, Discover Your Future

NTC will deliver instruction for this new career exploration course, giving students the option to extend Academic + Career Planning and tie the value of high school graduation to their long-term career goals and success.

Course Description (1 college credit): Students will explore their interests, skills, and abilities and how they relate to education and career choice. Learners will analyze workforce needs, career options, educational requirements and jobs available related to their unique interests and skills. Learners will also explore the importance of soft skill and leadership development. Learners will develop a plan to meet their career goal.

  • Grade Level: 9 – 12
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | June 8 - July 20, 2021
  • First day each week may be taken online, face-to-face or via Zoom
  • Second day TBD for in-person attendance on campus for hands-on career exploration
  • Capacity of 24 students
  • Cost: $170 per student

Post-Secondary Summer Course Offerings

Students may enroll in existing post-secondary courses or districts may contract to set up 1-credit courses listed below. Costs listed are the estimated cost of tuition. Textbooks/supplies may also be required. Minimum enrollment of 10 students required to run each course; however, districts may collaborate to meet the 10-student minimum.

Grades: 11 – 12.
Location(s): Vary by course and may include online/Zoom options.

  • Introduction to the Accounting Program | $170 per student
  • Introduction to the Marketing Program | $170 per student
  • Introduction to Business Technology Program | $170 per student
  • Introduction to IT Technical Support | $170 per student
  • Introduction to Service Operations | $170 per student
  • Introduction to Welding | $210 per student
  • Intro to Welding CNC Applications | $210 per student
  • Introduction to SUDC (Substance Use Disorder Counseling) | $170 per student
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology | $170 per student
  • Intro to Microcontrollers | $170 per student
  • Introduction to Safety PLC Programming | $170 per student

Move to Manufacturing

Short-term training that prepares students for entry-level employment in manufacturing with guaranteed job interview and signing bonus upon hire.

  • Cost: Free
  • Students 18+


Youth Apprenticeship

Leverage employment that students already have or help students find employment with local businesses through the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program. The YA program gives high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a jumpstart on their future career and gain hands-on experience in fields they are interested in pursuing after high school graduation. Students working in paid positions related to YA career pathways are eligible to participate with employer support.

  • Grades: 11 – 12
  • Cost: Free
  • Begin after June 1, 2021
  • Students need to complete 450 hours of work by summer 2022
  • NTC can provide support in connecting students to appropriate employment.
  • School districts receive up to $250 per registered Youth Apprentice through an NTC grant with DWD and districts are eligible for Technical Incentive Grant dollars for successful completers.
  • www.ntc.edu/ya

Summer Dual Credit

NTC can approve Dual Credit courses during the summer if K-12 teachers are confident in their ability to deliver competencies or need an extension to ensure all competencies have been met from the 2020-2021 school year. 

  • Grades: 10–12
  • One credit course options recommended to ensure time for students to meet competencies

Branch Academy

Through a partnership with the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, the Branch Academy provides motivated high school students the opportunity to showcase their talents in solving a real-world business challenge while earning college credit. The program encourages participation from students with various strengths, interests, and future career plans. An interview is required to be accepted to the program.

  • Students must be juniors or seniors during 2021-2022 to participate
  • June 5 – August 12
  • NTC’s Wausau Campus, in-person
  • Kick-off orientation: Saturday, June 5
  • Demo Day final presentation Thursday, August 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • NTC Credit Earned: 3 college credits (Mentored Business Experience)
  • Cost: Free. Students must provide transportation to the Wausau Campus.
  • Tuesday meetings 5:00 – 8:00 p.m
  • Location: NTC Wausau Campus

To apply, visit www.thebranchwi.com

Metal Master’s Quest

Metal Masters Quest gives high school students the opportunity to complete adult apprenticeship machining classes online through NTC to build the foundational knowledge needed to work in manufacturing machining. Participants also have the opportunity to work at a local business (if there is a position open) during and after their training to develop the skills needed to be successful.

  • Credits earned: 2
  • Cost: Free (pending sponsorship request approval)
  • Grades: 9 – 12
  • July 12 – August 27
  • Online with in-person instruction on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • Location: Wausau campus and potentially other NTC campuses if demand exists


  • Engineering Drawings for Machine Trades Apprentices (1)
  • Mathematics for the Machine Tool Trade (1)

Alternative High School + GED Services

For students who may be too credit deficient than summer credit recovery can help with, NTC also offers options for Alternative High School and GED services. Via a contract with NTC, a student would be able to complete an HSED 5.05 which consists of a passing all four GED tests and demonstrating proficiency on the following competencies:

  • Civics
  • Employability
  • Health
  • Career readiness

Eligible students must be at least 17 years of age, score a 70% or higher on the TABE Success Assessment, and be at least one year behind class (3 credits).

Have Questions?

Please contact Sarah Dillon with any questions relating to credit recovery options.

Dr. Sarah Dillon

Dean of College Enrollment

Sarah provides leadership to the teams that support enrollment, including K-12 initiatives.