“We have a variety of offerings that give students the flexibility to choose a learning mode that fits their academic style during these unprecedented and unpredictable times,” said Lori Weyers, NTC President. “We recognize that NTC plays a critical role in supporting the industries that are on the front lines of this pandemic by delivering skilled graduates that serve as the backbone of Wisconsin’s ‘essential workforce.’ It’s imperative that we are open to serve not only our learners, but the communities who rely on us.”
To minimize the risk to students and staff, the College will rely on physical distancing in classrooms and mask requirements for everyone on campus this fall. The College has also adjusted room capacities and added sections to allow for physical distancing in classroom and lab spaces. In addition, CDC guidelines for routine disinfection and strict sanitation measures will be followed. For those interested in student housing, Timberwolf Suites will continue to be open with enhanced safety protocols for shared spaces.
Students can also take advantage of NTC’s newest offering, the Liberal Arts Transfer Degree, this fall. Through a partnership between NTC and Madison College, students can earn their AA or AS degree and transfer to any UW college, including guaranteed transfer to UW-Madison.
“At a time when many families are making difficult decisions regarding their son or daughter’s future, our Admissions team has been fielding many calls from parents seeking information on our new Liberal Arts Transfer Degree as an alternative to having their child go off to college this fall due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19,” said Weyers. “As the community’s college, we are proud to serve the educational needs of all District residents in a safe and affordable manner.”
The College acknowledges the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will monitor developments and alter plans as needed.
“As we adapt to the new normal brought on by COVID-19, we remain committed to providing the rich, educational experience that our learners expect while ensuring the health and safety of our entire campus community,” said Weyers. “As a national leader in online learning, we are well poised to transition to entirely virtual instruction again should the need arise. Thanks to our investment and innovations in online learning, we are well prepared to offer a meaningful experience and quality education remotely.”
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Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau campus in the Village of Maine. The Wausau campus features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business and Industry, Center for Geriatric Education, iTEC Projects Lab and STEM Center.