(WAUSAU, Wis.) – As students and parents weigh their college options for the fall 2020 semester, Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is expanding intro-level classes that are part of the College’s Liberal Arts Transfer program so students can begin or continue their UW degree locally.

“Nearly every county in NTC’s District falls well below the state average for Bachelor’s Degree attainment,” said Lori Weyers, President, NTC. “Our new Liberal Arts Transfer program is serving an unmet need while providing greater access to baccalaureate pathways. By pooling expertise and resources, NTC and Madison College are providing new opportunities for students pursuing higher education while serving the local workforce needs to a higher level.”

The program, Liberal Arts Transfer, gives students the opportunity to complete their general education classes at NTC with the intent to transfer them to a four-year college. This means that students can save money while completing the same classes that they need for a four-year degree such as Intro to Communications, Intro to Psychology and many others. Classes will be offered online for the ultimate flexibility, as well as hybrid courses offered through Zoom that provide additional structure with set lecture times and deadlines.

“We recognize that many families are considering alternatives to having their son or daughter go off to college this fall due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19,” said Weyers. “Our new Liberal Arts Transfer degree gives students an opportunity to earn their AA or AS degree locally at NTC and then transfer to any UW college, with guaranteed transfer to UW-Madison.”

The first 40 students who successfully apply to the Liberal Arts Transfer program will receive their first class free due to the generosity of the NTC Foundation. To get started, visit www.ntc.edu/liberal-arts


*Available to the first 40 students enrolled

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.