(WAUSAU, Wis.) – It’s not too late to begin college this fall. Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is proud to offer late start courses and programs that students can begin now through November. Students who are looking to take their first step, or next step, in higher education still have the opportunity to get started this semester.

“We recognize that this year is unusual as prospective students may have delayed beginning their education or may be considering a gap year due to COVID,” said Dr. Darren Ackley, Vice President of Learning at NTC. “With our late start courses, students can begin their education at a time that’s convenient for them while ensuring they stay on track with their educational goals.”  

Late start courses are offered online, giving students the ultimate flexibility in scheduling, or in a more structured hybrid format through Zoom. Both options help students get a head start on their education. Late start programs, offered through NTC’s flexible, self-paced Virtual College or through an Open Lab format, give students the opportunity to begin late while staying on track to graduate on time. The College’s late start programs also offer transferability for anyone who wants to continue their education and with the lowest tuition in the area, students can save money while completing the courses needed for a degree at NTC. 

For more information on available courses and programs, visit www.ntc.edu/latestart or call 715.803.1645.   


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 seven convenient locations and three Centers of Excellence in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, Phillips, Spencer, Wausau and Wittenberg.