Student Life Announces Fall Event Lineup

(Wausau, Wis.) Student Life at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) develops programming with an emphasis on soft skills, leadership, wellness and fun, and they have just announced their Fall 2016 programming calendar.

Calendar highlights include the annual Fall Welcome Picnic on Tuesday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Wausau Campus Courtyard and at Regional Campuses.  “With live entertainment and a chance to meet new people, there is no better way to kick start the school year. Plus, who doesn’t like free food!” says Krista Reince, Activities and Event Specialist.

Other returning activities include the Student Life Giveaway, Co-Ed Intramural Sports, Manic Monday, Minute to Win It, Drive-in Movie Night and NTC Day at the Orchard. New activities include NTC Spirit Days and Indoor Recess as well as enhancements to SGA Leadership Lunch events and the Wausau Campus Student Club Fair.

Watch your student email, the NTC Student Life Facebook page, posters, TV screens and the NTC Student Life Activities and Events web pages for more details on each event as the dates get closer.

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“JumpStart” Debuts to Help New, Continuing Students Connect with NTC Services, Resources and Staff

(Wausau, Wis.)  Northcentral Technical College (NTC) has introduced “JumpStart,” a new online orientation tool designed to benefit new and continuing students.  By accessing JumpStart, students will be able to learn about important logins, become familiar with College resources and services and find out how to connect with advisors. 

“Our most successful students are those who know how to connect with NTC’s resources and staff,” says Shannon Livingston, Dean of Student Success.  “We want to give every student a chance to realize their full potential, and by going through the JumpStart online orientation, students will be better prepared to maximize their experience and be successful throughout their NTC journey.”

Guy at ComputerJumpStart will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and features an interactive video that gives students an opportunity to consider and respond to questions along the way.  New and transfer students are being asked to go through JumpStart before August 15, and continuing students are welcome to go through JumpStart anytime. 

Students interested in benefiting from this new orientation opportunity can connect to the JumpStart link, enter their first and last name and email and then click “Watch Video and Take Quiz.”  JumpStart quiz responses will be sent to the students’ advisor who will provide follow-up information and resources.

Questions about JumpStart can be directed to NTC’s Advising Center at 715.803.1797.  New students who are also interested in learning more NTC through participation in Welcome Days are invited to visit https://www.ntc.edu/calendar-events/welcome-days-0.    

New Student Welcome Days Set For August 15 and 16

(Wausau, Wis.)  Northcentral Technical College (NTC) will host Welcome Days for new students on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16 beginning at 8:00 a.m. both days at NTC's Wausau Campus.

During Welcome Days, students will have the opportunity to learn more about NTC services and resources as well as network with staff, faculty and fellow NTC students.  “Welcome Day is a high-energy event that can help our new students make the most of their college experience,” notes Welcome Day PicKrista Reince, Student Life Activities & Event Specialist.  “It's a great way to meet fellow classmates while becoming familiar with our physical campus, and it can be a tremendous relief to already know where classes are and what to expect on the first day. We're excited to welcome our newest future alumni to campus!” 

Students beginning the following programs should register for the first session of NTC's Welcome Day on Monday, August 15:

  • Applied Engineering Technology (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Architectural Design (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Automotive (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electromechanical (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
  • Graphic Communications (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Health Pre-Program Student
  • HVAC (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Industrial Electronics & Maintenance (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Machine Tool (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Mechanical Design Engineering Technology (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Sign Language Interpreting in Technology
  • Undecided
  • Video Production (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Welding (no afternoon program orientation)

Students beginning the following programs should register for the second session of NTC's Welcome Day on Tuesday, August 16:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Professional
  • Agriculture Equipment Technician (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Agri-Business (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Business Management
  • Crop Science (Agronomy) (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Culinary Arts (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Dairy Science (no afternoon program orientation)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Human Services (All Programs)
  • Insurance
  • IT Programs
  • Marketing (All Programs)
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Office Assistant
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Supervisory Management
  • Veterinary Science (no afternoon program orientation)

NTC looks forward to connecting with new students during Welcome Days and celebrating the start of the fall semester with all students on Monday, August 22.

NTC Wausau Campus Remodeling in Full Swing

(Wausau, Wis.) The Northcentral Technical College (NTC) Wausau Campus is currently undergoing an extensive remodeling project to provide enhanced services and better access for NTC students. 

As part of the remodeling, Student Life will be expanded to include additional space for student engagement, collaborative study space, mock interview rooms, a larger game room and a Veterans Club room.  Also, Transfer and Placement will be joining Student Life in this newly remodeled space allowing students to be even more efficiently served throughout each stage of their NTC experience.

According to Shawn Sullivan, Director of Student Development: “These renovations are going to allow us to more effectively engage and serve our students, help them build their soft skills and NTC Frontmake them more attractive to local business and industry.  Bringing Placement and Transfer into the space allows us to connect students to their dream job or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.”

Also involved in the remodeling project is the NTC Bookstore which will be expanded to include more retail space and an improved textbook purchasing system.  Significant enhancements will also be made to NTC’s main entrance, Student Service and Student Success areas.

Remodeling will continue throughout the summer and is expected to be completed in mid October.