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To safeguard the health of our campus community, we have modified many of our operations in accordance with public health guidance. You can be assured that we have safety protocols and strict screening measures, strict sanitation procedures and social distancing measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff and guests.

Health + Safety

We’re all in this together! We encourage all members of the campus community to do their part in following health protocols and safety guidelines.

Masks

Students, staff and visiting public (prospective students, individuals with a business purpose, etc.) will be required to wear a mask while on campus. Visitors who do not have their own mask will be provided a disposable mask upon entry to the campus.

Social Distancing

Social distancing of six feet apart or more is expected while on campus. Classroom and lab room capacities have been adjusted to ensure social distancing of desks and work spaces. In lab areas where social distancing is not feasible, appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided for students and staff.

Temperature Screening

Thermal temperature scanners are located at all campus entrances. All employees will screen themselves at home or upon entering the building. All visitors and students will be temperature scanned by Security upon entry. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will be asked to leave campus and follow up with their healthcare provider.

Symptom Self-Monitoring

Members of the NTC campus community will be expected to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 daily. If you experience symptoms, you should refrain from coming to campus and contact your healthcare provider.

Personal Hygiene

Practice good personal hygiene habits including washing hands frequently with soap and water or using  hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Academic Instruction

We are pleased to share that we are offering more ways to take our courses than ever before. Whether you plan to complete your classes in person, online or in a combination of ways, we are committed to providing classes to our students in a variety of delivery modes to meet student needs. We know that planning for this academic year presents unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why we are also offering combination options that give you the opportunity to choose how you learn throughout the semester based on your needs.

In Person

Face-to-Face

Classes take place in person at one of NTC’s physical campus locations. Times are set by the instructor and meet regularly each week. Due to social distancing guidelines, course sections may have reduced capacities and/or additional times may be scheduled to accommodate smaller numbers in each class.

  • Masks are required in all classes. 
  • Masks, shields and gloves are required in all labs. 
  • All classrooms will be equipped with a Plexiglas barrier on the instructor’s station. Faculty will be allowed to remove their masks while instructing behind the barrier.
  • Eating will not be allowed within the classroom. Masks may be temporarily pulled down to drink but must be replaced immediately.

100% Online

Virtual College

As NTC’s most flexible option, Virtual College gives students the opportunity to begin classes and set due dates throughout the semester. Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach face-to-face courses and provide quality learning experience directed by the faculty with a schedule directed by each student.

Computer Conferencing/Zoom 

Faculty teach in real time and students participate in class discussions and work on projects with their peers via Zoom. This type of environment is ideal for students who cannot physically be on campus, but prefer the community and structure of set learning times.

Combination

Blended/Hybrid

Students complete some of their classes fully online at their pace, while there are still occasional set meeting dates and times from the faculty member. In some cases, the set days and times can be attended at a physical campus and/or via computer conferencing.

Face-to-Face + Computer Conferencing

Students may choose to attend classes on an NTC campus or via Zoom, NTC’s virtual classroom software. In order to maintain social distancing measures, students must decide which way they will attend and register for that section. 
 

Modified Hours of Operation

The College will continue to operate with modified hours of operation to allow time for disinfection and sanitation. All Wausau Campus entrances will be locked at 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Evening courses will continue to run into the evening; however, individuals who leave campus will be unable to gain re-entry after 7:00 p.m. (after the last class starts) without contacting Security.

Wausau Campus Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday | 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday | 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday + Sunday | 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Regional Campus Hours of Operation (with the exception of Wittenberg)

  • Monday – Friday | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday + Sunday | Open by Request

Wittenberg Campus Hours of Operation

  • Monday | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday + Thursday | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday + Sunday | Open by Request

Campus Entrance Information

Campus entrances will be restricted to ensure compliance with masking and temperature screening requirements. Open entrances this fall include:

  • Main Entrance (Wausau Campus)
  • Center for Health Sciences Main Entrance (Wausau Campus)
  • C Entrance (Wausau Campus)
  • H Entrance (Wausau Campus)
  • Regional Campus Main Entrances

Cleaning + Prevention

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment, which includes enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures. In addition to the routine custodial cleaning, the College has implemented an enhanced cleaning frequency to clean and disinfect the campus with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces. Hand sanitizing stations are available at each entrance and across campus for student, staff and visitor use. Cleaning supplies are also available in campus locations designated as clean in/clean out.

Areas of Focus

Classrooms

  • Classrooms will be disinfected daily with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces including chairs, tables and door handles.
  • Each classroom will be provided with essential cleaning supplies including disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and general directions for disinfecting.  Classrooms labeled as clean in/clean out will require that students and faculty disinfect their work area (desk/ table/ chair) prior to use.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed on all instructor stations
  • Some chairs have been removed to maintain social distancing.
  • Vinyl graphics are affixed to all tables reminding students to social distance.
  • Ventilation will be increased to 100% when practical.
  • Disinfection fogging will occur at periodic intervals.

Labs

  • Labs will be disinfected daily with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces including chairs, tables and door handles.
  • Labs will be provided with essential cleaning supplies including disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and general directions for disinfecting.  Labs labeled as clean in/clean out will require that students and faculty disinfect their work area (desk/ table/ chair) prior to use.
  • Extra PPE may be required in labs where social distancing cannot be maintain or when students and/or faculty are working in groups.
  • Ventilation will be increased to 100% when practical
  • Disinfection fogging will occur at periodic intervals.

Offices

  • Offices will be disinfected daily with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces including chairs, tables and door handles.
  • Extra cleaning supplies are located in all office suites for self-cleaning.
  • Staff are required to clean in/ clean out when meeting in offices.
  • Masks are required when meeting in offices or cubicles.
  • Hand sanitizers will be provided for staff and visitors.
  • Ventilation will be increased to 100% when practical.
  • Disinfection fogging will occur at periodic intervals.

Eating + Study Areas

  • We will provide a designated place for students to eat and to study individually and/or in a group at each campus location.
  • Booths will re-open for use in the fall but will be limited to one person per booth.
  • Group study areas will be set up to ensure social distancing is followed. 
  • Eating on campus will only be allowed in designated locations identified with signage at each campus location.
    • These locations will be equipped with cleaning supplies for clean-in/clean-out protocol
    • Social distancing will be required
  • Vending will be allowed in designated eating areas to allow for and ensure routine cleaning of the vending machines. Vending machines will also be equipped with cleaning supplies for clean in/clean out.
  • You may eat in the cafeteria following social distancing protocol with a maximum of two people/table. You will be required to clean in/clean out when dining in the cafeteria.

Computer Access Areas

We are pleased to offer a variety of computer labs and student study spaces for students at all NTC campus locations. Capacities have been limited in all classrooms and computer labs to ensure alignment with social distancing protocols. Some study spaces are also equipped with webcams for students taking Zoom classes. Headphones are encouraged and can be purchased at the Campus Store.

Wausau Campus

A236 — Computer Lab With Webcams for Zoom
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
F205 — Computer Lab With Webcams for Zoom
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A164 — Computer Lab
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., except: 11/20
A165 — Computer Lab
Day Times Available
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., except: 11/6, 11/20
A166 — Computer Lab
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., except: 11/20
ITEC Lab – Computers for Student Use, also BYOD Stations
Day Times Available
Monday 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cyber Cafe (CHS) — 6 Computer Stations With Webcams for Zoom
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
STEM Center — Laptops & Desktops
Day Times Available
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Timberwolf Learning Commons (1st Floor) — Laptops & Headphones Available
Day Times Available
Monday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A201, A224, A235 — Classrooms, Bring Your Own Device
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Regional Campuses

Computer Flex Labs & Computer Conferencing Classrooms — Desktops
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Classrooms & Lounge/Study Areas — Check out Laptop at the Front Desk
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Classrooms & Lounge/Study Areas, Bring Your Own Device
Day Times Available
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Health + Safety

What should I do if I develop COVID-19 symptoms?

If you are a student and develop symptoms, please reference the COVID-19 Guideline for Students for next steps.

I think I have/have been exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?

If you are a student and you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please reference the COVID-19 Guideline for Students for next steps.

What safety measures will be in place on campus?

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment, which includes enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures. In addition to the routine custodial cleaning, the College has implemented an enhanced cleaning frequency to clean and disinfect the campus with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces. Hand sanitizing stations are available at each entrance and across campus for student, staff and visitor use. Cleaning supplies are also available in campus locations designated as clean in/clean out.

What safety precautions are being taken for in-person classes?

Due to social distancing guidelines, all course sections have reduced capacities and/or additional times have been scheduled to accommodate smaller numbers in each class.

  • Masks are required in all classes.
  • Masks, shields and gloves are required in all labs.
  • All classrooms will be equipped with a Plexiglas barrier on the instructor’s station. Faculty will be allowed to remove their masks while instructing behind the barrier.
  • Classrooms will be disinfected daily with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces including chairs, tables and door handles.
  • Each classroom will be provided with essential cleaning supplies including disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and general directions for disinfecting.  Classrooms labeled as clean in/clean out will require that students and faculty disinfect their work area (desk/ table/ chair) prior to use.

What is the expectation of those who come to campus?

Everyone on campus is required to wear a mask, socially distance, monitor themselves for symptoms and be temperature scanned upon entrance. Learn more about our procedures to keep our campus community safe through this informative video.

Campus Life

Will the Library be open?

Yes, the Library is open to students Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Can I still live in student housing?

Yes, Timberwolves Suites is open and has additional safety measures in places for all residents including Plexiglas barriers and enhanced cleaning measures.

Will there still be esports at NTC this year?

Yes. You can learn more on our esports page.

Will student clubs still be active this year?

There are many ways to continue to be an involved Timberwolf. Learn more on our Student Life website.

Can I be on campus when I’m not in class?

Yes and you are encouraged to do so! We have spaces available for students to study across all campus locations. To ensure an engaged and connected experience for all amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you follow all posted guidelines and health protocols. We’re all in this together!

Academics

What if I don’t have a laptop for my online courses?

Laptops are available for purchase through the Campus Store. Laptops are also available for check out in the NTC Library. If you are in need of a laptop and cannot afford one, you can also contact the NTC Foundation regarding available scholarship opportunities.

How can I get my books and supplies?

Books and supplies are available for purchase through the NTC Campus Store.

I am worried about being able to complete this year (due to health, work and/or family commitments). Who should I contact?

We understand your concerns and we are here for you. Please reach out to your Student Success Advisor (by logging in to your Starfish Success Network or calling 715.803.1797) to develop an individual plan to complete. Your advisor and faculty member(s) will work to determine a plan that fits your life schedule.