Tech College News Archives

WCTC will start having a year-round schedule in June 2020

Waukesha County Technical College will change the way it offers courses in June 2020, implementing a year-round academic calendar offering courses in eight-week sessions. The change will allow students to build on their academic momentum, complete their education in less time and connect with jobs sooner. The current format of WCTC's academic year is two 16-week semesters, one in fall and one in spring, along with an optional summer semester and shorter January and May terms, known as interims.

 

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CVTC Nets $1.7 Million in Science Grants

Chippewa Valley Technical College was recently awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation, which when combined with an April award, total almost $1.7 million. These three grants will support the college’s mission to provide cutting-edge education in manufacturing technology and expand efforts to share information with other academic institutions.

 

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NWTC transitioning to shorter courses

To increase student success, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will transition nearly all courses from 15 weeks to eight weeks, this fall. The college is calling it the 8-Week Advantage. With eight-week classes, students meet less frequently each week but for longer periods of time. Each semester will have two eight-week sessions, as well as one eight-week session during the summer, for a total of five sessions every academic year.

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MATC adds new arborist program to help meet high demand

Due to such a high demand for skilled arborists, Milwaukee Area Technical College has created a new program to teach people about the industry. Students who graduate get two different certifications and three college credits. Several tree service companies plan to be at graduation to interview students.

Read more: ‘Trees dying all over:’ MATC adds new program to help meet high demand for arborists

CVTC receives $1.7 million in grants to enhance manufacturing education

Three National Science Foundation grants totaling almost $1.7 million will enhance Chippewa Valley Technical College’s efforts to remain on the cutting edge of recent developments in manufacturing technology and enable the college to share information with area high school partners and other technical colleges.

Read more: National Science Foundation grants boost CVTC manufacturing education efforts

Western, UW-La Crosse sign transfer agreement for business students

Students in Western Technical College’s Associate of Science-Liberal Arts program can now earn as many as 59 credits that will transfer to UW-La Crosse’s College of Business Administration. Those who complete the pathway will enroll in UW-L with near-junior status in a range of majors: accountancy, economics, information systems, management, marketing and multiple finance disciplines.

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WITC to offer new IT-Cybersecurity Specialist program

In its new IT-cybersecurity specialist program, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will be training students how detect, protect and defend against attacks. The two-year IT-Cybersecurity Specialist program will give students hand-on experience with networking, operation systems, virtualization and security. 

Read more: New program at WITC focuses on growing cybersecurity field

NTC to fill cosmetology gap with new course

Starting in Fall 2019, Northcentral Technical College will be offering a cosmetology program. Through the year-long course, students will learn hair-cutting skills, styling, chemical services, such as perms and relaxing and nail services. Another key aspect of the training is learning how to recognized signs of abuse in potential clients.

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NWTC, WTCS Board honor Green Bay Packers with Futuremaker Partner Award

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the Wisconsin Technical College System Board have honored the Green Bay Packers with the Board’s ‘Futuremaker Partner’ Award. The award recognizes the unique, dynamic connections between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their employer partners. The long-time partnership between the Packers and NWTC provides access to high-quality education for members of the communities in northeast Wisconsin, innovating to expand the talent pipeline for the region. 

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Minimum-security inmates earn credits at NWTC for jobs after prison

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is making ‘re-entry programs for inmates’ a priority over the next two years. In the budget he signed last week, he increased the amount of money for these efforts by almost $1 million.

One of these inmate re-entry programs is being offered at Northwest Wisconsin Technical College. Eleven inmates from Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center, a minimum-security facility, are working toward a certificate in industrial maintenance. The 14-credit program is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

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