WAUSAU – Northcentral Technical College 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 of NTC, in a news release. “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 liberal arts transfer program 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, as well as hybrid courses offered through Zoom.

“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,” Weyers said. “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 program will receive their first class free. To get started, visit www.ntc.edu/liberal-arts.