Students at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College can earn a business degree from multiple campus locations throughout the regions. NWTC is designated as an Achieving the Dream Leader College. This designation means they are fully committed to helping all students succeed and closing achievement gaps. They have also been recognized as a finalist for Advancing Diversity and Student Success Excellence Award by the American Association of Community Colleges. The College of Business is the first community college in Northeast Wisconsin, accredited by the ACBSP. Many CoB students successfully transfer to a four-year institution upon completing their course of study. Those who decide to enter the workforce after earning their associate’s degree from the CoB typically earn $45,500 within six months of graduation.
The CoB offers certificates, technical diplomas, and associate’s degrees in functional business areas such as Administrative and Information Support, Business Financial Management, Distribution and Logistics, Human Resources, Hospitality, Management, and Marketing Communications and Promotions. A few options for students seeking certificates include Business Software Essentials, Law Office Administration, Human Resource Compliance, and Health Care Leadership. Students can earn a technical diploma in Hotel Management, Business Requirements Specialist, Digital Marketing, or Professional Sales.
Associates degrees offered include Administrative Professional, Paralegal, Broadcast Captioning, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Hospitality Management, Event Management, Leadership Development, Business Analyst, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing Operations Management, and Marketing. These programs focus on developing a combination of technical job skills and academic competencies to ensure students are prepared for their future. According to a student survey, the main reason students choose to attend NWTC is to prepare for getting a job. These needs are met through classes built into the curriculum designed to keep students on the right track, such as College 101, Career Planning, Career Preparation, and a culminating Career Experience.
Many students who attend community college leave campus as soon as their classes are finished, but not NWTC students. Students can live at The Orchards, a privately managed apartment just off of the campus. There are also many business clubs for students to join, such as the American Marketing Association, Collegiate DECA, Bits and Bytes 2.0, Business Professionals of America, Creative Arts Club, Culinary Club, Leadership in Action, Supply Chain Management, and Web Development and Design.
Students can serve as a leader on campus in the Student Senate, the Peer Mentoring Program, or as a Student Ambassador. The free RISE Student Leadership Certificate can be earned by attending workshops on diversity, ethics, and civic engagement. Wisconsin Tech Connect can help students find long-term service-learning projects or internships with non-profit organizations. Students who want to get involved but have limited time can participate in Service Days.
Students have a lot of flexible learning options, including online, video conferences, and web conferences. The unique My Way Program lets students choose from one of those options or in-person class attendance on a weekly basis. Classes can also be taken in a full semester format, an accelerated eight-week format, or on a self-paced timeline agreed upon by the professor.