Anyone interested in upgrading their job skills, training for a new career, or starting on a bachelor’s degree is encouraged to enroll in fall semester classes at Nicolet College.
“Having a college credential and the higher level of job skills that come along with it is one of the best ways to get ahead in life,” said Nicolet College President Elizabeth Burmaster. “At Nicolet, we work closely with area employers in a wide variety of different fields to ensure that the skills taught in our labs and classrooms are the exact skills needed in the workplace.”
In recent years, the college has concentrated on creating more options for students who need to juggle family and job responsibilities. “That increased level of flexibility, whether it’s through online or evening classes, has opened the door to a college education for many students,” Burmaster added.
Fall semester classes start Monday, Aug. 26.
When enrolling at Nicolet, students start by meeting with a career coach. Career coaches help students navigate the admission and registration process and help people select the career path that is right for them, said Sandy Kinney, executive director of community and college initiatives.
“We see many students wanting to pursue a college education, but they aren’t exactly sure which career would be right for them,” Kinney said. “Nicolet’s career coaches help people match their interests and skill sets to the right program or career.”
Nicolet offers more than 70 different associate degrees, diplomas and certificates along with a University Transfer Liberal Arts program where students complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.
“The University Transfer Liberal Arts program is the largest at Nicolet, with more than 400 students every year earning credits that count toward their bachelor’s degree,” Burmaster said.
One of the more popular aspects of the program is the cost savings students can realize by starting at Nicolet, often saving many thousands of dollars compared to starting at a four-year campus, she explained.
Nicolet University Transfer students are also well prepared when they transfer to a four-year college or university. A recent report from the UW System found that Nicolet students average the highest grade points after they transfer compared to students who transfer from other state technical colleges and the two-year campuses in the UW System.
For a complete list of academic programs, or for help with determining the right program, call the Nicolet College Welcome Center at (715) 365-4493, (800) 544-3039, ext. 4493, TDD 365-4558 or 711 relay. Detailed information about each program is also available at nicoletcollege.edu.