News Release

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College-Independence Campus offers several programs that allow participants to earn an associate’s degree while continuing to work full- or part-time. An Open House focusing on four of the programs will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at WWTC’s Independence Campus. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The four programs that will be discussed include Accounting After Hours, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources-Business Administration, and Supervisory Management.

The Accounting After Hours program provides students with the foundation in theory and practice for entry-level positions as accountants. Courses are offered one evening per week as a cohort group – meaning students will attend classes with the same team from start to finish. Classes will meet on Monday nights at the Independence Campus beginning in Fall 2006.

The Administrative Assistance program gives students the knowledge necessary to work in any professional business setting. Students develop skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, flexibility, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. Classes start in January 2006 and can be taken as traditional classroom, online, or via Interactive Television (ITV).

The Human Resources-Business Administration program covers the seven key areas of human resources: safety, employment law, training, HR management, compensation administration, international human resources, and staffing. This cohort group meets Tuesday nights beginning January 2006 at the Independence Campus.

The Supervisory Management program is designed for people interested in acquiring or improving managerial or supervisory skills with a business emphasis. Several options are available, including a cohort group, which meets for accelerated courses at the Tomah campus on Wednesday nights. This program can also be completed through online courses or a blended ITV format. All three options begin in January.

For details on the information session or to learn more about WWTC’s Flexible Learning Options, please call 608.785.9168 or visit the WWTC Web site at