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General Education

Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*

Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*

*Combination of Online, Your Choice, or On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.

Overview

General Education offers courses in communication, mathematics, science, social science, and behavioral science that provide the foundation for degree, certificate, and diploma programs at Northwood Tech.

Prepared Learner courses equip students with the skills necessary to master college-level curricula. Academic history, self-awareness, and/or length of time away from formal education steer students to these courses. Prepared Learner courses carry college credits and are eligible for financial aid.  

Academic Support offers individualized and group instruction in English, social studies, science, reading, mathematics, English Language Learning (ELL), civics, health, career exploration, and employability skills. Persons may attend classes to prepare for entry into specific Northwood Tech courses, to receive academic support with current program course materials, to prepare for employment, to increase knowledge of oral and written communication, and to fulfill personal goals. GED/HSED preparation and testing services are also available.  

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Northwood Tech is collaborating with UW-Superior to offer you a full slate of Liberal Arts and General Education courses. The combination of Northwood Tech General Education courses and UW-Superior courses enable a Northwood Tech student to work toward a full University Transfer Degree-Associate to Bachelor's/Arts or University Transfer Degree-Associate to Bachelor's/Science, while still living, working and going to school near home.

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Academics

General Education courses are available at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, and Superior campuses through a combination of Online, Your Choice, or On Site instruction.

Experienced Instructors

Northwood Tech is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. Northwood Tech's experienced instructors are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help you. 

Transfer into a Program

Whether you're on a waiting list for a program or you're not ready to commit to a program, you can always start with completing General Education courses. 

Multiple Course Start Dates

You can begin taking classes in the fall, summer or spring, including some with accelerated delivery.


Courses

General Education offers courses in communication, mathematics, science, social science, and behavioral science that provide the foundation for degree, certificate, and diploma programs at Northwood Tech. 

Explore the Courses

Featured General Education Courses

10801198
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UGRD
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Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course. This course focuses on writing-intensive practices and meets expectations of High Impact Practice courses. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
10809172
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored. Students will complete a global awareness project. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
10806114
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Introduces general biological concepts and principles. Emphasis is on cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, and taxonomical relationships. Consideration is also given to diversity among the various kingdoms. Students in this college transfer course will complete a scholarly research/academic assignment. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).

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Transfer Center

Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Contact

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Nicole Messicci

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

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Superior Admissions Contact

Anna Kalin

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

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