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.
General Studies offers courses in communication, mathematics, science, social science, and behavioral science that provide the foundation for degree, certificate, and diploma programs at Northwood Tech.
General Studies offer individualized and group instruction in English, social studies, science, reading, mathematics, English Language Learning (ELL), civics, health, career exploration and employability skills. You may choose to complete General Studies courses 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.
Collegewide Outcomes are universal in nature and are intended to develop personal awareness, career effectiveness and professionalism. These outcomes are tied to program outcomes. Achievement of these outcomes builds a strong foundation for future mobility in your chosen field.
As a student, you are expected to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in these areas of study:
- Critical Thinking
- Social Interaction
- Local/Global Perspectives
Northwood Tech is collaborating with UW-Superior to offer you a full slate of Liberal Arts and General Studies courses. The combination of Northwood Tech General Studies 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.
Enhance communication and critical thinking skills.
Build a strong foundation.
Discover your interests.
General Studies courses are available at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses.
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.
Start Here, 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 studies courses.
Multiple Course Start Dates
You can begin taking classes in the fall, summer or spring.
Complete courses from nine different areas of study such as English, Speech, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Natural Science, Health/Wellness, Diversity and Ethnic Studies, World Language and electives.