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Registration open for career-track classes; Welding Test Out Dec. 1, Quick Start Dec. 9

Nov. 12, 2015

Thinking of attending college but didn’t quite take the leap last fall?

You’re in luck.

Spring Semester is just around the corner and Nicolet College is now accepting applications for that term which begins Jan. 20.

Students in Lab“It really doesn’t matter when you start college,” said Nicolet College Dean of Students Kate Ferrel. “The most important thing is that you start. The skills and training Nicolet provides are the ticket to great careers and financial security.”

Nicolet currently offers more than 60 college credentials that range from short-term certificates to two-year associate degrees that can be applied to a bachelor’s degree.

Along with the main campus just south of Rhinelander, numerous Nicolet credit classes will also be held in Minocqua, Eagle River, and Tomahawk.

Anyone looking to complete the enrollment process in one stop is encouraged to attend the upcoming Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the University Transfer Center.

“Quick Start makes the enrollment process much more efficient for people to start down the path to earning a college credential,” said Nicolet Career Coach Patrick Burns.

“Prospective students who apply for admission that day will have the $30 admission fee waived along with all assessment fees,” Burns said. “That can total more than $60 in savings.”

At the event future students will be able to:

     - Meet with a Career Coach to discuss career options and the various academic paths available to train for a career.

     - Talk with an Academic Advisor to register for classes and set up a class schedule that fits in with other responsibilities.

     - Complete the Admission Application. Students will need to bring their official high school, GED, or any college transcripts with them in a sealed envelope.

     - Learn about the financial aid and scholarship application process, as well as payment plans the college has available.

WeldingFor those looking to earn a college credential in Welding and have experience in the field, Nicolet will hold Welding Test Out from noon to 8 p.m., Tues., Dec. 1, in the Birchwoods Center.

Testing will be conducted in Gas Metal Arc (MIG), Shielding Metal Arc (Stick), Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG), and Flux Core welding, along with thermal cutting and blueprint reading.

Those who demonstrate proficiency in any or all of these areas will be awarded college credits.

For more information about Quick Start or Welding Test Out, contact Nicolet College Career Coach Patrick Burns at (715) 365-4464, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4464; TTY 1-800-947-3529, ext. 4464, or by email at