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Flexible college programs featured at Quick Start Dec. 7

Nov. 21, 2017

Fast-track your way to a college education on your terms at Nicolet College’s Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Red Oak Center Commons on the Rhinelander campus.

“Flexibility is key for many to attend college and Nicolet has created numerous options for people to fit classes around their busy schedules,” said Nicolet College Career Coach Angeline von Neupert.

Available for Spring Semester 2018 is a completely restructured Welding program where students advance through classes at their own pace and get college credit for skills they already possess.

Nicolet has tossed out the traditional 16-week semester structure for Welding and instead created a series of modules, each focusing on a specific set of skills. Once all of the modules are mastered, students are granted college credit.

“It’s a new way of thinking about college that focuses on skills learned rather than spending a prescribed amount of time in a classroom,” von Neupert explained.

In addition, students interested in a career in business now have the flexible option of completing the Business Management associate degree entirely online. Business courses are also still offered in the traditional classroom setting.

Student meeting with advisorAlong with completing everything they need to enroll at one location, Nicolet staff will also be on hand at Quick Start to create customized education plans for each individual entering any academic program.

“Whether they want to attend part-time, full-time, or if they need flexibility as to when they attend classes, we can put together a plan that works for anyone seeking a college education,” she said. “We’re here to help put all of the pieces together. The idea is to keep taking small bites to reach that larger goal.”

At Quick Start people 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.

- Learn about financial aid and start the financial aid application process.

- Learn about payment plans the college has available.

Individuals looking to enroll should also bring their high school or college transcripts, if available. If not, Nicolet staff will be on hand to help students retrieve transcripts electronically. There’s often a fee to do this, so a credit of debit card will be needed.

Those attending Quick Start will have Nicolet’s $30 admission fee waived along with all assessment fees, which combined can total more than $60 in savings.

The college offers more than 65 certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and apprenticeships.

“Nicolet instructors are experts in their fields and masters at sharing what they know, giving students the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their goals, whether that’s to enter a career field or continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree,” von Neupert explained.

If past graduates are any indicator, these individuals are glad they decided to attend Nicolet.

The college’s annual Graduate Follow-Up Report, which surveys students six months after they graduate, shows that over the past three years between 99 percent and 93 percent of graduates were either satisfied or very satisfied with their Nicolet education.

Spring Semester classes start Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

The Nicolet Campus is located one mile south of Rhinelander just off of Hwy. G.

For more information about Nicolet, call the Welcome Center at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493; TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711.