Summer opportunities abound at Wisconsin’s tech colleges

March 26, 2013

From “Column: Find summer opportunities at MSTC” — In the last couple of weeks, it seems like everyone is talking about the weather. I have heard people saying things like, “When is it going to stop snowing?” “When will it finally be spring?” “Will the weather ever turn nice?” “I was planting my garden last year at this time.” “I wore shorts on St. Patrick’s Day last year.” And so on.

Unfortunately, I cannot tell you when the weather will change, only that I’m sure it will. This anticipation of summer weather has us thinking about summer school opportunities at Mid-State Technical College. As a matter of fact, we think the summer session has something for everyone.

Many students find that our summer session provides the opportunity to focus on just one course rather than several courses at once. Delivery options include face-to-face, video-conferenced classes and online instruction.

If you are a college student who is at home for the summer, many of these courses are transferable to other colleges or universities. Please check with your college to see if they accept these transfer opportunities.

Another option is the chance to work on your basic skills in the Academic Success Center, or ASC. Staff members are available to help you brush up on basic skills in computers, math or language, or to help you improve your entry-level scores for admission to an MSTC program. Maybe your college admissions test did not come out as well as you would have preferred or you would just like to upgrade your skills in a particular area for work

MSTC’s summer session would allow you to enroll in a class that may have been filled during the fall or spring semester, enroll in a class to update and enhance your professional skills, earn credits that will transfer to other colleges and universities or take a class in an environment in which classes are often smaller and less formal.

For an enjoyable and rewarding summer experience, consider joining us at MSTC. Visit us online at or, better yet, stop by Marshfield Campus at 2600 W. Fifth St. and register for summer classes or get more information about any of these options. We look forward to seeing you here.

Brenda Dillenburg is dean of the Mid-State Technical College campus in Marshfield.


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