Career Preparation

Career Preparation

Preparing today’s students for tomorrow

The Career Prep program is funded by the Perkins IV grant whose purpose is to develop more fully the academic, career, and technical skills of secondary students and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs. The goal of the Career Prep program is to promote and support high school to college transitions for career and technical education students. Career prep initiatives should be enhancing a high school student’s technical and academic skills and providing opportunities for transition to postsecondary education or into the workforce.

The Wisconsin Career Pathways website was created to assist counselors, teachers, and students in developing programs of study to help students plan their academic studies based on career interests.

For more information, please contact MSTC's High School Career Coach Xiong Vang at or at 715.422.5521.


Reasons Businesses Should Hire an MSTC Graduate

Employer-based program advisory committees
88% of us work in-state following graduation
We are tech savvy
We have the soft skills you desire
We receive skills/insight from industry leaders
You get a high-quality and job-ready employee

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can Mid-State use those scores?

Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.

Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

How do I apply to a program?

Click on How to Apply above to get started!

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.