Below Mid-State's logo, a young woman balances six blocks in her hands with the following displayed on the boxes: Small in-person classes, innovative technology class options, online classes, university transfer, in-demand careers and the Mid-State pillars logo. Additional text below reads, Experience Choice
June 1, 2020

Mid-State Technical College expands summer and fall offerings to let students choose how they attend

June 1, 2020

Mid-State’s course offerings this summer and fall will include more choice and flexibility, as the College moves to greatly expand its available delivery methods to give students the format they want and need to feel safe and connected while still staying on track to achieving their educational and career goals. 

Class offerings now include fully online options, small in-person options and innovative technology class options that utilize web conferencing features and blended or hybrid formats. As a result, students can choose to attend entirely from home, attend campus occasionally or attend on a more regular basis in a small group classroom environment. All small group in-person offerings will follow harm reduction recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), promoting a healthy and safe learning environment.

Summer hours are now also available at all Mid-State campuses for in-person student support services such as college application assistance, registration, payment and bookstore assistance on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. Services such as academic advising, counseling, disability services, financial aid, outreach and testing are also available virtually or by special appointment.

“Our current and incoming students have shown such resiliency over the past semester and have experienced limited choice in many aspects of their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Mandy Lang. “Mid-State is pleased to provide choice and flexibility to these students when it comes to how their learning is delivered.” 

According to Lang, Mid-State’s courses lead to in-demand careers and many are transferable to a wide variety of universities. Offerings this summer and fall include flexible options for adults looking to learn a new skill or explore options for a path to advancement in their current career or a new one. High school students facing uncertainty about their plans to start college this fall will find many transferable classes that let them stay close to home while working toward a bachelor’s degree and saving in tuition costs, and the College’s University Transfer Liberal Arts programs give students the ability to complete their general education at Mid-State and allow for guaranteed transfer to any of the UW System schools, including UW-Madison.