MEDIA ALERT: Waukesha County Technical College to extend campus closures amid COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Wednesday, March 25, 2020) – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) today announced an extended closure of the Pewaukee (main) and Waukesha campuses through May 31, with a reopening date of Monday, June 1.
These decisions are being driven by the public health emergency stemming from the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the emergency orders set forth by the State of Wisconsin and Gov. Tony Evers. This includes the Safer at Home order, which began at 8 a.m. today.
Recent updates include:
- WCTC will remain closed through May 31 and reopen on Monday, June 1, and buildings will remain locked. This also affects:
- Small Business Center
- Corporate Training Center
- Child Development Center
- Employees will continue to work remotely until the return-to-campus date of June 1.
- Classes that were already offered online began immediately after spring break on Monday, March 23 and will follow their normal schedules.
- Classes that are being converted to online delivery for the remainder of the semester will begin on Monday, April 6 and tentatively finish Monday, June 1.
- Lab portions of classes will be delayed until the College reopens.
- The summer semester will begin on June 8, unless otherwise communicated to students.
- All student services, such as Academic Advising, Counseling, Financial Aid, Counseling, Student Accessibility, Service Desk and others will continue to be available remotely; services will be offered via virtual/online systems.
WCTC is dedicated to implementing measures that will help limit the spread of the virus and keep the WCTC community healthy and safe. The College is following guidance from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in providing resources to those in the WCTC community.
>> For comprehensive, up-to-date information, visit www.wctc.edu/coronavirus.
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu.