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MEDIA ALERT: Waukesha County Technical College to open campuses in mid-August

Fall semester to offer mix of in-person and online courses

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Wednesday, June 17, 2020) – Waukesha County Technical College will open its Pewaukee and Waukesha campuses for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 17. The College is planning to move ahead with its reopening plan and kick off the 2020-21 academic year, which includes the new, year-round calendar featuring 8-week terms.

Campuses closed March 18 and reopened in a limited capacity June 1 because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and WCTC leaders are looking forward – albeit cautiously – to welcome students back to campus.

Many details are yet to be finalized as the health crisis continues to evolve, but WCTC leaders are taking safe measures to get students back to class.

“The College will follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services as we move forward with opening our campus for fall,” said WCTC President Kaylen Betzig.

This includes:

  • Practicing social distancing in the classrooms and labs and observing the six-foot spacing recommendation.
  • The wearing of face masks is required by all students, staff and faculty as well as community visitors to campus.
  • Food service modifications.
    • Food will be available on campus; however, there will be no self-service options.
    • Several cafeteria tables have been removed and spaced out to promote social distancing efforts.
  • Intensified cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing efforts at both campuses.

Most likely, Betzig said, the College will continue to see more classes in blended formats that include online and in-person elements, and services will be available virtually and in-person.

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About Waukesha County Technical College

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