WCTC Excelerate program could shorten time in school

Waukesha County Technical College has announced a new initiative, WCTC Excelerate, that allows qualified, current high school juniors and seniors ages 16 and older to apply to a full College program — just like any other student.

Through the new WCTC Excelerate initiative, high school juniors and seniors can earn dual credit — both high school and college credits at the same time — and possibly earn an associate degree, technical diploma or certificate, even before they graduate from high school.

The initiative is targeted to those who already have a clear idea of which program they would like to pursue and are ready to jump-start their careers.

Shortening time to degree

Additionally, this can also allow students who successfully complete their WCTC program to transfer to a four-year college or university, with up to junior-level standing, right out of high school.

Students will be able to enter into nearly any college program at WCTC, except for the few that have certain prerequisites or age restrictions, as well as some shared programs with other technical colleges.

The WCTC Excelerate initiative offers several benefits to program-seeking students, including priority registration for courses, academic advising, new student orientation and numerous other on-campus resources, said Sandra Maylen, manager of WCTC’s Center for Early College Opportunities, in a news release.

For more information, visit www.wctc.edu/excelerate.

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