Nicolet Area Technical College: Narrative Description

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Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501-0518
Tel: (715)365-4410
Admissions: (715)365-4451
Fax: (715)365-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wisconsin Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 280-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,945. Students come from 8 states and territories, 2 other countries, 64% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2472 full-time, $103 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7200 full-time, $300 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course level, degree level, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course level, degree level, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Richard Brown Library with 38,369 books, 598 serials, and an OPAC. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The county seat for Oneida County, Rhinelander (population 8,218) is a summer and winter resort, located in the most concentrated lake area of the Middle West. Rhinelander has one of the largest paper mills under one roof in America. All commercial transportation is available. Parks and many lakes and trout streams and rivers provide facilities for all water sports and fishing. The Logging Museum is a reproduction of a logging camp with living quarters. Also on display is a narrow gauge engine built in 1879.

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