Online Learning

Looking for a flexible and convenient learning option to fit your busy schedule? WCTC offers a variety of associate degree and continuing education courses via the Internet. WCTC’s web-based online learning systems makes it easy to complete homework, participate in class activities, and communicate with classmates and instructors without ever leaving home. View online courses here.

Keep in mind that disciplined, self-motivated and capable learners do best in online-only learning. Before you register for an online course, you should carefully review your personal learning style, motivation and commitment to learning success. To find out if online learning is right for you, take our Independent Learner questionnaire.

Required New Online Learner Orientation

All new online students are required to complete the WCTC Online Learning Orientation Course, which covers:

  • Technology requirements and tools used in online learning at WCTC
  • Appropriate skills and learning style requirements
  • Motivation and responsibilities for successful online course completion

Getting Started

To ensure a successful and positive online learning experience, please complete the steps below:

  1. Complete the Independent Learner Profile to determine whether online learning is a good fit for you. Check the hardware and software requirements for equipment details.

  2. Watch your email (WCTC account) for information on enrollment procedures and the mandatory online orientation. It will be sent five to seven days after you register.

  3. Complete the orientation course. The course takes about two hours to complete.

  4. After you successfully complete the orientation, you’ll be ready to begin your regular online course at the start of the semester.

Technical and Internet Experience Needed for Online Learning

  • You must be familiar with your computer’s basic operation.
  • You should be able to effectively manage your computer files and lesson assignments.
  • You should be proficient with typing.
  • You should know how to navigate the Internet (i.e., search engines, bookmarks, buttons and links).
  • You should be comfortable using email and sending email attachments. 
  • You should be able to use a word processor (MS Word recommended).

Distance Education Conducted Across State Lines

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). As a member of NC-SARA, any current or former student of a distance education program offered by WCTC may file a complaint with Wisconsin’s Distance Learning Authorization Board (DLAB) for WCTC distance education activity conducted across state lines under specific and limited circumstances. For more information on the types of complaints handled by DLAB, steps to be taken before filing a complaint with DLAB, and the process to file a complaint with the DLAB, see DLAB’s student complaint process.