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Class Search
To browse courses, you can select ‘All Classes’ on the left menu bar or narrow your search by category/subcategory. For a more advanced search by keyword, date, class id, instructor or location, select “advanced search options” at the upper right corner of the page.

Create Profile
Even if you have taken classes at Northwood Technical College (or WITC) in the past, you will need to create a new student profile for the new online registration system. Click on ‘login/create account’ and then ‘create new profile.’  You will be required to create your own username, password, and profile. An email address is required for online registration. Remember to choose a login that is easy for you to remember. Once you have created your profile you will be able to utilize online registration, view your classes, and update your profile.

Note: personal information is never shared or sold; demographic information collected as part of profile creation is reported to the Wisconsin Technical College System. Northwood Tech is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 which protects the privacy of educational records and governs the release and access of student records.

Edit Profile
You may edit or update your student profile at any time. After signing in, access the link entitled ‘My Profile’ to change any of the information. Click ‘Edit’ at the bottom of the page. You may then edit any of your profile fields. When you are finished with your edits, scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Submit.’

You can register for a class online, by mail, in person or by calling your local campus. To register online, browse the course listings and click the boxes next to the classes that you are interested in; then add them to your shopping cart. Follow the instructions to complete your registration on our secure site. You will receive an email to confirm your registration. If you register by mail, phone or in person, you will not receive a confirmation.

Registering early is the best way to insure that your course will be held as scheduled. Classes fill rapidly, and are filled on a first come basis. Occasionally classes may need to be canceled due to low enrollment; the decision to cancel a class due to insufficient registrations will be made and communicated with students prior to the start of the class.


Class Cancellation
To cancel your registration, you must notify the Continuing Education office at the Northwood Tech campus prior to the start date of your class.

Northwood Tech strives to maintain the schedule of classes as announced in our catalog; however, we reserve the right to cancel classes, change instructors, combine classes or switch rooms when necessary. If there is low enrollment in a class, we will cancel or postpone the class. If we have to cancel your class, a refund will be processed. We will make every effort to inform students when classes must be cancelled. It is important to keep the telephone numbers and email address associated with your student profile up-to-date. If you don't hear from us, your class will meet as scheduled.

Full tuition payment is required at the time of registration. Payment may be made by Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or employer sponsored (Third party) payment. Cash (exact amount) payments can be accepted during business hours at any campus, or by check in person or by mail. By enrolling in classes, you agree to be responsible for the payment of related tuition and fees according to the college payment policy. Failure to pay your tuition bill can result in suspension of registration and records access, collection agency action and additional collection fees added to your balance.

If you have registered, paid the class fee, and are unable to attend, you will need to cancel prior to the day class begins to avoid any charges. Any cancellations that occur on or after the first day of class will result in tuition charges to your account. Note: some classes have a strict no-refund policy, which is noted in the description.

Children in Class
Children are not allowed in class, unless noted in the class description or the class is designed for children (ex. kid's camp).

Age Requirements
Students age 16 and under are allowed to enroll in Northwood Tech classes, per 1989 Wisconsin Act 24. The law provides that persons under age 16 must meet regular admission criteria, provide written permission of parent or guardian, and not attend classes during the normal school day.
Students age 62 and over are eligible for a Senior Fee Waiver for Continuing Education courses.

  • For life & leisure courses (the catalog number begins with 60), the senior fee waiver provides up to a 40% discount. (Amount varies based on material fees.) A student’s age must be 62-plus at the start of the term. Sample catalog number: 60-815-605
  • For professional courses (catalog number begins with 42 or 47), students ages 62-plus by the first date of class are exempt from program tuition fees under State Statute 38.24 (1)(b) and are only required to pay the material fee, book and/or professional development fees. Sample catalog numbers: 42-810-415 and 47-531-405

Accommodation Services
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made to ensure access to academic programs, activities, services and employment in accordance with 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008. If accommodations are needed, the student should contact the campus Accommodations Specialist or Amanda Gohde, Director, Human Resources, Equal Opportunity/Access & Affirmative Action Officer, at 715.645.7042, 30 days in advance of needed assistance.

Helpful Hints & Frequently Asked Questions

Inclement Weather
If a campus is closed due to inclement weather, it will be posted on the Northwood Tech homepage. In this case, all classes at that location are cancelled. If an individual class is cancelled due to weather, you will receive an email and/or phone call directly from Northwood Tech Continuing Ed staff or the instructor.

What is a non-credit or non-degree course?
A non-degree or non-credit course is a class you would take for personal enrichment, professional development, certification, licensure or for informational purposes. Non-degree or non-credit also means that these classes will not transfer or have a credit value for any technical diploma, two-year or four-year degree here or at other degree institutions.
How are Online, Online Live and Hybrid classes different?
Online courses are offered via the Internet and accessed by using a web browser. Course content is delivered online, with deadlines, but no set meeting times. You can access the course at any time. Offline supervised tests/exams at specified sites may be conducted in conjunction with these courses.

Online Live courses are courses offered through the internet live from anywhere. Connect with your instructor and classmates during live classes via the web. Also known as livestream, ITV, or Zoom delivery.  

Hybrid courses leverage the best of on site, online, and/or online live instructional formats.  Courses are delivered via a combination of modes, based on specific class content. 

Do I need to purchase books or extra supplies for my class?
In some classes, students are expected to purchase textbooks and/or other supplies. For complete details, please review the Class Description and Class Notes for your class(es) or contact Continuing Education at the campus nearest you.

For additional questions, contact your local Northwood Tech campus or email

Northwood Technical College is an equal opportunity employer/educator functioning under the affirmative action plan. Northwood Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, service in the uniformed services, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions or status in any group protected by federal, state or local law in employment, admissions or its programs, services or activities, including but not limited to admissions, treatment and access. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Amanda Gohde, Director, Human Resources, Equal Opportunity/Access & Affirmative Action Officer, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake WI 54868, 715-645-7042,

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