MSTC Stevens Point Campus Adds New Classes
For the City-Times
The new Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) Stevens Point Campus is welcoming several new classes in January.
The college’s new Gerontology program is growing with the addition of a three-credit course called Women and Aging. You do not have to be enrolled in the Gerontology program to take the course. In fact, the content of the course may be of interest to a broad range of people. Gerontology program classes focus on the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology, which includes psychological, sociological, and physiological changes that occur during late adulthood. Classes also provide opportunities for practical experience in a broad range of settings. The class will meet from 5:00-7:50 p.m. on Monday evenings.
Stevens Point Campus will also be hosting another Spring Semester course that is a good fit for both current MSTC students and members of the community. Intro to AutoCAD, a two-credit introductory course in computer aided drafting (CAD) using AutoCAD software, will be offered from 4:00-5:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The course provides a foundation for using CAD software to create and print two-dimensional schematic drawings. These skills are applicable to those working in manufacturing, construction, design, and trades. This course is available to students in any MSTC program, and high school students and students from other colleges and universities are also invited to participate. There are no prerequisites for AutoCAD, though participants should be computer-savvy.
Stevens Point Campus and other MSTC locations are also accepting applications right now for a large number of academic programs that start during Spring Semester, meaning that prospective students do not need to wait until fall to kick off their college education.
MSTC, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers more than 100 associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The college serves a resident population of approximately 165,000 in central Wisconsin with campuses in Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids, and a learning center in Adams. Nearly 9 in 10 MSTC graduates are employed within six months of graduation; 68% of graduates work in the MSTC District comprising all or portions of Adams, Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Portage, Waushara, and Wood counties.
MSTC’s Spring Semester begins January 12 and concludes May 13. Individuals who are interested in these classes or any other MSTC course, certificate, or program are encouraged to go to www.mstc.edu, call 1.888.575.MSTC, or visit the campus office of the MSTC location nearest you.