Western Iowa Tech Community College

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Western Iowa Tech Community College
Established 1966 (1966)[1]
Type Public community college
President Terry Murrell[2]
Undergraduates 3,083 full-time,
3,704 part-time
[2]
Location Sioux City, Iowa, USA
42°28′44″N 96°20′49″W / 42.479°N 96.347°W / 42.479; -96.347Coordinates: 42°28′44″N 96°20′49″W / 42.479°N 96.347°W / 42.479; -96.347
Campus Sioux City (Main Campus)
Cherokee (Cherokee Campus)
Denison (Denison Campus)
Le Mars (Le Mars Center)
Mapleton (Mapleton Center) [2]
Former names Western Iowa Technical Community College[2]
Colors Green and Tan         
Website witcc.edu

Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC or WIT) is a comprehensive community college with five campuses in northwestern Iowa. The main campus is located in Sioux City, Iowa; the other campuses are located in Mapleton, LeMars, Denison, and Cherokee. The institution offers associate degree and certificate programs.

History[edit]

WITCC was founded in 1966. It first became an accredited institution in 1977, under The Higher Learning Commission, which is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[1][2]

Campus[edit]

The main campus is located near the corner of Stone Avenue and Gordan Drive in Sioux City. WITCC also has two main branch campuses in Denison, Iowa and Cherokee, Iowa, where there is also an on-campus conference center. Mapleton, Iowa and LeMars, Iowa also have "learning centers" that offer only a small number of classes. WITCC also offers online distance learning programs.

Student housing[edit]

WITCC has two residence halls, Sun Ridge Court and Bur Oak Suites, which can house a combined total of around 300 students. Sun Ridge Court provides apartment-style housing, with one- and two-bedroom apartment units, and also family-style housing. Bur Oak Suites offers more traditional housing options, with four-bedroom/two-bath suites. Bur oak was erected in 2008 and includes common areas, a computer lab, a music room, a study room, and a community kitchen.

Student life[edit]

In the fall of 2010, credit student enrollment was 6,421, a growth of ten percent from the previous year. Students' credit hours were evenly divided between arts/sciences and career technical programs. There were also nearly 200 faculty.[3]

WITCC offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in no fewer than 170 programs. Athletics are composed of intramural sports and a few club sports that compete as the WITCC Comets.

The institution is part of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, a group of community colleges from across the state that work together to give students opportunities for online education.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About WITCC". Official website. Western Iowa Tech Community College. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Western Iowa Tech Community College". Currently Affiliated Institutions. The Higher Learning Commission. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "2010 President's Report". Western Iowa Tech Community College. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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