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This innovative partnership between Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Lakeland University provides a unique higher-education option to students. Students participating in this program complete their associate degree at NWTC and continue their education at Lakeland by entering as a college junior to complete a related bachelor’s degree


  • Affordable, flexible college degree option close-to-home
  • Guaranteed admission to Lakeland University and start as a junior following NWTC graduation
  • Students are career-ready in two years following their NWTC program completion and are able to work in their field while continuing their education at Lakeland
  • Most Lakeland majors will accommodate working student schedules through online and evening programming
  • Scholarship opportunities offered to NWTC graduates
  • Support to help students launch and advance in their careers
  • Free Application
  • Support from NWTC and Lakeland University advisors
  • Individualized academic plans
  • Career Development to help launch and advance their careers


  • Currently 25 NWTC programs are part of this initiative. Career areas range from Business and Information Technology (IT) programs to Health and Criminal Justice related programs.
  • The NWTC programs align with 12 different Lakeland University majors.


  • Students apply for admission to an eligible NWTC program
  • Students meet with their NWTC program advisor to map out their NWTC coursework
  • Students can register through this online form
  • Students reach out to Lakeland advisor at
  • Students complete Lakeland admissions steps

For more information contact us today! 


Lakeland University and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA).