Like everybody else in today's world, Western Iowa Tech Community College is adapting to our new environment. We want you to know what you can expect at WITCC this fall.
WITCC is excited to welcome students back on campus for classes this fall! We are offering both online courses and new FLEX courses. FLEX courses combine face-to-face instruction with a few virtual components. We know many of our students prefer learning in a classroom and WITCC is honoring that choice. Our FLEX courses deliver as much course material as possible in-person for a hands-on, engaging classroom experience.
We want you to be aware of some changes you may experience this semester:
Each course instructor will email specific details about your class to your MyWIT student email account in August. It is very important to check your student email regularly so you will be prepared for class!
All of your college information is on MyWIT. If you have questions about your classes, schedule, financial aid, or anything else, you will find it on the student portal MyWIT.
Several days after applying to WITCC, you received an acceptance letter from the college. This letter contained your seven-digit student ID number and login credentials for the MyWIT Student Portal. If you can't find your login credentials, student ID number, or can't remember your password, contact IT Help Desk / email@example.com / 712.274.8733 ext. 1461.
Go to www.witcc.edu/myWIT.
Enter your domain/user name: Enter "wit," your seven-digit student ID number, followed by "@witcc." (Example: wit0123456@witcc)
Enter the default password: the default password is your first initial capitalized, last initial lowercase, birthdate in eight-digit format followed by "witcc." You will be required to change your password upon your first log in. (Example: Flmmddyyyywitcc)
You can access student email account by logging onto MyWIT under "Resources."
Your email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your email password is first name initial (capitalized), last name initial (lowercase), your eight-digit birthdate, followed by "witcc." (Example: Flmmddyyywitcc)
Many of WITCC online classes and virtual components of FLEX classes will be delivered through a program called "Canvas." You can access Canvas in MyWIT. Go to the Academics section and select "MyCoursework." You will be able to access your course shell on Canvas the day before classes start. More information on using Canvas.
There are several ways you will get to your books for class. Find out what books you need and how to get your books for class.
WITCC photo IDs are no extra charge and can be made at the front desk anytime between 8am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.
Parking permits are no extra charge and can be picked up at the front desk anytime between 8am and 5pm, Monday - Friday. If you are going to live in campus housing, then you will be issued a special parking pass when you move in.
Student laptops are available for pick up at the IT Help Desk (room A208). No appointment is necessary. Simply check in at the front entrance when you arrive. Once you have your laptop, staff members will show you how to set up your laptop, get ready for classes, and download the browsers and extensions you need. Laptop set up takes place on campus in A203. You can also contact Bea Houston at 712.274.8733 ext. 3218 or email@example.com to set up a virtual training.
CHEROKEE AND DENISON
Student laptops will be available for pick up in August. The branch campuses will notify students when they are able to pick up their laptop. Staff are available to help you set up your laptop. You can also schedule a training session via Zoom or phone with the Comet Learning Center by contacting 712.274.8733 ext. 3218 or emailing Bea.Houston@witcc.edu.
If you have already completed your FAFSA, check the status of your financial aid package. You may need to submit additional information in order for your aid to be processed. To check your status, log onto MyWIT and go to "My Financial Aid."
Fall orientation will take place as a class on Canvas called "Exploring the Comet Universe". This course covers pertinent information for first year students and can be completed on your own time. Additional information will be coming. Watch your MyWIT email for an invitation to "Exploring the Comet Universe."
If you applied for housing, move-in dates have been set for Saturday, August 22 and Sunday August 23 from 8:00am - 5:00pm. In order to reduce the number of students moving in at the same time, individual times and dates have been assigned. Check your email for your assigned time.