The first step is always the hardest. Can you go back to school? Can you finish your GED? Can you take a college preparation class? The answer is YES.

We understand that going back to college can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. CVTC Launch is a set of classes, services, and support aimed to get you college-ready. These FREE classes are designed to help adults who may have faced obstacles in education but are ready to move forward and transition to college classes.

CVTC Launch puts the full college community alongside you every step of the way as you enter back into a higher ed learning environment. From finding the right courses to registration and beyond, we’re here to answer your questions and help you build a strong future for yourself and your family.


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At CVTC, we believe that education is the key to a better future. That's why we're committed to providing our community with the tools and resources they need to succeed. CVTC Launch community classes are designed to be flexible, so you can fit your studies into your busy schedule. And all of these classes are free, you don't have to worry about the cost of college standing in your way.

So, why wait? If you're ready to take the first step on your educational journey, get started with CVTC Launch today! Our program provides you with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to build a better future for yourself and your family. You'll join a supportive community of adult learners who are all working towards the same goal: a better future.

 

Now Is the perfect time

Whether you’ve been out of the classroom for just a few months or many years, this program is the perfect starting point for you. Our FREE class offerings allow you to ease back into learning with no risk and limitless potential!

Starting with CVTC Launch is fast and easy:

  1. Fill out a short form, call, or stop in to connect with our team.
  2. Select the Launch classes that are best for you.
  3. Meet with our College Navigators online or in-person for orientation.
  4. Start taking classes and preparing for your future!

Don't wait any longer. Continue your educational journey at CVTC
Apply today, and launch your future.


  Get Started Today! Complete the inquiry form and one of our College Navigators will get in touch. Additionally, we have walk-in Learning Centers at each of our campuses, so you can work at a location most convenient for you.

Explore Launch Classes

With CVTC Launch, you'll receive step-by-step support and guidance to help you succeed on your educational journey. Our classes include computer literacy, IT courses, GED/HSED preparation, and English language learning, all of which are aimed at equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in technical college. Whether you're looking to change careers, gain new skills, or simply challenge yourself, CVTC Launch can help you reach your goals.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older for most CVTC Launch courses.

 

Community Education Courses

 

Become an OS Power User

Online | Go at Your Own Pace
This is the third class in the IT Support Professional Certificate series. Students learn how to maintain and troubleshoot operating system. 
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College Success Skills

Online | Go at Your Own Pace
Build skills needed to be successful in college such as reading and study strategies, notetaking and test taking, and time management. 
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Computer Basics

Online | Go at Your Own Pace OR In Person with Drop in Help Hours
Learn basic computer knowledge such as how data storage, input and output devices, and operating systems work.
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IT Security: Defense Digital

Online | Go at Your Own Pace
This is the fifth and final class in the IT Support Professional Certificate series. Students learn identify and manage threats and attacks to computers and networks.
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Microsoft Excel

Online | Go at Your Own Pace OR In Person with Drop in Help Hours
Learn basic spreadsheet skills such as creating worksheets, entering and formatting data, and using basic formulas. 
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Microsoft Word

Online | Go at Your Own Pace OR In Person with Drop in Help Hours
Learn basic computer knowledge such as how data storage, input and output devices, and operating systems work.
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National Career Readiness Certificate Prep

Online | Go at Your Own Pace
Prepare for the NCRC, which is a set of three exams that validate foundational career skills required for job success.
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System Adm/IT Infrastructure

Online | Go at Your Own Pace
This is the fourth class in the IT Support Professional Certificate series.  Students learn to manage and troubleshoot an entire fleet to computers on a network. 
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GED/HSED Courses

 

FastTrack GED/HSED (all subjects)

In Person | Instructor-Led Class | Business Education Center, Room 111C
Attend as many days as you need until you complete your GED/HSED using a customized combination of high school credits, low-stakes practice tests, and other past work. 
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GED/HSED (all subjects)

Online | Go at Your Own Pace OR In Person with Drop in Help Hours | Eau Claire, Neillsville, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, River Falls or online
Work at your own pace at home to earn a GED or HSED using a customized combination of high school credits, low-stakes practice tests, and other past work. 
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Get College Ready

Today is the first day of achieving your dreams! Get started with CVTC Launch by calling us at the numbers below, stopping in to the CVTC campus nearest you, or completing the short form to the right. Our friendly and supportive team members are ready and waiting to help you on your educational journey.

You can also stop by one of the CVTC Learning Centers, conveniently located at the locations below.

Eau Claire
620 W. Clairemont Ave, BEC Room 111
715-833-6400

Chippewa Falls
770 Scheidler Rd, Room 102
715-738-3845

Menomonie
403 Technology Dr E., Room 103
715-233-5344

Neillsville
11 Tiff Ave, Room 102
715-743-3965

River Falls
500 S. Wasson Lane, Room 100
715-426-8208

Apply to CVTC Launch

Complete the form below including the Launch classes you're interested in and a CVTC representative connect with you.

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