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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.

Agriculture Courses


Business Courses


Accounting I
August 26 - December 13, 2024

Free Course
4 Credits

Online
This is the first step to the Bookkeeper Technical Diploma. Take Accounting I during fall semester. Then continue to the last two classes (Payroll Accounting and Intro to QuickBooks) during spring semester.  

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Microsoft Word Basics
Open Continuously

Free Course

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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Microsoft Excel Basics
Open Continuously

Free Course

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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Healthcare Courses


IT Courses


Computer Basics
Open Continuously

Free Course

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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Google IT Support Specialist Certificate
January 27 - December 15, 2025

Free Course
5 Credits

Online
You can earn this certificate in one year by taking one online class every eight weeks. The next cohort begins in January 2025 with the first class: Technical Support Fundamentals. Take this first class to try it out from January 27 - March 21, 2025. Then continue to future classes if it is the right fit for you! 

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Google IT Support Specialist Certificate
June 8, 2025 - May 22, 2026

Free Course
5 Credits

Online
You can earn this certificate in one year by taking one online class every eight weeks. This cohort begins June 16, 2025 with the first class: Technical Support Fundamentals. Take this first class to try it out from June 9 - August 8, 2025. Then continue to future classes if it is the right fit for you!  

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Manufacturing Courses


Industrial Mechanical Skills & Basic Hydraulics
October 21 - December 13, 2024

Free Course
4 Credits

Face-to-Face in a flexible open lab setting
Take the first two classes in a five-class series to earn a Mechanical Maintenance Technical Diploma. Take these first two classes to try it out from October 21-December 13. Then continue to future classes if it is the right fit for you! These classes can also lead into the Mechatronics associate degree. Learn about precision measurement, gauges, micrometers, dial calipers, and other measurement devices. Also learn about hydraulics theory and function by hands-on assembly and disassembly of actual industrial components.  

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Pre-College Courses


GED/HSED (all subjects)
Open Continuously

Free Course

Online | Go at Your Own Pace OR In Person with Drop in Help Hours
Work at your own pace on campus or 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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College Success Skills
Open Continuously

Free Course

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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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

Learn More About 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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