Western Iowa Tech Community College
Participation & Policies

Lifelong Learning Participation

Our programs are geared toward people who are 50 and over. Many of our participants are retired; many are Baby Boomers who are still in full-time employment. However, we welcome people of all ages to participate. You are never too young or too old to learn!

Lifelong Learning Membership

The annual membership fee for Lifelong Learning is $10 per school year (July 1 through June 30). Membership is a requirement for many classes, but not all.

Registration

Registration is a requirement for participation in most Lifelong Learning classes. You can register by phone, in person or by mail on or before the first session of the class. When registering, please give your name, address, phone number, and email.

You can register for classes, including Lifelong Learning membership, at the Registration Office in the Dr. Robert H. Kiser Building. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend registering by phone.

We do not mail out written confirmation of your registration. If you need information or want to check any details about your class, call Registration at 712.274.6404.

Attending a Zoom Session

Once you have registered for your class or workshop, please make sure to give the person registering you your most recent email address. You will be sent an email from mara.hall@witcc.edu that will look like a calendar invitation. It will have all the Zoom login information you will need to attend the class. Zoom sessions can also be attended via telephone with audio only. Questions? Contact Mara Hall at 712.274.8733, ext. 1864 or mara.hall@witcc.edu.

Payment

Payment is required in full on or before the first time the class meets. You can send in your check with your registration or you can pay in person at the Business Office in the Dr. Robert H. Kiser Building during normal hours. You can also pay by credit card over the phone by calling 712.274.8733, ext. 1210.

Waiting List

If you find that one of your selections is full, we encourage you to put your name on the waiting list. To check your status after you have been wait-listed, please call Registration at 712.274.6404.

Cancelation Policy for Classes

Remember to cancel your registration if you can’t attend. You will be charged for any class which has a fee that you register for but don’t attend. Cancelations must be directed to WITCC Registration no less than two business days before the start of the class (712.274.6404 or 800.352.4649, ext. 6404) unless otherwise indicated.

Canceled Class Due to Low Enrollment

Lifelong Learning classes are almost never canceled due to low enrollment. If this should happen, we will do everything possible to notify you in advance, and we will send you a full refund by mail.

Canceled Classes Due to Weather, Illness and Other Causes

Sometimes a class is canceled with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances concerning the instructor (an accident, a bereavement, illness, localized weather conditions). In these cases, we do all we can to inform registered students in a timely fashion. This is why it’s important for us to have your email and telephone number(s). Sometimes, it isn’t possible to reach you in time. In these circumstances, we will work with you to find a satisfactory resolution.