College Now Semester Prep - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
College Now Semester Prep

College Now Semester Prep

Welcome to College Now courses with Western Iowa Tech Community College. Please use this information below as a guide to your dual-credit courses.

MyWIT is the student portal with all of your college information. Log in to MyWIT to view your schedule, classes, student email, and more. Your MyWIT login credentials and student ID number can be found in your college acceptance letter.

  • Go to my.witcc.edu.
  • Enter your domain/user name: wit + student ID number + @witcc (wit0123456@witcc).
  • Enter the default password: first initial capitalized + last initial lowercase + birthdate in eight-digit format + witcc (Flmmddyyyywitcc). You will be required to change your password after your first login.

Your college-issued MyWIT email is the primary way the college will communicate with you. Students enrolled in online classes have two email accounts, both in MyWIT and in Canvas. It is important to check both. Your instructor may communicate with you through Canvas email, but all other departments will send very important information to your MyWIT student email.

  • Go to my.witcc.edu and log into MyWIT.
  • Your email will be located in a card called Student Email.
  • Your email address is: firstname.lastname@my.witcc.edu.
  • Your email password: first initial capitalized + last name initial lowercase + eight-digit birthdate + witcc (Flmmddyyywitcc).

View your class schedule on MyWIT.

  • Go to my.witcc.edu and log in to MyWIT.
  • Select Class Schedule.
  • Select the term you wish to view.
  • Click on the schedule.
  • Can't find the Class Schedule card? Click on the Discover More button for more options.

WITCC College Now courses use a combination of physical textbooks and digital materials. To find out what books you need for class, go to the Books card in MyWIT.

  • MyWIT > Books > Select the term you wish to view
  • Can't find the Books card? Click on the Discover More button for more options.

Physical Textbooks

"Available through the bookstore" means your classes uses physical textbooks. Pick up your books and class materials at the WTICC bookstore starting December 13 at the WITCC bookstore.

Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm
4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City, Iowa
Parking lot 1, Entrance 1

In some cases your books may be provided by your school. Check with your school counselor if you are unsure.

Digital Books

"Cengage Unlimited," "Open Educational Resources," "Lumen Learning," or "My Lab" means digital books are needed. You will need to renew or activate your Cengage Unlimited account before the first day of class to access your digital materials.

We have several ways to assist you in activating or renewing your Cengage Account.

Virtual Office Hours
January 3 - February 4
Monday - Friday from 10am - Noon
https://cengage.zoom.us/my/swcengage

January 11 - 27
Tuesdays - Thursdays from 1 - 3pm
https://cengage.zoom.us/my/swcengage

CLC - Comet Learning Center
WITCC Sioux City campus library
Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm
No appointment necessary

Denison and Cherokee
See front desk

After Hours Help
Email Mike Cagley at michael.cagley@witcc.edu.
Include your phone number and issue you are experiencing.
Mike will get back to you as soon as possible.

Cengage Tech Support
Cengage Unlimited tech support (https://www.cengage.com/coursepages/CUI_TechSupport) answers most frequently asked questions.

Online classes are available through Canvas. You will be able to open and view your online class on the first day of class.

  • Log into MyWIT at my.witcc.edu.
  • Select the Canvas card.
  • You will be on your online homepage dashboard.
  • View the Canvas Overview for Students video.

Online orientation is called Exploring the Comet Universe - High School. This class provides important information and helpful tips for a successful school year. Orientation is a free, non-credit, non-graded course.

  • Log into MyWIT at my.witcc.edu.
  • Select the Canvas card.
  • Select "Exploring the Comet Universe - High School".
  • Go to Modules and view the content.

All drops must be done through your counselor.

Last day to drop a class without being charged can be found here. For courses offered at your high school location, please refer to your high school counselor for drop dates.

Help and Tutoring

If you are falling behind in your course communicate with your instructor. They really like to get to know you and have genuine interest in your success.

WITCC offers free tutoring in the Comet Learning Center. 

 

You can also contact the WITCC branch campuses for services:

 
 

For free, live, interactive tutoring, click on the "SMARTHINKING" link on your ICCOC homepage.

Please refer to the College Now Handbook at witcc.edu/pdf/college-now-handbook/ for all policies.