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

Semester Prep

We are so excited you enrolled at WITCC! New and returning college students have a lot to do to get ready for classes. We've made this helpful list to keep you organized. Fall classes start August 23 for online classes and August 24 for in-person classes.

Semester Checklist

Complete the Financial Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your first step in obtaining financial aid to help you pay for college. View our tips for filling out the FAFSA or start your FAFSA application. The process takes 6-8 weeks. You will need WITCC Federal Student Code 004590.

Entrance Requirements

Although you have been accepted at the College, several programs require additional steps before you can be admitted into the program. Double-check the requirements for your program.

MyWIT is the student portal with all of your college information. Log in to MyWIT to view your schedule, classes, financial aid, 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).
 

Class Schedule

View your class schedule on MyWIT.

  • Go to my.witcc.edu and log in to MyWIT.
  • Select My Schedule.
  • Select the term you wish to view.
  • Click on the schedule.

WITCC courses use a combination of physical textbooks/tools and digital materials. Refer to your class schedule for book information. If "Cengage Unlimited" and/or "Embedded Text" is listed next to the course, the class uses digital books. Renew or activate your Cengage Unlimited account before classes start in order to access your digital materials. If any other publisher is listed in your schedule, you will need to purchase or rent class materials through the bookstore.

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

Cengage Virtual Office Hours
August 23 from 9am - 3pm; August 24 and 25 from 8am - 3pm 
Join via zoom link https://cengage.zoom.us/j/9818571879
 
CLC - Comet Learning Center
Sioux City campus library
Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm
No appointment necessary
 
Denison and Cherokee
See front desk
 
After Hours Help
Call Nicole at 712.204.2113

Online orientation and online classes are available on MyWIT through a delivery system called Canvas. You will be able to open and view your online class and digital books 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. This class provides important information and helpful tips for a successful school year. Orientation is a non-credit, non-graded course for which you will not be charged.

  • Log into MyWIT at my.witcc.edu.
  • Select the Canvas card.
  • Select Exploring the Comet Universe.
  • Go to Modules and view First Year Student Information.
  • Review Modules.

Program orientation has specific information regarding your program that will be important to your success. Check the dates and times for orientation below.

Accounting Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Administrative Office Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Agriculture Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Audio Engineering Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Auto Collision Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Auto Technology Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Biology August 12 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
Broadcasting and Journalism Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Business Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Chemistry August 12 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
Comet Project August 18, Room W108
Communication August 18, Room W108
Construction Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Criminal Justice August 11 from 11am - 1pm, Room L432, includes lunch
Culinary Arts August 24, during first class
Cyber Security Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Dental Assisting August 20 from 9am - 12:30pm, Room D103
Digital Marketing Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Early Childhood Education Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Electrician Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
EMS No Orientation
English August 18 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
Exercise Science August 12 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
Fine Arts August 18 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
General Studies August 18 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
Graphic Design Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
History August 18, Room W108
Human Resources Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
HVAC Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Math August 12 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
Mechanical Engineering Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Medical Assisting July 29 from 6 - 8pm, Room A120
Mobile Game and App Development Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Network Administration Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Nursing I August 23 from 8am - 2pm, Room W108
Nursing II No orientation
Nursing III Section 1 - August 25, 8-10:50am
Section 2 - August 25, 10am - 12:50pm
Nursing IV August 24 from 9 - 11:50am, Room L433
Nursing I & II Hybrid August 17 from 9am - 12pm, Room D103
Nursing, Cherokee August 23 from 9am - 2pm
Nursing, Denison August 24 from 8am - 12pm, Room B3
Paralegal Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Physical Therapist Assistant August 6 from 9am - 12pm, Room A108
Plumbing Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Police Science Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Political Science August 18 from 11am - 1pm, Room W108, includes lunch
Psychology August 12 from 11am - 1pm, Room L432, includes lunch
Robotics and Automation Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Social Work August 11 from 11am - 1pm, Room L432, includes lunch
Sociology August 11 from 11am - 1pm, Room L432, includes lunch
Surgical Technology No orientation
Vet Assistant Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Video and Media Production Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August
Welding Check MyWIT email, instructor will send info in August

Once you have completed your FAFSA application, you may be selected for verification. That means additional information is needed in order to process your application. Check your financial aid status on MyWIT.

  • Go to my.witcc.edu and log into MyWIT.
  • Go to the Finances card and select Required Documents. 
  • Follow the instructions for supplying the documents needed.
 

 

Pay your tuition bill online, in-person, over the phone, or by mail. Online payments and payment plans can be made on MyWIT in Finances. More information on payment options.

  • Go to my.witcc.edu and log into MyWIT.
  • Go to Finances and select Make Payment or Set Up Payment Plan.
 

Navigate campus from your phone by downloading our free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Search for "Western Iowa Tech Wayfinding. On the app, select the room number you are looking for, receive step-by-step instructions, and see your navigation in real time on the map.

Sioux City

Laptops for new students are available for pick-up in Room A230 starting on August 16. Take your laptop to the Comet Learning Center (CLC) located in the library to have your laptop set up and downloaded with the correct programs.

Cherokee and Denison

Laptop pick up starts on August 16. Contact the front desk for an appointment.

WITCC photo IDs can be obtained at the Front Desk inside of Entrance 1 on the WITCC Sioux City Campus. Denison and Cherokee students see the front desk.  There is no charge for the initial Student ID card and a $10 fee for a replacement card.

We are now accepting applications for student housing. Fill out our online housing application.

Steven Garcia
Housing Manager-Bur Oak Suites

Fall 2021 classes will return to in-person instruction starting the week of August 23. At this time, facemasks are optional for students and employees. As information regarding COVID19 changes regularly, please check the COVID-19 Guidelines page for updates.

Our students have full, busy lives which often comes with challenges and unexpected problems. These roadblocks don’t have to get in the way of your education. Whatever comes your way, we’ve got you covered. WITCC has a free health clinic, food pantry, counseling, tutoring, and more to keep you moving forward during the school year.