This educational partnership between CESA 3 and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College allows students to earn high school and college credits at a cost as low as $142/credit per student for general education courses.* Southwest Tech’s tuition is about 45% less per year than in-state tuition at a university!

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Spring Semester Gear Up: Apply by October 1

Fall Semester Gear Up, 11-12-14 Nursing, EMT/Firefighter, Healthcare Careers, and One and Done Lab Science Technician: Apply by March 1

Tuition as low as $142 per credit** for general education courses.

If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Career Prep & Dual Enrollment (, 608.822.2367)

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One & Done Laboratory Science Technician

Senior Year: Complete 16 Credits

  • Fall: 8 Credits
  • Spring: 6 Credits
  • Summer: 2 Credits

Then Graduate!

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Gear Up

Students can earn up to 18 transferable credits while a junior or senior in high school. The transferability of the course is ultimately up to the receiving institution.

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Economics
  • Written Communication
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Speech
  • Introduction to Diversity
  • Introductory Statistics
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11-12-14 Nursing

Sophomore Year: Complete foundation courses

11 – Junior Year: Complete SWTC’s Semester I of nursing classes

12 – Senior Year: Complete SWTC’s Semester II of nursing classes

14 – Second year of Nursing program on Southwest Tech campus

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Healthcare Careers

Junior or Senior Year: Take foundational courses

Offered Fall

  • Medical Terminology
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Nursing Assistant

Offered Spring

  • Introductory Statistics
  • General Anatomy & Physiology
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Firefighter

Senior Year: take courses

Offered Fall

  • EMT 1
  • EMT 1
  • Emergency Telecommunicator

Offered Spring

  • Firefighting Principles
  • Hazmat Awareness & Ops
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Delivery Format

  • Offered to all CESA 3 School Districts in an Academy/Cohort Format
  • Classes are offered at high schools in the following formats:
    • Online (Schoology)
    • Face to face if the student wishes to attend SWTC’s campus
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For More Information

Southwest Tech: Mary Johannesen, 608.822.2367,

CESA 3: Kristin Galle, 608.822.3276,