News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Daniel Wackershauser, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 608.822.2303
Mail: 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Date of Release: March 18, 2021

Southwest Tech officials planning less restrictions for fall semester

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College officials are planning the fall semester with more on-campus, hands-on classes, and fewer COVID-19-related requirements. A continued return to more normal campus operations and services are planned, as well. All of the specifics, including mask and social distance requirements, are still under consideration and will be finalized in the coming months.

“Given the emergence of COVID-19 vaccines, the declining infection rates and our careful management throughout this pandemic, I am confident in saying we are poised to return to some form of normal operations this fall semester,” said Dr. Jason Wood, Southwest Tech president. “It has been a challenging time for our students, faculty and staff. I am extremely proud of how our college community has responded. We are on the right track to bring everyone back to campus and that wouldn’t have been possible without everyone’s commitment to each other.”

Southwest Tech officials will continue to monitor state and federal health and safety guidelines. “We will continue to utilize all the tools at our disposal when it comes to making these important decisions,” said Cynde Larsen, executive dean of health occupations at Southwest Tech. “The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority.”

Updates about the college’s COVID-19 response can be found at

| Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is one of 16 institutions that comprise the Wisconsin Technical College System. Southwest Tech offers more than 60 programs in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered on campus, online and in a blended format. The college provides apprenticeship, certificate, technical diploma, and associate degree programs that respond to district workforce needs and prepare student for family-sustaining jobs and career advancement. |


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