Wor-Wic’s newly-redesigned website gives visitors an inside look at the college, offering access to information in an easy to use, more attractive package.
Videos and testimonials of department heads and graduates are included to give prospective students a more in-depth view of what they can learn at the college and the jobs they can pursue after graduation.
The new website, www.worwic.edu, provides a more intuitive way for would-be students to find information about programs, courses and services offered by the college. Users can search for credit programs and non-credit courses in several ways, learn the difference between credit and non-credit offerings and explore learning pathways to find what is best for them. The design process used input from various departments at the college and included the answers to questions most frequently asked by prospective students and parents.
Support services, application, registration and financial aid processes, as well as how to schedule a tour, are easily accessible from the home page, as are current news and events, and links to Wor-Wic’s official social media accounts.
Wor-Wic also recently launched a new mobile app. The college-branded app also provides easy access to college information and services. Prospective students and community members can find frequently-needed phone numbers, a calendar of upcoming events and current news. Prospective students can also search for courses. Visitors can sign up for inclement weather and emergency alerts or connect to college social media sites.
Current credit students can view their class schedules or look up their grades. Students who are eligible for online registration can also register and pay through the app.
“Our primary goal is to make it easy for the community find what they’re looking for and help our students complete their degrees. This can be especially challenging for those who don’t live near campus or those who have to balance work and family commitments in addition to their coursework,” said Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic.
“We know that the more engaged our students are, the more likely they are to persist in their studies. That’s why new tools like the Wor-Wic app are so important in helping students stay connected to the college. Mobile devices are everywhere on campus and the app gives us another opportunity to close access and equity gaps that often create barriers to student success,” said Hoy.
“We can use mobile technology to reach students where they are, and gain greater insight into the effectiveness of academic resources and support services.”
The app can be downloaded by searching for “Wor-Wic Community College” on Google Play or on Apple’s app store.