Academics and Classes

June 25, 2020 

Fall 2020 Semester Courses:

Gateway Technical College will be open for students this fall and is ready to provide a safe and healthy way for students to gain an education. The college remains committed to providing students with services and support for academic success as well as a quality education and learning experience.

Fall semester courses will be available in-person, online and in blended formats, and interested students can enroll now. For on-campus courses, adjustments will be made to limit in-person class sizes to 12. The college is reviewing course schedules and making needed adjustments to ensure CDC health and safety guidelines can be followed. Any changes to the instructional format (e.g. online, blended, etc.) will be available in MyGateway by July 10.

The college will continue to provide support to ensure student success whether on-campus or online, including online and in-person support services as well as providing Chromebooks to students as needed.

Course delivery options include:

In-person: If a course is listed with a campus location and meeting date and time, the course will be offered in a fully on-campus, in-person format.

Blended: If a course is listed as blended, a portion of the course will be delivered in-person, on-campus and a portion will be delivered in an online format.

INET without day, time or location: If a course is listed as INET without a day, time or location, the course will be delivered in a traditional online format via Blackboard. Access to begin INET coursework should be available in Blackboard no later than the first day of class.

OSYNC Online Synchronous: If a course is listed as OSYNC with a day/meeting time but no location, the course will be delivered via online synchronous delivery. Students will meet online at the assigned time via video conference, allowing students to have real-time, live interaction with the instructor and classmates.

For your health and safety on campus:

  • All students, faculty, staff and campus visitors must wear a face mask while on campus while in class, in hallways, common areas and meeting spaces
  • When on campus, please wear your Gateway Student ID, if you have one
  • Social distancing will be maintained while on campus and students are asked to follow signage on campus to help maintain social distancing 

Questions or concerns? We’re here to help! Please email us at cc@gtc.edu.


May 22,2020

Our goal is to minimize future spread of the COVID-19 virus and to consolidate the use of space to facilitate keeping the campuses clean.

Summer 2020 Semester Courses:

Only courses that require hands-on lab experience will be on campus. All other courses, including lecture portions of courses that have essential hands-on labs, will be delivered online.

On-campus lab times will be scheduled by the instructor, be held in groups of 10 or fewer and will be restricted to Monday through Thursday. Information on class meeting times will be communicated via Gateway student email and/or Blackboard by the instructor.

Summer Online Course Delivery Information:

Review your Summer course schedule in My Gateway. Your updated schedule will indicate if your courses will be delivered via traditional online delivery or online synchronous delivery. 

INET without day, time or location: If a course is listed as INET without a day, time or location, the course will be delivered in a traditional online format via Blackboard. Courses should be available in Blackboard no later than the first day of class.

INET Online Synchronous: If a course is listed as INET with a day/meeting times but no location, the course will be delivered via online synchronous delivery. Students will meet online at the assigned time via video conference, allowing students to have real-time, live interaction with the instructor and classmates. 

All INET courses will be available on Blackboard no later than the first day of Summer Semester. Class information, updates, and  assignments will be via Blackboard.

Summer Services for Students: 

All Gateway services and support will continue to be primarily available virtually through August including advising, student finance, student support services and tutoring. The college will begin adding limited in-person services in July. Visit our Services for Students page for updated information.

For your health and safety on campus:

  • Social distancing will be maintained on campus. Masks must be worn while on campus and hand sanitizer will be made available.

  • If on campus, please wear your Gateway Student ID.

  • To help maintain the cleanliness of our facilities, each campus building will only have one unlocked entrance. A list of open entrances can be found on our Campuses webpage.

  • Campus facilities will remain closed to the general public through August 2020.

  • Fridays and Saturdays through August 2020 will be “virtual days.” During virtual Fridays and Saturdays, there will be no access to campus facilities and all services and courses will be conducted virtually.


April 20, 2020

Based on the direction of Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services Safer at Home order, all Gateway Technical College facilities will now remain closed through May 25, 2020. 

Extended Spring 2020 Semester Courses: Only courses that require hands-on lab experience will conduct face-to-face labs on campus April 27 to May 15. Students have been notified via their Gateway student email or Blackboard of their specific course requirements by their program faculty. 

Summer 2020 Semester Courses - May 26-August 15, 2020: Our goal is to minimize future spread of the virus and to consolidate the use of space to facilitate keeping the campuses clean.

  • Summer classes will start on or after May 26, 2020. Classes originally scheduled for 15 weeks will be delivered in a condensed 12-week format ending August 15. Students should check their schedule to note changes in start and end dates of their classes. 
  • All courses that do not require a hands-on lab experience will be delivered online via Zoom and/or Blackboard. Visit the  Course Delivery web page for additional details. 
  • Courses that require hands-on lab experience will be delivered two ways: The lecture portions of the class will be offered online via Zoom and/or Blackboard. Only the lab portions of the class will be delivered on campus. The on-campus time will be scheduled by the instructor, be held in groups of 10 or fewer and will be restricted to Monday through Thursday. Information on class meeting times will be communicated via Gateway student email and/or Blackboard by the instructor.
  • Some services will continue to be delivered virtually, and some will have limited on-campus access. For example, campus libraries will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Computer lab accessibility on campus will be provided at library computer spaces only.
  • Fridays and Saturdays during this time frame will be “virtual days.” During virtual Fridays and Saturdays, there will be no access to campus facilities, and all services, courses and functions will be conducted virtually.
  • Social distancing will be maintained while on campus. Masks should be worn while on campus and hand sanitizer will be made available.

March 25, 2020

Based on the direction of Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services Safer at Home order, all Gateway Technical College facilities will now remain closed through April 23, 2020. Academic coursework will continue in an online delivery format for the remainder of the semester.

A small number of courses may require a hands-on lab experience as part of the curriculum. At this time, courses that require hands-on lab experience will postpone face-to-face labs until April 27 and may extend their course through May 15. Students will be notified through their Gateway student email or Blackboard of their specific course requirements by their program faculty. 

Students involved in a Gateway-sponsored clinical or internship experience should monitor their Gateway student email and Blackboard for any updates from clinical faculty. We are continuing to monitor the situation and working with clinical sites to ensure the safety of our students. 

Registration for Summer semester is in progress. Gateway’s Summer semester courses will now begin May 26 and go through August 15 in a consolidated 12-week semester. At this time, we anticipate summer classes will resume on campus.


March 17, 2020 

In an effort to address the ever-changing coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, Gateway Technical College has decided to close its facilities March 18 through April 5, move staff work to an online basis and shift classes to an online delivery model.

The college will still be operational while facilities are closed starting March 18. All services will be offered online unless otherwise noted. 

All Gateway students will receive communication from their instructors or academic dean by the end of the day Wednesday, March 18 detailing how they should proceed in their coursework for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Students should monitor their Gateway student email and Blackboard for updates from their dean and instructors.

Coursework will continue online beginning Thursday, March 19. Students should continue in their coursework as directed by their instructors.

Gateway instructors have been making every effort to move coursework online and provide the best possible scenario for students to succeed in their studies. They have also worked hard to determine which courses may need hands-on lab experience on a course-by-course basis.

Courses that require hands-on lab experience will postpone face-to-face labs until April 6 and may extend their course through April 25. Students will be notified of their specific course requirements by their program faculty. 

Program deans and faculty will reach out to students regarding their classes. Students should check their Gateway student email and Blackboard for updates. Students should follow direction from their dean and faculty in regards to the next steps for their courses. 


March 13, 2020

Your health and safety are important to us. In light of changing situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gateway Technical College remains open but all classes will be cancelled Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18. This time will allow faculty to prepare to transition to alternate delivery methods, ensuring continuity of instruction and education for our students.

Classes and coursework will resume on Thursday, March 19. Coursework will be delivered through alternative delivery methods including online or blended for the remainder of the semester.

Program deans and faculty will reach out to students regarding their classes. Students should check their Gateway student email and Blackboard for updates.

Students are responsible for participating in alternative delivery methods of instruction and alternate assessment of learning as determined by their instructors to ensure successful completion of their coursework. Instructors will provide students with details on course requirements and expectations.

We encourage students to use their judgement regarding their health. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, please contact your instructors regarding your coursework and class attendance. 

If you experience coronavirus symptoms, contact and/or see your healthcare provider who will advise you regarding the nature of your symptoms, required medication and/or care, and the time necessary to recover before returning to work or class.