Bethesda College

Combining a liberal arts focus with skills development coursework, the curriculum is a blended model designed to help students grow intellectually, vocationally, socially, personally and spiritually.

A Place for You to Grow

Bethesda College of Applied Learning is a unique and exciting two-year postsecondary certificate program designed to meet the higher education goals of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Located on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, students enrolled in Bethesda College live on campus in integrated residence halls and learn from a curriculum that centers on formal instruction in four areas:

  • Personal development
  • Career preparation
  • Adult living skills
  • Campus/community life

Bethesda College’s faculty and student instructors are always available to support each student and help them get the most from their college experience – in the classroom and the community. Read our newsletter for the latest information!

What is Bethesda College?

Campus Tour – Bethesda College

Residence Hall Tour – Bethesda College

Students and families interested in learning more about Bethesda College can take a tour of the campus and meet current students and faculty. For more information, contact Laura Stanley Pelzel, Director of Admissions at Bethesda College at 262-243-2183 or

Interested in enrolling at Bethesda College? Complete our online application.

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