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Western Technical College

Western Wisconsin Technical College, now known as Western Technical College, was founded in 1912. Its current name was given on March 29, 2006. It is a state technical college offering Enrolment to more than 6, 000 program students and over 12, 000 continuing education students every semester. Apart from its main campus in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Western Technical College also offers classes in:
  • Black River Falls
  • Independence
  • Mauston
  • Sparta
  • Tomah
  • Viroqua
The college offers associates degrees in applied science as well as technical diplomas and certificate programs in various fields of study. The athletics teams of Western Technical College are known as the Cavaliers. The school's colors are blue and gold, and the teams compete in basketball and volleyball.

Profile of Western Technical CollegeThe main campus of Western Technical College is in La Crosse, WI (a small city). The school is a public school. Western Technical College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to nursing and emergency medicine.

Western Technical College Selectivity

Western Technical College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Western Technical College had 4, 564 enrolled students.

Student Life
The school makes available a lot of student housing.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Western Technical College is committed to excellence in learning, continuous improvement, student success, employer satisfaction and community partnerships. "

Western Technical College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine653nursing assistant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology132radiation therapist, surgical tech, dental assistant, medical assistant, respiratory care tech, dental hygienist, medical lab tech, electroencephalographic tech, . . .
Business and Management118accounting, marketing, operations management, finance, human resources
Mechanics and Repair59HVAC, automobile mechanics, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, electrical installation and repair
Security and Law Enforcement51criminal justice and police, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech
Agricultural Science and Management38farm management, agricultural business
Therapy and Counselling34physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Design33graphic design, interior design, design and visual communication
Production Trades33welding, tool and die tech, machinist, machine shop assistant
Construction Trades32building inspection and management, metal building assembler, electrician, plumbing, masonry
Engineering Technician32biomedical tech, HVAC tech, mechanical drafting, electronics tech, electromechanical tech
Education and Teaching26early childhood education, teacher aide
Computer Science and Engineering24computer networking, computer programming, systems analyst, computer support
office and Administration21general office occupations, administrative assistant, data entry
Medical administration10medical records tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9occupational therapist assistant
Medicine8public health courses
Law7legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts7restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Liberal Arts7interdisciplinary studies, technical and business writing
Engineering7architectural engineering
Media2printing equipment operation

Contact: Western Technical CollegeWestern Technical College

304 6th. St. North

La Crosse, WI 54602-0908

General Phone: (608) 785-9200


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