Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, also referred to as Southwest Tech or SWTC, is located in Fennimore, Wisconsin, United States. It was founded in the year 1965 by Chapter 292, Laws of Wisconsin. SWTC began conducting classes in 1967. Students are offered degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study including dairy herd management, network communications specialist, respiratory care, marketing, and business administration. Online courses are also available to outstation students.

Southwest Tech's students participate in various sports such as volleyball, kickball, basketball, and softball. The college is home to several student clubs and organizations including the Business Professionals of America, Phi Theta Kappa, Child Care Club, Culinary Management Society, and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore , WI 53809-9778
General Phone: (608) 822-3262

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine332registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology87dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant
Agricultural Science and Management48farm management, agricultural supply, agricultural machine tech, dairy production
Mechanics and Repair46industrial electronics tech, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, engine machinist
Business and Management38operations management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, marketing
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and police
Office and Administration33administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Production Trades32machine shop assistant, welding
Beauty and Cosmetology30hair styling, aesthetician and skin care
Construction Trades28masonry, carpentry, electrician, plumbing
Computer Science and Engineering20computer programming, systems analyst, computer networking, computer support
Education and Teaching17early childhood education
Engineering Technician16electromechanical tech, mechanical drafting
Medical Administration12medical transcription
Therapy and Counseling8mental and social health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8parks and recreation management
Family and Social Work6child care provider
Cooking and Culinary Arts2restaurant and catering management
Liberal Arts0interdisciplinary studies

Number of programs and degrees for Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year35910
Associate's degree18019
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years182
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years24115

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College had a total enrollment of 2,549 students (1,242 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 29%
20-21 16%
22-24 10%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 8%
65+ 2%

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 37 %

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Room and Board (2007)

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College offers campus housing for 60 of its 1,242 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fennimore, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,188
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,899
Room and board $ 5,896
Room charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,148
Other expenses $ 2,808

Financial Aid:
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 766900)

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Faculty

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*6$67,662
All faculty totalcalendar year1*6$67,662

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year35$61,13157$60,685
All faculty totalacademic year35$61,13157$60,685

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
Dairy Husbandry and Production
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Engine Machinist
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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What Sets Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Apart:

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