Western Technical College Main Campus El Paso

Overview of Western Technical College Main Campus El Paso

The campus of Western Technical College is in El Paso, TX, which is a large city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at Western Technical College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in engineering technician, mechanics and repair, production trades.

Western Technical College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Western Technical College an attractive choice for many applicants.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 887 students enrolled (998 full-time equivalent). Western Technical College has a large minority student population. A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Western Technical Institute is to provide quality training in a caring, professional way that will prepare a new students or upgrade an experienced worker to succeed in the modern, high-tech workforce."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Western Technical College

Western Technical College
9624 Plaza Circle
El Paso , TX 79927
General Phone: (915) 532-3737

Western Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair173automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Medical Support and Technology127medical assistant
Engineering Technician69HVAC tech
Production Trades51welding
Medical Administration12medical records tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1662
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2664

Western Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Technical College had a total enrollment of 887 students (998 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 1%
Hispanic 96%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 25%
20-21 17%
22-24 22%
25-29 23%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%

Western Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 91 %

Western Technical College Room and Board (2007)

Western Technical College offers campus housing for 250 of its 998 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Western Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Western Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2098300)

Western Technical College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year22$32,40010$28,800
All faculty totalcalendar year22$32,40010$28,800

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

Western Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Engineering Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

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Western Technical College Highlights

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What Sets Western Technical College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Western Technical College Male % of student body
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Western Technical College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Western Technical College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Western Technical College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Western Technical College % of degrees in production trades
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Western Technical College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Western Technical College Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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