Western Technical College Wisconsin

Western Technical College Wisconsin

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 enrollment 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.

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Western Technical College
400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse , WI 54602-0908
General Phone: (608) 785-9200

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Western Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine638EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology137dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical staff tech, medical assistant, electroencephalographic tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech ...
Business and Management137operations management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, human resources, marketing
Design56design and visual communication, interior design, graphic design
Mechanics and Repair54electrical installation and repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement50criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Computer Science and Engineering36computer programming, systems analyst, computer networking, computer support
Therapy and Counseling33physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Production Trades30machinist, machine shop assistant, tool and die tech, welding
Engineering Technician26architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, biomedical tech, electromechanical tech, HVAC tech, computer engineering tech, mechanical drafting
Construction Trades22masonry, electrician, metal building assembler, building inspection and management, plumbing
Office and Administration21administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Administration17medical records tech
Education and Teaching16early childhood education, teacher aide
Agricultural Science and Management10farm management, agricultural technology
Medicine10public health courses
Cooking and Culinary Arts9restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6occupational therapist assistant
Law4legal assistant
Liberal Arts0technical and business writing, interdisciplinary studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year5356
Associate's degree51341
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years22616
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years3810

Western Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Technical College had a total enrollment of 4,564 students (3,220 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 17%
25-29 15%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Western Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 60 %

Western Technical College Room and Board (2007)

Western Technical College offers campus housing for 100 of its 3,220 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 8 meals per week.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,159
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,075
Room and board $ 5,895
Room charge $ 2,566
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,710
Books and supplies $ 1,148
Other expenses $ 2,803

Financial Aid:
Western Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 384000)

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
Instructoracademic year88$59,227120$58,076
All faculty totalacademic year88$59,227120$58,076

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

Western Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business Technology
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, 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
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Metal Building Assembly/Assembler
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Public Health, Other

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Western Technical College Apart:

Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Western Technical College Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Western Technical College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Western Technical College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Western Technical College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
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Top 17%Western Technical College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 19%Western Technical College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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