Instructional Support Services

Learner Support and Transition

Welcome to the Learner Support and Transition Division.

We provide instruction for individuals who want to improve their academic skills, complete their GED or high school credential, prepare for college level classes, or improve English language skills in our English Language Learners (ELL) program.

We offer multiple different programs of instruction and a variety of specialized services for unique student populations. These services and classes are offered in day and evening programs at multiple locations within the Western Technical College district.

Each year we help thousands of individuals achieve their educational and training goals. To find out what programs and classes are right for you, contact your nearest Western location (La Crosse, Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Sparta, Tomah, and Viroqua).

GED Testing requirements have changed as of January 1, 2014. If you did not successfully complete the entire five tests of the GED Exam prior to 2014, any tests that were completed are no longer valid. For more information about the new requirements, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Multicultural Services

The Multicultural Resources office provides a comprehensive network of services for multicultural students either currently enrolled or thinking about enrolling at Western.
Learn more about Multicultural Services

English Language Learners

Learner Support provides English Language Learners (ELL) classes and labs for students who wish to develop more proficient English skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Learn more about ELL

GED/HSED/High School

Wisconsin residents have a choice of two high school credentials based on the GED Test. They may choose between the GED and the HSED credential.

Learn more about GED/HSED

Adult Basic Education

Have you been out of school for a while? Would you like to brush up on your academic skills and build confidence? Adult Basic Education may be what you're looking for!
Learn more about Adult Basic Education

Developmental Studies

If you are thinking about or in the process of enrolling in college, Learner Support offers you the opportunity to brush up on the skills needed for you to get into and succeed in the college of your choice.
Learn more about Developmental Studies

Collaborative Partnerships

The Adult High School Credit program allows individuals to earn their high school diploma from the last high school attended. This program is for students who are near completion of the high school diploma.

Learn more Western's Collaborative Partnerships