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did not successfully complete the entire five tests of the GED Exam prior to 2014, any tests that were completed are no longer valid.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.
The Multicultural Resources office provides a comprehensive network of services
for multicultural students either currently enrolled or thinking about enrolling
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,
Learn more about ELL
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
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
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