About Western

The Essential Experience

President Lee Rasch

Students need it. Instructors have it. Employers want it.

The essential experience is what you get at Western. You don't just sit at a desk and learn. You get out of your chair and actually do it. Interactive classes and internships get you the skills you need when you graduate. Classes are rarely boring. And they can get you into the work world fast; most programs can be completed in two years or less.


Mission, Vision, and Values

Western Technical College is committed to excellence in learning, continuous improvement, student success, employer satisfaction, and community partnerships.

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Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a multiyear, national initiative to help technical colleges provide all students with the best opportunity for successfully completing a college certification or degree.

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Western's Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Western Technical College functions within the Wisconsin Technical College System. The Western District includes all or portions of 11 Wisconsin counties:

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Performance Excellence and Accreditation

Performance Excellence and Accreditation

Excellence, one of Western's foundational values, is demonstrated every day at the College.

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Teaching at Western

Instructors at Western Technical College teach diverse topics and come from equally diverse backgrounds. But, they do have at least two things in common: First, they have actually worked in their areas of expertise and bring real-life experiences and knowledge to their classrooms.

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Employment at Western

Western offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and a very employee friendly work environment. The college believes strongly in lifelong learning and provides a variety of professional development opportunities to employees.

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Western Technical College is located in La Crosse, WI. We also have five regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua.

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