Getting Started at Western Technical College

Welcome to Your Essential Experience

At Western Technical College it's about your essential experience. You have many opportunities as a student to enjoy and immerse yourself in your own essential experience. Our faculty members, who have all worked in their fields of expertise, bring their essential experience to you in the classroom and when you graduate, the skills you've learned make you essential to your employer.

Select Career Path

Western offers many programs that lead to an associate of applied science degree.

Select your career path now!

Not sure?
Look at our Career Planning Resources to help you decide what career path is best for you!


Western Technical College attracts a diverse student population and is committed to an open-door policy for admission to the college for all prospective students who meet program requirements.

Learn more about the admissions process


Once an applicant has been accepted to Western, there are several convenient ways to register for credit classes. Online at MyWestern, by mail, or in person at the Welcome Center or Regional Locations.

Learn more about how to register for classes

Funding Your Education

Several options are available when paying for your college education.

Student Housing

The Western Residence Hall houses 200 students in 50 four-person suites. Western Residence Hall is located on 9th and La Crosse Streets.

Reserve your suite today!

Child Care

The YWCA Child Center is open to community members, and Western faculty, staff, and students. The center is located at 419 North 9th Street.
Learn more about the YWCA Child Center