Instructional Support Services
Welcome to the Instructional Support Services Division (ISSD), the home of Western Technical College's GOAL Program. GOAL stands for Goal Oriented Adult Learning.
We provide instruction for individuals who want to improve their academic skills, to complete their GED or high school credential, to prepare for college level classes, or to improve English language skills in our English Language Learners (ELL) program.
We offer five 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 many different locations within the Western Technical College district.
Each year we help about 3,000 individuals achieve their educational and training goals. Find out what programs and classes are right for you. Contact your nearest GOAL Program.
Beginning in 2014, there will be major changes to the GED testing process. Learn more about the testing changes here.
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
GOAL 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, GOAL 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