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Services For Students

Career Counselor/Enrollment Service Advisor

If you aren’t sure of the path you’d like to take, schedule an appointment with our career counselor. A counselor can help you determine your interests and start you on the path for success. And enrollment service advisors can help guide you through the program admission process, help you with specific program questions and much more. Please call to schedule an appointment 715.985.3392.

Admissions Testing

Testing at the Independence location is administered twice a month.

  • 1st Thursday of the month 1:00 pm
  • 3rd Monday of the month 6:00 pm

Please visit our Assessment website for information, study guides and other testing resources.

Please call to schedule an appointment 715.985.3392. Pre-registration is required for testing.

Career Services

Career Services offers assistance to students from the very beginning of their educational experience, throughout their time at Western and even after graduation as alumni. If you're unsure about what field you want to go into, or even what career options are out there, Career Services is a great place to start. We offer various career assessments and helpful advice on navigating the sometimes overwhelming amount of career-related information that is available in print and on the web.

Visit their website for more information...

Library access

Students can search La Crosse Campus library holdings via computer, and request materials to be delivered to Independence.


Purchase new and used textbooks online from and have them delivered directly to you, or save the shipping costs and have them delivered here. Please consult the shipping options web page for up-to-date delivery dates and information.

Computer labs

Students can use computers in the computer labs when the lab is not in use for classes. All computers have Internet access. The campus also has a student resource room with computers and a variety of study tools for students to use. Wi-Fi is also available for registered students.

Services For the Community

Business Certificates

Take advantage of the essential training Western can provide. Seminars are offered throughout the district on a variety of topics to meet your staff development needs. For more information about each seminar, as well as dates available, visit the Business and Industry Services website

Customized Training for Business and Industry

Western's customized training options are a great opportunity to provide training for your employees that meets your needs. Western will develop training based on your individual needs and deliver it either at your worksite or our Independence location. Whatever your need—computer skills training, project management, conflict resolution, networking, or supervisory skills - we can provide the course. Visit the Business and Industry Services website.

Workforce Connections

Workforce Connections provides opportunities for individuals who have experienced barriers to obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment. They assist job seekers, laid-off workers and youth with career planning, job search assistance, and skills training. Western has a unique partnership with Workforce Connections, with their offices located in Western's Independence building. Contact them by calling 715.985.2335.