News Release

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Western Technical College will offer U.S. citizenship classes designed to help prepare participants for the Citizenship exam. Individuals who are 18 or older, have been permanent residents of the United States for five or more years, and are familiar with the English language are eligible to participate in the classes.

The eight-week session begins February 26 and runs through April 17. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Western’s La Crosse Campus in the Academic Resource Center, room 120.

Barb L’Heureux, instructor for the classes, says the course is about more than filling out forms. “Individuals who participate in the citizenship classes will learn about the U.S. using a variety of interesting, fun, and challenging activities.” Individuals will also receive instruction in U.S. history and civics, based on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s list of 100 questions, with an emphasis on preparing for the citizenship interview.

Fee for the class is $45 plus the cost of a text book. Registration deadline is Feb. 21. For details or to register for the class, contact Western at 608.789.6213. For information on additional Western Technical College programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at