News Release

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2005

An unlikely pairing of community service events was recently held for Viroqua area residents when Western Wisconsin Technical College students performed their annual Car Care Clinic and Blood Pressure Check.

First and second-year WWTC Automotive Technician students performed basic preventive maintenance inspections to the public. The car care inspection included engine systems, related trouble codes, cooling, suspension, steering, tires, brakes, exhaust, lighting, air conditioning and driveline. If problems are identified, participants were encouraged to seek the services of an automotive service center of their choice.

At the same time, students enrolled in the WWTC Associate Degree Nursing Program conducted blood pressure checks to the public.

“It’s a great opportunity to provide hands-on experience for the students,” said Sue Heitman, WWTC nursing instructor. “Plus, it helps community members who may not be willing or able to go into the doctor to have their blood pressure checked.”

The event was provided free of charge and co-sponsored by WWTC and the Nelson AgriCenter in Viroqua.

To learn more about WWTC programs and services, please call the Viroqua Campus at 608.637.2612, the La Crosse Campus at 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at