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You may pick up a course catalog from any Western Technical College campus location. Catalogs are also available for download by clicking on the current catalog link or by completing the request a catalog e-form located in the Request a Catalog link.
A non-degree or non-credit course is a class you would take for professional or personal enrichment, personal development or for informational purposes. It is also a course in which you do not take tests or receive a grade. Non-degree or non-credit also means that these classes will not transfer or have a credit value for any technical diploma, two-year or four-year degree here or at other degree institutions.
Fall courses are in session September through December. Most spring non-degree courses run late January through May. Summer classes are held June through August.
Confirmation letters are sent out 5-7 days prior to the start of class. Confirmation letters will contain all necessary information regarding your class as well as a parking pass if applicable. Confirmations will be sent via e-mail. Please make sure Western has an updated e-mail address on file at all times. In the event of a missing or incorrect e-mail address, letters will be sent out via the USPS. If you register within 5 days of the class, or you have not received a confirmation letter, please call 608.789.6100.
To qualify for the senior citizen fee, you must be 62 years of age or older by the end of the term in which your class is in session.
1989 Wisconsin Act 24 allows Western to enroll persons age 16 or under in classes. The law provides that persons under age 16 must meet regular admission criteria, provide written permission of parent or guardian, and not attend classes during the normal school day.
A person under age 18 must provide written permission from their parent or guardian to attend classes and also sign a commitment to pay for these classes.
For the certain classes, students are expected to purchase textbooks, and for some classes, other supplies as needed. All textbooks and some supplies are available at the Western Bookstore (Campus Shop), along with a wide selection of Western sportswear and gear. For more information, check out their website. Textbook buyback is available through the Campus Shop and is usually held at the end of the spring and fall semesters. Please check the Campus Shop website for additional information.
Western Technical College will make every effort to inform students when classes must be cancelled. It is important that student telephone numbers are kept up-to-date in the Registrar's Office. Students will be asked at the first class meeting to provide daytime contact information for last minute class changes. You can also check the web at www.westerntc.edu/weatherwatch for campus closing information.
Take the computer quiz, Am I in the Right Class. Then, click on List of Classes for current semester information. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact us directly at 608.789.6100.
Western provides support services for students with documented disabilities. Classroom accommodations are based on individual needs and instructors will be notified of your request for accommodations. To request disability support services, call Disability Services at 608.785.9875 or 608.785.9551 V/TTY.
Parking permits are not required for evening or weekend classes. During the school year, a parking permit is required to park in all La Crosse campus lots until 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 12:00 noon on Friday. Parking permits are included in all Professional Development courses and will be e-mailed or mailed 3-5 days prior to the class start date. It is important to note that permits are issued ONLY for Professional Development classes. We recommend that you allow adequate time for parking as a permit does not guarantee you a parking spot.
Guest parking permits are available at a cost of $2.00 per day and can be purchased in the Student Development Office, Kumm Center, room 100, or by calling (608) 785-9445.
Payment in full must be received at the time of registration.
Refunds are based on the course beginning date, scheduled length of classes, and the date the class is officially dropped. Refunds are not based on whether or not you attend class. Refunds are available:
Western Technical College does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, lack of English skills, arrest or conviction record, political affiliation, marital status, or other protected categories. In its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to, admissions, access and participation. The College attempts to be in compliance with all federal laws, including but not limited to, Title IX & Sections 504. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Officer at Western Technical College, PO Box C-0908, La Crosse, WI 54602-0908, telephone 608.785.9166. Western provides reasonable accommodations to assist persons with disabilities to access or participate in its programs or activities.
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