Career Pathways | Western Technical College

Career Pathways

Build a Career, One Step at a Time

Career Pathways allow you to come in and out of college and build your education as you plan your career advancement. Using short-term education options based on stackable credits, you have the flexibility to continue your education at your own pace. As you enter a career pathway, your classes build toward industry-recognized certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees that give you additional employment options. 

Career Pathways offer a step-by-step guide to your career goals.

Specific Program Pathways

Programs that are part of a pathway will have a clickable graphic on their page to show the available options, from credit for prior learning to transfer agreements with four-year universities and everything in between. 

Program Pathway

About Embedded Programs

Some programs within the pathway are “embedded” into other programs. For instance, you can take Basic Welding technical diploma by itself or as one part of the Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technician technical diploma.

List of Pathway Programs

Look for the detailed Career Pathway graphic at the bottom of the following program pages:

Accounting Assistant
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Tech-Level 1
Automotive Service Technician-Level 2
Automotive Technician
Basic Welding
Building Construction and Cabinetmaking
Building Science & Energy Management
Business Management
Business Specialist
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy
Customer Service Representative Pathway Certificate
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant
Digital Marketing
Digital Content Specialist
Digital Marketing Specialist
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Professional
ECE: Professional Development
Educational Assistant
Electromechanical Maintenance Technician
Electromechanical Technology
Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Foundations of Teacher Education
Health Office Assistant Pathway Certificate
Health Office Professional
Horticulture Plant Health Care Pathway Certificate
Industrial Machine Controls Embedded Diploma
IT-Computer Support Specialist
IT-Computer Support Technician
IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration
IT-Network Technician
Landscape Horticulture Technician
Leadership & Supervision Professional
Leadership Development
Medical Administrative Professional
Nursing Assistant
Paramedic Technician
Sales Fundamentals Pathway Certificate
Sales Management
Sales Representative
Solar Installation Technician Pathway Certificate
Welding & Fabrication

Wondering where to start?

Stop in at the Welcome Center or call 608-785-9200. Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.