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

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.