Graduation Information | Western Technical College

Graduation Information

Western Technical College will be hosting a commencement ceremony for eligible graduates on Saturday, April 24. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Western is still finalizing plans for this ceremony. Please check back later for further details.


graduationWestern holds a Commencement Ceremony, or graduation, to honor graduates who have earned an associate's degree or technical diploma.

If you are close to graduation, you are encouraged to check your academic plan, found on MyWestern under Self-service, to ensure you have completed your degree requirements. If you notice any potential issues, contact your College Advisor.

To be eligible for graduation, you must meet the following criteria:

An associate's degree is awarded when you have completed the curriculum requirements of the Wisconsin Technical College System and completed the following program requirements:

  • A minimum of 60 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • All required program course grades (including General Studies and electives) applied toward graduation must be recorded as a "C or better" or as "Pass" (in the case of Pass/Fail) grades
  • You must taken at least 25 percent of the credits at Western.

A technical diploma is awarded when you have completed the curriculum requirements of the Wisconsin Technical College System and completed the following program requirements:

  • All required program course grades (including General Studies) applied toward graduation must be recorded as a "C or better" or as "Pass" (in the case of Pass/Fail) grades
  • You must have taken at least 25 percent of the credits at Western.

You do not need to apply or pay a separate fee to graduate. You are automatically eligible based on credits completed.

Alumni Association

Graduates automatically join the Western Alumni Association and are eligible for all the benefits of this organization. See the Alumni Association web page for more information, and don’t forget to update your contact information to receive ongoing updates from your alma mater!

Graduate Follow-up Survey

Approximately six months after graduation, you will receive a mailing, email, and possibly a phone call from the college asking you to complete a Graduate Follow-up Survey. This will provide us with important employment information that we are required to provide to the State of Wisconsin and our accrediting agencies. We encourage you to participate in the survey, it can help Western receive funding to improve our programs and experiences!

For questions about graduation requirements contact: