Graduation Information

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.

Graduation Ceremony Details

Graduates of December 2016, April 2017, and Summer 2017 will be honored in a ceremony:

Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00 p.m.
La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI

Please note that guests will need tickets for entrance. Each graduate will receive five guest tickets. For more information on the ceremony, see the following documents:

Or contact Kelsey Beck at beckk@westerntc.edu or 608-785-9291.

Graduation Photographer

Professional photographers from Grad Images will be photographing graduates at the Graduation Ceremony. All graduates will be photographed receiving their diplomas and as they leave the stage. You may visit the Grad Images website at www.gradimages.com and click on Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter your email address and up to six email addresses of family and friends who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos. By submitting your information early, you can be assured that photo samples will be quickly and conveniently provided to you and others registered to receive your photo proofs as soon as they are available after the event.

Having a professional photographer on site allows you and your family and friends to enjoy the event without worrying about having to take photos. We encourage your family and friends to remain seated during the event. Grad Images guarantees complete satisfaction with your photograph package or you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For more information call 800-261-2576 or email giservice@gradimages.net.

For questions about graduation requirements contact: