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Supervisory Management

Financial Aid Available: 

Financial Aid Available

The success of a business or organization hinges on the quality of its leaders. Our Supervisory Management degree gives you a path toward a management position by building on the qualities you already possess to develop your leadership skills. Classes are taught by business professionals with proven success in their respective fields.

This program is designed to accommodate the lives of busy working adults with classes offered online or in the evening. One of your first classes will be Professional Development Strategies. This course introduces you to the tools and software applications you will use in the program. You will create a student success plan and learn time management techniques so that you can balance all your responsibilities while enrolled.

You may choose to complete the 6-course Leadership Essentials technical diploma, 12-course Leadership and Supervision Professional technical diploma, or the entire associate's degree.

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Manufacturing Manager/Supervisor
Office Manager
Operations Supervisor
Production Supervisor
Project Manager
Quality Assurance Technician
Store Manager

Program Credits: 

63.00

Total Cost: 

$9 200.00

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

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Application

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Program Code: 

SMGT

First Term: 

Written Communication
Professional Development Strategies
Supervision

Second Term: 

Personal Leadership Strategies
Diversity & Change Mgmnt
Intro to Psychology
Software Appl for Business

Third Term: 

Intro to Sociology
Speech
Team Building & Problem Slvng
Leadership Development

Fourth Term: 

Legal Issues for the Workplace
Safety in the Workplace
Introduction to Business

Fifth Term: 

Business Financials
Economics
Project Management
Human Resource Management

Graduates: 

32

Graduates Responding: 

21

Employed In Non-related Occupations: 

6

Seeking Employment: 

0

Continuing Education: 

3

Not in Labor Market: 

0

Part Time: Responding: 

1

Full Time: Responding: 

11

Part Time: Average Hours Per Week: 

32

Full Time: Average Hours Per Week: 

48

Part Time: Median Hourly Wage: 

$17.80

Full Time: Median Hourly Wage: 

$21.68

Part Time: Hourly Wage Range: 

$17.80 - $17.80

Full Time: Hourly Wage Range: 

$12.98 - $82.00

Part Time: Median Annual Salary: 

$29,619.20

Full Time: Median Annual Salary: 

$54,000.00

Related Occupations: 

Admissions Counselor - Admissions Clerk; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
Buyer; Duratuch, La Crosse, WI
Clinical Manager; OB Health, West Salem, WI
Controller; Aquinas Catholic Schools, La Crosse, WI
Director of Special Projects; BouMatic, Madison, WI
Electro Mechanical Maintenance Technician; Trane Company, La Crosse, WI
Lead Role; Manure Separation Plant, Grand Marsh, WI
Maintenance Supervisor; Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse, WI
Marketing Representative; WWIS Radio, Black River Falls, WI
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant; Regal - Beloit, Black River Falls, WI
Process Engineer; Mcloone Metal Graphics, La Crosse, WI
Superintendent; Ashley Furniture, Arcadia, WI
Supervisor; Aquinas Chart Well, La Crosse, WI

Program Number: 

101961

Sixth Term: 

Managing for Quality
Organizational Development
Math w Business Apps

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University Transfer Agreement: 

Cardinal Stritch
Silver Lake College
University of WI - Oshkosh
Viterbo University

Office Support Specialist

Financial Aid Available: 

Financial Aid Available

Being an office support specialist means that you are the person who keeps things running efficiently. No two days will be the same. You will use your skills to communicate with customers and other team members, perform essential office tasks, create business correspondence and presentations, and use business software to create databases and spreadsheets. You could use desktop publishing, electronic presentation, or word processing software to create internal and external marketing pieces.

Virtually every business benefits from having an efficient and competent office staff. You will have opportunities in a wide variety of settings.

Required courses are taught in the classroom, online, and in a blended format.

You may choose to continue on a Career Pathway by laddering your credits into the Administrative Professional associate's degree for increased career and earning potential.

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Secretary
Receptionist
Office Assistant
Customer Account Representative

Program Credits: 

32.00

Total Cost: 

$4 700.00

Pathway: 

Office Support Specialist

Gainful Employment: 

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

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Program Code: 

OFSS

First Term: 

Business Formatting
Business Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Development
Exploring Business Technologies
Written Communication

Second Term: 

Math w Business Apps
Quality Customer Service
Business Correspondence
Advanced Word & Desktop Publ
Business Procedures
Intro to MS Excel and Access

Graduates: 

10

Graduates Responding: 

5

Employed In Non-related Occupations: 

1

Seeking Employment: 

0

Continuing Education: 

1

Not in Labor Market: 

0

Part Time: Responding: 

0

Full Time: Responding: 

0

Related Occupations: 

Senior Office Assistant; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Program Number: 

311068

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Nursing Assistant

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Turn your interest in helping people into a meaningful career. As a nursing assistant, you will directly provide care to patients in hospital, long-term care, or adult day care settings. The program includes a combination of classroom and laboratory activities and hands-on clinical experience in a long-term care facility. You will receive training in communication skills, both oral and written, personal care, basic nursing skills, assisting people in maintaining independence, promoting rehabilitation, and caring for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services as a Nursing Assistant Training program. Students are required by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to take the Nursing Assistant Registry Exam if they desire employment in a federally-funded health care facility (one that accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients).

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Nurse Aide - C.N.A.
Home Health Aide
Certified Nursing Assistant
Personnel Care Worker
Patient Care Associate

Program Credits: 

3.00

Total Cost: 

$500.00

Pathway: 

Nursing Assistant

Additional Information: 

Our Health and Public Safety programs are required to report additional information to prospective students, including certification exams, licensure, program completion rates, etc. You can find this information in the document below:

CNA Out-of-State Transfer Information

Refer to the Nursing Assistant Schedule for a complete listing of upcoming courses:

Program Contacts

Kris Stegemeyer
Program Co-Chair, Nursing Assistant
608 785-9413
Stegemeyerk@westerntc.edu

Marcia Robbins
Program Co-Chair, Nursing Assistant
608-789-4762
RobbinsM@westerntc.edu

Additional Admission Requirements: 

To enroll in the Nursing Assistant program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program’s Essential Functions, complete a background check, and provide proof of immunization (including a TB Test). Please see the details below.

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$30 Application Fee

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Application

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Program Code: 

NUAT

First Term: 

Nursing Assistant

Graduates: 

390

Graduates Responding: 

211

Employed In Non-related Occupations: 

14

Seeking Employment: 

9

Continuing Education: 

105

Not in Labor Market: 

9

Part Time: Responding: 

15

Full Time: Responding: 

19

Part Time: Average Hours Per Week: 

25

Full Time: Average Hours Per Week: 

40

Part Time: Median Hourly Wage: 

$12.30

Full Time: Median Hourly Wage: 

$12.85

Part Time: Hourly Wage Range: 

$7.25 - $14.11

Full Time: Hourly Wage Range: 

$9.20 - $14.82

Part Time: Median Annual Salary: 

$15,350.00

Full Time: Median Annual Salary: 

$26,728.00

Related Occupations: 

CNA & Dietary Aide; Mulder Health Care, West Salem, WI
CNA; Bethel Home & Services, Viroqua, WI (4)
CNA; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI (3)
CNA; Hillview Health Care Center, La Crosse, WI (6)
CNA; Morrow Community Home, Sparta, WI (4)
CNA; Tomah Rehab Center, Tomah, WI
CNA; Valley View Nursing Home, Houston, MN
CNA; Benedict Living Community, La Crosse, WI (2)
CNA; Bethany Lutheran Homes, La Crosse, WI (5)
CNA; BrightStar Care, Onalaska, WI (3)
CNA; Comfort Keepers, La Crosse, WI
CNA; Crestview Nursing Home, New Lisbon, WI
CNA; Critacare Home Care, La Crosse, WI
CNA; Heritage Manor, Elroy , WI
CNA; Home Care, La Crosse, WI
CNA; Lakeview Health Center, West Salem, WI (2)
CNA; Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, WI (2)
CNA; New Perspective Living, Mankato, MN
CNA; Norseland Nursing Home, Westby, WI
CNA; Onalaska Care Center, Onalaska, WI
CNA; Pine View Health Care, Black River Falls, WI (2)
CNA; RAMC - Senior Life Center, Reedsburg, WI
CNA; Rolling Hills Rehab Center, Sparta, WI (3)
CNA; Tanglewood Assisted Living, Plover, WI
CNA; VA, Tomah, WI
CNA; Winona Health Home and Hospice, Winona, MN
Dietary Aide; Marinuka Manor, Trempealeau, WI
EMT; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
Health Coordinator; Chileda, La Crosse, WI
House Tech; VA Tomah, Tomah, WI
Medical Assistant; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
Medical Assistant; Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI
Patient Access; Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI
Personal Care Provider; International Quality Homecare, La Crescent, MN
Personal Care Worker; Onalaska, WI
Phlebotomist; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
Program Assistant; Chileda, La Crosse, WI
RCA; Milestone Senior Living, Hillsboro, WI
Resident Assistant; Liberty Village, Tomah, WI
Resident Care Assistant- Medication Technician; Springbrook Assisted Living, Onalaska, WI (2)
Resident Care Assistant; Brookdale Senior Living, La Crosse, WI
Teacher Aide; Head Start Child & Family Development Centers, La Crosse, WI
Teacher Aide; Pre School La Crescent, La Crescent, MN

Program Number: 

305431

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Microsoft Office-Basic

Financial Aid Available: 

This certificate provides entry-level training in Microsoft® applications software commonly used in the business environment and provides a foundation for further training. Courses include instruction in Word®, Excel®, Access®, and PowerPoint®.

These courses can be delivered onsite at your workplace, if requested through Business and Industry Services.

This program is NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED

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Data Entry Clerk

Program Credits: 

4.00

Total Cost: 

$600.00

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

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Application

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Program Code: 

MOCB

First Term: 

Intro to MS Word
Intro to MS Excel
Intro to MS Access
Intro to MS PowerPoint

Program Number: 

90103A

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Medical Administrative Professional

Financial Aid Available: 

Financial Aid Available

Do you have a talent for keeping projects and information organized? As a medical administrative professional, you would play a big role in keeping a medical office operating smoothly and efficiently. This program prepares you to supervise primary business-related tasks including scheduling appointments, registering patients, answering telephones, medical billing and completing insurance claims, preparing business correspondence, transcribing dictation, and maintaining medical records.

There are many career opportunities in hospitals, clinics (medical, vision, chiropractic, and dental), insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.

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Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Office Coordinator
Medical Office Worker
Medical Secretary
Unit Secretary
Medical Service Coordinator
Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Receptionist

Program Credits: 

61.00

Total Cost: 

$8 900.00

Pathway: 

Medical Administrative Professional

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

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Application

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Program Code: 

MADP

First Term: 

Personal and Professional Development
Quality Customer Service
Business Formatting
Business Communication Skills
Medical Office Finance
Medical Admin Procedures

Second Term: 

Body Structure and Function
Medical Terminology
Medical Office Insurance
Business Correspondence
Written Communication

Third Term: 

Speech
Intro to Psychology
Advanced Word & Desktop Publ
Med Law, Ethics & Prof
Admin & Org of Health Care
Intro to MS Excel and Access

Fourth Term: 

Field Study-Medical Admin Prof
Supervision
Technical Reporting
Math w Business Apps
Intro to Diversity Studies

Graduates: 

17

Graduates Responding: 

12

Employed In Non-related Occupations: 

3

Seeking Employment: 

0

Continuing Education: 

1

Not in Labor Market: 

2

Part Time: Responding: 

2

Full Time: Responding: 

4

Part Time: Average Hours Per Week: 

21

Full Time: Average Hours Per Week: 

40

Part Time: Median Hourly Wage: 

$11.47

Full Time: Median Hourly Wage: 

$13.97

Part Time: Hourly Wage Range: 

$9.00 - $13.94

Full Time: Hourly Wage Range: 

$11.00 - $14.55

Part Time: Median Annual Salary: 

$13,938.08

Full Time: Median Annual Salary: 

$29,057.60

Related Occupations: 

Account Clerk; Ho Chuck Health Care Center, Black River Falls, WI
Claims Processor; United Health Care, Eau Claire, WI
Medical Representative; Mayo Clinic Health System, Onalaska, WI
Office Assistant; River Valley Chiropractic, Onalaska, WI
Payment Posting Representative; CS Eye, West Salem, WI
Resident Aide; Cranberry Court, Tomah, WI
Scheduling Specialist; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Program Number: 

101602

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University Transfer Agreement: 

Viterbo University

Leadership & Supervision Professional

Financial Aid Available: 

Financial Aid Available

This technical diploma is designed to provide you with the skills to move into a leadership position. You will work on developing the interpersonal skills that effective managers and supervisors possess. Project-based learning activities include team building, managing workplace diversity and change, problem solving, human resource management, supervisory and leadership skills. Also included will be safety and loss prevention, which are key responsibilities of a supervisor.
This 12-course program is intended for individuals already in the workplace, with classes offered online or in the evening, and the option to complete in one or two years. You may also choose to complete the six-course Leadership Essentials technical diploma or the Supervisory Management associate's degree.

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Management Analyst
Administrative Services Manager
Team Leader
Supervisor
Department Manager
Warehouse Manager

Program Credits: 

36.00

Total Cost: 

$5 300.00

Gainful Employment: 

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

Application: 

Application

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Program Code: 

LDSP

First Term: 

Professional Development Strategies
Supervision

Second Term: 

Personal Leadership Strategies
Diversity & Change Mgmnt

Third Term: 

Team Building & Problem Slvng
Leadership Development

Fourth Term: 

Legal Issues for the Workplace
Safety in the Workplace

Fifth Term: 

Project Management
Human Resource Management

Program Number: 

311961

Sixth Term: 

Managing for Quality
Organizational Development

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Soft Skills

Financial Aid Available: 

These five courses focus on building interpersonal skills, communication skills, and customer service competencies. The goal is to build upon the knowledge and experience you already have to increase your effectiveness in the workplace.

Designed with the working person in mind, classes are offered in person, online, a combination of the two, and via Interactive Distance Learning.

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Customer Service Representative

Program Credits: 

15.00

Total Cost: 

$2 200.00

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

Application: 

Application

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Program Code: 

ISSK

First Term: 

Personal and Professional Development
Business Communication Skills

Second Term: 

Supervision
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
Quality Customer Service

Program Number: 

90106B

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Microsoft Office-Advanced

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No matter what your profession, developing competency in the use of standard computer applications for business is a plus. Building on the Microsoft® Office Basic certificate, this certificate provides advanced-level training in Microsoft application software. You will learn to develop presentations, databases, spreadsheets, and other documents, and learn the fundamentals of business meeting and event planning. These courses can be delivered onsite at your workplace, if requested.

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Data Entry Clerk

Program Credits: 

15.00

Total Cost: 

$2 200.00

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

Application: 

Application

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Program Code: 

IMOA

First Term: 

Intro to MS PowerPoint
Business Formatting

Second Term: 

Intro to MS Excel and Access
Advanced Word & Desktop Publ

Third Term: 

Exploring Business Technologies
Spreadsheet & Dbase Appl-Bus

Program Number: 

90106C

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Health Office Professional

Financial Aid Available: 

Financial Aid Available

Gain the skills that position you for a job in a medical office through the Health Office Professional program. Because of the variety of duties involved, your coursework will cover communication skills, customer service, insurance and finance, basic anatomy, word processing, and desktop publishing. You’ll assist in patient communications, billing, filing insurance, gathering and storing patient information, and related tasks. Insurance companies, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities offer opportunities for meaningful work.

Continue on Western's Career Pathway to earn an associate's degree for increased job opportunities and earning potential.

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Appointment Scheduler
Hospital Secretary/Receptionist
Hospital Unit Clerk
Medical Office Worker
Patient Account Representative

Program Credits: 

30.00

Total Cost: 

$4 400.00

Pathway: 

Health Office Professional

Gainful Employment: 

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

Application: 

Application

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Program Code: 

HOPR

First Term: 

Personal and Professional Development
Quality Customer Service
Business Formatting
Business Communication Skills
Medical Office Finance
Medical Admin Procedures

Second Term: 

Written Communication
Body Structure and Function
Medical Office Insurance
Medical Terminology
Business Correspondence

Program Number: 

311601

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Health Office Assistant

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Any business benefits from a competent office assistant, but a medical office in particular needs the right person to fill that role. If you’re a caring individual with good people skills, this could be your field! You’ll gain skills to help maintain office records, assist in billing, greet patients, file claims, and monitor compliance issues. Examples of workplace opportunities include hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and care facilities.

This certificate positions you for entry into the Health Office Professional technical diploma program for further career opportunities.

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Medical Service Coordinator
Medical Office Clerk
Medical Office Receptionist
Medical Secretary
Health Office Assistant
Patient Coordinator

Program Credits: 

16.00

Total Cost: 

$2 400.00

Pathway: 

Health Office Assistant

Application Fee: 

$30 Application Fee

Application: 

Application

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Program Code: 

HOAS

First Term: 

Personal and Professional Development
Quality Customer Service
Business Formatting
Business Communication Skills
Medical Office Finance
Medical Admin Procedures

Program Number: 

611601

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