COVID-19 Student Information | Western Technical College

COVID-19 Student Information

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make adjustments in response to this evolving situation.

Face Coverings

Western is requiring face coverings inside all buildings for all students, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. This comes from the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as local and state data, which recommends the use of face coverings where there is high or substantial community spread of COVID-19.


We recognize that getting vaccinated is the best defense against the spread of COVID-19. While the vaccination is not required at Western, we strongly encourage all students and co-workers who are able to be vaccinated to do so. Your participation could have a critical impact on our ability to continue offering in-person courses and services. Please note that a vaccine will not replace the need to continue other actions that stop the spread of COVID-19 such as the current masking requirement.

For more information on where to get vaccinated, visit the La Crosse County website or the website of your county of residence.

Protect Yourself

Western values the health and safety of our students, and is committed to supporting you in this changing environment. Find out how to protect yourself from COVID-19.

Class Formats

Our terms are being scheduled with in-person courses, virtual formats, and combinations of the two.

Enrollment Process

Course schedules reflect classes with face-to-face options, as well as online and alternative formats. You are encouraged to connect with your Admissions Coach or College Advisor to create a schedule that works best for you. Not sure who your coach or advisor is? Just email and we’ll get you connected.

Our admissions process has only minor changes at this time. Your Admissions Coach will work with you on the details once you have submitted your application.

Registration may take place online with in-person options. Once you’ve completed the admissions process and are accepted to your program, your coach or advisor will walk you through the process one-on-one, or provide you with detailed instructions on how to build your schedule. Check out our Registration Resources for more information on setting up your student accounts, getting your books, and applying for financial aid.

Student Support Services

Our support services are currently available in person and in alternative formats. From advising to financial aid assistance, tutoring, and counseling, we will continue using online, email, and video conferencing technology to connect with you for any needs you may have. If you are coming on campus for in-person services, you are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment. 

Visit the Student Support Services page for more information about the services we offer as well as links to pages with specific hours, formats, and contact information for each area.

Contact Us

Have questions or concerns related to Western’s COVID-19 precautions and preventive measures? Contact Western's COVID-19 Monitoring Team: