Student Support Services | Western Technical College

Student Support Services

Our support areas offer in-person appointments and provide service in alternative formats such as by phone, email, and video conferencing. Most services will operate from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., unless appointments are made outside these hours. You’re encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment before coming to campus.

Click the links below for specific hours, formats, and contact information for the following service areas:

College Advisors

Advisors help with class schedules, academic plans, and other academic issues. They support students throughout their time at Western.

Admissions Coaches

Admissions coaches can help you get started at Western! They will guide you in selecting a program and walk you through the admissions process.

Access Services

This department provides appropriate accommodations to reduce barriers to learning, including deaf and hard of hearing services and disability services.

  • Students with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodations, regardless of the modality in which classes are delivered.
  • Accommodations for students currently registered with Access Services remain in place. Students may also request new or changed accommodations. 
  • If the new instructional formats create learning barriers for you, contact this department to find out about available accommodations.

Career Services

This department can help students find a career path that fits your interests. They also connect students with jobs and help you prepare for the job market.

Cavalier Cupboard

Western’s food pantry was created to meet the immediate food needs of students. It provides items such as non-perishable food bags, hygiene items, diapers, wipes, coupons, and face masks.

Counseling and Case Management Services

Western counselors can assist with the personal, academic, and career barriers and crises that can affect student success.

  • For any immediate mental health needs after hours, please call Great Rivers 211 (1-800-362-8255). In the case of an extreme emergency, call 911.
  • If you are facing unforeseen financial or personal barriers, the Student Resource Request form will connect you with our case manager or financial literacy coordinator.

Financial Aid Resources and Planning Services

Find out about available funding options and other financial services through this service area.

Learning Commons

This is a one-stop-shop for student academic support, including tutoring, writing assistance, math assistance, and library services.

The SPACECommunity Engagement

The SPACE provides a supportive social and learning environment for students, tailored academic assistance, referrals to Western’s services, and a friendly, supportive environment. Community Engagement helps connect students with community organizations for volunteer and educational experiences.

Student Life Office

The Student Life Office provides support and services to students in a variety of areas including general questions, student IDsparking and parking permitsthe residence hallstudent clubs and organizationsstudent governmentstudent rights and optionsMTU and SMRT bus pass, etc. 

The office is located in the Kumm Center, Room 100 on the La Crosse campus and is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Please contact us by stopping in the office, calling 608-785-9445 or emailing

Veteran Military Center

For military veterans, active service members, survivors or dependents of a deceased or disabled veteran, we have resources to help you succeed.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to these services areas. They are eager to support you through this transition. You can do this, and we can help!

For a comprehensive list of Western's services, visit the Current Student page