Student Ambassador Amanda Coughlin
WTCS State Ambassador Amanda Coughlin talks about her technical college experience at Western Technical College.
transfer agreements between Wisconsin technical colleges and other higher education institutions
campuses plus many online options
You have a lot going on in your life. Between classes, studying, work and family responsibilities, you need classes that will matter and you can make time for, even if it's on evenings or weekends. There are many ways our colleges make learning possible for even the busiest students.
It is also important to note the same expert instructors teach face-to-face and online. Their credentials are the same, no matter the format, and they are all experts in the field, dedicated to their students' success. All students benefit from the real-world experience of the instructor.
Student support is available for all students no matter what the format of the classes, and the cost of tuition is the same no matter how the content is delivered. You will have a dedicated advisor throughout your enrollment to ensure you have support throughout your journey.
Wisconsin's technical colleges provide accelerated learning options as well as staggered start dates so students can begin - and complete - their journey on their own timeline.
Bootcamps are another delivery method that might give students a jump start in a career. Welding, for example, might offer intense class schedules for a few weeks to teach the most important skills. This way employers who need additional skilled employees can hire them without waiting months or years.
If you work full-time (or multiple part-time jobs), or do not live close to a campus and prefer to complete your courses as your schedule allows, or simply want more flexibility with your scheduling, there are many programs or certificates you can take entirely online. Many programs also have hybrid classes, where the time is split between online and in-person courses. See a listing of all the certificates offered with an online option.
Dual credit allows qualifying high school students to begin taking college courses while in high school, to count toward both high school and the college degrees.
No matter what your situation, you are not alone. Some students may find they need flexible scheduling options and non-traditional paths to complete their courses. Our technical colleges work with you to offer the best possible experience in your desired structure.
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