IT Academy | Western Technical College

IT Academy

IT Academy

High school juniors and seniors can earn college credits while in high school!

Are you interested in a career in Information Technology? If you enjoy learning by doing, check out Western's IT Academy!

What is it?

A two-year academy focused on information technology and programming. Academy participants may take classes taught by Western faculty on Western’s La Crosse campus or experience the full class via a face-to-face virtual format. Upon completion of the two-year academy, students will earn 12 college credits that are part of the Computer Support Specialist, Computer Support Technician, and Web and Software Developer programs.

Who is eligible?

High school juniors and seniors.

How much does it cost?

Western and participating school districts have developed an agreement to cover tuition costs. Contact your counselor to find out about eligibility through your high school.

How do I sign up?

Fill out the online application form.

What is the schedule?

The academy has a fall and spring term, just like traditional college courses. The fall term runs from September through mid-December. The spring term runs January through April. Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m.  

Spring 2022 – Crystal Report Writer

Connect with us

For more information, contact Tyler Ludeking at or 608-789-6232.