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Western’s News Page is a place to share some of the great stories and exciting things happening at the college that help create the essential experience.

SPARTA, Wis., July 16, 2018 – Western Technical College will offer a 720-Hour State Certified Basic Recruit Academy for persons seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. This classroom and scenario-based instruction is set to run Monday-...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., June 22, 2018 – Western Technical College announced Friday the selection of Dr. Kathleen (Kat) Linaker as the college’s vice president of academics. Linaker comes to Western from Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) in Utica, NY,...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., June 12, 2018 – Students in several programs at Western Technical College recently excelled at Wisconsin SkillsUSA competitions this past year. At the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R)...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., June 11, 2018 – Western Technical College’s Law Enforcement 720 Academy was recently announced as one of the winners of the 2018 Law Enforcement/DOC Polar Plunge Challenge in Wisconsin. Western was named the top fundraising...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., June 4, 2018 – Western Technical College Health Information Technology student Stephanie Lueck of La Crosse was recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship at a conference for the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA...Read more
VIROQUA, Wis., May 24, 2018 – Western Technical College’s Viroqua regional location achieved Gold certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The building project, which was completed in 2016, highlights wide-ranging...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 23, 2018 – Western Technical College announced Wednesday the construction of a new Veteran Military Center on the downtown La Crosse campus. The 1,400-square-foot center will serve as the central facility for veterans at Western...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 16, 2018 – Western Technical College Communication Skills instructor Tracy Helixon recently authored Caleb’s Lighthouse, a children’s book about the relationship between a boy and a local lighthouse. The story is inspired from...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 27, 2018 – Officials at Western Technical College and Viterbo University today signed a formal agreement to provide a new engineering pathway program for students starting this fall. Students enrolled in the pathway program...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 10, 2018 – Starting this fall, Western Technical College’s Business Management program will be offered in a new hybrid model, combining online study and Saturday face-to-face classes. The ratio for the program will be 80...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 6, 2018 – Western Technical College is offering a number of shorter-term summer classes for students this year. The classes include general education subjects such as English, college algebra, and general psychology. Classes...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 3, 2018 – Western Technical College’s Collegiate Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) chapter sent eight competitors to the Wisconsin State Career Leadership Conference held recently in Delevan, Wis. Representing...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 22, 2018 – Alyssa Boardman, of La Crosse, has been selected as the 2018-19 Western Technical College Student Ambassador, an official spokesperson for Western and the Wisconsin Technical College System. As Student Ambassador,...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 21, 2018 – Western Technical College was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Tree Campus USA is celebrating its 10 th anniversary...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 19, 2018 – Western Technical College’s Alumni Association awarded this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Bernadine “Bernie” Hornby, president and chairperson of Vernon Electric Cooperative. Hornby, of Viroqua, is a 1980...Read more

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