Waukesha County Technical College was founded in 1923 and proudly serves approximately 28,000 students annually who take WCTC’s class offerings to prepare for a new job, enhance their career credentials, brush up on basic academic skills or enjoy personal enrichment classes. The College, located in Pewaukee, provides accessible career and technical education to strengthen the community through life-long learning.
Throughout its 89-year history, WCTC has strived to maintain an ever-changing program and service mix that reflects the immediate and future needs of Waukesha County employers and citizens. The College offers associate degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificate programs. Through its eight Centers of Excellence, WCTC offers more than 130 areas of study, including: Business Management, IT, Automations Systems Technology, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Engineering Technology, Nursing, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Criminal Justice and Web and Software Developer.
WCTC is also committed to service-learning, which integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection, teaches civic responsibility and strengthens communities. WCTC received the U.S. Presidential Higher Education Community Honor Roll for Service Learning in 2009.
WCTC offers many transfer agreements between WCTC programs and select four-year colleges and universities. The majority of WCTC’s associate degree programs have specific transfer agreements with private and/or public universities such as Carroll University, Marquette University, MSOE, Mount Mary, Cardinal Stritch, Alverno, UW-Stout, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay.
In addition to the Pewaukee campus, WCTC also maintains a satellite campus in downtown Waukesha which provides High School Completion options, English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. Citizenship courses, Nursing Assistant courses and Personal Enrichment and Non-credit courses.
WCTC's Center for Business Performance Solutions provides customized learning opportunities, technical resources, and strategic assistance to companies focused on building strong workers which lead to increased efficiencies, improved production, enhanced customer relationships and progressive innovation. The Center provides training focused on lean processes for coaching, six sigma, basic and advanced skills on software applications, core workplace skills, team building, leadership, and customer service, among many others.
While WCTC’s Center for Business Performance Solutions serves many established mid- and large-size businesses and organizations, WCTC’s Small Business Center assists those contemplating launching a small business. The Small Business Center offers free one-on-one counseling, networking groups, low-cost small business classes and referrals to financing and other resources.
For more information about Waukesha County Technical College, visit www.wctc.edu.
WCTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC is a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Accreditation means that WCTC has been certified and meets established criteria for providing quality education.
In addition to maintaining continuous college quality, many WCTC programs meet occupation-specific certification/accreditation requirements. Program accreditations include, but are not limited to:
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