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Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)

800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI

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Waukesha County Technical College, located Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was founded in 1912 and currently operates campuses in Waukesha and Pewaukee and serves over 800 students a year. WCTC is one of sixteen colleges that comprise the Wisconsin Technical College System, formed in 1911 through a law requiring any district that had more than 5000 residents requiring the establishment of a trade and vocational school.  Wisconsin became the first state to create a publically funded vocational training system, and has maintained a dedication to providing work opportunities through education for its residents.

Waukesha County Technical College is primarily focused on providing students the technical and vocational skills and experience necessary to enter the workforce to work in a field  related to their program of study. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates that the student has learned the essentials necessary to find entry level work. Programs are a mixture of hands on experience alongside more traditional classroom education, combining the two to prepare students for work by providing practical means to implement and test newly learned techniques and applications. Two year programs at technical community college typically reflect community needs, and as a result graduates should find employment opportunities available to them upon completion.  

Some programs allow for the transfer of credits to the University of Wisconsin as the programs match in implementation and coursework. As a result, students of such programs are able to pursue and complete their bachelor's degree within the University of Wisconsin system.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Waukesha County Technical College is a public two year open enrollment institution that allows any student who meets the minimum requirements for admission to enroll once they have submitted an application for admission. Students must also supply transcripts from previous schools and test scores, as well as take a placement exam and participate in orientation. Additionally, it is recommended students meet with an academic advisor to determine program enrollment and curriculum. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester and fees are typically due shortly thereafter.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the financial aid department to determine need, aid program eligibility, and monetary awards. Due to federal regulations, students may be randomly chosen to provide additional financial information to the financial aid department in order to cross check the FAFSA and verify its accuracy. All aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each semester due to possible changes in a student's or their family's financial situation from year to year.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,900-$4,600
    • Out-of-State: $5,800-$6,934
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $130-$150 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $190-$230 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid60%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships42%$4,334
Receiving Student Loans44%$6,266
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Waukesha County Technical College may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for WCTC compared to community colleges in Wisconsin, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 WCTCWaukesha CountyWisconsin
Graduation Rate28.3%-34.6%
Transfer-out Rate12.9%-15.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1995)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1980)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Wisconsin
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Waukesha County Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Precision Production

    Security and Protective Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    60%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    18:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,447