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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/03/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street North
PO Box C-0908

La Crosse, WI 54602-0908
(608) 785-9210 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. James Lee Rasch, President/District Director
Name change notes: Western Wisconsin Technical Institute to Western Wisconsin Technical College (8/19/87) to Western Technical College (3/29/06)
HLC Institution ID: 1712
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 04/08/1970 - 03/21/1972
Pre-accreditation notes: Pre-accreditation status: Correspondent (1968)

Recognized Candidate for Accreditation (1970)

Accreditation Date(s): 03/22/1972

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2014 - 2015
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2022 - 2023

Last Date of Information Change: 03/09/2015

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,885   2,235
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   632  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 40   551
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 55   804

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 03/03/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Western Technical College Black River Falls - Black River Falls, WI; Black River Falls High School - Black River Falls, WI; Independence Regional Learning Center - Independence, WI; Automotive/Diesel Technology Center - La Crosse, WI; Trane Company - La Crosse, WI; The Swartz Building - La Crosse, WI; The Social Security Office - La Crosse, WI; The AVS Group - La Crosse, WI; The Weaver Building - La Crosse, WI; Modern Woodworking Building - La Crosse, WI; The Diesel Annex - La Crosse, WI; Mauston Regional Learning Center - Mauston, WI; Sparta - Sparta, WI; Tomah Regional Learning Center - Tomah, WI; Viroqua Regional Learning Center - Viroqua, WI;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.