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    Waukesha County Technical College was founded in 1923 and proudly serves approximately 24,000 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 90-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. WCTC’s programs and certificates are grouped into four schools: The School of Business, The School of Applied Technologies, The School of Protective & Human Services and The School of Health.


    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 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.


    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, 2012 and 2013.


    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

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  • Did you know...?

    • WCTC offers more than 130 areas of study.
    • WCTC awarded 1,810 associate of applied science degrees/technical diplomas in 2011-12.
    • Each WCTC academic program is guided by advisory committees comprised of more than 700 industry professionals.
    • Nearly 200 local employers sponsor co-op/internships or other work-based experiences for WCTC students.
    • WCTC students train on cutting edge technology, including world-class networking and simulator labs.
    • 90% of WCTC grads in the job market were employed within six months.
    • Through transfer agreements, WCTC graduates can continue their education at select four-year colleges and universities.
    • The median salary of WCTC 2011-12 graduates working in their field was $33,000.
    • In 2012-13, 267 students were enrolled in apprentice-related training.

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  • Noteworthy Accreditations

    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:

    • Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and assure graduates that WCTC meets their stringent standards and criteria for health professionals in Nursing.
    • Culinary Management is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission and assures graduates that the curriculum has been guided by the American Culinary Federation.
    • Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association (ADA).
    • The Surgical Technical program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Committee of Accreditation for Surgical Technology Education.

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