Western Technical College
La Crosse, WI, USA

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Western Technical College
3.68 Average Rating

Scott from La Crescent, MN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Western is a great school with awesome hands on labs where you get the best hands on training and the time needed to learn at your own pace. The faculty and staff are all professional and willing to help you out with anything you need and are generally always friendly. The campus is a great experience and right in the heart of downtown La Crosse WI making it very easy access to food, study and living accommodations.
Tips for prospective students
Register early and ask as many questions as possible! Make sure the field you are going into is what you want to do with the rest of your life. Always do your work and study and I highly recommend that you do not use college as a opportunity to just party and waste your time and your parents time.
Academic Rigor
The professors and teachers all seem to know exactly what they are talking about and are skilled in the professions the courses are teaching. The classes are fairly small so its easy to have a 1on1 with your instructors and get the time needed for any questions. The hands on experience is the best thing about the school.
Dorm Life
I never intended and still have no intention on living in the dorms so I cannot give a honest review. However their dorms are like 2-3 years old and very modern. They seemed costly though.
Food and Dining
A brand new renovated food court and a awesome restaurant ran by the school and the students in the food programs. 6-8 different mini restaurants inside ranging from Burgers and Subs to a Mongolian bar. Its also a nice quiet place to study.
What to do for fun
There is the bar scene which is fun to some people, the great city parks on the Mississippi river and lots of shopping in historic downtown LaCrosse. There is always live events through the city with local musicians and artists performing at theaters and revenues. The city always has many festivals around the region based off culture and landmarks to the city including Oktoberfest, Hmong Heritage Festivals, River Fest, Air fest, Winter Fest and many more!
Bang for the buck
The courses are fairly cheap and you have many options for purchasing books and supplies. The college has a book store and they also give you the option of buying online.
Great for these types of students
Technical Trades, Medical Field, Restaurant and Food programs, Business Management and related programs. Many computer programs.
Clubs and Activities
I haven't participated in any but there are a lot of programs and clubs to choose from.
Campus Safety
There is a great volunteer program at the college that has students looking out for the welfare of other students at the local bar scenes and near the river to prevent intoxicated drownings. There is a dedicated and very friendly security staff on patrol 24/7 and they are great about caring for your welfare and safety. You really get the feeling that the college cares about your well being when you are there.
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Allison

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It's beautiful, cultural, and new! I'm excited to be attending there in the fall, because I fell in love when I went on the tour. Also, it's surrounded by active students.
Tips for prospective students
I recommend it for anyone who has financial problems because it is half the price of a four year college.
Academic Rigor
I will be trying out for the volleyball team in August, because I love the sport and I love the team support that you get.
Dorm Life
I will be staying in the dorms and have three other roommates. I've seen the dorms, and they are basically like a hotel! That is how nice they are!
Food and Dining
The food there is delicious and the meal plans are affordable.
What to do for fun
There is a local mall, you can go hiking, there's a park, tubing on the water. And plenty more exciting things for anyone!
Bang for the buck
I am only in high school right now, but i've toured and loved it. So I recommend it to anyone interested!
Campus Safety
If someone is harmed, there is always someone who is there to help and get the official information!
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Tyler from LaCrosse, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Yes! Programs are for specific courses not loaded with extra- general classes.
Am enjoying being here
Yes! I work so I do not spend much time here unless I have a class but it works out well for me.
Bang for the buck
Good to get the degree and get out to work...why spend 2-3 more years in classes?
Great for these types of students
Everyone- flexible for all ages and schedules.
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