Get to Know Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges

Who we are

Technical colleges are most known for the fact that graduates get the education and training for the skills to compete in today's global job market. Additional benefits include:


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16 Locations. Our colleges are around the state and close to home. You're sure to find one offering the program you're looking for here.

Individual attention. Classes are smaller and instructors care about the success of every student. Meet some of our expert instructors here.

Placement is strong. More than 94 percent of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. 

Less debt (or no debt). Credits are about half the cost and degrees can be earned in one or two years (for full-time students) for a fraction of the cost of a four-year degree. 

Smooth credit transfer for a 4-year degree. Students can take advantage of the Universal Credit Transfer, Liberal Arts Transfer or program-to-program transfer agreements between specific colleges. There are more than 600 agreements with the UW-System. 

Quicker path to a skilled position. Students graduate with employment skills designed to let them hit the ground running in one or two years (for full time students).

Relevant skills. Instructors are from the real world. Business and industry advisers provide regular input so hands-on learning is based closely on what's needed in real-world work places.

More jobs than graduates. Employers are in need of individuals with technical skills and the decrease in demand for graduates is nowhere in sight.  

Great starting salaries. The median salary (meaning half of them earn more than this) for associate degree graduates in 2017 was $42,803. 

Interested? View more in our 2018-19 Technical College Guide.