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WCTC gearing up for spring open house on Thursday, Feb. 23


PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023) -- Waukesha County Technical College is excited to welcome guests to the main Pewaukee campus for its spring open house set for Thursday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The event is designed to share with potential students and their families details about the College and its 170-plus areas of study, including certificate, associate degree, technical diploma and apprenticeship programs.

WCTC staff will be on hand to share information about expanding dual enrollment opportunities, including the Excelerate initiative, which began in fall 2022 and allows qualified, current high school juniors and seniors ages 16 and older to apply to a full College program -- just like any other student.

Guests will also learn about the new liberal arts transfer degree programs -- Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) -- that began in January. The AA and AS programs, offered in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), allow students to seamlessly transfer to UWM to earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

FALL OPEN HOUSE275Open house guests can stop by at any time during the four-hour event to:

  • Tour state-of-the-art training labs and facilities, as well as departments within the College Center.
  • Participate in hands-on, interactive activities and view industry-specific projects.
  • Make connections with WCTC instructors and staff.
  • Talk with representatives from Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, Advising and other areas.
  • Get an up-close and personal look at specific programs of study.

“Open House is back again! WCTC is excited to welcome our community to experience what a hands-on education can do for them.  Everyone is welcome and can come any time during the event and get critical information to take their educational journey to the next level,” said John McGreal, WCTC’s dean of Enrollment Services. 

The event will also feature multiple 25-minute breakout sessions. Guests will be able to hear from student panelists about their WCTC experiences, talk with experts about how to navigate the admissions and financial aid process, discover resources for student success, explore the many dual enrollment opportunities and more.

Sessions include:

  • Admissions and Financial Aid – 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • High School Dual Credit – 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Liberal Arts Transfer Degrees (AA and AS) --4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Student Support Services -- 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Nontraditional Student Panel – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Traditional Student Panel – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Open house participants will receive a $30 voucher to waive their WCTC application fee along with a coupon good for 20 percent off select items at the WCTC Bookstore. Additionally, the College will be awarding five $300 scholarships to randomly selected open house participants who fill out and turn in their application by March 2, 2023. The recipients will be announced on Monday, March 6, 2023.

The event will be held at WCTC’s main campus, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee; the main check-in area will be in the Anthony J. Natalizio Center in Building S. Additionally, shuttle buses will be available to transport participants to different buildings on the main campus – as well as to the Waukesha campus, for those interested in learning more about the College’s dental programs.

To register, visit, or for more information, call the outreach/recruitment office at 262.691.5129.

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 170 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit