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Western Support Services: Home

General purpose guide of Western services and contact information.

Welcome Center


Location: Student Success Center, Room 101

Phone: 608-785-9200

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Welcome Center on the La Crosse campus is a central hub where you will have access to many essential services for students, including Admissions, Advising, Cashier, Counseling, Credit for Prior Learning, Access and Language Services, Enrollment Services/Registration, and Financial Aid.

The Welcome Center staff will direct you to everyone you need to meet, including staff in Career Services, Military-Connected Services, and Assessment Services. Together, they will keep you on the path to success.

Welcome Center:

Access and Language Services:

Cashier’s Office:

College Advisors:

Counseling and Case Management Services:

Credit for Prior Learning:

Financial Aid:

Additional Western Locations


Phone:  608-785-9200

Location Address Phone
Apprenticeship Facility 2860 21st Place South, La Crosse 608-785-9172
Health Science Center 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse 608-785-9233
Sparta Public Safety Training 11177 County Road A, Sparta 608-269-1611
Sparta College Prep & Transitional Education Center 112 South Water Street, Sparta 608-269-3791
Vehicle Technology Center 2721 Larson Street, La Crosse 608-785-9175

Career Services

Phone: 608-785-9440

Office Location: Student Success Center, The SPACE (Room 222)

Office Hours:  In-Person and Virtual appointments available Monday- Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Virtual appointment available after 4:00 PM upon request.

The career services team is here to support you along your career journey! We offer a variety of services including job search assistance, career assessments, and career coaching. We can also help you create a polished resume, cover letter, or online profile for Handshake or LinkedIn. Throughout the year, we host a variety of career fairs and employer spotlights, which are great networking opportunities for students.  

Visit us online at Career Services for helpful information and resources.

Handshake is your online connection to employers—create your profile today to find the perfect job for you!

Computer Services and Media Center

Computer Services

Phone:  608-789-6266

Office Location: La Crosse Campus, Business Education building, room 14 (basement).

Office Hours: (608-789-6266): Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm, Friday 7:30am - 4pm

Western's Computer Services Helpdesk (608-789-6266) is available to assist you with your networking and computing needs. They also offer used computers for sale at a very reasonable price.

Western's Knowledge Base: Check out Western's Knowledge Base ( for answers to many of your technology questions.

Media Services

The Media Center (608-785-9107 supports our video and sound systems on campus.

Office Location: La Crosse Campus, Coleman Center building, room 300 (3rd floor)

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7am - 6pm, Friday 7am - 4pm

The SPACE: Equity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement

Phone: 608-785-9594

Office Location: Second floor of the Student Success Center, Room 222

The Student Place of Action, Culture, & Empowerment provides educational and community-based programming, volunteer opportunities, individualized support and advocacy, and registration for the Cavalier Cupboard (our campus food pantry). The physical space offers study rooms, free coffee and snacks, free printing, computer access, board games, and comfortable seating to relax and hang out. The purpose of the Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement is to develop initiatives that empower and support student success for all students, especially underserved populations. We work to build inclusive environments for students and Western community members to feel safe and be their authentic selves. We recognize the intersectional needs of students and strive to build connections between students and resources. 
The SPACE is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Success Center, Room 222. Services can be accessed in-person or virtually.
Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram @westerntcSPACE
Phone: 608-785-9594
Cavalier Cupboard
The food pantry is designed to meet the immediate food needs of Western students by providing them with access to perishable and non-perishable food items, hygiene items, school items, diapers, and information on local resources. This service is open to all Western students with a valid student ID. Students are able to choose their own product each visit based on their household size and needs. We encourage individuals to take enough items to cover one week for their household. 
To register, please visit The SPACE.
Phone: 608-785-9594
Community Engagement
Throughout its history, Western Technical College has been committed to connecting the College to the needs of the community. These partnerships are essential to the Western experience and provide students an opportunity to connect what they are learning in the classroom to the community.  
How to Give Back: 
If you are interested in volunteering in the community or need to complete service hours as a course requirement, we encourage you to utilize Western’s UGetConnected site to find opportunities. Currently, there are more than 175 agencies serving 8 area counties using UGetConnected to promote their volunteering needs.  
Community Engagement is located in The SPACE (Student Place of Action Culture and Empowerment) on the 2nd floor of the Student Success Center, Room 222. To learn more about Community Engagement or Western’s UGetConnected site, email or call 608-789-6191.
Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Western Technical College is committed to recognizing the value each student brings to campus. While we share many similarities with one another, we also have our own unique backgrounds, experiences, needs, culture, skills, and stories. We value your commitment and want to help you thrive and reach your fullest potential at Western.
Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement provides support, coaching, and opportunities for engaging in your education while at Western.
Get engaged. Share your strengths. Be empowered.
Phone: 608-785-9594

Learning Commons - Library and Student Support


Phone: 608-785-9198

Location: Second floor of the Student Success Center, Room 201


At the Learning Commons, student success is our top priority. Enjoy both private and group study spaces in a casual, relaxing, and welcoming environment. The Learning Commons provides library services and free, individualized guidance from instructors, librarians, peer tutors, and specialists for most courses. We offer help in-person and online. Whether you are looking for help with coursework, information resources, or insight into how you learn best, the Learning Commons is here for you. The Learning Commons is your one-stop-shop for academic support!

Click this link to access or learn more about Learning Commons services, 
including Math Center, Writing Center, Science Center, Peer Tutors, and Library.

Military Connected Services

Phone: 608-785-9436

Veteran Military Center Hours:
The Veteran Military Center and Veteran Lounge is open for in-person meetings: 
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Appointments can be made for virtual or in-person meetings by calling 608-785-9436. You may also schedule appointments using the links below:  
Jackie Helgeson, Director Veteran Services -  Schedule an appointment with Jackie 
David Vikeras, Benefits Coordinator -  Schedule an appointment with David 
Dustin Schultz, Veteran Specialist -  Schedule an appointment with Dustin

Physical Plant

Phone: 608-785-9240

Western's Physical Plant Department is dedicated to serving our main La Crosse campus and seven regional locations by providing a positive campus experience. Please use the link below to send us any facility-related comments or concerns you have.

Regional Learning Centers (RLCs)

Whether you are taking classes online, commuting to the La Crosse campus, or taking courses at one of Western's regional locations, all Western students are able to utilize the internet access, computer labs, printers, and other amenities at any of the Regional Learning Centers.

Campus Address Phone
Black River Falls 24 Fillmore Street 715-284-2253
Independence 36084 Walnut Street 715-985-3392
Mauston 1000 College Avenue 608-847-7364
Tomah 120 East Milwaukee Street 608-374-7700
Viroqua 220 South Main Street 608-637-2612
Public Safety Training Facility (Sparta) 11177 County Rd. A 608-269-1611

Student Health Center

Phone: 608-785-8558

Location: Health Science Center, Suite 1030, 1300 Badger St., La Crosse, WI

The Student Health Center, located in the Health Science Center at the corner of Badger St. and 13th St. in La Crosse, provides comprehensive primary care services for Western students with a valid student ID. The cost of this service is covered by student activity fees for students enrolled with ≥6 credits except for a $10 visit co-pay and fees for other services (e.g. Medication/Labs) that are billed to the student’s account. Students enrolled with <6 credits will be billed a Student Health Center User Fee of $100 for spring or fall sessions or $50 for the summer session.  For more information, including eligibility and covered services, visit,