About WT

How to Turn Your Passion into Success

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When you come to Western Technical College, you will find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals. Your classmates and friends are just as passionate about building a successful career as you are. Your instructors are totally dedicated to your success. 

Everybody will work with you to allow you to successfully pursue a career in your chosen field. Each program is designed to train inexperienced students for entry-level employment or to upgrade skills for experienced professionals.


At Western Technical College, “Welcome” is much more than simply a greeting. It is a belief that is embodied by each and every staff member — from the first time you contact us, through graduation and throughout your career.

We attract students from Ciudad Juarez, just across the border in Chihuahua, Mexico as well as Las Cruces, New Mexico, just an hour north. Being so close to Fort Bliss, we also provide career training for our military veterans.

Our Mission

Provide quality training and education in a caring, professional environment that prepares new students and working adults with the skills they need to succeed and advance in their chosen careers.

More Than Books

Family-owned and operated for three generations, Western Technical College began as a trade school where people could learn how to take their passion and turn it into a career they loved. Since 1970, our real-world approach to education is one of the many reasons Western Technical College Graduates find success in their careers. We are always looking for ways to make your education more than just words in a book. What is special about Western Technical College is the manner in which we will help you achieve your educational goals—a combination of hands-on experience, traditional classroom work, and industry-specific career development.

Be Prepared

Preparing students like you for careers they love is what we do every day. At Western Technical College, you will learn from the best. Our instructors present students with real-world experience that you can use right away. It is this experience, combined with modern facilities and equipment that will prepare our students with relevant skill sets that they can use on their very first day on the job. The few months of hard work that you invest in your education today will set the stage for the decades of your working life to come. We truly believe that our people make the difference. We have worked tirelessly to create an atmosphere where students can succeed and where they have a sense of belonging. In the end, our entire staff will always do what is best for you, the student.

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Western Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.


Western Technical College is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Career Schools and Colleges Section, Austin, Texas. Western Technical College’s degree-granting programs are approved and regulated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Western Technical College’s Massage Therapy Program #MS0111 is approved and regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The college’s programs are approved to train veterans by the Texas Workforce Commission and foreign students by the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization (INS).

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