Partnerships that Make Our College Complete

CCST is the state association for private, post secondary that prepare people for today's jobs and great careers. There are approximately 200 colleges and schools in the state offering a wide range of occupational curriculum. These colleges and schools enable more students to reach their career goals, provide employers with a large pool of skilled workers, and ultimately expand the state's tax base by attracting and expanding business in Texas.

Don Schumacher Racing

Official Technical College of Don Schumacher

Don Schumacher Racing’s U.S. Army (Tony Schumacher), Red Fuel/Sandvik Coromant (Shawn Langdon), Valvoline/Infinite Hero Foundation (Jack Beckman), and Make-A-Wish Foundation (Tommy Johnson Jr.) teams.“We’re always looking to add skilled and ambitious people to the DSR organization.”

Team Owner, Don Schumacher  In 2013 our relationship began with Don Schumacher Racing through Matco Tools and was expanded during the 2013 Western Swing when the internship 

program started. To date, over (30) Western Tech students have completed internships with DSR and (4) have accepted positions working on the various race teams.

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Automotive Tools | Matco Tools

Matco Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of quality professional automotive repair tools, diagnostic equipment, and toolboxes. Our product line now numbers more than 13,000 items. We also guarantee and service the automotive repair and diagnostic tools and equipment we sell.

Around 2005 Western Tech through its affiliation with the Matco Tools Corporation built a Matco Tools store inside of Western Tech’s Main Campus. This tool store allows students and graduates to expand their tool boxes while attending Western Tech.

mopar cap local college school texas

Western Tech became a Mopar Cap Local School effective 5/19/2016. This education to industry partnership offers unparallel training and opportunities previously allowed only at Mopar Dealerships.

What is the difference between MOPAR® CAP LOCAL and other manufacturers’ programs? In MOPAR CAP LOCAL you will learn specific technologies used exclusively on Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT® products. MOPAR CAP LOCAL is an internship-based program that enables the student go to college and begin working at a Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram dealership.

Does MOPAR CAP LOCAL offer paid internships? Yes, students and dealers generally negotiate an hourly wage for each internship period during the sponsorship process. This allows you to get familiar with the work environment and begin earning money while in school.

Does the student commit to the sponsoring dealership after graduation? Sometimes this can be a good arrangement for the student and the dealership to negotiate a deal based on the amount of financial assistance the dealership is willing to provide. For example, the dealership may agree to pay back student loans after graduation for as long as the graduate is employed there. Note that this is not guaranteed but can be negotiable. All negotiations are between the dealership and the graduate, so ask your employing dealership if this is something they would agree to.

I am currently interested in MOPAR CAP LOCAL. I have been talking with some FCA US LLC technicians I know and they keep talking about levels of certification. What level of FCA US LLC certification do MOPAR CAP LOCAL students graduate with? Generally speaking, a typical MOPAR CAP LOCAL student graduates at level 1 skill area in the FCA US LLC Technical Training Curriculum. We recommend that you contact the MOPAR CAP LOCAL College of your choice for more information about their program and specific college requirements.

Western Tech is proud to be a partner in education with Mopar Cap Local program.

TECMA operates multiple manufacturing facilities in Mexico covering a wider variety of products from high-tech electronics to pet toys. In addition, TECMA operates several distribution centers in El Paso. TECMA currently provide work for over 3,000 employees in Mexico and over 125 in the El Paso area, several of which are graduates of Western Technical College.

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has about 1,700 members that educate and support over three million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. APSCU member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs, including master's and doctorate degrees, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs.


Halliburton was founded in 1919, and  is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.  Halliburton received the 2014 Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST) Employer of the Year award, nominated by Western Technical College.  Halliburton has hired over 26 WTC Electronic Engineering Technology Technicians and  14 students from the Automotive and Diesel program.  Halliburton has a 12 year working relationship with WT.  

Lincoln Electric Welding in El Paso Tx

Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of welding products, equipment and consumables. Western Tech has teamed up with Lincoln Electric as a partner in their Educational Resources & Purchasing Portal designed exclusively for Educators. This program allows access to all welding, educational/training and safety materials as well as premium welding equipment, consumables and gear. We are proud to have a relationship with a company dedicated to quality and excellence for our Welding students. 

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