Application Deadlines and Program Availability

Most programs start in both the fall and spring term, however, some programs have limited capacity and start in the fall or spring term only. Due to the high demand of some programs, there may be specific early application deadlines. Click here to begin the application process.

When is the earliest I can apply?


District Applicants (Waukesha County Residents)

  • October 1st for the following Fall term (August start)
  • April 1st for the following Spring term (January start)

Out-of-District Applicants (Non-Waukesha County Residents)

  • November 1st for the following Fall term (August start)
  • May 1st for the following Spring term (January start)
Program Name
Fall 2018 Application Deadline*
Fall 2018 Application Completion Deadline** (Checklist Items)
Spring 2018 Application Deadline*
Spring 2018 Application Completion Deadline** (Checklist Items)
Accounting August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Auto Collision Technician August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Automation Systems Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Automotive Maintenance Technician August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Automotive Technology (General Option) August 6 August 13 December 11 January 9
Automotive Technology (GM ASEP) August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Baking and Pastry Management April 9 May 14 This program cannot be started in spring.
Baking and Pastry Production April 9 May 14 This program cannot be started in spring.
Biomedical Electronics Technology*** June 18 July 16 This program cannot be started in spring.
Building Trades - Carpentry August 6 August 13 September 18 January 9
Business Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Central Service Technician May 14 June 18 November 20 December 18
CNC Set-Up Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Cosmetology June 18 July 16 December 11 January 9
Criminal Justice Studies August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Culinary Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Dental Assistant April 9 May 14 October 2 October 16
Dental Hygienist April 9 May 14 June 15 November 6
Desktop Support Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Diesel Equipment Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Early Childhood Education August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Early Childhood Education+ July 31 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Electrical Engineering Technology July 31 August 13 November 20 January 9
Electronics Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
EMS Leadership and Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Facilities Maintenance August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Fire Medic Contact Department Contact Department
Fire Protection Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Food Service Production August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Foundations of Teacher Education+ July 31 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Global Business+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Graphic Design August 6 August 13 December 11 January 9
Health Information Technology+ April 9 May 14 This program cannot be started in spring.
Hospitality Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Hospitality Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Human Resource Professional+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Human Resources+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Human Services Associate July 16 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Human Services Associate+ July 16 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Import/Export Specialist+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Industrial Maintenance Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Interior Design August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
IT - Computer Support Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
IT - Database Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
IT - Network Security Specialist+ August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
IT - Network Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
IT - Software Development Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
IT - Web & Software Developer August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Language Interpreter for Health Services July 16 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Leadership Development (Supervisory Management)+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Machine Tool Operation August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Manufacturing Engineering Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Marketing August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Marketing+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Mechanical Design Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Mechanical Engineering Technology July 31 August 13 November 20 January 9
Medical Assistant July 16 August 13 November 20 December 18
Medical Coding Specialist+ This program cannot be started in fall. November 20 December 18
Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Metal Fabrication/Welding - Tech Diploma August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Network Enterprise Administrator August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Nursing March 5 June 11 August 1 October 6
Organizational Leadership+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Paramedic Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Paramedic Technician - Diploma Contact Department Contact Department
Pharmacy Technician*** July 16 July 30 November 20 December 18
Phlebotomy Technician May 14 June 18 November 20 December 18
Physical Therapist Assistant*** July 16 July 30 November 20 December 18
Quality Management+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Radiography*** April 9 May 14 This program cannot be started in spring.
Real Estate+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating August 6 August 13 October 25 January 9
Surgical Technology June 18 July 30 November 20 December 18
Technical Studies - Journeyworker August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Tool & Die Making August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Web & Digital Media Design August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9
Welding Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 9

* Program deadlines subject to change, based on program demand.

** Application files must be completed prior to program admission (transcripts, placement assessment, application fee, etc.). Financial Aid is not awarded until admission into a program.

*** Programs are Collaborative Programs and have specialized admissions processes. Contact the WCTC Admissions Office for admissions details 262.691.5200.

+ This is a Blended Option program.