Message from the President

Richard BarnhouseThank you for visiting Waukesha County Technical College.

WCTC is focused on delivering a world-class student experience and exceptional educational outcomes for students, our community, and for our partners in business and industry. This commitment to excellence has been fostered over decades of consistent improvement and evolutionary thinking, ensuring that WCTC remains at the forefront of modern and impactful higher education.

For our students, WCTC provides limitless potential for meaningful, lifelong, adaptable careers, and seamless transfer to universities in Wisconsin and across the nation. Our alumni can be found in business and industry, government, healthcare, local and national organizations, and many other careers throughout the state. We remain fully committed to serving you as “your college” and as the college focused on the needs of Waukesha County and Southeast Wisconsin.

For our community partners, WCTC provides comprehensively trained and educated employees and leaders. We are proud of our history as an economic engine, and a key collaborator for business and industry across our region. In addition, our partnerships with school districts and our university colleagues guarantee pathways to successful careers for all members of our community.

More than an access point, WCTC is the starting point for any lifelong dream, desire or calling. I invite you to join us as a student or to partner with us as an employer, and together we will provide the foundation for community prosperity.

Thank you for your interest in WCTC.


Richard G. Barnhouse

Rich Barnhouse, Ph.D.
WCTC President