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 2019 Application Deadline*
Spring 2019 Application Completion Deadline** (Checklist Items)
Accounting August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Automation Systems Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
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 10 January 10
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 This program cannot be started in spring.
Business Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Central Service Technician July 31 August 13 November 19 December 17
CNC Set-Up Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Cosmetology June 18 July 16 December 10 January 10
Criminal Justice Studies August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Culinary Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Dental Assistant April 9 April 20 August 27 October 1
Dental Hygienist April 9 May 14 This program cannot be started in spring.
Desktop Support Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Diesel Equipment Mechanic August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Diesel Equipment Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Early Childhood Education+ July 31 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Early Childhood Education August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Electrical Engineering Technology July 31 August 13 November 19 January 10
Electronics Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
EMS Leadership and Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Fire Medic Contact Department Contact Department
Fire Protection Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Food Service Production August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Foundations of Teacher Education+ July 31 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Global Business+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Graphic Design August 6 August 13 December 10 January 10
Health Information Technology+ July 2 July 30 This program cannot be started in spring.
Hospitality Management August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Hospitality Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Human Resource Professional+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Human Resources+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Human Services Associate+ August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Human Services Associate August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Import/Export Specialist+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Industrial Maintenance Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Interior Design August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
IT - Computer Support Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
IT - Database Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
IT - Network Security Specialist+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
IT - Network Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
IT - Software Development Specialist August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
IT - Web & Software Developer August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Language Interpreter for Health Services July 31 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Leadership Development (Supervisory Management)+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Machine Tool Operation August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Manufacturing Engineering Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Marketing August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Mechanical Design Technology August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Mechanical Engineering Technology July 31 August 13 November 19 January 10
Medical Assistant July 16 August 13 November 19 December 17
Medical Coding Specialist+ This program cannot be started in fall. November 19 December 17
Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Metal Fabrication/Welding - Tech Diploma August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Network Enterprise Administrator August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Nursing March 30 June 11 August 27 October 1
Organizational Leadership+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Paramedic Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Paramedic Technician - Diploma Contact Department Contact Department
Pharmacy Technician*** July 16 July 30 November 19 December 17
Phlebotomy Technician May 14 June 18 August 27 October 1
Physical Therapist Assistant*** July 16 July 30 November 19 December 17
Quality Management+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Radiography*** April 9 May 14 This program cannot be started in spring.
Real Estate+ August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating August 6 August 13 This program cannot be started in spring.
Surgical Technology June 18 July 30 November 19 December 17
Technical Studies - Journeyworker August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Tool & Die Making August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Web & Digital Media Design August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10
Welding Technician August 6 August 13 January 3 January 10

* 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.