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Western Technical College

Western Technical College is an Associate's college with 815 students located in El Paso, TX.

Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 815
Gender 90% Male / 10% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 80% Full Time / 20% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 79% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 82%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling placement services for graduates
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (55%), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician (44%), Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, and heating systems. Includes instruction in principles of heating and cooling technology, design and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, installation and operation procedures, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.


A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

Job Opportunities:

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as automobiles, buses, ships, trucks, railroad locomotives, and construction equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

Job Opportunities:

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Administration & Faculty

President Allan Sharpe
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 26
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 84 : 15
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 46/100

Acceptance Rate: 84.9% accepted of 232 applications

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

46% of students graduated on time.

46% of students graduated in six years.

71% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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