In every WTC program that has a college counterpart WTC students can earn college credits. WTC has credit agreements with the following Minnesota Technical Colleges: Alexandria Technical College, Anoka Technical College, Hennepin Technical College, St. Could Technical College, Staples Technical College, Saint Paul Technical College, and Ridgewater College. WTC also has credit agreements with Dunwoody College of Technology and Regency Beauty School. The terms of the agreement varies with each collegiate institution. In some cases, students actually enroll in the college as well as the WTC. Where this happens, the credit earned is transcript college credit. In others, students earn credit that is activated with enrollment in the college after high school graduation. The Terms of the agreement varies with each collegiate institution
There is no cost to the student for college credits earned at Wright Technical Center.
Any eight member high school student in the 11th or 12th grade. Participating high schools include Annandale, Big Lake, Buffalo, Delano, Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted, Maple Lake, Monticello, and St. Michael/Albertville.
Wright Technical Center classes are ideal for the student who likes to learn by "doing." The job- simulation classroom experiences use up-to-date equipment to prepare students for either a career upon graduation OR to provide students a first time experience in a variety of career and technical classes.
Wright Technical Center faculty is comprised of certified teachers who are highly trained professionals in their specialized areas. Each teacher has at least five years of actual on-the-job related experience to complement their teaching skills.
Students sign up for WTC classes in February and March during the pre-intent/registration process at their home high school.
FREE transportation is provided for students between their home high schools and WTC. Transportation requirements for internships, volunteer work, On-The-Job-Training program, or other out-of-school experiences are the responsibility of the student.
Career and technical training classes and programs offered at WTC are FREE to students that are members of the eight member high schools. Some classes may require a small fee and/or specialized materials and supplies not provided by the school.
WTC welcomes visitors. Individual and group tours may be arranged by contacting the office at 763-682-4112 .
Students attend WTC as part of their high school day and receive high school credit for their career and technical classes. All WTC credits meet member graduation requirements.