Student Right To Know

Campus Security & Crime Awareness

Waukesha County Technical College’s policy is to promote a safe campus environment. The College is committed to maintaining a campus community free from violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behaviors. While this kind of conduct is not pervasive at WCTC, no organization is completely immune from it.

The Student Development Office prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the police agencies surrounding our main campus and our other sites. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the act.

To comply with the act, we collect crime statistics from local agencies, by providing the addresses of both on and off campus property either owned or controlled by the college or public property immediately adjacent to campus.

WCTC closely controls access to facilities via limited issue of exterior keys, a computerized key control system and electronic keypad access system for after-hours use. A pro-active computerized preventive maintenance program reduces electromechanical failures on campus while employees and students reporting failures assure timeliness of repair. All campus buildings are equipped with card key access and door alarms that report to the Police and the Director of Facility Services. Holiday access scheduling is treated as weekend access. The College maintains a very serious commitment to safety and security on campus.

The maintenance staff along with members of the safety committee recommend trimming of shrubbery for safety reasons and conduct periodic lighting survey. Lighting improvements are constantly being evaluated. Improvements have included the placement of high intensity sodium vapor lights in buildings and in parking lots.

Human Resources coordinates campus safety and security. On the main campus Pewaukee Police Officers are the campus security. Police conduct foot and vehicular patrols on campus during normal hours of operation from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m weekdays during the academic year.

Besides the relationship with Pewaukee Police the college has good working relationships with all neighboring law enforcement agencies particularly those that have responsibility for our branch campuses and other law enforcement agencies to assist them with incidents involving campus community member that may occur off campus.

College Safety and Security Resource Guide

Student Success Statistics

Postsecondary institutions are require to provide prospective students with indicators of prior student success. WCTC’s “Graduation Rate” as defined by the Department of Education is a four-year average rate of first-time, full-time degree seeking students completing a program within 150% of expected time to degree. For example, an Associate Degree program is generally considered a two-year program, thus students completing an Associate Degree within three years are counted toward the graduation rate. As of 2014, WCTC’s graduation rate is 31%.

Some first-time full-time students will opt to transfer to another institution prior to completing a degree. This is known as WCTC’s transfer-out rate. As of 2014, WCTC’s transfer-out rate was 13%.

For more information about Student Success Statistics contact Viktor Brenner, Institutional Research Coordinator, at 262.691.5577