Graduation and Certificate Completion

Graduation, including certificate completion, is an educational milestone for students, recognizing and celebrating years of hard work.

Graduation- AAS, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma

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Apply for Graduation

Students who apply by April 1 (spring) and November 1 (fall) will be included in the commencement program.

Certificate Completion

Declare your Certificate

  • You may have already completed this step. No need to declare again!
  • Wait 1-2 business days for processing. You will receive an email to confirm that you may now apply for completion (graduation)

Apply for Certificate Completion

Graduation or Completion from a Prior Term

  • Email us. Include your name at the time of attendance and date of birth.
  • We'll respond within 24 business hours.


  • Spring commencement is held in May
  • Fall commencement is held in December
  • The ceremony fee is $39: the fee includes a diploma, cap and gown
  • The cost of the gold tassel for honors eligible students is $4.  For additional details, see information on the right under, 'Significance of the Gold Tassel.'
  • Information on graduation fees will be sent to students via their WCTC email account. Fees are due three-four weeks prior to commencement. Please note: Effective Jan. 2, 2013, certificate-only students will not attend commencement.
  • Students who apply by April 1 (spring) and November 1 (fall) will be included in the commencement program.

The commencement ceremony, for degree and diploma candidates, is held on the WCTC campus in the Service Building. Detailed information is sent to students April 1 (spring graduation) and November 1 (winter graduation).

Check the College Calendar for specific dates.

Order a Diploma or Certificate

For students who are not participating in the commencement ceremony or for certificate only students

  • Contact Registration (262.691.5578 – choose option 1).
  • We will take your order over the phone. Have your credit card ready.
  • Diploma cost - $20 (If you are participating in the commencement ceremony the cost of your diploma is included in the ceremony fee).
  • Certificate cost - $12
  • We use a third party vendor; shipping times vary