Chippewa Valley Technical College

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School Overview

Chippewa Valley Technical College is located in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is one of the sixteen technical and community colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System. The college has three campus, Clairemont, Gateway and West, with several smaller satellite campuses in Choppewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. The campus in Eau Claire is the largest of all the college’s campuses.

The collegel offers associate degrees and technical diploma programs as well as several other professional certifications and adult continuing education programs. On an average year, total student enrollment in degree programs is roughly 6,000 and 15,000 in continuing education courses.

General Information

Admission Office

620 West Clairemont Avenue

Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162

(715) 833-6246

(800) 547-2882

Fax: (715) 833-6470

Contact: Sue Brehm

Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

620 West Clairemont Avenue

Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162

(715) 833-6200

Total undergrads: 5,624

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,624


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Additional testing and course requirements for applicants to nursing, dental hygiene, radiography, surgical technologist, medical assistant and physical therapist assistant programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General A
Agronomy/Crop Science A
Animal Sciences A
Farm/Ranch Management C
Horticulture Science A
Landscaping A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Insurance/Risk Management C
Logistics/Materials Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Operations Management A
Real Estate C
Restaurant/Food Services Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Pipefitting C
Power/Electric Transmission C


Civil Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Robotics A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Paramedic technician A
Pharmacy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Renal/Dialysis Technology A
Respiratory Therapy A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A
Substance Abuse Counseling A
Surgical Technology A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A
Automotive Technology A
Diesel Mechanics A
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A
NanoScience technology A
Tool/Die Technology A
Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A
Police Science A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (715) 833-6200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,924
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,913 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,433
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,481
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,251

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 54
Architecture and Related Services 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 67
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 33
Construction Trades 61
Education 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 43
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 911
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Library Science 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 122
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Personal and Culinary Services 41
Precision Production 8
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Grand total 6243

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Chippewa Valley Technical College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,433
Out-of-state $6,481
Books and supplies $2,015

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 492 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 338 53% $5,251
Student loan aid 318 50% $5,029

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,284 30% $4,400
Federal student loans 2,076 27% $5,462

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Chippewa Valley Technical College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Chippewa Valley Technical College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Chippewa Valley Technical College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,924
Undergraduate enrollment 7,924
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Chippewa Valley Technical College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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