Education that provides our students with a way to gain the skills to fulfill their dreams, right where they are today and tomorrow.


That’s what we do here at Gateway Technical College.


Each year, Gateway’s strong education and hands-on, real-world training through 65 different programs provides the foundation for more than 21,000 students to earn the skills to a new career – or better themselves in their current one.

We value and serve our students and communities from Kenosha County, Racine County, and Walworth County through a nationally recognized innovative approach to career and technical education. Our students succeed after Gateway, too, with nine of 10 finding employment within six months of graduating and student satisfaction rates near 100 percent.


The college is led by a board of trustees, administration, staff, and faculty who are committed to excellence and meeting community needs. Since becoming the first publicly funded continuation school in Wisconsin and in the United States in 1911, Gateway is considered a model college because of its development of business partnerships, industry certifications weaved into the academic curriculum and a real-world approach to skill training.

Gateway Technical College collaborates with communities in Kenosha County, Racine County, and Walworth County to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the changing needs of students, employers, and communities. Each year, Gateway’s 70+ academic programs provide a strong, hands-on education that forms the foundation for 18,000 students to meet their career goals.

Our Vision

We make life-changing educational opportunities a reality.


Our Mission

We deliver industry-focused education that is flexible, accessible, and affordable for our diverse community.


Our Values

At Gateway Technical College, we value:

  • Diversity of individuals and perspectives.
  • A positive climate for working and learning.
  • Innovation and risk-taking.
  • Honest and ethical behavior.
  • Quality and excellence in education.

Board Ends Policy

The tri-county community benefits from affordable higher education that allows residents to develop knowledge and skills for family-supporting careers that contribute to the growth and sustainability of the local economy at a cost commensurate with the value of services provided.

  • Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills and self-confidence required for employability, career advancement, a global perspective, and lifelong learning.
  • Businesses benefit from a well-trained, educated workforce and access to customized business and workforce solutions that support a positive business climate.
  • Taxpayers receive a positive return on investment from Gateway’s impact on the local tax base, property values, and overall economic development as well as the contributions of graduates to the tri-county community.
  • Families are strengthened by the prosperity of their graduates, reduced unemployment or underemployment, and the availability of local jobs for family members.
  • Educational partners, locally, nationally, and internationally, connect their students to Gateway’s well-developed career pathways courses, facilities, and educational resources.
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

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Why Accounting? Companies of all sizes and types employ accountants! Job opportunities exist in the sports, entertainment, technology, hospitality, food and fashion, manu ... [+]

Why Accounting? Companies of all sizes and types employ accountants! Job opportunities exist in the sports, entertainment, technology, hospitality, food and fashion, manufacturing, construction, and all industries! Types of organizations include all business as well as healthcare and other non-profits, criminal investigation and other federal, state and county governments and agencies. Or join the accounting profession in an accounting, bookkeeping or tax preparation firm to work with a variety of businesses.

There are many different types of accounting too, including financial, cost, tax, audit, governmental and forensic. Choices abound – discover what you love!

Whether you are here to gain valuable employment skills and certificates, earn your Associates degree, or position yourself to go on to a four-year degree, we invite you to join us in the Gateway Accounting Program.... [-]

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Prepare for a high-tech manufacturing career with Gateway’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology associate degree program. Advanced manufacturing combines mechanical, electr ... [+]

Prepare for a high-tech manufacturing career with Gateway’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology associate degree program. Advanced manufacturing combines mechanical, electronic and information technology to streamline the manufacturing process through intelligent automation. Advanced manufacturing facilities use advanced software and robotics technology to make their processes as efficient as possible. If you enjoy troubleshooting technology and working hands-on with machinery, this program is for you.

Learning By Doing

Students in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will graduate with a wide range of hands-on skills and experience using the tools, equipment and technology used in advanced manufacturing facilities, including FANUC robots, hydraulics and pneumatics equipment, Allen Bradley/Rockwell PLCs, automated process equipment, Snap-on Multimeters, Textronix oscilloscopes, and Starrett Precision measuring instruments. You’ll also gain real-world experience programming CNC machining centers, troubleshooting computer networks, programming and interfacing Rockwell PLCs, and interfacing digital logic circuits.... [-]

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Do you prefer to work outdoors? Don’t like being confined to an office? If so, Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician Degree program is the one for you. Almost ... [+]

Do you prefer to work outdoors? Don’t like being confined to an office?

If so, Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician Degree program is the one for you. Almost all the work is conducted outside, working with a variety of tools and machinery. And, if you choose to climb trees, you can have your very own natural “office” with a view every day.

Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician associate degree provides the hands-on skills and natural resource education for graduates to enter this exciting career field of arborists, urban foresters and related occupations. It offers family-sustaining wages and year-round work with private, corporate or government landowners.... [-]

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As a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified school, Gateway Technical College is recognized as upholding the highest quality training for ... [+]

As a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified school, Gateway Technical College is recognized as upholding the highest quality training for an Automotive Technician program. The Automotive Maintenance Technician technical diploma and the Automotive Technology associate degree program provide the hands-on training and education you need for a successful career in an automotive repair facility or retail service center. Gateway's automotive training programs are taught at the Horizon Center for Transportation Technology. The state-of-the-art facility houses the latest in automotive training equipment and serves as a strategic hub for the Midwest’s transportation industry.... [-]

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The world of business management is an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic place to spend your career. At Gateway, Business Management students will learn how the business w ... [+]

The world of business management is an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic place to spend your career. At Gateway, Business Management students will learn how the business world functions from a marketing, financial and organizational point of view. In the fast-paced business world, keeping up requires a manager to be knowledgeable in a variety of subjects. A Business Management degree will help set graduates apart from other employees; better preparing them to advance into management roles. Gateway’s Business Management courses are tailored by a business advisory committee, which is comprised of professionals in the regional job market. Therefore, classes address the most current trends in business today. Students will also benefit from Business Management instructors who are seasoned professionals -- many have more than 20 years of experience in the field.... [-]

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As fresh water becomes one of our most valued resources, you can obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a career that can help preserve this valuable resour ... [+]

As fresh water becomes one of our most valued resources, you can obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a career that can help preserve this valuable resource.

Gateway Technical College’s Civil Engineering Technology – Fresh Water Resources associate degree program helps students learn civil engineering design and construction, coupled with advanced education in specific areas of environmental assessment, water treatment, stormwater management, and erosion control.

An environmental technician assists in stormwater management, environmental assessment, and water sampling and testing. They also set up, test, operate and modify equipment for preventing or cleaning up environmental pollution as well as conduct pollution surveys, collecting and analyzing samples such as air and groundwater.... [-]

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Graphic communications is a great career for creatively minded people who also enjoy computers and technology. Though the tools for design have changed from pen and paper ... [+]

Graphic communications is a great career for creatively minded people who also enjoy computers and technology. Though the tools for design have changed from pen and paper to computers and software, ideas and artistic skill are still important. If you are a creative person with technical savvy, this career is for you.

The Graphic Communications program at Gateway Technical College is a two-year associate degree program offered at both the Racine and Elkhorn campuses. Students also have the option to complete all or a portion of the program online which gives students the convenience of working around their schedule. After earning the associate degree, students can pursue a number of certificates that focus on areas such as digital photography and digital publishing.... [-]

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The Hospitality Management program at Gateway Technical College prepares graduates to be managers in the exciting hospitality industry. Whether you’re interested in hotel ... [+]

The Hospitality Management program at Gateway Technical College prepares graduates to be managers in the exciting hospitality industry. Whether you’re interested in hotel management, the food, and beverage industry or managing a tourist attraction, this program will give you the professional tools to advance your career. If you enjoy working with people and want a career where you can ensure each guest has a positive experience, Hospitality Management is for you.

The Hospitality Management associate degree allows you to choose a path that fits your interests through the Hospitality Management degree, which focuses on the skills needed for hotel and resort management, or in one of two concentration areas: Hospitality Management with a concentration in Food and Beverage, or Hospitality Management with a concentration in Tourism and Attractions.... [-]

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Prepare for a hands-on, high-tech career with Gateway’s IT-Web Software Developer programs. Web developers create and update companies’ websites for day-to-day operations ... [+]

Prepare for a hands-on, high-tech career with Gateway’s IT-Web Software Developer programs. Web developers create and update companies’ websites for day-to-day operations. They work in a variety of environments including corporations, government, and other computer companies. Gateway’s IT – Web Software Developer associate degree is offered online and at our Racine Campus so you can learn when and where it’s most convenient for you.

Choose a path that fits your interests. The IT – Web Software Developer degree focuses on the programming languages deployed on the web, building dynamic websites and database driven backend principles. The IT – Web Software Developer degree with a Sharepoint Developer concentration focuses on the skills needed to develop and maintain business websites as well as design and develop collaboration applications with Microsoft SharePoint.... [-]

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