WyoTech Laramie, located in Laramie, Wyoming got its start in 1966. Once housed in a single, 9,000 square-foot building, today WyoTech Laramie has added to its square footage the 298,000 square-foot Diesel/Street Rod and Motorsports Chassis Fabrication facilities. Featuring modern classroom, shop and administrative facilities, this for-profit institution holds true to its original ambitions of serving the constantly changing demands of the automotive, diesel, and collision/refinishing industries. Once known as the Wyoming Technical Institute, today WyoTech offers students college-level career-oriented training and education in the automotive, diesel, motorcycle, HVAC, watercraft, and collision/refinishing industries. There are six WyoTech campuses nationwide, in Blairsville, Pennsylvania; Dayton, Florida; Fremont, California; Long Beach, California; Sacramento, California; and of course Laramie, Wyoming. WyoTech students may choose from technical skills diploma programs, or associate degree programs. Students study on a workday schedule, roughly eight hours a day, five-days a week. The scheduling is meant to prepare students for the realities of their industry careers post-graduation.
At the Laramie campus students are offered the opportunity to study in the diesel technology program, the collision refinishing technology program or the automotive technology program. These fields of study prepare Laramie students for careers in heavy equipment maintenance, locomotive maintenance, over-the-road truck maintenance, fleet maintenance, dealership service, aftermarket parts/specialist, applied service management, automotive diesel combination, street rod and custom fabrication, trim and upholstery technology, advanced diesel, and motorsports chassis fabrication. Programs can be complete as quickly as within a year and a half’s time. WyoTech strives to provide students with industry-ready programs of study through constant program upgrades and modifications, and industry-based advisory committees. Students in Laramie enjoy the natural setting, perfect for the outdoorsy type with biking, hiking, fishing, four-wheeling, skiing, hunting and more all available in the local area. With the University of Wyoming close by, students at WyoTech can get the big-school, college-town feel, while within the security of a small-town, small-school environment.
WyoTech Laramie is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, which is listed as a nationally recognized agency by the U.S. Department of Education. WyoTech nationally is a member of the Association of Diesel Specialists, Automotive Service Excellence, the Automotive Transmission Rebuilders Association, the Career College Association, the Laramie Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, the National Technical Honor Society, the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the South Dakota Auto Body Association, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the Technology Maintenance Council, the Wyoming Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and the Wyoming Trucking Association.