Learning to bid call is a very important part of becoming an auction professional. That said, we don’t stop there. We equip our students with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in the auction industry. In our 92 hour course, students learn every aspect of the auction business. We also guarantee that your class size will never be over 25 students. This is to ensure you have maximum one-on-one time with each instructor.
WCA Course Outline
Course tuition is $1,625.00 USD. This covers cost of tuition, all instructional materials and supplies, a lifetime refresher class, and diploma upon passing of course. A minimum deposit of $500 USD is required to reserve a seat in your selected course. The remaining balance will be due on the first day of class. Course tuition for a refresher student is $250.
Daily Class Schedule
WCA classes are 10 days in length. Students are required to be be in class each day except Sunday. Sunday is a day for students to practice independently and in small groups at their own speed and without classroom structure. Classes will start daily at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 6:30 p.m. On the final day of class, students will be free to depart by 11 a.m. A few exceptions may apply and those will be addressed on the first day of class.
If you are unable to attend the course in which you are registered, you may apply your deposit to another WCA Course or receive a complete refund, minus a $100 processing fee from Western College of Auctioneering (WCA) if you notify WCA 14 days prior to the first day of your course. If the course commences and you are not completely satisfied by 5pm of the first day of class, you may receive a complete refund of tuition. There will be no refunds offered after this point.
WCA will accept applicants who possess the ability and desire to learn the skills and information offered in this course. A high school diploma is not required. Traditionally applicants are 18 years of age or older, younger students may be accepted on an individual basis.
Once you are registered for a course, you will receive a practice CD three weeks before your course start date. This CD is an effective learning tool that will help you prepare for your first day of class. All of the material on the practice CD will be covered extensively in class.
Class Grading & Attendance
All students are required to be present at all classes and activities unless an excused absence is approved before class. Requests for absence will be considered on an individual basis by WCA staff. Tardiness is considered an absence.
The following grading system will be used:
A 100% – 90%
B 89% – 80%
C 79% – 70%
D 69% – 60%
Below 60% Not Passing
WCA’s intention is to facilitate each student’s understanding and implementation of information and techniques presented in the course. Personal tutoring is provided, as needed, for students to ensure full comprehension of course content, and successful completion of graded assignments and tests.
Students at WCA are expected to act and conduct themselves as professionals both in academics and personal activities.
Cause for Termination
Cheating, destruction of property, excessive use of alcohol, use of illegal drugs, illegal activity, disruptive behavior, failure to comply with staff or administrations warnings and requests will result in termination from the course.