Entry Level Course
Learning to bid call is a very important part of becoming an auction professional. That said, we don’t just stop there. We equip our students with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge available in the auction industry. In our 92 hour course, students learn every aspect of the auction business. We guarantee that your class size will never be over 28 students. This is to ensure that you have maximum one-on-one time with each instructor.
WCA Course Outline
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.
Daily Class Schedule
WCA classes are 10 days in length. Students are required to be be in class every day except for Sunday. Sunday is a day for students to practice independently and in small groups at their own speed without the classroom structure. Classes will start daily at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 6:30 p.m. Exceptions may apply and will be discussed upon your arrival. On the final day of class, option A & B students will be free to depart by 1:30 p.m. Option C students will be released later in the evening.
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 $250 processing fee from Western College of Auctioneering (WCA) if you notify WCA 60 days prior to the first day of your course. After this time, deposits are nonrefundable. If the course you are attending commences and you are not completely satisfied by 5 p.m. on the first day of your class, you may receive a complete refund of tuition. There will be no refunds offered after 5 p.m. on the first day of your class.
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, but younger students may be accepted on a case by case basis.
Once you are registered for a course, you will receive a practice CD three weeks before your course start date. This CD will serve as an effective learning tool and will help you prepare for your first day of class. All of the material on the practice CD will be covered extensively in your 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 the information and techniques presented in the course. Personal tutoring is provided, as needed, for students to ensure full comprehension of course content, and the successful completion of both graded assignments and tests.
Students at WCA are expected to act and conduct themselves as professionals both in their academic 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 the administration’s warnings and requests will result in termination from the course.