Our graduates are saying great things about our program… We thought we would share.
I had previously gone to a much shorter auction school and afterwards, I didn't feel like I was fully prepared to participate like I would like to be. I was then told that if I wanted to have the best teaching and gain a ton of knowledge from some of the best auctioneers in the world, WCA was the best place to go. I can say this has held true. While at class I have learned an extensive amount about the auction industry and have had some amazing bid callers help me learn their craft.
Andrea Haugland, Crosby, ND
If you want to be an auctioneer, WCA is where to go. The course far exceeded my expectations and I can see why is has been the place to go since 1948. You learn how to be an auctioneer from knowledgeable, professional, championship auctioneers. You also learn about every aspect of the auction business.
Steve Evans, Santa Monica, CA
I came to WCA to learn to be an auctioneer. I left with that knowledge and so much more. I am forever grateful. WCA is a great school! Thank you! To my classmates, you'll be family forever!
Gee Scott, Kent, WA.
The staff at WCA are truly world class and are masters of their craft. Many of the instructors have "champion" in their title, and they spend all the time you need to help you succeed! I can't think of any other industry where champions work to help new people succeed and offer to help anytime. It's almost like being welcomed into a family.
Rex Korslien, Watford City, ND
Each day spent at WCA was jam-packed with incredible instructors, each adding their own helpful advice. Our time here was well spent, each day teaching us just how far our minds could stretch.
Juliana Sullivan, Clovis, CA
I wasn't sure what to expect when I came to WCA. What I found when I got here was amazing: literally world class instruction, a sound and well-designed curriculum, students that were engaged and eager to learn, and a whole world of opportunity I could not have imagined before attending.
Scott Carnz, Seattle, WA
At 54 years old, it takes a lot to impress me. This did! I've been to auctions all over the country as a buyer... Livestock, horses, trucks, machinery, farm sales, and I had no idea about the unlimited business possibilities. Re-inspiring an old guy isn't as easy as it sounds. Thanks Nick and all the instructors at WCA.
Kail Mantle, Three Forks, MT
As a career coach, I fully endorse WCA as a vocational school. Small class sizes, individual attention and diverse curriculum from many of the world's award winning champion auctioneers and instructors make this a rich career path option.
Pete Durkee, Canby, OR
From ringing to bid calling, WCA is top notch and changed my life.
Josh Couch, Enloe, Texas
A WCA education will give you an overview of the exciting opportunities available in the auctioneering business. You will build a solid foundation in bid calling and an understanding of all aspects of the auction industry. As a WCA graduate, you can become a part of a network of auction professionals that facilitate the success of each other and the industry as a whole. I am well prepared to succeed in this business as a result of attending WCA.
Lynn Dohner, Salt Lake City, UT.
I came here to improve my rodeo announcing skills and am leaving with that as well as with an interest in expanding my services into the charity, farm and contract auctioneering fields!
Sam O'Rourke, Porcupine, SD.
I came to auction school wanting to work on my chant and receive training on my numbers. We did that and but so much more. We went in depth on the business and things I didn't realize would be covered such as as: body language, voice health, technology, insight into the auction business and all the branches, and also how to succeed in all aspects of the industry.
Dusty Sill, Bridger, MT
The Western College of Auctioneering has inspired me since I first heard about the program! I knew I wanted to auctioneer on the side, but after attending WCA, I am determined to start my own auction company. I would have no reservations about recommending the Western College of Auctioneering. My 10 days at auction school have been an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Clay Terrell, Murfeesboro, AR
My WCA experience has been awesome. I have wanted to attend auction school for at least 20 years. The WCA chant and method of teaching is very clear and precise. The depth of the instructors was much more intense than I expected! I could not believe that World Champions were teaching my class! I loved the enthusiasm of the instructors!
Debbie Singleton, Bridgeport, TX.
Great experience! I learned a lot and made great connections. I look forward to continuing my auctioneer path with the network of industry leaders built at WCA!
Dallas Rasmussen, White Sulphur Springs, MT
When I made the decision to go to auctioneer school, I wanted to attend the best school. Through computer searches I was always steered towards WCA as the one to attend. After completing the course, I was not disappointed. Excellent instructors and lots of one on one instruction.
Doug Ward, Mabel, MN
I really didn't know what to expect when I first signed up to WCA. Being here has been a great experience and one that I will never forget. I feel like I have a solid foundation that I can continue building on. All of the instructors have been great and have helped give me the skills I need to succeed.
C.J. Page, Mack, CO
Really enjoyed the smaller class and how personal it was. Life changing!
Shannay Roman, Loma, CO.
The WCA is where it's at! The instructors are first class and world class, and they take their knowledge and break it down in a way that you can understand. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in the auction business.
Josh Poland, Carstairs, AB
The WCA is top notch. Ever since I was a little kid, about 4 years old, I have always wanted to sell livestock for a living. This class really brings out the best in people. No matter how much experience a person might have the instructors here in Billings really do bring out the best in people. I would recommend this class to anyone who has any interest in any niche of the auction business.
Cooper Champneys, Kimberly, ID
I came to this class wanting to come out an auctioneer. This class not only taught me to be an auctioneer, but taught me so much more about business and life in general.
Cole Morrison, Cottonwood, CA
I feel blessed to be a part of such a great school. Every instructor handled themselves professionally. They are truly second to none. I've learned so much over the last few days. I can't wait to try out my new found profession in the real world.
Micah Montgomery, Elizabeth, AR
Here at WCA I have had the time of my life. I met some of the most genuine people ever. The instructors are not only past world champs or just great auctioneers, but they are great people. I loved it. It's not only about the auctioneering too, as the school helped me learn about the markets and appraising.
Cody Tupper, St. Onge, SD
I'll always be humbled that I belong to such an elite group of people being a WCA graduate. For anyone on the fence about being an auctioneer - take my advice - and do yourself the favor by enrolling. It'll change your life for the better. Most precious experience of my life was my time here.
Danny Pask, Prince Albert, AB
It is the best auctioneering class out there. I learned a lot, had tons of fun and met tons of people from all over the world.
Kelton Meno, Grantsville, UT
WCA is about more than auctioneering or bid calling. This course teaches you how to be a humble professional in situations that may come your way in the future. I highly recommend this school to those who want to learn from champions of the service industry.
Tyler Deaton, Ellensburg, WA.
I went to another auction school five years ago and honestly practice every day since attending school. I felt like I didn't have the education and tools I needed to succeed as an auctioneer so I enrolled at WCA. I am now leaving WCA with 100% more confidence than I have ever had in my aucitoneering ability and now know that I DO have everything I need to succeed as an auctioneer! THANK YOU!
Byron Rentfrow, Cottage Grove, OR.
The caliber of instructors is phenomenal. Overall quality and depth of instruction far exceeded my expectations. I recommend WCA to anyone looking to further their knowledge and education regardless of their experience level. The relationships formed are worth the cost of tuition alone.
Aaron Tenney, Kimberly, ID.
WCA was more than I imagined. It exceeded my expectations.
Bill Gibbs, Jordan, MT.
WCA is the best auctioneering school in the U.S. The caliber of instructors supersedes all others. If you are looking for the best education with the best quality, there is no other place to go! The ties and kick start you receive from WCA are astronomical. I am proud to call myself a graduate of Western College of Auctioneering!
James P. Hutzler, Mesa, AZ.
TIME WELL SPENT! Thanks for sharing this knowledge. WCA is a well run school and a wonderful learning experience!
Ted Carlson, Federal Way, WA.
Prior to enrolling, I compared WCA's course content with that of every other auction school across the country. The versatile and extensive course load at WCA surpassed the other schools BIG TIME! Once in the class, I was excited to experience classes being taught by the best of the best! Instructors were extremely qualified and motivated. The quality of the training has exceeded my expectations and instilled the confidence I need to become a successful auctioneer.
Tim Alward, West Memphis, AR.
Let me start by saying that this class was amazing. From the day I picked up the phone and called for information, I was impressed. Friendly and professional - all the way through the course. The instruction was not only based on bid calling but the internal working of each type of auction. Accommodations were 5 Star in my eyes. Kind and courteous staff went the extra mile. Breakfast was always ready early for the early risers. Thank you Western College of Auctioneering for an amazing and well taught class.
Bill Demers, Rochester, WA.
Where to start? WCA left me speechless after 10 days. Start to finish and everywhere in between, WCA was a great experience for me. I came to WCA with previous selling experience, all of which was self-taught and came with bad habits and very little rhythm. I appreciate how the staff took the time to start me from scratch, build a proper foundation, and help me move forward.
Garry Gross, Ponoka, AB.
From the first day, WCA proved to be a great experience! I had no idea that the subject matter would be covered in such depth. The bid calling sessions were high energy and I found myself looking forward to the next one.
Dan Ankarlo, Denver, CO.
WCA was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences that I've ever had. I feel completely different than I did just ten days ago when we started class, in a good way that is. The training we received has been the best of the best. I wouldn't change a thing about my experience here even if I could. The amount of confidence I feel now is more than ever!
Jessica VandenBrink, Buffalo, WY.
It was an honor! Thanks to each and every one of my classmates and instructors. While it's true that I'm a much better auctioneer, moreover, I feel like my time at WCA has made me a better dad. A better husband. A better person. True Story!
Andy Nation, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
WCA has been an outstanding experience. This school has brought together some of the best instructors throughout the auction industry. Their background, skill and willingness to teach could not be more inspiring. Along with improving my bid calling skills, I now have the necessary information to guide me in my auction career.
Richard Bell II, Pass Christian, MS.
WCA was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The instructors were great and the closeness and support of our class is something that I will never forget.
Kit Bowerman, Issaquah, WA.
Being the third generation from my family to study at WCA, I can not begin to explain what WCA had done for and means to the Spencer family. I thank everyone at WCA for their 100% efforts in making me into not only a better auctioneer but a better person! Know that when you choose WCA, you are choosing the best auction school in the world.
Mickey Spencer, Edmonton, AB.
I am very impressed with the quality and expertise of instructors at WCA and the amount of time that each instructor spent with me. This course gives you all the tools you need for success in the auction industry.
Micah Whiteclay, Crow Agency, MT.
Choose WCA because of its reputation. Very professional and courteous instructors that build you a base of auctioneering physically and mentally and are very encouraging every day. I had a lot of fun and it exceeded my expectations. I would recommend WCA for everyone!
Randy Kilback, Mandan, ND.
This has been the best experience of my life! I am a changed person and have come way out of my comfort zone, which is good for me. I love this school and all it's done for me. Thanks class #230 for making this experience so great!
Tayla Larson, St. Anthony, ID.
I have had one of the most amazing experiences of my life at WCA. I came here to learn about the auction business but I have learned so much more. Not only about the auction craft but life long lessons about conducting myself in any business I choose. My classmates have become my friends and are some of the most amazing people I have ever met.
Karl Anderson, Bertha, MN.
This school undoubtedly provides the foundation to be successful in the auctioneering business. It is worth every dollar... and a half!
Logan West, San Antonio, TX.
I have never taken a course so well structured, educational and taught by such an incredible lineup of instructors! Thank you!
Gregg Matney, Lusk, WY.
Academic content is excellent! Verbal drills and bid calling was excellent as well. WCA exceeded my expectations in every way!
Dan Dohner, Salt Lake, UT.
The WCA methodology of teaching the art of autioneering is very sound. I'm amazed at how fast my skills improved. I was challenged to push my skills each day and each instructors tips and tricks helped to hone my chant.
Dan Nygaard, Bellevue, WA.
My experience at WCA was the most rewarding time I have ever had at a school. It was as much educational as it was fun. I came into WCA a mumbler and scared of public speaking, let alone selling. Now I find selling in front of an audience more fun than anything else! This was a once in a lifetime experience!
Denis LeBlance, Leduc, AB.
Nick has assembled a cadre consisting of the best of the champion level auctioneers along with a proven and winning formula for building well-rounded auctioneers that are capable of starting, operating and growing an effective auction business in any segment of the auction market space.
Matt Manley, Florence, MT.
From the minute I walked into the classroom to the last time I stepped out, my mind was stimulated and challenged to the max. We received instruction from some of the most enthusiastic educators I've ever met in my life. These men and women showed me a passion not only for auctioneering but for life in general. I came here with the intentions of auctioneering being a secondary income but now I am leaving here with the intentions of pursuing this as my full time career.
Shawn Wilkinson, The Dalles, OR.
What a week!! WCA and its instructors were absolutely amazing! I think my classmates along with myself were challenged to the max from day 1. WCA teaches so much more than just bid calling. I'm leaving with the tools and knowledge to start an auction business in any industry I choose!
Josh Kuenster, Glenhaven, WI.
WCA is a very educational experience. I came here to get rid of my bad bid-calling habits I had developed from teaching myself. The instructors helped me strip everything out and start from scratch. Such a great experience.
Brent Kautz, Billings, MT.
I personally believe that WCA has truly set the bar for every auctioneering school in the world. They have a team of instructors that are world class and are specialists in their field of instruction.
Rick Klatt II, Woodland Hills, CA.
WCA was one of the most welcoming and educationally rich experiences I have ever gone through. The several decade study of students' abilities and preferences absolutely shines through.
Zach Goggins, Billings, MT.
A really well run college with dedicated instructors that have real life experience in the business.
Ferdinand Harkema, Ponoka, AB.
This class has really opened my eyes to auctioneering as a career. There are so many facets of the business that I never thought of. Bid calling is only one piece of the puzzle. I recommend this experience to anyone interested in the auction business. The instructors are among the best in their respective fields.
Ken Fredericks, Billings, MT.
WCA has been an amazing experience... fantastic instructors, great information and great classmates. This class was way beyond my expectations. I never expected all the other money making opportunities in the auction industry. My improvement in my confidence has been the most rewarding part for me. I am glad to have been part of this class. I recommend to all!
Jan de Leeuw, Red Deer, AB.
WCA was one of the best experiences of my life. My only regret is not enrolling when I was younger. Nick and his staff start students with the basics and by the end of the course, you are an AUCTIONEER! Students become part of the auctioneer family. All of my classmates became friends and it was great.
Gene Meier, Lewistown, MT.
I enjoyed my time at WCA immensely. It was time and money well spent. I came with an established chant and the instructors did a great job of breaking me down and helping me rebuild to a more professional type of bid-call. I liked how instructors worked with each student individually at the levels each of us were at. I loved the camaraderie in the classroom and working with such a diverse group of people. I recommend WCA for anyone wanting to succeed in this profession.
Jonny Dick, Pinehurst, ID.
The Western College of Auctioneering offers life changing education in auctioneering. The world class instructors teach and challenge each student to grow and reach their greatest potential. I left WCA with a passion for this profession. The bid calling techniques are second to none and the heart and integrity of each instructor surpassed any expectation I had.
Gena Marie Williamson, Sylvan Lake, AB.
OUTSTANDING!! Great group of instructors that really help you succeed. I would recommend WCA to any person wanting to go into auctioneering. Thanks for the great time and life lessons.
Curt Westland, Belle Fourche, SD.
My experience at WCA was outstanding. I really appreciated the instructors and the professionalism but still being able to keep it fun. Also, the openness of the instructors with offering their phone numbers and their willingness to help students anytime was appreciated.
Leon Birky, Halsey, OR.
Very good instructors; I learned tons. Thanks! I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone! Job well done!
Wade Affleck, Billings, MT.
The Western College of Auctioneering allowed me the opportunity to learn bid calling the “Correct Way,” from true professionals in the business. I came to school with selling experience but quickly learned I had developed some bad habits that I really needed to change. I was able to make those changes and construct a solid chant that I can now build upon! What a phenomenal set of instructors!
Collin Gibbs, Miles City, MT.
My experience at Western College of Auctioneering has been unbelievable. There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how great this school is. I believe that to be the best, you have to learn from the best! At Western they go a step further and bring in the best of the best! It is easy to learn in such a friendly and positive atmosphere! It doesn’t matter if you are doing drills or auctioneering, everyone is made to feel comfortable. This school is definitely the right first step into becoming a successful auctioneer!
Blaine Molstad, Midale, SK.
Nick, I just wanted to drop a note and say how pleased I was with the course at Western College of Auctioneering. Your school was recommended to me by three local professional auctioneers. I showed up at the school and was worried that I would be just sitting in a classroom listening to lectures all day long. What I found was dynamic speakers each day that were not only successful auctioneers in the industry, but great teachers that interacted with all of us throughout the day on an individual basis. I’ve never had days fly by so fast. My first night home, I was tossed up on the stand by a local auction company and had a blast selling and interacting with the crowd using the skills taught at the school. I will certainly recommend WCA to others.
Todd A. Mason, Chehalis, WA.
Wow, what a week! All of the instructors were amazing. I don't regret coming to WCA for a second and I know all of my classmates would agree. I have a new family here. WCA makes the auctioneer learning experience educational, inspirational and last but not least... fun!! Thank you.
Cody Kirschbaum, Bloomington, WI.
Very good program with lots of information. I now have all the building blocks to make a good living in the auction business. Thank you very much!
Tyghe Richardson, Auburn, CA.
This class has instructors who really know the business and are willing to pass that knowledge on to others. Good Class!
Bill Weaver, Cheyenne, WY.
I really liked having all the different instructors and their viewpoints. I will recommend WCA to anyone I can!
Colter Boehm, Juneau, AK.
WCA is run very well and teaches in a professional way!