Technical Studies - Journeyworker

Program Number: 10-499-5
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

Program Description

This associate of applied science degree program is designed for journeyworkers from various trades who are interested in continuing their education and earning a degree customized to their career interests. Thirty-nine credits are granted toward the degree, based upon completion of a Wisconsin Journey certificate that includes 400 or more hours of instruction. The Certificate of Apprenticeship/Wisconsin Journey Worker Level Certificate will grant the student 39 credits for prior learning.

With a college advisor, the journeyworker identifies the knowledge and skills required for achieving specific career goals. Existing courses become components of the journeyworker’s program of study. Selected coursework may be taken during the duration of the apprenticeship.

The 21-credit general studies required coursework is transferable to many 4-year institutions.

For further information regarding the Professional Communication Agreement, please contact Shannon Zupke, Administrative Assistant in General Education at 920-929-2113 or Dr. Jennifer Lanter, Dean of General Education at 920-924-3163.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $56,157

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Build on Your Apprenticeship Training. Provide an opportunity to apply related instructional credits toward an associate of applied science degree.
  • Enhance Your Technical Skills. Develop important soft skills in communication, human relations, problem solving and teamwork.
  • Add New Skills. Increase your personal growth and your value to your employer.
  • Expand Your Job Opportunities. Prepare for first-level, technical supervisor/manager positions.
  • Provide a Stepping Stone. Prepare for a career change or starting your own business with the assistance of newly attained, advanced technical degree skills.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Cr
39 credits of advanced standing are granted for 400 hours of apprenticeship-related training. Based on 6,048 hours of on-the-job training. 39
Institutional Requirements (3 credits) 3
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
890-101 College 101 2
General Studies Courses (see below) 21
Communications (select 801-136 English Composition 1 and one additional Communication course) 6
801-136 English Composition 1 (and) 3
801-1XX Other associate-level Communication Course 3
Mathematics or Science (minimum 3-credit course) 3
804-1XX Associate-level Mathematics Course (or) 3-4
806-1XX Associate-level Science Course 3-4
Social Science (809-166 Introduction to Ethics required) 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
Behavioral Science (minimum 3-credit course) 3
809-1XX Associate-level Behavioral Science course 3
The remaining six General Education credits from the 801, 804, 806, or 809 areas to be determined with academic advisor. 6
  Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 63

Note: A minimum of 25 percent of total program requirements must be earned at the technical college from which you will receive your degree.

Exit Assessment

A checklist project is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

This associate of applied science degree is for completers of Apprenticeship programs only.

Note:  Meet with Dr. Caron Daugherty, Dean of General and International Education, to review general education completion requirements.

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