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individualized technical studies


    Program Number: 10-825-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

    Program Description

    The Individualized Technical Studies (ITS) associate of applied science degree is a flexible program intended for students with unique backgrounds and specific career goals that can’t be met by enrolling in any single program currently offered by the College. The ITS degree gives students the option to create a unique program by combining associate degree level courses from two or more existing Moraine Park programs. At least 20 credits must be from one discipline. ITS students work with an occupational mentor of their choosing and a team of college staff to design a sound, industry-specific program that considers the student’s career goals and prior work experiences. As a result, students achieve their career goals by acquiring knowledge and skills tailored to their specific employment needs. Students may be eligible for credit for prior learning based on previous work experience, coursework or military service training. Documentation of prior learning can be submitted in a request for advanced standing in degree program courses. A minimum of 25 percent of the total program requirements must be earned at Moraine Park.

    For more information, see the Individualized Technical Studies Program Guide.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $54,537

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Students interested in the ITS degree work with their occupational mentor and academic deans to explore their career options and create a unique set of Career Outcome Statements that define competencies required for the student's success in their chosen career. An occupational mentor is someone who works in the student's field of choice or recently worked in that field, and is familiar with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by the student to achieve on-the-job success. The mentor and a team of college staff assist the student in selecting relevant courses and guide them through their program.

    Career Opportunities

    • Creative Options Chosen by ITS Students:
    • Administrative Professional
    • Behavioral Health Coordinator
    • Clinical Services Associate
    • Environmental Facilities Maintenance
    • Human Resource Administration
    • Web Developer/Design
    • Wind Technology

    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.   
    • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites. Also determine whether Moraine Park currently offers a program that will meet your career goals or if the ITS program will better match your needs.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Institutional Requirements - 3 credits3
    **103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    **890-101College 1012

    Individual Technical Studies Courses - 42 credits

    Coursework is based on the student's Career Outcome Statements. A minimum of 20 associate of applied science degree-level credits must be focused in one discipline. A discipline is described as a program cluster such as finance, information technology, manufacturing, or health care.

    General Studies Courses - 18 credits 
    Communications - 6 credits minimum (select 801-136 English Composition 1 and one additional course) 
    801-136English Composition 1 (and)3
    801-1XXAdditional associate-level Communication course related to degree3
    Mathematics or Science - 3 credits minimum 
    804-1XXAssociate-level College Mathematics or advanced mathematics course (or)3-4
    806-1XXAssociate-level Science course related to degree3-4
    Social Science - 3 credits minimum  
    809-1XXAssociate-level Social Science course related to degree3
    Behavioral Science - 3 credits minimum 
    809-1XXOther associate-level Behavioral Science course related to degree3
    Additional General Education Electives3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

    General Education Options

    View the Individualized Technical Studies General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

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

    If you would like an initial transcript review, please send your name, unofficial transcript and program of study to

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.