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technical studies - journeyworker


    Program Number: 10-499-5
    School Year: 2017-2018
    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 may be transferable to a 4-year institution.

    Note: financial aid is not available for courses taken soley to fullfill this degree.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $61,922

    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

    • 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.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    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
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    890-101College 1012
    General Studies Courses (see below)21
    Communications (select 801-136 English Composition 1 and one additional Communication course)6
    801-136English Composition 1 (and)3
    801-1XXOther associate-level Communication Course3
    Mathematics or Science (minimum 3-credit course)3
    804-1XXAssociate-level Mathematics Course (or)3-4
    806-1XXAssociate-level Science Course3-4
    Social Science (minimum 3-credit course)3
    809-1XXAssociate-level Social Science course3
    Behavioral Science (minimum 3-credit course)3
    809-1XXAssociate-level Behavioral Science course3
    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 Requirements63

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

    General Education Options

    View the Technical Studies - Journeyworker 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.

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

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