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School Year: 2020-2021

Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online

General education is the group of courses students complete to support and build skills for their selected program of study.  These include communications, math, science, social science and behavioral science courses.

Students pursuing an associate degree need to complete a total of 18-30 general education credits:

  • 6 credits of communications
  • 3 credits of math and/or science
  • 3 credits of social science
  • 3 credits of behavioral science
  • 3 to 15 credits of additional general education

Requirements for students pursuing a technical diploma vary from program to program.

All general education course requirements are noted on the curriculum of the student's chosen program of study and must be completed for graduation.  Students planning to transfer credits to another college should be sure to contact the receiving college to ask if specific MPTC courses will transfer.

For further information regarding general education courses, please contact Rachel Benike, Administrative Assistant in General Education at 920-924-3195 or Lane Holte, Associate Dean of General Education at 920-924-3307.

Note: General Education is not a stand-alone, financial aid eligible program of study at MPTC.

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Approximate Costs

$136.50 per credit (resident)
$204.75 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.

Admission Process

    Visit the Admissions Page for details

    Institutional Requirements

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

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

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

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

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      Communication Courses:Credits
      Associate Degree Level 
      801-136English Composition 13
      801-141Introduction to Mass Communications3
      801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
      801-197Technical Reporting3
      Technical Diploma Level 
      801-310Occupational Communication2
      Mathematics Courses: 
      Associate Degree Level 
      804-107College Mathematics3
      804-123Math with Business Applications3
      804-118Intermediate Algebra with Applications4
      804-189Introductory Statistics3
      804-195College Algebra with Applications3
      804-196Trigonometry with Applications3
      Technical Diploma Level 
      804-360Occupational Mathematics 12
      804-361Occupational Mathematics 22
      804-362Occupational Mathematics 32
      804-363Algebraic Applications for Electrical Trades2
      Science Courses: 
      Associate Degree Level 
      806-112Principles of Sustainability3
      806-134General Chemistry4
      806-143College Physics 13
      806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
      806-179Advanced Anatomy and Physiology4
      806-186Introduction to Biochemistry4
      806-189Basic Anatomy3
      Technical Diploma Level 
      806-375Applied Science2
      806-376Applied Physics2
      Social Science Courses: 
      Associate Degree Level 
      809-103Thinking Critically and Creatively3
      809-122Introduction to American Government3
      809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
      809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3
      809-196Introduction to Sociology3
      Behavioral Science Courses: 
      Associate Degree Level 
      809-159Abnormal Psychology3
      809-188Developmental Psychology3
      809-198Introduction to Psychology3
      809-199Psychology of Human Relations3
      Technical Diploma Level 
      809-300Occupational Success Strategies2