Individualized Technical Studies

Program Number: 10-825-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

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.

About the Program

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.

What you'll learn

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
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
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.
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:
  • Behavioral Health Coordinator
  • Clinical Services Associate
  • Environmental Facilities Maintenance
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Wind Technology
Admission Process

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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.

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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 Education 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 
    809-1XXAssociate-level Behavioral Science course related to degree3
    Additional General Education credits from any area above3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63