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 program at Moraine Park Technical College allows students with unique and diverse backgrounds to design a program to meet their needs.

About the Program

The Individualized Technical Studies (ITS) is a flexible program for students with career objectives that can’t be met by existing degree programs at MPTC.

Students in the program work with an occupational mentor of their choosing to set career outcomes, stay on track and create a unique associate degree that combines state approved courses from two or more disciplines. At least 20 credits must be from one discipline.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Individualized Technical Studies program will base their learning from Career Outcome Statements that they set with their mentor. You may be eligible for credit for prior learning from previous work experience, coursework or military service training.

An occupational mentor must work or have recently worked in the student’s field of choice. They must be familiar with the skills and abilities that the student needs to gain to be successful. The mentor will also help the student choose relevant courses.

View the Individualized Technical Studies Program Guide for more information.

Number Title Cr
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
890-101 College 101 2

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)  
801-136 English Composition 1 (and) 3
801-1XX Additional associate-level Communication course related to degree 3
Mathematics or Science - 3 credits minimum  
804-1XX Associate-level College Mathematics or advanced mathematics course (or) 3-4
806-1XX Associate-level Science course related to degree 3-4
Social Science - 3 credits minimum   
809-1XX Associate-level Social Science course related to degree 3
Behavioral Science - 3 credits minimum  
809-1XX Associate-level Behavioral Science course related to degree 3
Additional General Education credits from any area above 3
Total Credits 63