Technical Studies – Journeyworker

Program Number: 10-499-5
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

Journeyworkers can earn a degree customized to their interests with the Technical Studies - Journeyworker Associate of Applied Science degree at Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Journeyworkers from various trades—such as electricians and carpenters—who are looking to continue their education should look no further - Moraine Park has the program to fit your needs. The Technical Studies – Journeyworker program is tailored to journeyworkers’ career interests.   

The Certificate of Apprenticeship/Wisconsin Journey Worker Level Certificate will grant program students 39 credits for prior learning. This is based upon completion of a Wisconsin Journey certificate that includes 400 or more hours of instruction.

Note: Financial Aid is not available for the apprenticeship credits.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Technical Studies – Journeyworker program will be able to build on their apprenticeship training by taking selected coursework during the duration of their apprenticeship. This program can help students prepare for a career change or act as a stepping stone into starting their own businesses. Journeyworkers will also expand their job opportunities by preparing for management positions.

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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.
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

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    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.

    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.


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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 Education Courses (see below)15
    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 Technical Studies or General Education credits 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.