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Technical Studies Journey Worker
Program Number: 104995
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
21 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    All Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Colleges recognize successful completion of an apprenticeship program with at least 400-hours of paid related instruction provided through a WTCS college or training facility AND possession of a Certificate of Apprenticeship (completion) issued by the Department of Workforce Development-Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (DWD-BAS) as fulfilling the 39-credit minimum Technical Studies requirement of the 60 credit Technical Studies – Journey Worker Associate of Applied Science degree. Advanced standing for apprentice related instruction taken at other accredited institutions is currently determined on an individual basis using established Credit for Prior Learning procedures. Registered Apprenticeship-College Credit (RACC) recommendations are accepted.

    Program Details

    Students in the Technical Studies Journey Worker program can attend full or part time.

    Technical Studies Journey Worker Program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    Coursework Required for Degree
    Occupational Specific Courses (equivalent to 39 credits)
    The Occupational Specific Course area is met by a Wisconsin Apprenticeship Completion Certificate issued by the Department of Workforce Development-Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards registered program which included a minimum of 400 hours of prescribed apprentice related instruction in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
    General Education (21 credits)
    General Education courses must meet the WTCS Associate of Applied Science Degree requirement for a minimum of 21 credits of General Education distributed across the following categories. (Students may choose to take LAT in lieu of courses to satisfy the individual requirements as identified on their degree progress report.)
    Communications (first course)
    10-801-195
    3 credits
    Communications (second course) - select one course
    10-801-196
    3 credits
    10-801-198
    3 credits
    10-801-197
    3 credits
    Social Science - select one course
    10-809-172
    3 credits
    10-809-197
    3 credits
    Behavioral Science
    10-809-199
    3 credits
    Math or Science - select one course
    10-804-107
    3 credits
    10-804-113
    3 credits
    10-804-115
    5 credits
    10-804-144
    3 credits
    10-806-134
    4 credits
    10-806-139
    3 credits
    10-806-143
    3 credits
    10-804-134
    3 credits
    Additional General Education Courses - select two (2) courses from the list below or choose from courses not already taken from the other requirement lists
    10-809-103
    3 credits
    10-809-122
    3 credits
    10-809-166
    3 credits
    10-809-195
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Spring 2023 

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023

    Fall 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application opens on February 1, 2023
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admissions Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
      • Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    3. Apprenticeship Completion
    Applicants must have completed a state-approved apprenticeship program. Questions regarding apprenticeships should be directed to Lucas White at (608) 246-6415 or LAWhite1@madisoncollege.edu.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements. Admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 

    Questions?

    Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
    Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
    Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.

    Out-of-State Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
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Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, A2105

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

tandt@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6800

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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  phone or email only