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.
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 2023-2024 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 DegreeOccupational 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)Communications (second course) - select one courseSocial Science - select one course10-809-1033 credits10-809-1223 credits10-809-1663 credits10-809-1723 credits10-809-1953 credits10-809-1973 creditsBehavioral Science - select one courseMath or Science - select one course10-804-1073 credits10-804-1133 credits10-804-1155 credits10-804-1233 credits10-804-1343 credits10-804-1443 credits10-806-1054 credits10-806-1344 credits10-806-1544 credits10-806-1774 credits10-806-1794 credits10-806-1864 credits10-806-1974 creditsAdditional General Education Courses - select two (2) courses from the lists above (courses not already taken from the other requirement lists).
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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 open
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024
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
Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:
- High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
- The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
- Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum
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.
- 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.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
UW System SchoolsThe 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 SchoolsA 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 SchoolsStudents 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.
Congratulations! You’ve finished your apprenticeship. Next step? Journey worker. Keep learning and earning!
Technical Studies Journey Worker
Program Number: 104995
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
21 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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