Individualized Technical Studies

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 108251


Complete a degree tailored to what your industry needs.

The Individualized Technical Studies associate degree program at Madison College allows currently employed individuals to plan a unique program of study to meet their own career goals. A mentor from your business/industry of interest and a Madison College advisor will provide direction to identify the knowledge and skills required for success in achieving those goals — especially when no single existing program may meet your unique needs.

Existing Madison College courses become part of the Individualized Technical Studies program, including general education, mathematics, science, electives and specific technical core courses that may be selected from two or more traditional program areas. The standard 60 to 70 planned credit hours of study are required to earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Technical Studies. Admission to the program must be approved prior to the completion of the first 32 credit hours.

Clarification of Purpose

The Individualized Technical Studies Program is NOT intended to become a catch-all for students with little or no career focus, nor is it intended to prepare students for occupations that have little or no job market demand. It is also NOT simply an accumulation of credit hours leading to a degree. Finally, this degree program option is NOT designed to give students the opportunity to make minor course changes to current existing programs.

Rather, it is a preplanned program of study.

Examples of Individualized Programs

Here are some examples of individualized programs of study a Madison College student or employer might request:

  • A degree in “Police Management” may be needed in support of occupations in the law enforcement field. In that case, a program could be designed with current courses from our police science and supervisory management programs.
  • Perhaps area advertising agencies need to fill positions that call for skills and abilities in marketing and desktop publishing. For this purpose, a degree program in “Marketing Design and Production” may be in demand by a few individuals or agencies—a demand Madison College could fill by repackaging current program courses.

Program Details

Students in the Individualized Technical Studies degree program at MATC can attend full or part time.

Individualized Technical Studies degree classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


To Apply

After Acceptance

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


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


Madison College Individualized Technical Studies program graduates are prepared to: 

  • Advance in their current industry based on their unique studies.
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