School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax campus room A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Technical Studies Journey Worker

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 104995


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

​Explore financial aid eligibility for Technical Studies Journey Worker.

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.


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.

Coursework Required for Degree
Occupational Specific Courses (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.



6 credits


Social Science

3 credits


Behavioral Science

3 credits


Math and/or Science

3 credits


Additional General Education

6 credits


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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    Other Costs
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 1 2
    Number of Surveys Sent 1 2
    Number of Surveys Returned 1 1
    Percent of Surveys Returned 100.00% 50.00%
    Available for Employment 1 1
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 1 1
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 1 0
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 0.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 100.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 3 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 1 1
    Very Satisfied 0 0
    Percent Very Satisfied 0.00% 0.00%
    Satisfied 1 1
    Percent Satisfied 100.00% 100.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 1 1
    Preparation for Getting a Job 1 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 100.00% 0.00%
    Career Change 0 0
    Percent Career Change 0.00% 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 100.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 1 1
    Before Enrollment 1 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 100.00% 100.00%
    While Attending the College 0 0
    Percent While Attending the College 0.00% 0.00%
    After Training at the College 0 0
    Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 1 1
    In College District 1 1
    Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1
    Average Monthly Wage $7,092
    Average Hourly Wage $41.23
    Average Work Hours per Week 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week