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Individualized Technical Studies-Journeyworker Program Code 104995

Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Individualized Technical Studies-Journeyworker is designed for journeyworkers from various trades who are interested in continuing their education and earning a degree customized to their career interests. Thirty-nine credits are granted toward the degree based upon completion of a Wisconsin Journey Certificate that includes 400 hours or more of instruction. With a college advisor, the journeyworker identifies the knowledge and skills required to achieve specific career goals. Existing NWTC courses become components of the journeyworker’s program of study. At a time when the workplace is continuously changing with advancing technology and flexible organizational practices, new and nontraditional skills are required of the successful worker.

Employment Potential

The individualized nature of this program allows students to take advantage of the skills they have acquired in the apprenticeship program, enhance those skills with coursework from an area of interest, and prepare for a wide variety of workplace opportunities.

Note

Advanced standing will be granted for the 39 credits with the completion of the apprenticeship if it includes a minimum of 400 hours of paid related training (day school).

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
. Completion of all recommended activities to address math and reading skills deficiencies.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are: Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75; Elementary Algebra, 61. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a Counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum Note
* Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.

Curriculum

Upon graduation from the Individualized Technical Studies-Journeyworker program, a student will have completed 60 credits.

FIRST SEMESTER

* 10-801-136 English Composition 1
3
10-801-197 Technical Reporting
3
10-804-118 Interm Algebra w Apps
4
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-195 Economics
3
10-809-196 Intro to Sociology
3
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
3
10-999-939 Technical Studies-Occupational
39
SEMESTER TOTAL
61

TOTAL CREDITS
61

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent)

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr.

10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS ...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Algebra=61 or ACT-Math 21 or 10-834-110, Elem Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better or equivalent AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 4 cr.

10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.