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Individualized Technical Studies - Associate Degree

The Individualized Technical Studies program is intended for currently employed individuals who have a specific career objective that cannot be met by existing degree programs. By combining state board approved courses from two or more major areas of study, the student, along with an occupational advisor, designs an occupational degree program into a unique associate degree.

Program Code: 108251
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This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit the following to
  • Proof of High School completion in the form of an official High School, GED or HSED transcript.
  • College transcript (if applicable)
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation.
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Total credits for the Individualized Technical Studies program will vary with a minimum of 60 credits.

Total Credits 60
  • Curriculum Note: The Individualized Technical Studies Degree has two objectives:
  • - Provide flexibility in programming in order to meet the educational needs of individuals based on their particular career goals.
  • - Emphasize an individual’s career goals that cannot be achieved through enrollment in any single instructional program currently available at the college.
  • As part of the educational process, each student is required to complete a personal program portfolio outlining his or her career objectives and the courses required to meet those objectives. This student portfolio, together with a completed application for admission, becomes part of the review process used by the NWTC Individualized Technical Studies committee to admit the student for a customized technical studies program.

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.