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Individualized Technical Studies: Journeyworker - Associate Degree

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.

Program Code: 104995
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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 www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit the following to transcripts@nwtc.edu: High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript) College transcript
  • 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 start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Upon graduation from the Individualized Technical Studies-Journeyworker program, a student will have completed 61 credits.

Total Credits 61
  • 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.

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?


  • 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).

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.