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Individualized Technical Studies-Journeyworker - Associate Degree

Program Code: 104995

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.

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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.

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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.

Program Availability

FULL TIMEFall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Green Bay
Paper Application
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Curriculum
Upon graduation from the Individualized Technical Studies-Journeyworker program, a student will have completed 61 credits.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
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 =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-197
Technical Reporting
3
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. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-118
Interm Algebra w Apps
4
10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA W APPS ...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 Elementary Algebra=61 or ACT-Math =21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
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 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
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 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-196
Intro to Sociology
3
10-809-196 INTRO 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 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
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 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-999-939
Technical Studies-Occupational
39
SEMESTER TOTAL
61
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.
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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).

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