Individualized Technical Studies

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code 10-825-1

If you have specific career objectives that are not met by any one WCTC degree, this flexible program is for you. With help from college representatives and an industry mentor, design a unique associate degree that combines courses from two or more exisiting WCTC programs.

You may be an ideal candidate for this degree if you:

  • Have five or more years of professional work experience.
  • Know the specific skills needed to achieve your career goals and meet your employer's needs.
  • Believe that courses from two or more existing WCTC programs will help you achieve your career goals.
  • Have an employer willing to serve as an occupational mentor and assist in course selection.

How Long It Will Take

Time to complete this program varies based on the individualized curriculum plan.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.

How This Program is Offered

This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. Evening, accelerated and hybrid/online classes may also be available.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • You must obtain and work with an occupational mentor who will work with WCTC staff to design an industry-specific program that meets both your and your employer's needs.
  • This program is completely customizable. Examples include:
    • Criminal Justice Management: courses from Criminal Justice and Business Management.
    • Childcare Administration: courses from Early Childhood Education and Business Management.

Courses You'll Take

  • General studies courses include social science, behavioral science, math or science, and communication.
  • Technical coursework must include courses from at least two separate existing WCTC programs.
  • Each student's customized curriculum must be approved prior to program admission. For program requirements, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

How To Apply

  • Apply and receive curriculum approval by contacting Cara Bowman at 262.695.6526.
  • Pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit official high school transcript.
  • Complete placement assessment.

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Start

  • Submit application by January 5, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Financial Aid Eligibility

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.


The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

Annual salaries vary.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Program Examples

This program is completely customizable. Some examples include:

  • Criminal Justice Management: Courses from Criminal Justice and Business Management.
  • Childcare Administration: Courses from Early Childhood Education and Business Management.

Transfer Options

Whether you’re a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits.
Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Individualized Technical Studies. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBachelor of Business AdminJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.