Technical Studies - Journeyworker | Waukesha County Technical College

Technical Studies - Journeyworker

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code 10-499-5

This program is for those with a Wisconsin journey-level certificate from a registered apprenticeship program that included at least 400 hours of related instruction. Customize this degree program to meet your individual needs, while receiving up to 39 advanced-standing credits in the Technical Studies - Journeyworker program.

How Long It Will Take

Full-time students can complete this program in two semesters. 

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 setting.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • It meets individual career goals, which cannot be achieved through enrollment in any single program currently offered at WCTC.
  • Thanks to advanced standing credits, just 21 more credits are needed to complete this associate degree: six associate degree-level elective credits in a trade-specific or management/business area and 15 general education credits.
  • It identifies new and emerging occupations for new or modified programs.
  • It meets the needs of those who want to pursue an associate degree on a full- or part-time basis.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, 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.

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How To Apply

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

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2019 Start

  • Submit application by August 5, 2019
  • Complete checklist items by August 12, 2019

Spring 2020 Start

  • Submit application by January 6, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by January 13, 2020

* 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.

Potential Careers

The customizable approach of this program allows you to shape the associate degree to your technical interests and aptitudes, and it is up to you to determine which trade to pursue.

  • Construction Manager
  • Estimator
  • Expeditor
  • Foreman
  • Production Supervisor

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 Technical Studies - Journeyworker. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Colorado State University-Global CampusAny Bachelors Degreeup to 64, 10% tuition discount
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsUp to 84
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
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.