Individualized Technical Studies

Individualized Technical Studies

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

Varies based on individualized curriculum plan

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn


On Campus




  • 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.

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 existing 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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

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. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Additional costs for this program may vary.

How To Apply

  • Apply and receive curriculum approval by contacting Margo Leone at 262.695.6526.
  • Pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.


Program Details

Margo Leone

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.

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 not open to high school students.

Annual salaries vary

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

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

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

More Credit Opportunities

High School Dual Credit

Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields while earning college credits.

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Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.

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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 general college credit agreements for Nursing - Associate Degree. For more information, contact your academic advisor.


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