Technical Studies - Journeyworker

Technical Studies - Journeyworker

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

Less than 1 year

Start Date

August / January / June

How You'll Learn

On Campus

8-Week Courses



Build on the technical skills developed in your apprenticeship by completing coursework in communications, social science, behavioral science, and math or science. Work with an academic advisor to develop a plan that meets your individual needs and goals.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2023 Start

  • Application Opens: October 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline: August 7, 2023

Spring 2024 Start

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

Summer 2023 Start

  • Application Opens: October 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline: June 5, 2023

* 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

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  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Apply

  • Apply online and 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

  • Proof of Eligibility:
    • Students currently enrolled in a WCTC apprenticeship: no proof of eligibility needed.
    • Current apprenticeship students enrolled at any Wisconsin Technical College System school: submit official transcript.
    • Apprenticeship completers: submit copy of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Completion Certificate issued by the Department of Workforce Development - Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Fax to 262.691.5123 or email to the Admissions Office.

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


Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at

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

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

Annual salaries vary.

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.

What Makes This Program Unique?


This program is for those who are pursuing or have completed a registered trade apprenticeship consisting of at least 400 hours of paid-related technical instruction and three years of on-the-job learning.


It recognizes the value of an apprenticeship by awarding 39 college credits, leaving just 21 credits to complete an associate degree.


Credits from this program may transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions.

Technical Studies - Journeyworker

Program Pathway

Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Technical Studies - Journeyworker Pathway

Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work or volunteer experience.

Work toward your Technical Studies - Journeyworker associate degree while you complete your apprenticeship by taking just one or two additional classes each semester.

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Associate Degree

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.

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 program specific college credit agreements for Technical Studies - Journeyworker. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Bellevue UniversityAny Bachelors Degreeup to 60, tuition discount
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing, Credits Vary, 20% tuition discount
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 20%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-WhitewaterBA Arts and Sciences60+



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