Acceptance Requirements: Possess a Wisconsin Apprenticeship Completion Certificate issued by the Department of Workforce Development – Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards registered program which includes a minimum of 400 hours of prescribed apprentice related technical instruction in the Wisconsin Technical College System; Complete all prescribed WTCS apprentice related technical instruction. Possession of the DWD – BAS Wisconsin Apprenticeship Completion Certificate AND successful completion of all prescribed coursework fulfills the 39 credit minimum technical studies requirement of the Technical Studies – Journey Worker Associate of Applied Science Degree; Meet the WTCS Associate of Applied Science Degree requirement for a minimum of 21 credits of General Education as outlined below.
The Technical Studies - Journey Worker Associate Degree program responds to requests for academic recognition of apprenticeship training in the state of Wisconsin. The WTCS provides a program option of an associate degree in Technical Studies. This system-wide approach provides journey workers an option to receive an associate degree around individual needs. Advanced standing procedures will be used to assess the degree requirements for journey-level workers including those who completed a registered apprenticeship program outside of the state of Wisconsin.