Individualized Technical Studies

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: General Education
  • Program Code: 10-825-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program


This associate degree program is designed to meet specific educational needs of students, business and industry not currently served by other degree programs.

It is a customized program for students who need to combine skills and knowledge from different disciplines to be productive in tomorrow’s workforce. The curriculum will be drawn from existing offerings at MATC.

A minimum of 25% of total program requirements must be earned at MATC.

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Technical Studies: Apprentice

MATC’s Technical Studies: Apprentice associate degree program is for students who have completed apprenticeships registered through the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Advanced standing for this degree is based solely on your apprenticeship experience. Applicants must possess a Wisconsin Certificate of Apprenticeship. You also may be considered if you possess documentation of having served an apprenticeship recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. With proper documentation, 36 selected credits will be awarded toward the associate degree. 

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
INDVTS-102 Career Assessment and Portofolio Development 3

(or) Any 200-level ECON course

ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
MATH-107 College Technical Mathematics ‡
(or) MATH-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
NATSCI-112 Principles of Sustainability 
(or) Any 200-level NATSCI course
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
OTHER COURSES Course names will vary 36

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
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Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Admission Requirements

  • Interview with the program coordinator to evaluate career goals and determine if the program is appropriate
  • Develop a formal portfolio to document the process
  • Establish degree requirements and a timeline for degree completion


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General Education Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, C Building, Room C210
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 04/21/2020