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: N/A
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Individualized Technical Studies Degree


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, 39 selected credits will be awarded toward the associate degree. 

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

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

(or) Any 200-level ECON course

ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
MATH-107 College Technical Mathematics ‡
(or) MATH-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A ‡
(or) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications 
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
OTHER TECHNICAL COURSES Course names will vary 42

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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

2021-2022 Program Card

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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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Last updated: 08/30/2021