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Technical Studies-Journey Worker

Associate of Applied Science


Program Description

The Technical Studies – Journey Worker program is designed for journey workers from various trades who are interested in continuing their education and earning an Associate in Applied Science degree customized to their individual career goals and interests. Thirty-nine credits are granted toward the degree, based upon possession of a Wisconsin Journey-level Certificate from an apprenticeship program that included at least 400 hours of paid related instruction.

Financial Aid Eligible

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.

Requirements to be considered eligible for the Technical Studies – Journey Worker Program

  • 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.
  • Submit a Wisconsin Technical College System Application for Admissions to Nicolet College. The $30 application fee will be waived for apprentices who have been enrolled in Nicolet courses. High school transcripts and placement test scores must be on file with Nicolet College.
  • Meet with the appointed Academic Advisor to review the program requirements and advanced standing evaluation of previous coursework.
  • Complete at least 25% of the total program credits through Nicolet College coursework.

Degree Requirements

Technical Studies: 39 credits
(Awarded upon successful completion of a registered, approved apprenticeship program)

General Education: 21 credits

Category Required Credits
Communications 6
Social Science
(includes courses in government, economics, ethics, sociology)
Behavioral Science
(includes courses in psychology)
Math and/or Science 3
Additional General Education
(select any general education credits beyond the minimum requirements)

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. Copy of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Completion Certificate must be attached to program requirement sheet.

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