To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/technical-studies-journeyworker/
Program Number: 10-499-5
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid
Journeyworkers can earn a degree customized to their interests with the Technical Studies - Journeyworker Associate of Applied Science degree at Moraine Park Technical College.
About the Program
Journeyworkers from various trades—such as electricians and carpenters—who are looking to continue their education should look no further - Moraine Park has the program to fit your needs. The Technical Studies - Journeyworker program is tailored to journeyworkers’ career interests.
The Certificate of Apprenticeship/Wisconsin Journey Worker Level Certificate will grant program students 39 credits for prior learning. This is based upon completion of a Wisconsin Journey certificate that includes 400 or more hours of instruction.
Note: Financial Aid is not available for the apprenticeship credits.
What You'll Learn
Students in the Technical Studies - Journeyworker program will be able to build on their apprenticeship training by taking selected coursework during the duration of their apprenticeship. This program can help students prepare for a career change or act as a stepping stone into starting their own businesses. Journeyworkers will also expand their job opportunities by preparing for management positions.
This associate of applied science degree is for completers of Apprenticeship programs only.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
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Note: A minimum of 25 percent of total program requirements must be earned at the technical college from which you will receive your degree.
- Build on your apprenticeship training. Provide an opportunity to apply related instructional credits toward an associate of applied science degree.
- Enhance your technical skills. Develop important soft skills in communication, human relations, problem solving and teamwork.
- Add new skills. Increase your personal growth and your value to your employer.
- Expand your job opportunities. Prepare for first-level, technical supervisor/manager positions.
- Provide a stepping stone. Prepare for a career change or starting your own business with the assistance of newly attained, advanced technical degree skills.