Technical Studies - Journeyworker

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Technical Studies - Journeyworker

Associate Degree

60 Credits | 2 Years

Financial Aid-Eligible

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

The apprenticeship associate degree in Technical Studies – Journeyworker is designed for current apprenticeship students or for those who have completed a qualifying apprenticeship program and are looking for a specialized course of instruction which is not available in existing programs.

Program Overview

The program allows the student to receive 39 advanced standing credits for previous apprenticeship work and then create a unique associate degree. Students will be required to complete a program plan with the apprenticeship dean and identify their career objectives and the courses that will help them meet those objectives. Students will be required to complete a program plan with the Director, Apprenticeships and Academies to identify their career objectives and the courses that will help them meet those objectives.

Program Outcomes

Technical Studies - Journeyworker graduates will be able to:

  • Provide direction to the student in pursuit of specific occupational outcomes
  • Allow the student to meet individual career goals which cannot be achieved through enrollment in any single instructional program currently available at the college
  • Meet the needs of students who want to pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree on either a full- or part-time basis
  • Help identify new and emerging occupations for new or modified programs
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Complete the courses that allow you to achieve your goals.

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Receive credit for previous experience.

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Gain training with new technologies and emerging methods. 


Technical Studies - Journeyworker is available at the Ashland, Rice Lake, New Richmond and Superior campuses. 

Experienced Instructors

You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have years of experience in the field. 

Mix & Match

Mix and match courses from all departments and disciplines to meet your career goals.


Gives you the flexibility to meet educational goals of new and emerging fields.

Required Courses

This 60-credit program is comprised of 21 total credit courses and 39 credits from the Wisconsin journey-level certificate. To complete the degree, you must possess a Wisconsin Apprenticeship Completion Certificate issued by the Department of Workforce Development - Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards registered apprenticeship program that requires a minimum of three years and 400 hours paid related instruction in the Wisconsin Technical College System. The certificate will meet the 39-credit minimum Technical Studies requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Admissions and Tuition

For more information on this program and how to apply, email Eric Lockwood, Director, Apprenticeships and Academies or call 715.246.1871.

Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships. 

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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs that you may incur while attending Northwood Technical College.

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Estimated Total Program Tuition 2023-24*

Technical Studies - Journeyworker

60 Credits | 2 Years


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the Northwood Tech Technical Studies - Journeyworker Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Technical Studies - Journeyworker associate degree. 

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Career Outlooks

Northwood Tech's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Nicole Messicci

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor



New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor



Superior Admissions Contact

Anna Kalin

Admissions Advisor



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