General Education, General College, Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

Education Director: Valerie Crespín-Trujillo

General Education

General education in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) provides a core of knowledge that imparts the common skills, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that every educated person should possess. General Education courses come from the instructional areas of Communication, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences. These courses help promote educational breadth while supporting occupational programming in the WTCS.

WTCS Systemwide General Education Course List – updated January 2021. This PDF includes a table with information about the systemwide general education courses as of January 2021, highlighting courses included in the UCTA with the UW System.

General College

General College courses are systemwide courses designed to provide specific “brush-up” academic content to prepare students for success in targeted General Education courses. General College courses are Aid Code 10 credit courses, financially aidable, but do not count as credits toward an Associate degree.

WTCS General College Courses – updated February 2021. This PDF is a list of approved General College courses with associated course credits and instructional areas. For course descriptions, summaries, and WIDS course files, please see the General College section at the WTCS Repository,

Associate of Arts and Sciences

Six of the Wisconsin Technical College System Districts award the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree: Chippewa Valley Technical College (AS), Madison College (AA/AS), Milwaukee Area Technical College (AA/AS), Nicolet Area Technical College (AA/AS), Western Technical College (AS), and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (AA/AS).

These degrees are designed to provide the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate college education. The AA degree emphasizes courses in the humanities, history, and the social and behavioral sciences. The AS degree emphasizes courses in the math and sciences areas.

WTCS Associate of Arts & Associate Of Science Degree Requirements – updated February 2021. This PDF includes a table with information about the minimum number of credits and course subject requirements for these two degrees.