Developing and Delivering Career Pathways


Form Title Purpose/Description Published Date
Career Pathway Development Checklist Career Pathway Development Checklist November 2013
Career Pathway Advising Document Template This template helps the Associate Deans and their department identify the minimum readiness level for students enrolling in their first year or other critical program courses. April 2016
Career Exploration Form
  • Courses are suitable for Pre-College or High School students
  • All courses must apply (embed) within the Pathway program
  • Does not lead to a job
  • Career Exploration is not an “official” program/credential with WTCS
  • Student does not get any recognition paperwork (i.e. certificate) for completion
  • Program courses that are part of the Career Exploration fulfill credit requirements
January 2016
WTCS Form In response to employer and student demand for educational opportunities structured via Career Pathways, Technical College Districts may seek to create embedded credentials within existing approved Associate in Applied Arts (AAA), Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees and/or Short Term, 1- or 2-year technical diplomas.  The Embedded Technical Diploma Approval and Embedded WTCS Pathway Certificate Recognition Process results in the creation and approval of one or more technical diplomas or recognized certificates that in and of themselves provide an occupational skill set in demand by employers.  May 2014
Major Modification Form Initial approval of a curriculum occurs during the implementation phase of the program approval process.  It is assumed however, that program curriculum will be modified to meet the changing needs of the workplace.  Requests to modify more than 20% of the existing curriculum (includes general studies, technical studies and the elective categories) must be approved by the appropriate System Office Education Director through the curriculum modification process as described below.  This must occur before electronic submission to the system office and implementation of the new curriculum.  July 2005
Minor Modification Form Requests to modify less than 20% of a program curriculum will follow the normal procedures for the electronic approval of a single course.  February 2012
Course Update Form Submit this Course Update form to create, revise, or discontinue a course.  May 2014
Program Admission Requirements Form Program requirements information request from division.  May 2014
Gainful Employment Form Gainful Employment for Technical Diploma Only.  May 2014
Contact Hour Breakdown Form The contact hour breakdown form is the Embedded Technical Diploma Hours Breakdown Form.  August 2014
Technical Diploma Program Information Form for Marketing Technical Diploma Program Information form for Marketing Department  May 2014
Embedded Pathway Certificates Program Information Form for Marketing Embedded Pathway Certificates Program Information Form for Marketing Department   May 2014
Occupational Experience Document The Occupational Experience Document for programs new to Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The Appropriate Occupational Experience and Academic Preparation for Occupational Instructors in the WTCS should be submitted electronically to the MATC Certification Office.  June 2011
Textbook Update Form Please submit ONE Textbook Update form for each course to be updated.  September 2005