W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 All degrees provide knowledge and skills for employment. W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 Certificate Entry-level credential for quick employment (typically six months or less). Technical Diploma (one - to two-year programs)  Created with employer input. Typically one to two years to complete full time. Associate Degree (two-year programs) Academic degree with hard & soft skills focus, typically two years to complete full time.  May build on earlier credentials (certs., degrees & diplomas). Apprenticeship  Employers pay for supervised, structured on-the-job training and classroom learning. Prepares skilled trades people to enter the workforce. Learn more at wistechcolleges.org/apprenticeship-overview Common_pages 02_16_WTCS_2017_FINAL.indd 8 7/24/17 10:47 AM