Lakeshore Technical College Signs New General Studies Transfer Agreement with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Graduates are guaranteed admission with junior status to complete their bachelor’s degrees.




Students in the lakeshore area now have another option on their path to a bachelor’s degree thanks to a new partnership between Lakeshore Technical College and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. The partnership agreement allows Lakeshore students who graduate with the college’s Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree to enroll at UWM with guaranteed junior standing. 

This fall marks the second year Lakeshore is offering the AA and AS degrees. Both degrees cover general education requirements for a student whose goal is to transfer to a four-year college to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Students enrolling in the AA and AS degrees have access to federal financial aid and veteran’s benefits while taking their general education courses at Lakeshore.

“Our new partnership with UW-Milwaukee offers our students and community even more options for continuing their educational journeys in cities not far from our college,” said Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “Students can now graduate from Lakeshore and complete their bachelor’s degree in a wider variety of academic programs at UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, or Lakeland University.”

Lakeshore’s general studies degrees require 60 credits including elective courses that allow students to select courses that appeal to their future career plans. The degrees can be completed in two years, positioning students to complete the remaining 60 credits required by the partner universities for a bachelor’s degree in another two years.

According to Carlsen, over 400 students transfer their Lakeshore credits each year to four-year colleges. He says students start on their path to a bachelor’s degree at Lakeshore not only because of the college’s affordability, but also its low faculty-to-student ratio, fewer distractions, and location close to students’ homes.

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college educating more than 8,000 students annually. Students enroll at Lakeshore to master real-world, employable career skills and start their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Lakeshore faculty and staff are focused on providing each individual student an individualized learning experience.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year college. The college was ranked the #2 in the nation by Washington Monthly, #17 in the nation by Forbes, #20 in the nation by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist four out of the last five years, and named the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore each year, and associate degree graduates report earning a median salary of $59,899 within six months of graduating. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore educates students at learning campuses in downtown Manitowoc and downtown Sheboygan, as well as in rural Manitowoc County at its School of Ag. Classes are also offered at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at