New General Studies Transfer Program Expected to Begin at Lakeshore Technical College in Fall 2022

Graduates are guaranteed admission to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to complete their bachelor’s degrees.




For the first time in the college’s 100+ year history, Lakeshore Technical College is planning to offer Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees this coming fall. 

Both degrees cover the 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. Once final approval is secured from the college’s regional accreditor, students enrolling in the AA and AS degrees will be able to access federal financial aid and veteran’s benefits while taking their general education courses at LTC.

Approval for these degrees was granted at the April 8 meeting of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Through a new partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, students graduating with the AA or AS degree will have guaranteed junior standing when they enroll at UW-Green Bay.

“These new degrees, coupled with our partnership with UW-Green Bay, are a game changer for our students and our communities – students will save thousands of dollars on their way to a bachelor’s degree,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “Partnerships like this will directly raise our region’s educational attainment rate.”

“We are proud to continue to develop our collaboration with Lakeshore Technical College,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “Students rightfully expect institutions of higher education to work well together and advocate for what students want in their education. Our partners at LTC are doing tremendous work and we are thrilled to be building a stronger educational ecosystem in Northeast Wisconsin with them.”
The general studies degree programs require 60 credits including elective courses that allow students to select courses that appeal to their future career plans. 

According to Carlsen, more than 100 students transfer each year from LTC to four-year colleges across the country, and he expects that number to increase. Students start their journey to a bachelor’s degree at LTC, he says, because of the college’s affordability, low faculty-to-student ratio, fewer distractions, and location close to students’ homes.

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year nearly 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals. 

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist three out of the last four years, and the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of approximately $52,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at