Skilled Trades A.A.S.

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Skilled Trades A.A.S.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits

This degree program is for students who have completed an approved apprenticeship training program. It allows a union apprentice or journeyman to receive college credit for previously acquired knowledge, skills, and experience by applying those credits towards the associate's degree. The A.A.S. in Skilled Trades may enable students to pursue an advanced degree at a four-year institution in fields such as construction technology, construction management, or related areas.

Students who complete this degree and go on to pursue an advanced degree at a four-year institution have the opportunity for increased earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri employees working in construction management earn an annual mean wage of $96,740.

The Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Training Program at SCC recognizes the core curriculum of any apprenticeship training program that is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. If your training meets these standards, your journeyman status can be transferred to SCC as credit to satisfy a portion of the specific program requirements needed for an associate's degree. These 40 credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements (24-25 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 or higher Applied Math or higher 3-4
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II or 3
ENG 125 Business Writing
SPE 101 Oral Communications 3
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History since 1877 or
HIS 115 or US History since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO or Any BIOLOGY Course or 3
Any CHM or Any CHEMISTRY Course or
Humanities Any ART or Any ART Course Descriptions or 3
BUS/CPT 105 or Business Ethics or
Any LIT or Any LITERATURE Course or
Any MUS or Any MUSIC Course or
Any PHL or Any PHILOSOPHY Course or
Any THE or Any THE Course or
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 106 PC Operating Systems
Core Course Requirements (40 credits)
This requirement is fulfilled by the approved completion of the Journeyman's Certificate from the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. Total Required Hours: 64-65 credits

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David Niermann,
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