Academic Catalog

Skilled Trades, Associate in Applied Science (SKTR)

Effective: Spring 2021

The Skilled Trades Program is designed to serve individuals who have a background or interest in pursuing a skilled trade such as automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and welding and who desire to advance their career, through continued education, into a supervisory or management role. The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree for a trade or technical certificate completed at the college and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning. The curriculum includes general education courses that will strengthen communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

  • Build on acquired technical skills required in a relevant skilled trade.
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Apply the knowledge of mathematics to skilled trades problems.
  • Develop skills for supervising work in a skilled trade work environment.
  • Demonstrate mastery of required industry safety and health standards and practices.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
CHE 101 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
TCC 111 Technical Communications 3
MAT 128
or College Algebra
or Business Precalculus
Skilled Trades Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Business Precalculus  
Business Calculus  
College Algebra  
Any Oral Communication designated course 3
Any Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designated Social Science course 3
Skilled Trades Elective 3
Third Semester
TCS 108 Construction Supervision 3
TCS 141 Construction First Aid/Safety 3
Three Skilled Trades Electives 9
Fourth Semester
Five Skilled Trades Electives 15
 Total Hours61-63


Skilled Trade Electives

Select 30 credits of courses from AUT, CPT, ELT, HVA, PLB, TCC or WLD, as well as OCS 102 International Code Council (Uniform Construction Code), TCS 100 Construction Blueprint Reading.

(Recommended: Establish an “Area of Concentration” by following prescribed Skilled Trades Certificate programs)

Oral Communication designated courses.

Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding courses.